311.17 Fees.

Except as provided in a contract entered into under division (A) of section 3125.141 of the Revised Code, for the services specified in this section, the sheriff shall charge the following fees, which the court or its clerk shall tax in the bill of costs against the judgment debtor or those legally liable therefor for the judgment:

(A) For the service and return of the following writs and orders:

(1) Execution:

(a) When money is paid without levy or when no property is found, thirty dollars;

(b) When levy is made on real property, for the first tract, twenty-five dollars, and for each additional tract, ten dollars;

(c) When levy is made on goods and chattels, including inventory, fifty dollars.

(2) Writ of attachment of property, except for purpose of garnishment, forty dollars;

(3) Writ of attachment for the purpose of garnishment, ten dollars;

(4) Writ of replevin, forty dollars;

(5) Warrant to arrest, for each person named in the writ, twenty dollars;

(6) Attachment for contempt, for each person named in the writ, six dollars;

(7) Writ of possession or restitution, sixty dollars;

(8) Subpoena, for each person named in the writ, in either a civil or criminal case, ten dollars;

(9) Summoning each juror, six dollars;

(10) Writ of partition, twenty-five dollars;

(11) Order of sale on partition, for the first tract, fifty dollars, and for each additional tract, twenty-five dollars;

(12) Other order of sale of real property, for the first tract, fifty dollars, and for each additional tract, twenty-five dollars;

(13) Administering oath to appraisers, three dollars each;

(14) Furnishing copies for advertisements, one dollar for each hundred words;

(15) Copy of indictment, for each defendant, five dollars;

(16) All summons, writs, orders, or notices, for the first name, six dollars, and for each additional name, one dollar.

(B) In addition to the fee for service and return:

(1) On each summons, writ, order, or notice, a fee of two dollars per mile for the first mile, and one dollar per mile for each additional mile, going and returning, actual mileage to be charged on each additional name;

(2) Taking bail bond, three dollars;

(3) Jail fees, as follows:

(a) For receiving a prisoner, five dollars each time a prisoner is received, and for discharging or surrendering a prisoner, five dollars each time a prisoner is discharged or surrendered. The departure or return of a prisoner from or to a jail in connection with a program established under section 5147.28 of the Revised Code is not a receipt, discharge, or surrender of the prisoner for purposes of this division.

(b) Taking a prisoner before a judge or court, per day, five dollars;

(c) Calling action, one dollar;

(d) Calling jury, three dollars;

(e) Calling each witness, three dollars;

(f) Bringing prisoner before court on habeas corpus, six dollars.

(4) Poundage on all moneys actually made and paid to the sheriff on execution, decree, or sale of real estate, one and one-half per cent;

(5) Making and executing a deed of land sold on execution, decree, or order of the court, to be paid by the purchaser, fifty dollars.

When any of the services described in division (A) or (B) of this section are rendered by an officer or employee, whose salary or per diem compensation is paid by the county, the applicable legal fees and any other extraordinary expenses, including overtime, provided for the service shall be taxed in the costs in the case and, when collected, shall be paid into the general fund of the county.

The sheriff shall charge the same fees for the execution of process issued in any other state as the sheriff charges for the execution of process of a substantively similar nature that is issued in this state.

Cite as R.C. § 311.17

History. Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.81, HB 268, §1, eff. 5/13/2012.

Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.

Effective Date: 09-26-2003; 12-21-2004