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What Is the Fee for Filing a Complaint with Special Civil?

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What Is the Fee for Filing a Complaint with Special Civil?

The costs for filing a complaint in Special Civil are:

  • $50 for a complaint where the amount claimed is $5,000 or less.
  • $75 for a complaint where the amount claimed is more than $5,000.
  • $5 for each additional defendant.
  • The fee is $7 for each defendant served by certified and regular mail. A $7 fee is charged for one defendant if the complaint is reserved personally by a court officer. Each additional defendant that you may want a court officer to personally serve is another $7 fee. Make a check or money order payable to the Treasurer, State of New Jersey.
  • An additional $100 fee is required for requests for a jury trial by six jurors.

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.