Jefferson County, Alabama

Jefferson County, Unified Judicial System, State of Alabama

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Filing Fees for Jefferson County Circuit Court, Civil Division

All fees reported are current as of August 21st, 2007.

ANNE-MARIE ADAMS, CLERK
JEFFERSON COUNTY COURTHOUSE, ROOM 400
BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA 35203
(205) 325-5355

CIRCUIT CIVIL DIVISION FILING FEES
ACT # 2004-636
EFFECTIVE 6/1/2004


There is no longer a $10.00 fee for certified mail.  Attorneys are required to have postage affixed to the envelope when requesting service by certified mail.  For pro se parties, your document will be weighed and you will be given the amount due at the time of filing.

FILING FEES ON NEW CASES
$206.00One Plaintiff, One Defendant up to $50,000.00
$306.00One Plaintiff, One Defendant over $50,000.00 or unspecified amount
$100.00Each additional plaintiff (up to a maximum of $1,000.00)
$10.00each additional defendant
$10.00each additional defendant if served by Sheriff in Jefferson County
$20.00each additional defendant if served by registered mail
$100.00Jury demand
$154.00Workman's Compensation
$42.00Abandoned Vehicle (if profit made)

ADDITIONAL FEES FOR EXISTING CASES
$297.00Counterclaim, Crossclaim, Third Party Motion / Complaint, Motion/Complaint for Intervenor, Action for Declaratory Judgment. Cost for Additional Intervenor applies the same as multiple Plaintiffs (plus $10.00 for service by Sheriff).
$50.00Motion for Judgment on Pleadings, Motion for Summary Judgment, Motion for Default Judgment or Application for Default Judgment.
$10.00Alias to be served by Certified Mail
$10.00Alias to be served by Jefferson County Sheriff
$20.00Alias to be served by Registered Mail
$12.00Subpoena
$80.00Publication Order/ Notice of Publication (payable to Alabama Messenger)
$200.00Quiet Title Publication Deposit (payable to Alabama Messenger)

POST JUDGMENT FEES
$30.00Garnishment (Additional $10.00 for service by Sheriff)
$30.00Attachment (Additional $10.00 for service by Sheriff)
$30.00Execution (Additional $10.00 for service by Sheriff)
$10.00Post Judgment Discovery / Conditional Judgment if served by Sheriff, or by Certified Mail.

NOTICE PERTAINING TO JEFFERSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S FEES

ACT # 2003-289

There will be an additional ten dollar ($10.00) fee charged on every document submitted to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department for service.  This will pertain to all complaints, subpoenas, garnishments, executions, etc. served by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department only.  The fee does not affect documents served out of county, by certified mail or special process server.

PLEASE CHECK ADDRESS FOR IN-COUNTY OR OUT-OF-COUNTY PARTY!