Filing Fees

Filing Fees

Livingston County Circuit Court Clerk's Office

44TH Circuit Court


On March 1, 2016, a $25 Electronic System Fee will go into effect.  This fee will be paid at the time of case initiation by the party commencing a civil action.*  The term civil action is defined under MCL 600.1985 and excludes criminal cases, appeals, civil infraction actions, proceedings commenced in the probate court under MCL 700.3982, and proceedings involving juveniles under Chapter 12A of the Probate Code (MCL 712A.1, et seq.)

*If a filing fee is waived due to indigency or inability to pay, the electronic system fee will also be waived. A party that is a government entity is exempt from paying the electronic system fee.
New Case Filing Fees

New Civil Action $175.00
Domestic w/o children $175.00
Domestic w/ children *see below
License Restoration Appeal $175.00
Appeal to Circuit $150.00
Appeal from Circuit $25.00
Name Change Petition $185.00
Miscellaneous Fees
Jury Fee $85.00
Motion Fee $20.00
Issuance of Writs $15.00
Admittance to Bar $25.00
Certified Copy $10.00
Copy Fees/page $1.50
Forms $1.00

 New Domestic File with Children

Case Types – DM DC DZ TC TM TP TZ
$175.00 filing fee
$80.00 FOC fee – MCL 600.2529(d)(i)
$255.00 Total Filing Fee
Support Case Types – DS TS
$175.00 filing fee
$40.00 FOC fee – MCL 600-2529(d)(ii)
$215.00 Total Filing Fee
Post Judgment Domestic Motions
RE: Support Only
$20.00 filing fee
$40.00 FOC fee – MCL 600.2529(d)(i)
$60.00 Total Filing Fee
Parenting, Custody, with Support
$20.00 filing fee
$80.00 FOC fee – MCL 600.2529(d)(ii)
$100.00 Total Filing Fee
Filing Fees May be Paid by Cash - Money Order - "in-State" Checks
Visa and Mastercard Accepted at the Counter Only