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Filing Fees

FEE CHART

EFFECTIVE JUNE 21, 2012 pursuant to Act 2012-535

Circuit Civil
District Civil
Small Claims
Miscellaneous
Appeals
Circuit Court to Appellate Court
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
District Civil
  • District Civil (from $6,001.00 up to $10,000.00) $302.00
  • District Civil (from $6,001.00 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
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
  • Small Claims (from $3,001 to $6,000) $245.00 plus service fees
  • $50.00 default judgment fee per motion ($3,001 to $6,000)
  •  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)
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 per page 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.