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What Is the Fee for Filing an Answer in Special Civil?

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What Is the Fee for Filing an Answer in Special Civil?

  • $30 for an answer.
  • $50 for an answer with a counterclaim, cross-claim or third-party complaint where the amount is $5,000 or less.
  • $75 for an answer with a counterclaim, cross-claim or third-party complaint where the amount is more than $5,000.

Note: The Clerk will also charge an additional fee for serving the third-party complaint upon the new party(ies) that you are adding to the lawsuit.

If you cannot afford to pay the filing fees, you may apply to the court to qualify as an indigent and your filing fees may be waived by the judge.