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.
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".
Please consult the fee schedule (PDF). Currently, the filing fee should be:
|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 through $8000||$300|
|If the value of the property is $15,000 through $30,000||$400|
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
- If someone is holding some of my property and will not release it to me, what can I do?
- What do I need to file a replevin?
- How much does it cost to file a replevin?
- What forms of payment do you accept?
- What happens once I file the replevin?
- What happens at the hearing?
- What happens if the Judge orders that my property can be returned to me?