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DeKalb County State Court System

DeKalb County Circuit Clerk

P.O. Box 681149
Fort Payne, Alabama 35986
(256) 845-8525

NEW CIVIL FEES EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1, 2015
Small Claims ($1,500 or less)  $87.50
     Additional Plaintiff (SMAP) Max is $500.00 $50.00
Small Claims ($1,501 to $3,000) $161.50
     Additional Plaintiff (SMAP) Max is $500.00 $50.00
Small Claims ($3,001 to $6,000) $250.50
     Additional Plaintiff (DVAP) Max is $500.00 $50.00
     Default, etc. (MJDG) $50.00
District Civil ($6,000 to $20,000) $322.50
(Add $10 for service by sheriff per defendant)
     Additional Plaintiff (DVAP) Max is $500.00 $50.00
Circuit Civil (up to $50,000) $317.50
(Add $10 for service by sheriff per defendant)
     Additional Plaintiff (CVAP) Max is $1,000.00 $100.00
Circuit Civil ($50,000 and up) $417.50
(Add $10 for service by sheriff per defendant)
     Additional Plaintiff (CVAP) Max is $1,000.00 $100.00
Circuit Civil (Crossclaim, counterclaim, third party complaint, third party motion, declaratory jdg.)(CVMX) $342.50
Circuit Civil (Motion or Complaint to Appear as an Intervenor or Third Party Plaintiff)(CVMX) $342.50
Workman's Compensation $265.50
Civil Jury Demand (JDMD) $100.00
Domestic Relations - Original filing $265.50
(Add $10 for service by sheriff per defendant)
Domestic Relations- Modification, Enforcement, Counterclaim $368.50
(Add $10 for service by sheriff per defendant)(DRME)
SM Tier 3, DV, CV DR (Motion for judgement, default judgement, summary judgement - not consent judgement)(MJDG)  $50.00
Civil Subpoenas (SUBP) $12.00
(Add $10 for service by sheriff)
Attachment, Garnishment, Execution $30.00
(ATTH, GARN, EXEC)(Add $10 for service by sheriff)
SM, DV, CV Additional defendants $10.00
Child Support Filing Fee - District $129.50