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Rules for Fees and Costs for Circuit Courts
Amended December 18, 2012; Amendment Effective March 1, 2013;
Amended May 25, 2010; Amendment Effective July 1, 2010;
Amended December 17, 2002; Amendment Effective January 1, 2003;
Amended September 11, 2002; Amendment Effective November 1, 2002;
Amended August 13, 2002; Amendment Effective September 1, 2002;
Amended December 31, 2001; Amendment Effective April 1, 2002;
Amended July 24, 2001; Amendment Effective November 1, 2001;
Revised May 9, 2000; Revision Effective July 1, 2000;
Text of Rules
[+] Rule 1. Costs and fees in criminal actions.
(a)
Circuit courts shall collect for every criminal/traffic charge (count) for which a conviction results unless otherwise specifically excepted by statute or court rule, costs in the sum of $20.00 which shall be assessed as part of the sentence. In addition, for every criminal/traffic charge (count) for which a conviction results unless otherwise specifically excepted by statute or court rule, a fee of $20.00 shall be imposed, $10.00 of which shall be deposited into the judicial systems automation account established by W.S. § 5-2-120 and $10.00 of which shall be deposited into the indigent civil legal services account established by W.S. § 5-2-121.
(b)
For every charge (count) the court shall impose the costs and fees provided for under paragraph (a) above, and the victim's compensation fee as required by W.S. § 1-40-119, unless the court determines the defendant has an inability to pay and that no reasonable probability exists that the defendant will have an ability to pay.
(adopted April 7, 1987, effective June 1, 1987; amended June 11, 1987, effective June 1, 1987; amended August 6, 1996, effective August 8, 1996; amended May 9, 2000, effective July 1, 2000; amended August 13, 2002, effective September 1, 2002; amended December 17, 2003, effective January 1, 2003)
[+] Rule 2. Fee for record checks.

All requests for a record check shall be submitted in writing by the applicant. Response to the request for a record check shall be made by the court in writing as soon as practicable after the written request is received by the court.

The fee for checking circuit court records shall be ten dollars ($10.00). Payment of the $10.00 fee for each record check shall be made in cash or check payable to the court.

Only one fee shall be charged for a record check involving a particular name and any reasonable derivation or other spelling of that name. However, a separate record check fee will be charged for each and every alias which is dissimilar to the original name submitted.

No charge shall be made for checking circuit court records if requested by an employee of a governmental agency.

Any request for copies of documents shall be billed separately as allowed by these rules above and beyond any fee charged as set forth herein.

This rule and the charge provided only applies to services required from court personnel to check and/or abstract court records. This rule has no application to the personal examination of any court records including indexes by any individual desiring information from these public records.

(added April 24, 1991, effective May 14, 1991; amended and effective August 20, 1991; amended May 9, 2000, effective July 1, 2000; amended July 24, 2001, effective November 1, 2001; amended December 31, 2001, effective April 1, 2002; amended September 11, 2002, effective November 1, 2002)
[+] Rule 3. Fee for copies. The fee for making copies shall be $1.00 for the first page and $.50 for each subsequent page.
(added December 31, 2001, effective April 1, 2002)
[+] Rule 4. Fee for facsimile transmission. The clerk shall charge $1.00 per page to transmit or receive a facsimile.
(added December 2001, effective April 1, 2002; amended December 18, 2012, effective March 1, 2013)
[+] Rule 5. Fee for copying tapes. The fee for copying tapes shall be $5.00 per tape.
(added December 2001, effective April 1, 2002)
[+] Rule 6. Over payments. In the case of overpayments, a refund need not be made unless the over payment exceeds $10.00.
(added December 2001, effective April 1, 2002)
[+] Rule 7. Fee for exemplification of court documents. The fee for exemplification of court documents shall be $5.00.
(added December 2001, effective April 1, 2002)
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