Section 12-19-46

Liability for receiving unauthorized fees - Officers.

Any officer authorized by law to take fees who knowingly receives any other or higher fees than are prescribed by law shall be liable to the party aggrieved for fourfold the fees so received, to be recovered in any court of competent jurisdiction.

(Code 1852, §3059; Code 1867, §3530; Code 1876, §5013; Code 1886, §3679; Code 1896, §1367; Code 1907, §3707; Code 1923, §7269; Code 1940, T. 11, §12.)