Chapter 4.47
FEES FOR PROCESSING EX-PARTE COURT ORDERS

Sections:

4.47.010    Purpose.

4.47.020    Application--Exceptions.

4.47.030    Rate of assessment.

4.47.040    Method of collection.

4.47.050    Disbursement of assessments.

4.47.900    Severability.

4.47.010 Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to authorize the clerk of the superior court to assess fees for the processing and handling of mail requests relative to ex-parte court orders; provide for the method of assessment and collection; and establish the rates of such fees.

(Added Ord. 86-124, November 12, 1986).

4.47.020 Application--Exceptions.

This chapter shall apply to all mail requests, received by the clerk of the superior court, to present ex-parte court orders and to process the same upon return from the ex-parte department of the superior court. Fees shall accompany the mail requests and be paid by the requesting party except for those requests which are exempt from the payment of such fee by state law.

(Added Ord. 86-124, November 12, 1986).

4.47.030 Rate of assessment.

The processing fees shall be as follows:

(1) For all requests requiring presentation to the court, the fee shall not exceed twenty dollars per hour or any portion of an hour required to process such requests.

(2) For bulk requests, case number research shall be charged as follows:

1-10 names

$10.00

11-15 names

$15.00

16-20 names

$20.00

(Added Ord. 86-124, November 12, 1986; Amended Ord. 92-116, Dec. 2, 1992; Amended Ord 01-085, October 24, 2001, Eff date November 3, 2001).

4.47.040 Method of collection.

The clerk of the superior court may adopt rules and regulations, consistent with this chapter and other applicable provisions of law, for the assessment and collection of the fees set forth in this chapter. A copy of any such rules and regulations, or amendments thereto, shall be filed with the clerk of the County council. The clerk may request assistance of the prosecuting attorney in collection of such fees.

(Added Ord. 86-124, November 12, 1986).

4.47.050 Disbursement of assessments.

The clerk of the superior court shall ensure that all fees that are collected are properly accounted for and transmitted to the department of budget and finance on a monthly basis.

(Added Ord. 86-124, November 12, 1986).

4.47.900 Severability.

If any provision of this chapter or its application to any person or circumstance is held to be unconstitutional or otherwise invalid such decision shall not affect the validity of any of the remaining portions of this chapter or its application to other persons or circumstances.

(Added Ord. 86-124, November 12, 1986).