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CIRCUIT COURT I & II FEES

NEW CASE - CATEGORY 1:  
Clerk’s Fee $227.00
Archive Fee $5.00
Litigation Tax $85.00
Service Fee (per defendant) $42.00
Total with Service $359.00
Total without Service $317.00
For Case Types:
Abstract or Structured settlement
Breach of Contract
Cases Not Otherwise Specified
Civil Rights Suits
Contracts/Debts (bond may be used)
Employment Discrimination
Malpractice/Wrongful Death
Special Remedies
Tax Disputes
Torts/Personal Injury

NEW CASE - CATEGORY 2:  
Clerk’s Fee $152.00
Archive Fee $5.00
Litigation Tax $85.00
Service Fee (per defendant) $42.00
Total With Service $284.00
Total Without Service $242.00
For case types:
Worker’s Comp (bond may be used)
Appeal to Circuit From Sessions, Juvenile, City Courts and
Other Courts – Divorces or Civil Cases
Transferred from another County (Lit tax up front)
Condemnation/Inverse Condemnations
Petition for Certiorari
Quo Warrant Actions
Transfers From Foreign Counties
Writs of Mandamus
Conservatorships:
Clerk’s Fee $162.00
Archive Fee $5.00
Litigation Tax $85.00
Service Fee (per defendant) $42.00
Total With Service $294.00
Total Without Service $252.00
Letter of conservatorship (Existing Case) $5.50
Annual Accounting (Existing case) $40.00
Guardianships:
Clerk’s Fee $162.00
Archive Fee $5.00
Litigation Tax $85.00
Service Fee (per defendant) $42.00
Total With Service $294.00
Total Without Service $252.00
Judicial Hospitalizations:
Clerk’s Fee $162.00
Archive Fee $5.00
Litigation Tax $85.00
Service Fee (per defendant) $42.00
Total With Service $294.00
Total Without Service $252.00

NEW CASE - CATEGORY 3:  
Clerk’s Fee $102.00
Archive Fee $5.00
Litigation Tax $85.00
Service Fee (per defendant) $42.00
Total With Service $234.00
Total Without Service $192.00
For Case Types:
Adoptions (check to Vital Records $30.00 for Birth Certificate) add’l certificate $5.00
Legitimations
Paternity Cases
Termination of Parental Rights
Domestic Relations Matters Not Otherwise Designated
Restoration of Citizenship
Name Change
Minor’s Settlement
Enforcement of Foreign Judgment (Registration of Foreign Decree)
Order of Protection (fee not required in advance)

CATEGORY 4: (Existing cases)  
Clerk’s Fee $77.00
Service Fee (per defendant) $42.00
Total With Service $119.00
Total Without Service $77.00
For Case Types:
Child Support Enforcement and Modification
Interstate Support Cases
Modification of Parenting Plan
Civil/Criminal Contempt or Modification of Order

Divorce with Children  
Clerk’s Fee $202.00
Archive Fee $5.00
Litigation Tax $85.00
Service Fee (per defendant) $42.00
Total With Service $334.00
Total Without Service $292.00

Divorce with Children (Annulment)  
Clerk’s Fee $127.00
Archive Fee $5.00
Litigation Tax $85.00
Service Fee (per defendant) $42.00
Total With Service $259.00
Total Without Service $217.00

MISCELLANEOUS (Existing Cases)  
Counter-Complaints, Cross Filings $100.00
Contempt (+ Service Fee if needed $42.00=$119.00 total) $77.00
Third Party Complaints – Same as Original Complaint less Litigation Tax
Secretary of State Service (must be certified) (per defendant) $20.00
Commissioner of Insurance Service (per defendant) $15.00
Publication Service Wilson Post $32.00
Publication Service Lebanon Democrat $40.00
Certification and Seal (plus $.50 per page) $5.00
Subpoenas ($6.00 clerk plus $42.00 service fee) $48.00
Post Judgment Orders $25.00
Slow Pay Motions (clerk) $25.00
Garnishments/Levy w/service To be paid when issued $47.00
Without Service $25.00
Property Levy w/service To be paid when issued $67.00
Without Service $25.00
Copies (per page) $0.50
Qualified Domestic Relations Orders $25.00
Petitions for New Bonding Companies – Category 1 filing See Category 1
Changes to Existing Bonding Co (adding person) $77.00
Appeal to Court of Appeals (Clerk plus $1000.00 bond) $300.00
Continuances (taxed at end of case) + $5.00 each add’l $7.00
Annual Accountings (Clerk) $40.00
Final Accountings (Clerk) $40.00
Expungements – Civil $150.00

Fax/Copies:
Copies: $.50 per page
Faxing: $5.00 plus $1.00 per page
Copies: $5.00 up to 20 pages then $.50 per page thereafter
Click to Request Copies

Request copies at: Request Copies

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Web submissions (e.g. motion, witness lists etc.) are $5.00 up to 20 pages then $.50 per page thereafter unless it is a pleading that requires payment up front (e.g. petition, counter-complaint, new case) then payment is required at time of submission (costs are on our fees pages)

Click to Submit your Pleadings

Submit your pleadings at: Court Filings

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File Retrieval from archives (Standard Delivery: Requested by 12:00 PM-Available by 10 AM next day) - $6.50

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CRIMINAL COURT FEES

 
  
CLERK FEE (CIVIL)$73.00
PETITION FOR BONDING CO.$250.00
CLERK DATA FEE$4.00
CLERK FEE POST JUDGMENT$25.00
CLERK FEE-REQUEST FOR RELIEF $75.00
CLERK SUBPOENA FEE$6.00
SUBPOENA SERVICE FEE$42.00
CLERK FEE EXECUTION ON FUNDS$25.00
SERVICE FEE EXECUTION ON FUNDS$42.00
SCIRE FACIAS FEE$26.00
SCIRE FACIAS SERVICE FEE$42.00
CERTIFIED COPIES$5.00
COPIES$0.50
FAX FILING$5.00
1ST PAGE + $1.00 EA. ADD'L PAGE
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GENERAL SESSIONS I & II FEES

WARRANTS/BONDS/ATTACHMENTS  
CIVIL WARRANT:
1 Defendant (Clerk fee $147.00) $189.00
2 Defendants $231.00
Alias (Service Only) $42.00
DETAINER WARRANT:
1 Defendant (Clerk fee $147.00) $189.00
2 Defendants $231.00
Alias (Service Only) $42.00
WARRANT TO RECOVER:
1 Defendant (Clerk fee $147.00) $189.00
2 Defendants $231.00
Alias (Service Only) $42.00
IMMEDIATE RECOVERY PLUS BOND:
1 Defendant (Clerk fee $147.00) $189.00
2 Defendants $231.00
ATTACHMENT:
Officer Fee $42.00
Clerk $40.00
Total: $82.00

SUBPOENAS/SHOW CAUSE/SCIRE FACIAS
(Fees are per defendant)
 
SUBPOENAS:
Clerk $6.00
Officer Fee $42.00
Total $48.00
SHOW CAUSE:
Clerk $25.00
Officer Fee $42.00
Total $67.00
SCIRE FACIAS:
Clerk $25.00
Officer Fee $42.00
Total $67.00

General Session Appeal Filing Fee: $85.00
Secretary of State (per Defendant) $20.00
Commissioner of Insurance (per Defendant) $15.00
Notice of Publication:
Lebanon Democrat $40.00
Wilson World $32.00
DEPARMENT OF SAFETY
392 & 277 $5.00
CONDITIONAL JUDGMENT:
Clerk $25.00
Officer Fee $42.00
Total $67.00
EXEMPLIFIED COPIES: $25.00
CERTIFIED COPIES:
First Page $5.00
Each additional page $0.50
AMENDED COMPLAINT:
Clerk $0
Officer Fee $42.00
WRIT: (ONLY 1 PER CASE)
Clerk $25.00
Officer Fee $42.00
Total: $67.00
POST-JUDGMENT INTERROGATORES:
Clerk $25.00
GARNISHMENT:
Clerk $25.00
Officer Fee $22.00
Total $47.00
LEVY (PROPERTY OR BANK):
Clerk $25.00
Officer Fee $42.00
Total $67.00
SLOW PAY: $25.00

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GENERAL SESSIONS III FAMILY & JUVENILE CHILD SUPPORT FEES

Divorce with Children  
Clerk’s Fee $202.00
Archive Fee $5.00
Litigation Tax $104.00
Service Fee (per defendant) $42.00
Total With Service $353.00
Total Without Service $311.00

Divorce without Children (Annulment)  
Clerk’s Fee $127.00
Archive Fee $5.00
Litigation Tax $104.00
Service Fee (per defendant) $42.00
Total With Service $278.00
Total Without Service $236.00

Order of Protection  
Clerk $102.00
Archive Fee $5.00
Litigation Tax $104.00
Service (one defendant) $42.00
Total With Service $253.00
With Second service $295.00

MISCELLANEOUS FEES: (Existing cases)  
Appeal to Court of Appeals (to Court of Appeals, filed at the Court of Appeals) $1000.00
Appeal to Court of Appeals (Paid to Wilson County) $300.00
Secretary of State $20.00
Commissioner of Insurance $15.00
Garnishments w/service to be paid when issued $47.00
Without Service $25.00
Property Garnishments/Levy w/service to be paid when issued $67.00
Without Service $25.00
Publication – Wilson Post $32.00
Publication – Lebanon Democrat $40.00
Certification and Seal (plus $.50 per page) $5.00
Subpoenas (Clerk, $42.00 Service) $6.00
Post Judgment Orders $25.00
Qualified Domestic Relations Orders – Post judgment $25.00
Expungements – Civil (No charge if case has been dismissed) $150.00

For case types: (new cases)
Foreign Decree
Grandparents Visitation
 
Clerk $102.00
Archive Fee $5.00
Litigation Tax $104.00
Service Fee $42.00
Total with service $253.00
Total without service $211.00

Fax/Copies:
Copies: $.50 per page
Faxing: $5.00 plus $1.00 per page
Copies: $5.00 up to 20 pages then $.50 per page thereafter
Click to Request Copies

Request copies at: Request Copies

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Web submissions (e.g. motion, witness lists etc.) are $5.00 up to 20 pages then $.50 per page thereafter unless it is a pleading that requires payment up front (e.g. petition, counter-complaint, new case) then payment is required at time of submission (costs are on our fees pages)

Click to Submit your Pleadings

Submit your pleadings at: Court Filings

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File Retrieval from archives (Standard Delivery: Requested by 12:00 PM-Available by 10 AM next day) - $6.50

     
NEW CASES:
Dependency/Neglect, Child Support
Parentage, Paternity, TPR,
Custody/Guardianship, Visitation, Cross
Filings & Counter Complaints,
Orders of Protection
$102.00 Clerk Fee
$42.00 Service Fee
$5.00 Archive Fee
$149.00 Total with Service
$102.00 Clerk Fee
$5.00 Archive Fee
$107.00 Total without Service
OPEN CASES:
Modification, Enforcement
of Child Support, Interstate
Support Cases, Civil Contempt,
Modification of Parenting Plan
$77.00 Clerk Fee
$42.00 Service Fee
$119.00 Total with Service
$77.00 Total without Service

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JUVENILE COURT (JUDGE TATUM)

Court Cost Fee Without Service Fee With Service
New Cases: Dependency/Neglect, Child Support, Parentage, Paternity, TPR, Custody/Guardianship, Visitation, Cross-Filings & Counter Complaints $107.00 $149.00
Modification, Enforcement of Child Support, Interstate Support Cases, Civil Contempt, Modification of Parenting Plan $77.00 $119.00
Bench Warrant, Attachment, Show Cause $44.00 (If beginning or reopening a case) $40.00 (If case is pending) $86.00 (If beginning or reopening a case) $82.00 (If case is pending)
Subpoena/Subpoena Duces Tecum $6.00 each $48.00 each
Fax Filing ( NO FAX FILED ORDERS) $5.00 (first page); $1.00 per additional B&W page n/a
Order Allowing Rehearing $25.00 n/a
Notice of Appeal, Entering Judgement from Appellate Court $25.00 n/a
Record on Appeal to Appellate Court $300.00 n/a
Special Pleas $25.00 n/a
Post Judgements: Orders(including Show Cause Order), Pleas, Garnishment*, Execution, Levy, Interrogatory, Publication, Motion to Set Installment Payments $30.00 n/a
Copies (not including original filing or appellate record) $0.50 per B&W page n/a
Certified copy $5.00 (first page); $0.50 per additional B&W page n/a

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