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)

Fee Cost Description
CIVIL APPEAL $80.00 MVA, ZONING & DISTRICT COURT
No Charge on Unemployment Case (if filed by employee only) No Charge in Advance on Workers Compensation cases (bill at end) No Charge on Domestic Violence or Peace Order appeals
CIVIL GENERAL $80.00 ADOPTIONS, DIVORCE, GUARDIANSHIP, PERSONAL INJURY, MECHANIC'S LIEN, CHANGE OF NAME, FORECLOSURE, LIS PENDENS, CONDEMNATION, MISCELLANEOUS, CONFESSED JUDGMENTS, HABEAS CORPUS
REDEMPTION CASES $80.00
APPEAL TO COURT OF SPECIAL APPEALS $110.00 Preparation of the record and Court of Special Appeals fee. Make check payable to Clerk of the Circuit Court for Harford County.
JUDGMENT FROM ANOTHER COUNTY $15.00
FOREIGN JUDGMENT OR DECREE $25.00
SPECIAL APPEARANCE FOR OUT OF STATE ATTORNEY $100.00
POST JUDGMENT ACTIVITY $25.00 (Examples: Petition for Contempt, Petition for Modification, Earnings Withholding, Execution, Garnishments, Interrogatories in Aid of Execution, Supplemental Proceedings)
PETITION FOR CONFIRMATION OF ARBITRATION $10.00
ANNUAL FIDUCIARY REPORT $10.00
PETITION TO TERMINATE(Guardianship Case) $25.00
INTEREST-BEARING ACCOUNT $25.00
THE CLERK COLLECTS A BAR LIBRARY FEE (OR APPEARANCE FEE) OF $20.00 AND A $55.00 FEE FOR THE MARYLAND LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION FOR NEW CASE FILINGS.
MARYLAND LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION FOR NEW CASE FILINGS. $55.00
EXEMPLIFICATION $10.00
CERTIFICATION(e.g., Judgment of Divorce) $5.00 Plus $.50 per page for copies
Copy fee
($.25 per page if customer makes the copy) (Note there is no charge for a true test stamp)
$0.50 Per page
DISTRICT COURT JUDGMENTS $15.00
FEDERAL LIENS
Bills are sent several times a year
$3.00
HOSPITAL LIENS $3.00
ASSIGNMENT OF, CREDIT ON, MODIFICATION OR, RELEASE OF, OR SATISFACTION OF JUDGMENT(other than a satisfaction of a lien filed by the District Court) $15.00
RENEWAL OF JUDGMENT $15.00