Fee Waivers

The following individuals are eligible for full fee waivers for mediation services:

1. Those who receive public assistance for housing, food stamps, or Medicaid;
2. Those whose only source of income is Veteran’s Benefits or Social Security;
3. Those whose income is less than 125% of federal poverty guidelines.

Proof of income is required for fee waivers. For all others, the following fee schedule applies. Payment plans are available, if needed.

Fee Schedule


Civil Mediation (below $25,000): $100 each party
Landlord/Tenant Disputes: $75 each party
Adult Guardianship Mediation: $150
Divorce: $150 (can be divided between the two parties)
Restorative Justice: Fees vary. See booklet for more information
No Show/Less than 48 Hour Cancellation: $100

Other Fee Information:


The CMS Board of Directors reserves the right to change fees at any time.

Individuals who fall below the minimum income guidelines will have all fees waived. Proof of income is required. For all others, payment in full expected at the time of mediation. Payment plans are available, if needed.

The Executive Director reserves the right to adjust fees under special circumstances. Any such change will be documented in the CMS data base as well as the case file.

  • Effective March 20, 2018