Payment Options

Paying in Person

Cash, certified checks, cashier’s checks, money orders and personal checks are accepted. American Express, Discover and Master Card credit cards and most debit cards are also accepted. Visa credit and debit cards are not accepted at the counter of any Kentucky Office of the Circuit Court Clerk due to Visa’s convenience fee policy.

Paying by Mail

Certified checks, cashier’s checks, money orders, personal checks and business checks (in most circumstances) are accepted. Cash is accepted but not recommended.

Paying by Phone

Payments for costs, fines, fees and restitution are accepted by phone when using a debit or credit card. Bail bonds may not be paid by phone.


 Civil Filing Fees & Payment Options 

For more information regarding fees, contact the Circuit Civil Suit Desk at 502-595-3007.

Filing Fee for Complaint or Petition (without jury) - $153

Filing Fee for Complaint or Petition (request for jury) - $213

Third Party Complaint - $30

Transfer to Circuit Court (from District Court) - $77.50

Appeal Filing Fee - $160

Issuance of Garnishment - $10

Certification - $5

Acts of Congress - $5 plus the cost of copies

Jury Fee - $60

Executions - $20

Copies per Page - 25 cents

Attested Copy - 50 cents

Bond Fee - $25

Judicial Sale Administrative Fee (JSAF) - $200