Section 12-19-72

Circuit and district court filing fee - Distribution.

The filing fees collected in civil cases shall be distributed as follows:

(1) For cases filed on the small claims docket of the district court in which the matter in controversy, exclusive of interest, costs, and attorney fees, totals one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500) or less, seventeen dollars ($17) to the Fair Trial Tax Fund; thirteen dollars ($13) to the State General Fund; and five dollars ($5) to the county general fund.

(2) For cases on the small claims docket of the district court in which the matter in controversy, exclusive of interest, costs, and attorney fees, exceeds one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500) but does not exceed three thousand dollars ($3,000), twenty-one dollars ($21) to the Fair Trial Tax Fund; seventy-five dollars ($75) to the State General Fund; five dollars ($5) to the Advanced Technology and Data Exchange Fund; and eight dollars ($8) to the county general fund.

(3) For other district court cases, including small claims cases, in which the matter in controversy, exclusive of interest, costs, and attorney fees, exceeds three thousand dollars ($3,000) but does not exceed ten thousand dollars ($10,000), twenty-one dollars ($21) to the Fair Trial Tax Fund; one hundred fifty-nine dollars fifty cents ($159.50) to the State General Fund, eighty-four dollars fifty cents ($84.50) of which shall be for judicial and public safety functions; five dollars ($5) to the Advanced Technology and Data Exchange Fund; and twelve dollars fifty cents ($12.50) to the county general fund.

(4) For cases filed in circuit court other than cases filed on the domestic relations docket of the circuit court, twenty-five dollars ($25) to the Fair Trial Tax Fund; two hundred forty-six dollars seventy-five cents ($246.75) to the State General Fund, one hundred forty-one dollars seventy-five cents ($141.75) of which shall be for judicial and public safety functions; five dollars ($5) to the Advanced Technology and Data Exchange Fund; and twenty dollars twenty-five cents ($20.25) to the county general fund.

(5) For other circuit court cases in which the matter in controversy, exclusive of interest, costs, and attorney fees, does not exceed fifty thousand dollars ($50,000), twenty-five dollars ($25) to the Fair Trial Tax Fund; one hundred fifty-three dollars fifty cents ($153.50) to the State General Fund, forty-eight dollars fifty cents ($48.50) of which shall be for judicial and public safety functions; five dollars ($5) to the Advanced Technology and Data Exchange Fund; and thirteen dollars fifty cents ($13.50) to the county general fund.

(6) For uncontested and contested cases filed on the domestic relations docket in circuit court, twenty-five dollars ($25) to the Fair Trial Tax Fund; one hundred five dollars ($105) to the State General Fund; five dollars ($5) to the Advanced Technology and Data Exchange Fund; and ten dollars ($10) to the county general fund.

(7) For cases filed on the domestic relations docket of the circuit court seeking to modify or enforce an existing domestic relations court order, twenty-five dollars ($25) to the Fair Trial Tax Fund; two hundred one dollars ($201) to the State General Fund, ninety-six dollars ($96) of which shall be for judicial and public safety functions; five dollars ($5) to the Advanced Technology and Data Exchange Fund; and seventeen dollars ($17) to the county general fund.

(8) For a counterclaim, cross claim, third party complaint, third party motion or an action for a declaratory judgment filed in a civil action of the circuit court and for a motion or complaint to appear as an intervenor or a third party plaintiff in a civil action of the circuit court other than cases filed on the domestic relations docket of the circuit court, twenty-five dollars ($25) to the Fair Trial Tax Fund; two hundred thirty-six dollars seventy-five cents ($236.75) to the State General Fund, two hundred thirty-six dollars seventy-five cents ($236.75) of which shall be for judicial and public safety functions; five dollars ($5) to the Advanced Technology and Data Exchange Fund; and thirty dollars twenty-five cents ($30.25) to the county general fund.

(9) For any fifty dollar ($50) fee collected for each additional plaintiff in civil cases filed on the small claims docket of the district court where the amount in controversy does not exceed three thousand dollars ($3,000), forty-six dollars fifty cents ($46.50) shall be distributed to the State General Fund for judicial and public safety functions and three dollars fifty cents ($3.50) shall be distributed to the county general fund.

(10) For any fifty dollar ($50) fee collected for each additional plaintiff in civil cases filed in the district court, including small claims cases where the amount in controversy exceeds three thousand dollars ($3,000), as well as, any fifty dollar ($50) fee for any party filing a dispositive motion, i.e. a motion for a judgment on the pleadings, a default judgment, or a summary judgment, forty-five dollars ($45) shall be distributed to the State General Fund for judicial and public safety functions and five dollars ($5) shall be distributed to the county general fund.

(11) For any one hundred dollar ($100) fee collected for each additional plaintiff in civil cases filed in the circuit court, ninety-three dollars ($93) shall be distributed to the State General Fund for judicial and public safety functions and seven dollars ($7) shall be distributed to the county general fund.

(12) Ten dollars ($10) of all sums paid pursuant to subdivision (13) of Section 12-19-71 shall be paid to the Fair Trial Tax Fund; eighty-six dollars fifty cents ($86.50) to the State General Fund, forty-five dollars fifty cents ($45.50) of which shall be for judicial and public safety functions; and three dollars fifty cents ($3.50) shall be distributed to the county general fund.

(Acts 1975, No. 1205, p. 2384, §16-112; Acts 1983, No. 83-744, p. 1225, §2; Acts 1987, No. 87-405, p. 575, §2; Acts 1992, No. 92-227, p. 562, §1; Act 99-427, p. 759, §1; Act 2004-636, p. 1452, §1; Act 2015-224, §1.)