Replevin

Replevin is a civil action to recover a piece of personal property that a person refuses to return to you. In a replevin action, you must prove a legal right to the possession of the property, such as ownership of it, and that the defendant has wrongful possession of the property.

Stolen Property

A replevin action may also be filed to recover certain stolen property that is in the possession of a "second hand dealer" such as a pawn shop, consignment shop, or garage sale operator. A replevin action may also be filed for return of stolen property from a "secondary metals recycler".

Fees

Please consult the fee schedule (PDF). Currently, the filing fee should be:

Property ValueFee
If the value of the property is less than $1,000$130
If the value of the property is $1,000 through $2,500$175
If the value of the property is greater than $2,500$300


Additional fees may include:

  • An additional $40 per person fee for the Sheriff to serve the defendant
  • An additional $90 fee for the Sheriff to serve the writ of replevin, if so ordered by the court