Section 45-25-81.60

Additional court costs.

(a)(1) In addition to any court costs and fees now or hereafter authorized in DeKalb County, the DeKalb County Commission may impose, by resolution of the commission, the following:

a. Additional court costs in the amount of forty dollars ($40) to be assessed and taxed as cost on each civil case and on each criminal case, including traffic cases, but excluding small claims cases, filed in the circuit court, district court, or any municipal court in DeKalb County.

b. Additional court costs in the amount of ten dollars ($10) for any service of process made by the sheriff's department in the above-described cases.

c. Additional court costs in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500) in criminal cases involving convictions for the sale or trafficking of controlled substances.

d. Additional court costs in the amount of ten dollars ($10) per day to be assessed and collected upon conviction against each person incarcerated or booked in the DeKalb County Jail.

(2) These additional court costs shall not be waived by any court unless all other fees, assessments, costs, fines, and charges associated with the case are waived.

(b) The additional costs provided for herein, when collected by the clerks or their collection officers of the courts, shall be paid into the General Fund of DeKalb County to be held in a subaccount to be used by the DeKalb County Commission for the planning, designing, constructing, furnishing, equipping, and financing of a county jail and operating and maintenance costs associated with this jail and the county sheriff's department.

(Act 2001-489, p. 830, §§1, 2.)