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Posted: January 15, 2021
*****Fee Increase Notice*****
A surcharge shall be assessed on each fee collected by the sheriff upon acceptance for each service required for any complaint, summons, writ or other legal paper required to be served or posted by the sheriff. Surcharges shall be assessed as follows:
  1. Beginning January 1, 2021, through December 31, 2021, the surcharge shall be $17.
  2. Beginning January 1, 2022, through December 31, 2022, the surcharge shall be $19.
  3. Beginning January 1, 2023, and thereafter, the surcharge shall be $21.
For more information view Senate Bill No. 1193.
Posted: December 23, 2020

*** Discovery Motion Protocols ***
Please refer to the protocols for the filing and processing of discovery motions in the Trial Division-Civil found HERE. Please note that hearings will not be scheduled immediately upon the filing of the motion. If the motion is certified as contested, it will be assigned to a judicial team leader and may be listed for a hearing at the court's discretion.
Posted: December 29, 2020
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