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This division of the office handles all the various types of circuit civil cases. Due to the complicated nature of these cases, we ask that parties involved in a circuit civil case keep in touch with your attorney regarding any questions you may have concerning your case. Copies of all notices and judgments are mailed to your attorney. Attorneys are encouraged to use the SJIS system to obtain information regarding the status of a court case. Click here to view filing fees and court costs to help you in initial filing stages of a circuit civil matter.

Note to Attorneys: To cut back on the volume of paperwork, our judges no longer accept courtesy copies of original pleadings. Also see Amended Implementing Order regarding discovery.

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Fee DescriptionFee at Filing
Circuit Civil filing fee ($20,001 - $50,000)$302.00
Circuit Civil filing fee ($50,001 and over [and any unspecified amount])$402.00
Jury Demand Fee$100.00
Additional Defendant (if served by sheriff)$20.00
Subpoena Fee$20.00
Garnishment Fee$30.00
Attachment Fee$30.00
CV additional Plaintiffs (except DR)$100.00 ($1000 max)
Motion for judgment, default judgment or summary judgment$50.00
Motion or complaint to appear as an intervenor or 3rd party plaintiff$297.00
Counterclaim, cross claim, third party complaint, third party motion, action for declaratory judgment$297.00

Common questions and answers regarding court cost increases

CERTIFIED MAIL - When requesting service wherein the address provided is a post office box, or is out of state, the papers may be served by certified mail. You should prepare an envelope, green card, and green and white sticker. Be sure that the Clerk's address is the return address, to-wit: CIRCUIT CLERK, P.O. BOX 1810, COLUMBIANA, ALABAMA 35051. You must affix the proper postage onto the prepared envelope. Certified mail fee at this time is as follows: Restricted Delivery, $12.40, however, you must be sure that you allow for additional weight, which is $0.15 per additional ounce.

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