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REVISED SCHEDULE OF
CHARGES, COSTS AND FEES TO BE CHARGED BY THE
CLERKS OF THE CIRCUIT COURTS
UNDER COURTS ARTICLE, § 7-202
Effective May 17, 2018
I.
Scope of Schedule.
A.
B.
Courts.
1.
Circuit Courts. This Schedule applies to court charges, costs, and fees in
connection with all actions filed or pending in a circuit court and other
services of clerks of the circuit courts.
2.
Appellate Courts. This Schedule does not apply to any charge, cost, or fee in
the Court of Appeals or Court of Special Appeals.
3.
District Court. This Schedule does not apply to any charge, cost, or fee in
the District Court, other than deposits under Rule 7-103.
Limitations.
1.
Imposition under Statute or Rule. This Schedule does not affect any charge,
cost or fee set or required to be assessed by statute or rule. See, e.g., Courts
Article, §§ 2-102(b)(1) and (2), 5-1002, 7-204, 7-401, 7-402, and 7-409, as
to the minimum auditor’s compensation and fees for counsel in Baltimore
City, prisoner litigation, appearance fees, supplementary proceedings,
sheriffs’ fees, and criminal injuries compensation and crime victims’ fees,
respectively.
2.
Waiver by Statute. This Schedule does not affect any waiver, by statute, of a
charge, cost, or fee or its prepayment. See, e.g., Courts Article, § 7202(b);
Criminal Procedure Article, § 1-203(d)(4); and Family Law Article, §§ 4504(c) and 5-1011(c), as to charges against the State, any county,
municipality, or Baltimore City, petitions for return of seized property,
petitioners for protective orders against domestic violence, and child
support enforcement.
3.
Waiver by Court. This Schedule does not interfere with a court’s authority or
duty, under statute or rule, to waive a charge, cost, or fee or its prepayment.
See, e.g., Courts Article, § 7-201 and Rules 1-325(a) and 2-603(e).
4.
C.
II.
Assessment Against and Allocation Among Parties. This Schedule does not
interfere with a court’s authority or duty, under statute or rule, to assess
costs against a party or to allocate costs among parties. See, e.g.,
Agriculture Article, §§ 4-125(d) and 5-111(c), Courts Article, §§ 3-228(b)
and 7-409(d), Family Law Article, § 4-506(d)(12), Labor and Employment
Article, §§ 3-605(b) and 9-902(f), Real Property Article, § 10-108, and
Rules 1-325(b), 2-415(a), 2-506(d), and 2-603(a), (c), and (d), and 4-353.
Uniformity. For services enumerated in this Schedule, the charges, costs, and fees
shall be uniform throughout the State exclusively as provided in this Schedule.
Charges, Costs, and Fees.
A.
Initial Filing Fee.
1.
Civil Actions Other Than Juvenile Proceedings and Appeals.
(A)
(B)
Unless a different fee is prescribed in paragraph (B) of this
subsection, a clerk shall collect a $1651, 2 filing fee for docketing a
civil action or proceeding, not including an appeal but including:
(1)
a certified copy of a pleading giving rise to a lis pendens or
a notice of lis pendens; and
(2)
a petition for writ of habeas corpus, except when filed by the
Office of the Public Defender.
A clerk shall collect:
(1)
a $951, 2 filing fee for docketing a petition for confirmation,
correction, or modification of an arbitration award under
Courts Article, Title 3, Subtitle 2, for confirmation of an
arbitration award under Courts Article, § 3-2A-05(i); and
(2)
a $312 filing fee for docketing a motion to hold a person in
contempt, or to modify alimony, custody, support, or
visitation; and
(3)
a $1101, 2 filing fee for:
(a)
a summons or other notice of a court of another state
for appearance of a witness for deposition;
(b)
a foreign judgment under the Maryland Uniform
Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Act (Courts
Article, §§ 11-801 through 11-807);
2
(4)
2.
a certified copy of a foreign custody order under the
Maryland Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and
Enforcement Act (Family Law Article, §§ 9.5-101
through 9.5-318); and
(d)
a motion under Rule 16-732(d) for an order in
connection with a subpoena of Bar Counsel.
a $100 fee for the special admission of an out-of-state
attorney under Rule 14 of the Rules Governing Admission
to the Bar of Maryland and § 10-215 of the Business