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General Sessions Civil Filing Fees **Updated**

Please note that effective July 1, 2016, there is an increase in the General Sessions Civil Division Filing Fee schedule. Refer to the table below or click the following link to view or download the updated fee schedule in Adobe PDF format.

General Sessions Civil Filing Fees

  Clerk Sheriff Lit. Tax Total
New Filings
Civil Warrant44.0042.0041.75127.75
Each additional defendant
40.00 40.00
Detainer Warrant44.0042.0041.75127.75
Each additional defendant
40.00 40.00
Immediate Possession44.0082.0041.75167.75
Sue and Attach44.0082.0041.75167.75
Each additional defendant
40.00 40.00
Warrant to Recover44.0042.0041.75127.75
Each additional defendant
40.00 40.00
Pre-judgment Documents
Affidavit or Exhibit 0.00
Alias/Pluries--if this is the first time DCSO is attempting to serve process42.00 42.00
Alias/Pluries--if this is NOT the first time DCSO is attempting to serve process40.0040.00
Amended Warrant40.00 40.00
Each additional defendant
 40.00 40.00
Ancillary or Judicial Attachment40.0040.0080.00
Answer/Sworn Denial 0.00
Body Attachment40.0040.00
Counterclaim42.00 42.00
Interrogatories, Request, Notice 0.00
Motion 0.00
Order 0.00
Show Cause Order40.00 40.00
40.00 40.00
Subpoena (Sheriff Service)6.0040.00 46.00
Subpoena (Private Process)6.00  6.00
Transfer to Circuit152.00  152.00
  Clerk Sheriff Lit. Tax Total
Post-judgment Documents
Abstract of Judgment5.00 5.00
Affidavit or Exhibit25.00 25.00
Appeal177.00 57.50234.50
Body Attachment25.0040.00 65.00
*Alias Body Attachment25.0040.00 65.00
Certified Copy  5.00 + .50/page
Congressional Certificate  5.00 + .50/page
Claim of Exemptions25.00  25.00
Interrogatories, Request, Notice25.00  25.00
Motion (Slow Pay or Other)25.00  25.00
Order25.00  25.00
Show Cause Order25.0040.00 65.00
*Alias Show Cause Order25.0040.00 65.00
Scire Facias on Garnishee25.0040.00 65.00
Scire Facias to Renew Judgment25.0040.00 65.00
Subpoena (Sheriff Service)6.0040.00 46.00
Subpoena (Private Process)6.00  6.00
Writ of Possession25.0040.00 65.00
Writ of Restitution25.0040.00 65.00
Written Agreement25.00  25.00

Service of Process Fees
*Out of County Service Fee - $42.00 per defendant, payable to Sheriff
*Secretary of State - $20.00 per defendant, payable to Secretary of State
*Commissioner of Insurance - $15.00 per defendant, payable to Commissioner of Insurance
*Certified Mail - $11.80 per defendant, payable to Postmaster
*Mail to post ‘possession only’ detainer: 1 ounce stamp

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