By: Rick Davis
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What are the Court Costs and Fees for an Eviction?
The court costs and fees for an eviction vary depending on the county where the eviction is filed. Filing fees are generally less expensive in Missouri, but the service fees are higher. In addition to the fees for filing the case, there are additional fees that are charged when a writ of restitution is requested (the document that allows the sheriff to remove the tenant from the property) and when garnishment is requested of a tenant’s wages.
Kansas Court Filing Fees
The filing fees for filing an eviction action in Kansas are based upon the amount of money that is also being claimed as part of the suit. The below chart contains the fees for Johnson County, Kansas. Fees for other counties are generally within a couple dollars of these prices.
|Amount of Money owed||Fees|
|less than $500||$55.50|
|between $500 and $5,000||$75.50|
Missouri Court Filing Fees
In Missouri, the filing fees are not based upon the amount, but rather are different for each county. The below chart shows the filing fees for several counties in the Kansas City Metro Area.
|Platte||$58.00 + $7.00 per defendant|
These fees are paid to have documents related to the case delivered to the tenants and are required when filing a new eviction action. In a standard eviction action, there are two times that the tenants must be served. The first time is when case is filed and the second time is when the tenants are being removed from the property. Our firm charges both fees upfront to avoid having to bill later and potentially delay the eviction process.
|Kansas||$15.00 per address|
|Missouri||$36.00 per address|
In addition to these court costs and fees for an eviction, there is an additional fee in Kansas for requesting a writ of restitution. The writ of restitution is the document issued by the Court that authorized the sheriff to remove the tenants from the property. This fee is $12.50.
To learn more about the eviction process in Kansas, please see this blog post.
**Please note that the above costs were accurate as of the date we created this information page; however, the court costs and fees for an eviction are subject to change as these costs are assessed by third-parties. As such, we do not warranty the accuracy of this information.**