Section 12-19-20

Court fees in civil and criminal cases in circuit and district courts to be uniform; fees prescribed by chapter exclusive; exceptions.

(a) Court fees in civil and criminal cases in the circuit court and district court shall be uniform for each type of case and each court level.

(b) The fees prescribed in this chapter shall be exclusive of all other fees, except that:

(1) The Administrative Director of Courts may, pursuant to Supreme Court rule, set schedules of fees for payments to court-appointed officers for preparation of transcripts on appeal and for certification of court records;

(2) Fees now or hereafter imposed by law on parties to civil actions and criminal defendants for support of law libraries, public defender services, work release programs and pretrial release programs shall be retained in the county collecting such fees, to be utilized for the purposes now or hereafter authorized by law;

(3) Any fees for counsel, masters, receivers or other court-appointed officials and other items of expense assessed and fixed by rule of the Supreme Court under authority granted by law may be collected; and

(4) Any fees assessed according to law for judicial administration or court administration funds may be collected and retained by the county collecting such fees.

(Acts 1975, No. 1205, p. 2384, §16-109.)