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Filing Fees

FEE CHART

EFFECTIVE JUNE 21, 2012 pursuant to Act 2012-535

CIRCUIT COURT DOCKET FEES - NON REFUNDABLE

Circuit Civil
Family Court
Circuit Criminal
Circuit Civil
  • Civil ( $50,000.00 and under ) $426.00
  • Civil (if defendant is 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 is 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 - along with the $10.00)
  • 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
  • Certified Copies of Final Orders $20.00 
  • 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 modify/rule nisi served by the Sheriff) $447.00
  • Juvenile (non-criminal) $122.00
  • Child Support filing fee $124.00
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
District Civil
District Criminal - Traffic
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 $3,001.00 to $6,000.00) $245.00 plus additional 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)
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 (Maximum $500.00)
  • 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 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 - 1st class letter $6.77   1st class large envelope $6.94
  • 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 should be made payable to the Circuit Court 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