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City Court Fees

The following fees are not a comprehensive list of all fees charged by the City Court and are subject to change. Payment must be made in cash, money order or certified bank check (payable to the 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)

$ 15.00 

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

$ 20.00 

Commercial Claims/Consumer Transaction Claims
            (fees for single defendant named in application)

Note:  Effective May 11, 2009, for each additional defendant named, an additional $6.96 must be added to the fee indicated in the fees column.

$25.00 + $6.96 postage =

$31.96

Counterclaims in Small Claims Court

$5.00 + $.48 postage =

$5.48

Small Claims Jury Demand: 
      (only a defendant can request trial by Jury in a Small Claims case)

 

  • Jury Demand fee

$ 70.00

 

  • Undertaking

+$ 50.00

$120.00 

SUMMARY PROCEEDINGS (EVICTIONS)

Summary Proceedings / Evictions

$  45.00

CIVIL ACTIONS:

First Paper

$  45.00 

Non-Jury Trial Note of Issue 

$  40.00 

 Jury Demand and Trial Note of Issue: 

 

  • Damages of $6000 or less

$  40.00 

  • Damages over $6000

 

Jury Demand fee

$  70.00

 

Note of Issue fee

+$ 40.00

$  110.00 

  • Trial de Novo 

$  75.00

MISCELLANEOUS CIVIL COURT FEES

Transcript of Judgment

$   6.00 

Information Subpoena

$   3.00

Civil Case Appeal

$ 30.00 

Exemplified Copy (Clerk Certification with Judicial Acknowledgement)

$ 15.00 

Consumer Credit Fee
$ 95.00

Certified Copy

$6.00

CRIMINAL COURT FEES:

Criminal Record Search (for each name searched): 

 

 

  • To locate a record which is known to exist in the Ithaca City Court for the purpose of requesting a Certificate of Disposition or copies of the court file              (for each two year period or fraction thereof)



 $  5.00 

Criminal Certificate of Disposition/Conviction

$  5.00

COPIES:

Copies (minimum $1.30, maximum $30.00)

$   .65 per page