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DeKalb County Clerk’s Office, Circuit Civil, Appeals, and Domestic Relations

Casey DeSocarraz - Circuit Civil, Appeals, and Domestic Relations
Phone: (256) 845-8525 • Casey.DeSocarraz@alacourt.gov

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Filing Fees

For suits up to $50,000.00 (exclusive of interest & costs, but including attorney’s fees if allowed by law or contract)
Declaratory Judgments, Injunctions, Complaints for Equitable Relief, and Real property cases, although not seeking specific sums will fall into this fee range.


For suits exceeding $50,000.00 (exclusive of interest & costs, but including attorney’s fees if allowed by law or contract)
This fee range will apply to all torts in which the complaint requests unspecified damages or request PUNITIVE DAMAGES. This rate will also apply to all collection/account cases in which the amount exceeds $50,000.00



New Divorce: $265.50
Post Motion: $368.50
Post Motions (Cross Claim): $342.00
Default Judgment:$50.00
Subpoenas:$12.00 each
New Wage:$35.00
Garnishments:$30.00
Executions:$30.00
Appeals:$200.00 (Pay to Court of Civil Appeals)

Additional Resources

Legal Services Alabama - http://legalservicesalabama.org

Domestic Violence Information from Kelley’s Rainbow:
Phone: 256-891-9864
Crisis Line: 256-891-0019
1-888-582-6883
http://www.kelleysrainbow.org/index.php