Circuit Court Filing Fees **Updated**
|(Service of Process Fees Not Included)|
|1.||Category One Cases|
Contracts; torts; personal injury; property damage; malpractice; wrongful death; employment discrimination; civil rights suits; tax disputes; special remedies and cases not otherwise specified.
|2.||Category Two Cases
Worker's comp cases; appeals to Circuit from General Sessions, city courts and other courts or hearings; writs of mandamus; condemnation/inverse condemnation; quo warranto actions: and writs of certiorari.
|3.||Category Three Cases|
Restoration of citizenship; Petition for Certificate of Employability; legitimations; name changes; minor's settlements; enforcement of foreign judgments and all other court approved settlements.
|4.||Petition for Contempt (on existing cases)||77.00|
|5.||Petition to Encroach Funds||27.00|
|Domestic Relations Actions|
|W/O Service Fee||W/DC Sheriff Fee|
|1. Divorce (w/ minor children)||259.50||301.50|
|2. Divorce (w/o minor children)||184.50||226.50|
|3. Petitions (on existing cases)|
Contempt and modification.
|4. Category Three Cases
Adoptions (add $30.00 for each child as birth
certificate application fee payable to Circuit Court Clerk);
termination of parental rights; registration and/or enforcement
of foreign decree; paternity cases and other domestic relations
matters not otherwise designated.
|**See additional service fees below under Service of Process.|
|Miscellaneous/Other Charges and Fees|
|1.||Service of Process Fee|
|Commissioner of Insurance (which includes service by Sheriff to Commissioner)||57.00|
|Secretary of State (includes Clerk's seal)||25.00|
|Applies to each requested post-judgment interrogatory, motions to set installment payments, motions to quash garnishment, claims of exemption, and post-judgment orders and pleadings.|
|3.||Subpoenas - Foreign Court and Personal (Clerk Fee)||6.00|
|See above for additional service fee information (if applicable)|
|5.||Publications (check made payable to requested publication)||Varies (see form)|
|7.||Mailing (certified or registered mail)||actual costs|
|8.||Certification and Seal||5.00|
|9.||Processing of Funds Paid Through Clerk||40.00|
|11.||Preparing a Record on Appeal from Circuit Court to an Appellate Court||300.00|
|12.||Cross-filings and Counter-complaints||102.00|
|13.||Third Party Complaints (same fee as original Complaint minus $57.50 litigation tax)|
|14.||Intervening Complaint (Civil)||227.00|
|15.||Intervening Complaint (Domestic)||102.00|