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Title 255—LOCAL COURT RULES

BUCKS COUNTY

Clerk of Courts—Criminal Division; AD 2-2018

[48 Pa.B. 7634]
[Saturday, December 15, 2018]

Administrative Order

 And Now, this 1st day of November, 2018, the Clerk of Courts' FEE BILL, effective January 1, 2019, as follows and incorporated herein is hereby approved by Jeffrey Finley, President Judge, in accordance with Act 36 of 2000—Clerk of Courts' Fee Law effective August 21, 2000.

By the Court

JEFFREY FINLEY, 
President Judge

Office of the Clerk of Courts
Fee Bill 2019

Adopted pursuant to Act No. 36 of 2000
Effective January 1, 2019

MISDEMEANORS AND FELONIES DISPOSED OF BEFORE TRIAL*

 For each case **
$226.00

MISDEMEANORS AND FELONIES DISPOSED OF DURING OR AFTER TRIAL*

 For each case **
$279.00

SUMMARY/CONTEMPT MATTERS

 For each Summary case**
$32.00

NOTES:

 * For purposes of this Fee Bill, a trial begins in a non-jury trial when the prosecution begins its opening statement and in a jury trial when the jury is sworn.

 ** A ''case'' is each separate complaint, transcript, or Bill of Information unless consolidated for trial by Order of Court.

Fees set by:

Mary K. Smithson, Clerk of Courts

ADDITIONAL CHARGES ON EACH INFORMATION OR TRANSCRIPT WHETHER DISPOSED OF BEFORE, DURING, OR AFTER TRIAL

(Not totally inclusive of all STATE-mandated ACTS)

Charges Mandated by Act 113 of 2001: (portion to County; and portion to State)

FELONY INFORMATION  $67.50
MISDEMEANOR INFORMATION  $58.50
SUMMARY CONVICTION except Motor Vehicle  $51.00
SUMMARY CONVICTION—Motor Vehicle Case  $40.50
SUMMARY CONVICTION—Motor Vehicle Case with Hearing Demanded  $48.50

Note: If multiple convictions are involved, only one set of costs will be assessed (highest amount) for each case.

Defendants sentenced to County Probation supervision or placed on County Parole  $35.00
per month
Defendants subject to A.R.D. agreement or Probation pursuant to Section 17 $350.00
(ARD Administrative Fee and Supervision Fee)
ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGEMENT FEE cost of handling money paid into court  $30.00
(maximum)
BENCH WARRANT (Certifications)  $22.00
WITNESS FEE (For Commonwealth Witnesses) 7 cents per mileage plus $5.00
per witness per day
CONSTABLE COSTS (from D.J. level) ACTUAL COST
SHERIFF FEE   $5.00
TRANSPORTATION Costs ACTUAL COSTS
Cost of CRIME LAB fees for Commonwealth ACTUAL COSTS
PAROLE VIOLATION
Additional Hearings
 $53.00
ARD/Section 17 VIOLATION Additional Hearings  $53.00
AUTOMATION FEE (for each initial action or initial legal proceeding)   $5.00
LAW LIBRARY  $20.00
BOOKING CENTER FEE $200.00
FORENSIC LAB FEE (DUI) $150.00

ADDITIONAL FEES

Certifications
(includes Drivers License notifications to PA Dept of Transportation and Bail Forfeitures)
 $11.00
APPEALS to Superior, Supreme, or Commonwealth Courts
(PLUS $90.25 check made payable to Appellate Court eff. 11-01-17)
 $59.00
FILING OF ALL OTHER MATTERS IN THE CLERK OF COURTS' OFFICE
(includes Bail Assignments)
*Addtl $5 Automation Fee if Misc Case created *
  $20.00*
RECORD SEARCHES
(includes name search, one docket print, and/or up to 5 copies from file)
 $20.00
SERVICE CHARGE FOR BAD CHECKS or cancelled Money Orders Received OR Credit/Debit Card reversals  $35.00
Request to STOP PAYMENT on a check  $32.00
COPY CHARGE (per page)   $0.30
MICROFILM COPIES (per page)   $1.50
Pay-per-page Convenience Fee   $1.00
plus
$0.10/page
DOCKET PRINT OUT
(up to 20 pages, each additional $0.30 per page)
  $5.00
FAX charge   $1.00
Electronic media copy fee  $10.00
per CD
SUBPOENA   $4.00
BAIL PIECE  $11.00
EXEMPLIFICATIONS (Certifications)
Each Additional page
 $11.00
   $1.30
APPEAL FROM SUMMARY CONVICTION
* Addtl $5 Automation Fee *
  $59.00*
EXPUNGEMENT/LIMITED ACCESS
PETITION/ORDER
(Service includes 5 certified copies of Order)
* Addtl $5 Automation Fee if Misc Case created (1 case per petition or if multiple cases on the same petition, additional certification fees may apply)
$110.00*
(Additional $132.00 mandated
by Act 5
of 2016)

BAIL PROCESSING FEES

BAIL ADMINISTRATIVE FEE (entering and servicing bail (includes Bond)—See Local Rule Crim 535(G)(H)(I)(J). If less than $100, no refund; exception ROR $100.00
R.O.R/Unsecured BAIL BOND  $11.00
REAL ESTATE BAIL  $22.00

JUVENILE MATTERS

INITIAL HEARING (each docket)  $53.00
ADDITIONAL HEARING
(per juvenile)
 $41.00

PETITIONS FOR PRIVATE DETECTIVE LICENSE

FILING FEE  $49.00
INITIAL LICENSE—INDIVIDUAL
(2 YEARS)
$200.00
INITIAL LICENSE—CORPORATION (2 YEARS) $300.00
RENEWAL OF LICENSE PROCESSING FEE  $20.00
RENEWED LICENSE—INDIVIDUAL (3 YEARS) $300.00
RENEWED LICENSE—
CORPORATION (3 YEARS)
$450.00
FEE for PROCESSING FINGERPRINT CARDS
*PLUS: 
Check payable to Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
(per fingerprint card)—$17.50
  $11.00*
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 18-1925. Filed for public inspection December 14, 2018, 9:00 a.m.]



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