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RAP 13 Costs and filing fees

Baldwin's Kentucky Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of Appellate ProcedureEffective: January 1, 2023

Baldwin's Kentucky Revised Statutes Annotated
Rules of Appellate Procedure
Article III. General Provisions Applicable to Appeals
Effective: January 1, 2023
Kentucky Rules of Appellate Procedure Rule 13
RAP 13 Costs and filing fees
(A) Costs Taxable. Except for a filing fee, no costs shall be taxed in proceedings in the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals unless otherwise ordered by the Court.
(B) Filing Fees.
(1) Filing fees for docketing the following in the Court of Appeals or in the Supreme Court shall be:
Appeal, cross-appeal or certification of law
Appeals or cross-appeals from Circuit Court, Family Division, to the Court of Appeals, from orders determining:
(1) Paternity
(2) Dependency, neglect or abuse
(3) Domestic violence
(4) Juvenile status offense
Motion for transfer
Motion or cross-motion for discretionary review
Petition for rehearing, modification or extension of opinion
Motion for leave to file amicus curiae brief
Motion for intermediate relief (if filing fee has not been paid)
Motion for relief under RAP 20
Original proceeding under RAP 60
Motion for reconsideration of a final order or “Opinion and Order”
Petition or cross-petition for review of a decision by the Workers' Compensation Board
(2) In appeals from District Court, the filing fee is $60, plus any additional fees set by statute, local rule, or ordinance.
(3) No filing fee shall be payable when the appellant or appellants are represented by a public defender. No filing fee shall be payable by the Commonwealth, but in civil actions it shall be liable for reimbursement of costs as provided by paragraph (C) of this rule to the same extent as any other unsuccessful party. Judicial officers of the Court of Justice who are litigants in their official capacities shall not be liable for reimbursement or for the payment of filing fees except as may be required by the Supreme Court in actions arising under Supreme Court Rule 4 (Judicial Retirement and Removal Commission).
(C) Collection. The costs of each appeal or original action shall be borne by the unsuccessful party or parties. Liability for reimbursement of costs may be enforced on motion without necessity of an independent proceeding.


HISTORY: Adopted eff. 1-1-23
Rules App. Proc., Rule 13, KY ST RAP Rule 13
Current with amendments received through November 15, 2023. Some rules may be more current, see credits for details.
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