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Filing Fees

If electronic file and serve is used, additional costs are imposed, including a $0.75 filing fee paid to the court and any service charges determined by the e-file and serve provider.

Civil Cases

Type of Filing
Fee
Amended Answer(s)
$20
Answer
$75
Application for Writ of Habeas Corpus and Any other Applications/ Petitions for Writ
$200
Complaint, Petition for Instituting Civil Action, Suit or Proceeding
$225
Cross-Complaint
$125
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Drug Court

Type of Fee
Fee
Participant Assessment Fee (payable $30/month or $15/biweekly)
$540

Family Court Cases

Type of Filing
Fee
Complaint, Petition, or other first paper for Divorce/Dissolution, Legal Separation, Nullity, Custody and/or Visitation, Guardianship, Change of Name, and Paternity
$225
Other Motions, Requests, or Other Filings Not Specifically Designated Above
$25 per motion, including motions in the alternative
Order to Show Cause to Modify or to Enforce: Custody and/or Visitation Judgment or Child Support Orders
$20
Petition for Adoption
$225

Family Court Mediation Services

Each party pays for three hours of mediation, which is non-refundable. If mediation lasts more than three hours, each party pays the additional fee in one hour increments. “Gross Income” equals all income before any withholding or deductions. Payments must be made seven business days before the scheduled mediation session.

Per Party-Gross Income
Fee
Less than $15,000
$10/hr
$20,000 or more
$15/hr
$25,000 or more
$20/hr
$30,000 or more
$25/hr
$40,000 or more
$40/hr
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Probate Filings

Type of Filing
Fee
First Petition for Letters of Administration, Petition for Special Letters of Administration, Petition for Letters of Testamentary
$225
Creditor Filing a Claim Against an Estate
$75
Filing of Last Will & Testament & Codicil
$50
Filing of Subsequent Wills & Testaments & Codicils
$50
Estate of Limited Value
$150
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Small Claims Cases

Type of Filing
Fee
Claim of $500 or less
$20
Claim of $501 to $2,000
$40
Claim of $2,001 to $3,000
$50
Claim of $3,001 to $5,000
$75
Amendment to Smail Claims Complaint and Summons (including Re-filing the Complaint or the Changing of Any Hearing Date)
$10
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Transcripts

Type of Transcript
Fee
Original
$5/pg
Additional Copies
$2/pg
Expedited Transcripts (Expedited: within 10 Calendar days of request)
$7/pg

Jury Trials

For each jury trial less than five business days, there is requirement to submit a refundable advance deposit of $1,500, paid to the Superior Court no later than five business days before the start of trial. For each additional day, there is a requirement to submit a refundable advance deposit of $500/day. Payment for each additional day must be made prior to start of the day’s proceedings.

Type of Service
Fee
Demand for Civil Jury Trial
$400 non-refundable
Jury Compensation
$50/day
Service of Summons on Each Prospective Juror (charged against the party requesting a jury trial)
$10 each

Superior Court Document Handling

Type of Document
Fee
All Other Document Handling Services
$25
Authentication/Exemplification by Judge
$30
Case Searches (in excess of 15 minutes)—whenever a person requests that a member of the Clerk’s Office initiate a search of cases for a party, a case number, or other case information
$20/hr (non-prorated)
Certification of Document(s) (including Certification of True Copies Filed with the Recorder’s Office, Affidavit of Single Status, Certification of Birth Certificate)
$25
Comparing and Certifying the Signature, Seal, and Effective Date of Notary Public
$40
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Witness Travel and Appearance

Description
Fee
Regular Witness Fee
$40/day
For witness travel costs, ground transportation, and accommodations: >> See More Details
Variable

Commonwealth Recorder

If E-filing or E-services are used, additional costs are imposed: those costs include a $2/filing fee paid to the court and any service charges determined by the E-filing provider.

Type of Service
Fee
All Other Recordings
$20/1st pg. $2 each add’l pg
Electronic or Print Copies of Maps
$50/pg
Recording of Maps
$25/pg.
Copy of UCC Documents
$2/pg.
Recording of UCC Documents
$20/1st pg. $2 each add’l pg
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Supreme Court

Type of Service
Fee
Notice of Appeal in Civil, Criminal, and Traffic Cases (including Interlocutory Appeals and Civil Cross-Appeals) (Paid to the Superior Court)
$175
Extraordinary Writs
$300
Petition for Rehearing
$250
Motion for Extensions of Time for Filing Briefs
$50
Motion for Late Filing of Briefs
$100
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Supreme Court Document Handling

Type of Document
Fee
Photocopy of Any Document
$1/pg
Electronic Copy
$1/pg
Copies of Audio Recording, if blank tape or CD provided to Court
$20/tape/CD
Copies of Audio Recording, if blank tape or CD not provided to Court
$25/tape/CD
Docket Sheet, first page
$20
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Marshals Service Division

Type of Service
Fee
All Other Marshal Service Division Services Not Listed Above (including Notices, Writs, Releases, Warrants of Arrest, Orders from other jurisdictions)
$100*
Enforce Writs of Possession
$100*
Postponement of Sale
$100*
Releases and Modification of Writs of Attachment
$100*
Service of All Other Documents Not Listed Above for Each Person Served (including Notices, Writs, Releases, Warrants of Arrest, Orders from other jurisdictions)
$50*
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Miscellaneous

Service/ Document
Fee
Criminal Record Clearance
$25
Traffic History (Taxi, Insurance, etc.)
$25
Traffic Clearance (renewal of license)
$5
Acknowledgment/Affidavit (except in criminal cases)
$15
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Bar Admission 

* Plus National Conference of Bar Examiners fees for Character & Fitness Report and Investigation (fees vary)

Type of Filing
Fee
Application for Admission (Attorney Applicant)*
$1,000
Late Application Fee (Attorney Applicant)*
$1,300
Application for Admission (Regular Applicant)*
$500
Late Application Fee (Regular Applicant)*
$800
Application for Limited Admission*
$500
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