- $30 - If the claim you are filing is for $600 or less. - $50 - If the claim is for between $600 and $1,750. - $70 - If the claim is for between $1,750 and $6,000. NOTE: The maximum will increase to $6,500 January 1, 2021 - $10 - If you want us to mail the papers by Certified Mail. - $20.00+ - If you want our Court Officer to personally serve the papers. This fee varies depending on where the defendant lives. Note: If the Judge/Magistrate rules in your favor, then costs (including those listed above) will be added to your claim at the time of the Judgment and the Defendant will be responsible for reimbursing you for those costs.