Complaint in Ejectment

A complaint in ejectment is a beginning of civil remedy notifying occupants of a residence that the plaintiff is the lawful owner and has filed with the court to obtain possession of the property.

Fees for Service

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The specific fee to serve a complaint in ejectment is dependent on a number of factors, however the average fee is typically $116.  Below are the specific costs depending on the type of complaint you will be filing.

The fees to serve any complaint ordered by a Philadelphia Court or any other Pennsylvania County Court to an address in Philadelphia is as follows:

  • $100 Sheriff’s fee (which covers one defendant)
  • $20 for each additional defendant
  • A $16 mileage charge for each address the complaint must be served to

The fees to serve any complaint ordered by a Philadelphia Court to an address in a Pennsylvania county outside of Philadelphia is as follows:

  • $100 Sheriff’s fee (which covers one defendant)
  • $20 for each additional defendant
  • If there are Philadelphia addresses that need to be served in addition to non-Philadelphia address in Pennsylvania, a $16 mileage charge for each Philadelphia address the complaint must be served to will be charge.  There is no mileage charge for any Pennsylvania address outside of Philadelphia.

The fees to serve any complaint ordered by a Court form a state other than Pennsylvania to an address in Philadelphia is as follows:

  • $100 Sheriff’s fee (which covers one defendant)
  • $20 for each additional defendant
  • A $16 mileage charge for each address the complaint must be served to
  • A $10 state fee per defendant
  • A $2 affidavit fee per defendant

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