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The following fees are not a comprehensive list of all fees charged by the Syracuse City Court and are subject to change. Payment must be made in cash, certified bank check or government (postal) money order (payable to the Syracuse City Court); the court does not accept personal checks or business checks. Checks drawn on attorney accounts are accepted at the discretion of the Court.


Small Claims/Commercial Claims

Effective January 1, 2004, the maximum monetary jurisdiction for a small claim/commercial claim in a City Court has increased to $5,000.

Small Claims (for damages of $1000 or less)
Fee: $15.00

Small Claims (for damages over $1000 up to $5000)
Fee: $20.00

Commercial Claims/Consumer Transaction Claims (fees 1 mailing for single defendant named in application)
Fee: $3082 - Additional Defendant $5.82

Small Claims Jury Demand: (only a defendant can request trial by Jury in a Small Claims case) Includes: Jury Demand fee ($70.00) and Undertaking ($50.00)
Fee: $120.00

Counter claim in Small Claims / Commercial Claims
Fee: $5.00 plus first class postage


Summary Proceedings (Evictions)

Summary Proceedings / Evictions
Fee: $45.00


Civil Actions

First Paper
Fee: $45.00

Consumer Credit Fee for Judgment (filings prior to 9/1/10)
Fee: $95.00

Consumer Credit First Paper (Filed on or after 9/1/10 = $45.00 + Judgment fee $95.00)
Fee: $140.00

Trial Note of Issue (Non-Jury)
Fee: $40.00

Trial Note of Issue (with Jury Demand)
Fee: $110.00

Jury Demand (only)
Fee: $70.00

Trial de Novo
Fee: $75.00


Criminal Court Fees

Criminal Record Search (for each name searched): All criminal history searched - applications are available at:
Fee: $65.00

Criminal Certificate of Disposition/Conviction (per case)
Fee: $5.00



Copies (minimum $1.30, maximum $40.00)
Fee: $.65 per page


Miscellaneous Civil Court Fees

Transcript of Judgment
Fee: $6.00

Information Subpoena
Fee: $3.00

Civil Case Appeal
Fee: $30.00

Exemplified Copy (Clerk Certification with Judicial Acknowledgement)
Fee: $15.00

Civil Records Electronic Search (years 1996 to present)
Fee: $16.00