CIVIL COURT RECORDS

 

The Civil Records Department handles the filing of all Civil Law Suits such as Divorces, Damages, Garnishments, Executory Process, etc. This department also handles the filing of Adoptions (which are not public record). We require an advance deposit on all new suits of $300 which includes only one defendant.  Each additional defendant is $75.00. (see civil fees below)

 

      

CIVIL FEES

 

NO PERSONAL CHECKS / ONLY MONEY ORDERS, CASHIER’S CHECKS, LAW FIRM CHECKS OR CASH

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADOPTIONS…………………………………..$300.00

    each additional Service …….……………….$ 75.00

 

EXECUTORY PROCESS / ANY SUIT WITH WRIT TO BE ISSUED………$300.00                                          

  each additional Defendant……………...….$  75.00               

  (the attorney will need to attach a separate, descriptive exhibit of said property)

 

CLERK SUITS (claim under $3,000) ………..$300.00       

 

RECORD SEARCH (per name beginning 1983 forward)……………….$ 25.00

  

SUBPOENAS (including service fee)……….$75.00 (each)

 

RECORDING OF PLEADINGS IN CONVEYANCE & MORTGAGE RECORDS

     First page………………………………………………………………………………………………..……$ 25.00

     Each additional page/non compliance fee add $10.00

 

 

COPIES per page…….……………………………...$1.00          CERTIFICATION per document……...…….$ 5.00

 

 

 

JURY BONDS

     

      Order must be filed in record requesting Trial by Jury 

      Cash bond is due 60 days prior to trial date

      There are 100 people per panel —Attorney must verify how many panels needed

      The amount of the bond is set by order of the Court.

       All Jury subpoenas are issued by mail,  if service is needed cost are substantially more.

PETITION  -  1 DEFENDANT   $300.00

  EACH ADD. DEFENDANT     $  75.00   

  NO SERVICE                            $300.00

    PLUS SOS FEES                     $  50.00

  

All new suits-

Intervention  -  Re-conventional Demand  - 

3rd Party Demand  -  Compromise Settlement  - 

Deficiency Judgment  -  Garnishment 

SUBSEQUENT PLEADINGS    $6.00 PER PAGE

  EACH SERVICE                       $75.00

   

 

Exceptions  -  Judgment Debtor rule  -  Motion & Order f/Continuance  -  Rule to Show Cause  -  Motion for Summary Judgment  -  Interrogatories & Request f/ Admissions  -  Mandamus  -  Cancellation of Mortgage  -  Motion & Order f/Appeal  -  Writ of Fifa