The cost to file a new case in civil court: $157. If you want the sheriff to serve the papers on the other parties, the cost to file a new case in civil court with sheriff service of process: $185.
Under Indiana law, you do not have to pay a filing fee if you meet certain requirements. A filing fee waiver asks the court to waive (not charge) a filing fee because you cannot afford to pay it. See “How to File Forms with the Court” to find the filing fee waiver instructions and form.
No. In general, a filing fee is only charged when a case is started (the first forms are filed).