Case Appeals FAQs

How long do I have to appeal a case to the Court of Appeals?


30 days from the date of the Order of Judgment.

How much does it cost to appeal a case FROM Circuit Court?

Costs for an appeal FROM Circuit Court are $1,327.00.

How much does it cost to appeal a case TO Circuit Court?


Costs for an appeal TO Circuit Court are $213.50.

After I have filed my appeal, are there any other requirements that must be met before my case can be mailed to the Court of Appeals?


Yes. You must file either a Notice of Transcript or Statement of Evidence.

Can I represent myself?


Yes. You can represent yourself for appeals and other matters heard in Circuit Court. However, the Court highly recommends that you retain a licensed attorney to assist you in achieving the best possible outcome for your case.

Court Costs FAQs

Who assesses the court cost of a case?


The Judge assesses court costs to the appropriate party. Court costs consist of all applicable State and County taxes and various court related fees. (There is a charge for each pleading filed in a case)

May I set up an installment plan for my cost bill?


Contact our Cost Department to arrange payment plans.

Shouldn't my attorney handle this bill?


It is the party's responsibility to pay the bill, not the attorney's. However, it is the party's responsibility to contact the attorney regarding such matters.

What will happen if I don't pay this bill?


All efforts will be made to collect before turning the account over to a collection agency or the Sheriff's Department.

Can I expect a reimbursement of my filing fees?


Reimbursement of Court costs will be made 30 days after the costs have been paid in full. The case must also be resolved and the reimbursement ordered by the Court.