The filing fee is payable in cash, by check (with proper identification provided, and made payable to the Clerk of the Circuit Court and County Comptroller) or by credit card. Please note that credit card transactions are subject to a non-refundable fee accessed by a third party payment processor.
There is also a separate fee for service of the summons. Private process servers can be hired, and their fees vary. If posting a notice becomes necessary, there may be additional costs for copying and mailing.