FEE CHART

EFFECTIVE JUNE 21, 2012 pursuant to Act 2012-535

CIRCUIT COURT DOCKET FEES - NON REFUNDABLE

Circuit Civil

Civil ( $50,000.00 and under ) $426.00
Civil (if defendant to be served by the Madison County Sheriff - $50,000.00 and under ) $446.00
Civil (over $50,000.00 or unspecified) $526.00
Civil (if defendant to be served by the Madison County Sheriff - over $50,000.00 or unspecified) $546.00
Jury Demand $100.00
Additional Defendant $10.00 (add an additional $20.00 for each person to be served by the Madison County Sheriff)
Additional Defendant $10.00 if served by process server
Additional Plaintiff $100.00 ($1,000.00 cap per case)
Counterclaim, Cross-claim, Third-Party, Declaratory Judgment $297.00
Complaint of Intervenor or Third-Party $297.00
Dispositive Motions (Judgment on the Pleadings, Default Judgments, Summary Judgments) $50.00
Workman's Compensation $370.00
Workman's Compensation (if defendant is to be served by the Madison County Sheriff) $390.00


Family Court

Domestic Relations (divorces) $324.00
Domestic Relations (if defendant is to be served by the Madison County Sheriff) on divorces $344.00
Domestic Relations (petitions to modify/rule nisi) $427.00
Domestic Relations (petitions to m
odify/rule nisi served by the Sheriff) $447.00
Juvenile (non-criminal) $122.00

Circuit Criminal

Felony $487.00
Juvenile Felony $139.00
Misdemeanor (non-traffic) $414.00
Misdemeanor (traffic) $387.00
Juvenile Misdemeanor $134.00
Juvenile (traffic) $126.00

DUI, Reckless Driving, etc., various other fees and assessments are added
Final Forfeiture $312.00
Alias Writ $42.00
Municipal Appeal (non-traffic) $414.00
Municipal Appeal (traffic) $401.00


DISTRICT COURT DOCKET FEES - NON REFUNDABLE


Small Claims

Small Claims (under $1,500.00) $78.00
Small Claims (under $1,500.00 if defendant is to be served by the Madison County Sheriff) $98.00
Small Claims (from $1,501.00 to $3,000.00 $156.00
Small Claims (from $1,501.00 to $3,000.00 if defendant is to be served by the Madison County Sheriff) $176.00
Additional Defendant $10.00
(add an additional $20.00 for each person to be served by the Madison County Sheriff - along with the $10.00)

Additional Plaintiff Small Claims and District Civil $50.00 (Max. $500.00)


District Civil

District Civil (from $3,001.00 up to $10,000.00) $302.00
District Civil (from $3,001.00 up to $10,000.00 if defendant is to be served by the Madison County Sheriff) $322.00
Additional Defendant $10.00
(add an additional $20.00 for each person to be served by the Madison County Sheriff - along with the $10.00)
Additional Plaintiff Small Claims and District Civil $50.00 ($500.00 cap per case)
Dispositive Motions (Judgment on the Pleadings, Default Judgment, Summary Judgment) $50.00
Writ of Restitution / Possession Sheriff service fee $20.00



District Criminal - Traffic

Misdemeanor (includes CVCC) $348.00
Misdemeanor IWC 12-17-224 (includes CVCC) $348.00
Misdemeanor-drug charge or drug related (includes CVCC and additional assessments) $498.00
Traffic (except DUI and Reckless Driving) $171.00
Traffic (DUI and Reckless Driving) $226.00
**Traffic-DWR, DWS, DWL, Viol. Of DL Restriction, etc. $221.00
*Felony Guilty Plea (includes CVCC) $446.00
If drug charge or drug-related (includes 100.00, 100.00 and CVCC) $616
.00
Distribution, Sale, Manufacture of Controlled Substance $913.50
Trafficking a controlled substance $1,381.00
Final Forfeiture $231.00
Conservation Cases (Water Safety) $278.00
Conservation Cases (Fish and Game) $290.00
Conservation Cases (Forestry) $293.00
Preliminary Hearing $30.00
Alias Writ $32.00
Failure to Appear (includes CVCC) $348.00

MISCELLANEOUS


Miscellaneous Filings i.e., Orders, Contempts, Motions, Interrogatories where service is to be made by the Madison County Sheriff $20.00
Witness Subpoenas (Criminal) $8.00 - including juvenile and child support
Witness Subpoenas (Civil-if served by process server) $12.00
Witness Subpoenas (Civil-if served by Madison County Sheriff) $22.00
Affidavit for Income Withholding Order $28.00 (Add $20.00 for each person to be served by Madison County Sheriff)
Affidavit for Income Withholding Order (service by certified mail) $34.68
Affidavit to Terminate Income Withholding Order $28.00
Attachment $30.00 (Add $20.00 for each person to be served by Madison County Sheriff)
Garnishment $30.00 (Add $20.00 for each person to be served by Madison County Sheriff)
Execution $30.00 (Add $20.00 for each person to be served by Madison County Sheriff)
Certified Mail- Unrestricted $6.68

Certificate of Exemplification Fee or Certified Fee $5.00 ( plus $.50 for paper copy )


APPEALS
(Civil) from District Court to Circuit Court


Without a jury demand $426.00
With a jury demand $526.00

Circuit Court to Appellate Court

Direct appeal $200.00 (made payable to the Appellate Court which you are appealling to)

Petition for permission to appeal pursuant to Rule 5, Alabama Rules of Appellate Procedure $150.00

Petition for a writ of certiorari: civil $150.00

Petition for a writ of certiorari: criminal $150.00

Petition for an extraordinary writ pursuant to Rule 21, Alabama Rules of Appellate Procedure $150.00

 

All checks pertaining to the District Court should be made payable to the District Court Clerk.
*Business checks only - No personal checks are accepted * (Business checks must have the name and address of the business on the check)

All checks pertaining to the Circuit Court clerk should be made payable to the Circuit Clerk.

*Judge may order additional $100.00 pursuant to Act No. 95-733, Forensic Trust Fund on convictions for drug possession, drug sale, drug trafficking, and drug paraphernalia as defined in 13A-12-211-260, Code of Alabama.

**$50.00 additional penalty shall automatically be assessed upon conviction of the statues and rules relating to drivers license (DWR, SWS, DWL, Falsely Obtaining DL, etc.) See Act 98-671.

See Act No. 2000-447 concerning increase in fees relating to civil service by the Madison County Sheriff.

See Act No. 2004-636 concerning increase in fees relating to civil cases

See Act No. 2007-471 DA Fund increased on some initial filings 

See Act No. 2009-768 - Amended Section 36-18-32 concerning DNA Fee increase

See ACT No 1975-452 Section 9(a) allowing the Sheriff’s Dept to mail out Madison County subpoenas

Revised: 01-29-14