CIRCUIT COURT CIVIL INFO
Circuit Civil Filing Fees
Category One Cases: $328.50
Contracts, torts, personal injury, property damage, malpractice, wrongful death, employment discrimination, civil rights suits, tax disputes, special remedies and cases not otherwise specified.
Category Two Cases: $253.50
Worker’s comp cases (bond may be used): appeals to circuit from general sessions, city courts and other courts or hearings: transfers from foreign counties; writs of mandamus; condemnation/inverse condemnation; & quo warranto actions
Category Three Cases: $203.50
Adoptions, legitimations, paternity cases, termination of parental rights, & other domestic relations matters not otherwise designated, restoration of citizenship, name changes, minor settlements, enforcement of foreign judgments and orders of protection, cross-filings and counter complaints.
Category Four Cases: $178.50
Child Support enforcement and modification, interstate support cases, modification of parenting plan, civil contempt.
Divorce No Children: $228.50
Divorce with Children: $303.50
State Litigation Tax: $23.75
Local Litigation Tax: $35.75
Service Fees per document (subpoena): $48.00
Issuance Fee: $6.00
Miscellaneous other Filings and Fees
Post Judgment requests: $25.00
Copies: 50 Cents
Mailing (certified or registered): Actual Cost
Certification & Seal: $5.00
Preparing a Record on appeal from Circuit to an Appellate Court: $300
Third Party complaints: Same as Original complaint
Appeal from Lower Court: $253.50
Civil Contempt: $119
Counter Complaint/Cross Filings: $144
Petition for Modifications: $77
By moving to payment of fees in advance, the legislation eliminates the need for cost bonds in many civil cases.
When a cost bond is posted it only postpones fee collections.