Filing Fees

Filing Fees

21-6-403

  (a) 

     (1)  The uniform filing fees to be charged by the clerks of the circuit courts for initiating or reopening a cause of action in the circuit   courts in the state shall be as prescribed in this section.

     (2)  No portion of the filing fees shall be refunded.

  (b)  The uniform filing fees are:

     (1) For initiating a cause of action in the circuit court, including appeals ......................$150.00

     (2) For filing a mortgagee's or trustee's notice of default and intention to sell pursuant to § 18-50-104 ......................140.00

     (3) For reopening a cause of action in the circuit court ......................50.00

     (4) For any cause of action which by court order is transferred from any district or circuit court to a circuit court ......................50.00.

  (c)  A fee shall not be charged or collected by the clerks of the circuit courts when the court, by order, pursuant to Rule 72 of the   Arkansas Rules of Civil Procedure, allows an indigent person to prosecute a cause of action in forma pauperis.

  (d)  An initial filing fee shall not be charged for domestic violence petitions filed pursuant to § 9-15-201 et seq. Established filing fees       may be assessed pursuant to § 5-26-310 and § 9-15-202(b) and (c).

  (e) (1)  (A) The fee established in subdivision (b)(3) of this section shall be assessed and collected by the circuit clerk to reopen a cause   of action in which a final order has been entered, so long as the new claim involves the same parties and the same issues as were   present in the initial cause of action.

  (B)  Otherwise, the circuit clerk shall assess and collect the fee established in subdivision (b)(1) of this section.

  (2)  A fee shall not be charged or collected by the clerks of the circuit courts for reopening a cause of action in the circuit court under the   following circumstances:

  (A)  Application is made for revocation of conditional release of insanity acquittees pursuant to § 5-2-316; or

  (B)  An agreed order or an order of income withholding is presented to be filed, and a service of process is not required.

  (f)  A county shall not authorize, and a circuit court clerk shall not assess or collect, any other filing fees than those authorized by this   section unless specifically provided by state law.

  (g)  The circuit court may waive the filing fee in cases of involuntary admission upon a finding that the petition is being brought for the     benefit of the respondent and it would be inequitable to require the petitioner to pay the fee.

  (h)  As used in this section, "circuit court clerk" means the circuit clerk and, with respect to probate matters, any county clerk who serves   as ex officio clerk of the probate division of the circuit court.

  (i) 

  (1)  When a statutory cause of action waives the payment of a filing fee, no other claim for relief shall be brought in that action.

  (2)  To assert another claim:

  (A)  A separate case shall be opened;

  (B)  A new case number shall be assigned; and

  (C)  A filing fee shall be assessed.

$165.00
$50.00 (re-opening of court case)
21-6-402

  (a) 

  (1)  The fees to be charged by the clerks of the circuit courts for the following matters in the circuit courts in the state shall be as   prescribed in this section.

  (2)  No portion of these fees shall be refunded.

  (b)  The fees shall be:

     (1) For drawing and issuing, sealing any summons, subpoena ......................$2.50

     (2) For writs or executions ......................20.00

     (3) For certificate and seal ......................5.00

  (4)  For making and preparing any transcript:

  (A)  Two dollars and fifty cents ($2.50) per page for the first one thousand (1,000) pages;

  (B)  Two dollars ($2.00) per page for pages one thousand one (1,001) through two thousand (2,000);

  (C)  One dollar and fifty cents ($1.50) per page for pages two thousand one (2,001) through three thousand (3,000);

  (D)  One dollar ($1.00) per page for pages three thousand one (3,001) through four thousand (4,000); and

  (E)  Fifty cents (50cent(s)) per page for any page over four thousand one (4,001);

     (5) For indexing each page ..................… .25

     (6) For certifying costs ......................2.50

     (7) For authentication certificate ......................5.00

     (8) For filing an application for appointment to serve civil process under Supreme Court Administrative Order Number   20......................140.00

     (9) For filing a renewal of an appointment to serve civil process under Supreme Court Administrative Order Number 20   ......................50.00.

  (c)  The fees to be charged by the circuit court clerks of this state to the Department of Finance and Administration shall be as follows:

     (1) For filing a certificate of indebtedness issued by the Department of Finance and Administration ......................8.00

     (2) For filing a release of a certificate of indebtedness ..................… 6.00

     (3) For an execution on a certificate of indebtedness filed by the Department of Finance and Administration ......................10.00.

 
Copy Fees
  Copies in office per page:  $0.25
  Copies mailed/faxed in/out per page:  $1.00
  Certified Copies:  $5.00
  Authentication of Judgment:  $10.00 plus copy fees


  Administrative Office of the Courts