Jefferson County, Alabama

Jefferson County, Unified Judicial System, State of Alabama

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Filing Fees for Jefferson County District Court, Civil Division

ANNE-MARIE ADAMS, CLERK
JEFFERSON COUNTY COURTHOUSE, ROOM 500
BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA 35203
(205) 325-5331

DISTRICT CIVIL DIVISION FILING FEES
ACT # 2015-224
EFFECTIVE 8/1/2015

FILING FEES FOR NEW CASES
(You must have exact change)
$66.00(SM) Small Claims, One Defendant (up to $1,500.00)
$140.00(SM) Small Claims, One Defendant ($1,500.01 to $3,000.00)
$229.00(SM) Small Claims, One Defendant ($3,000.01 to $6,000.00)
$261.00(DV) Large Claims, One Defendant ($6,000.01 to $10,000.00)
$261.00Unlawful Detainer
$10.00Service by Sheriff
$50.00Each additional Plaintiff (up to $500.00 maximum)
$10.00Each additional Defendant for service by Constable or Sheriff
$6.74Certified mail to a business (plus $0.22 for each oz.)
$11.89Certified mail to an individual (plus $0.22 for each oz.)

GARNISHMENTS AND EXECUTIONS
$30.00Garnishments (additional $10.00 if served by Sheriff)
$25.00Garnishment Publications (Payable to Alabama Messenger)
$40.00Executions in Jefferson County
$30.00Executions outside Jefferson County

ADDITIONAL FEES FOR EXISTING CASES
$10.00Amended Summons and Complaint (Additional $10.00 if served by Sheriff)
$10.00Certificates of Judgments per Defendant
$10.00Citations (Additional $10.00 if served by Sheriff)
$5.00Copies 1 - 20 pages; Each additional page $0.50
$50.00Default Judgments for Unlawful Detainers and Claims over $3,000.00
$15.00Exemplifications
$30.00Order for Contempt (additional $10.00 for service by Sheriff)
$20.00Petition to Cite Defendant for contempt of court (this must be served by sheriff. $10.00 for petition and $10.00 for sheriff)
$10.00PFR-1
$10.00Post judgment discovery by Sheriff in Jefferson County, NC by constable, NC if out of county
$12.00Subpoenas (additional $10.00 for service by Sheriff)
$100.00Summons and complaint publications (payable to Alabama messenger)
$10.00Third Party Complaint (Additional $10.00 if served by Sheriff)
$10.00Writ of possession (per defendant) - set out

APPEALS TO CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT
$351.00Trial without a Jury (Includes $100 Cash Bond)
$451.00Trial with a Jury (Includes $100.00 Cash Bond)

AFFIDAVIT OF HARDSHIP ON NEW FILINGS MUST BE APPROVED BY A DISTRICT JUDGE.

AFFIDAVID OF HARDSHIP ON APPEALS TO CIRCUIT COURT MUST BE APPROVED BY A CIRCUIT JUDGE.

NOTICE PERTAINING TO JEFFERSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S FEES

ACT #2003-289

There will be a 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, constables or special process servers.