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CR 3.02 Circuit civil fees and costs

Baldwin's Kentucky Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of Civil Procedure

Baldwin's Kentucky Revised Statutes Annotated
Rules of Civil Procedure
II Commencement of Action; Service of Process, Pleadings, Motions and Orders
CR 3. Commencement of Action; Fees and Costs (Refs & Annos)
Kentucky Rules of Civil Procedure (CR) Rule 3.02
CR 3.02 Circuit civil fees and costs
(1) The filing fee for a civil case in Circuit Court (including original actions of administrative agencies, special districts or boards) shall be paid to the circuit clerk at the time the case is filed and shall be $150.00, except as provided below:
(a) There shall be no filing fee for proceedings for a writ of habeas corpus, proceedings under RCr 11.42, and mental health proceedings under KRS Chapters 202A, 202B and 387.
(b) The filing fee for a petition under KRS 311.732 shall be $10.00.
(c) Fees required by KRS 453.060 and KRS 27A.630, a court technology fee of $20.00, and any other required fees (e.g., court facility fee, library fee) shall be paid in addition to the fees required by this rule.
(2) Additional costs, payable to the circuit clerk at the time the service is requested, shall be charged in Circuit Court civil cases as follows:
For a jury of six persons
For a jury of more than six
Filing a third party complaint
Preparing a certification, including Act of Congress
$ 5.00
Providing a copy of a document (per page)
$ .25
Providing a copy of a digital or video recording (per individual tape, disk or other media)
Providing a copy of an audio recording (per individual tape, disk or other media)
Issuing writs of attachment, execution orders, and post judgment writs of possession
Issuing garnishments
Publishing a notice
As set by Newspaper
Certified mail fees
As set by Postal Service
Original deposition, including appearance fees and mileage
Assessed as Costs
Library fees
As set by KRS 172.180 and KRS 453.060
(3) The court, in its discretion, may provide for the payment of additional costs in cases requiring extraordinary services. If the circuit judge assesses additional costs, the circuit clerk shall collect as ordered including:
(a) A fee of $50.00 in domestic relations cases reopened after six months from the entry of the decree for the purpose of modifying the decree, to be collected from the movant at the filing of the motion;
(b) A fee of $50.00 in civil cases in each instance in which the number of items filed surpasses 50 in number or a multiple thereof (the 51st item, 101st item, etc.), to be collected following entry of the judgment;
(c) A fee of $100.00 per day for each day of a civil jury trial in excess of four (4) days, to be collected following entry of the judgment.


HISTORY: Amended by Order 2018-08, eff. 6-22-18; amended by Order 2008-01, eff. 7-1-08; prior amendments eff. 1-1-07 (Order 2006-09), 1-1-05 (Orders 2005-1, 2004-5), 7-1-02, 3-15-97 (Order 97-2), 3-15-97; adopted eff. 1-1-97
Rules Civ. Proc., Rule 3.02, KY ST RCP Rule 3.02
Current with amendments received through March 1, 2024. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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