June 25, 2012

Increased Superior Court Fees Take Effect July 1

On July 1, 2012, increased court filing fees for various matters take effect, as a result of PA 12-89. The fee increases include, among other things, a $50 increase in the general civil filing fee (from $300 to $350) and a new $600 fee for filing a motion for admission pro hac vice. Under PA 12-89, the fee increases sunset after three years.

70% of the revenue from the act’s fee increases will fund legal services for the poor, and the rest will go to the Judicial Branch’s Data Processing Revolving Fund to maintain and improve the branch’s informational processing system.

The Judicial Branch’s webpage has a chart showing the fee increases, as well as various other fees that have not changed.