Maryland Courts

Civil Fees

The Clerk's Office accepts the following method of payments: Attorney's Checks, Certified Checks, Money Orders, Cash and Credit Card (Mastercard/Visa)

  Cost Description
Action - Individual w/Attorney $165.00 Includes $80.00 Filing Fee, $55.00 MLSC Surcharge and $30.00 Records Improvement Fund. Civil Actions would include the following -- Adoptions, Divorce, Guardianship, Personal Injury, Mechanics Lien, Change of Name, Foreclosure, Lis Pendens, Condemnation, Miscellaneous, Confessed Judgments, Habeas Corpus, and Foreclosure. No Charge in Advance for Prayer for Jury Trial from District Court
Action -- Individual w/Attorney $185.00 Same as Above
Action -- Annual Fiduciary Report $10.00 Personal Checks Accepted
Action -- Interest-Bearing Account $25.00  
Action -- Petition for Confirmation of Arbitration $95.00  
Action -- Petition to Terminate Guardianship Case $31.00  
Appeal $165.00 Appeals includes the following: MVA, Zoning & District Court, Unemployment Case (No Charge if filed by Employee only), Workers Compensation Case (No Charge in Advance -- billed at end) and Domestic Violence or Peace Orders (No Charge)
Appeal -- Court of Special Appeals $121.00 Preparation of the Record and Court of Special Appeals Fees. Make Check Payable to: Clerk of the Circuit Court for Harford County
Attorney Appearance $20.00 Per Firm
Attorney Appearance -- Out of State $100.00  
Copies -- Certification (i.e. Judgment of Divorce) $5.00 Plus $.50 per page for copies
Copies -- Exemplification Fee $15.00 Plus $.50 per page for copies (includes Certification Fee)
Copies -- Per Page $0.50 Requesting by Mail -- Additional $2.00
Dismissal -- Partial or Full $15.00 Plus any open Court Costs
Foreclosure -- Mortgage/Deed of Trust on Residential Property $300.00 In addition to any other Filing Fees required by law
Foreclosure -- Request for Mediation on Owner Occupied Residential Property $50.00 No Personal Checks
Judgment -- Assignment of, Credit on, Modification of, Release of, or Satisfaction $15.00  
Judgment -- District Court $15.00 Filed at District Court and forwarded to Circuit Court
Judgment -- Foreign (Another State) $110.00 Includes $25.00 Filing Fee; $55.00 MLSC Surcharge and $30.00 Records Improvement Fund
Judgment -- Recorded (Another County) $15.00  
Judgment -- Renewal of $15.00  
Liens -- Federal $3.00 Bills are sent several times a year
Liens -- Hospital $3.00  
Post Activity Judgment $31.00 Examples to include: Petition for Contempt, Petition for Modification, Earnings Withholding, Execution, Garnishments, Interrogatories in Aid of Execution, Supplemental Proceedings, Charging Order
Redemption Cases (w/o Attorney) $165.00