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Filing Fees
FILING FEES FOR HENDERSON COUNTY


Standard filing fees must be paid when the case is filed. Filing by pauper's oath is allowed upon application IF ordered by the Chancellor. Rules regarding payment of court costs with respect to orders of protection have not changed.

Fees other than filing fees are required at the time the service is requested, except for continuances which are taxed at the discretion of the Chancellor and collected at the end of the case.

Filing fees are broken down by category as follows:


NEW CASES

Adoptions                                               $184.50 Plus Service

Divorces
                With Children                      $284.50 Plus Service

                Without Children                $209.50 Plus Service

Workman’s Comp.                              $234.50  Plus Service
Name Change                                       $184.50
Minor Settlements                               $184.50 Plus Service                
Breach of Contracts                            $309.50 Plus Service
Property Disputes                               $309.50 Plus Service
Gdnships, Conservatorships             $244.50 Plus Service
All Other Complaints                          $309.50 Plus Service

 
REOPENED CASES
Agreed Orders                             $77.00
Qualified Domestic Relations Order   $27.00
Contempt/Modifications                 $77.00 Plus Service
Modification                                $77.00 Plus Service
Motions                                      $77.00 Plus Service
Name Change in Old Cases             $77.00
Petitions                                     $77.00 Plus Service
Transfers From this Co.                 $77.00
Transfers To this County               $162.00 
  

SERVICE
Summons – Sheriff’s Fee               $28.00
Restraining Order – Sheriff’s Fee     $28.00
Notice – Sheriff’s Fee                   $28.00
Subpoena – Clerk’s Fee                 $6.00
Subpoena – Sheriff’s Fee               $28.00
Mittimus – Sheriff’s Fee                 $28.00
Garnishment                                $25.00 Plus Service
Execution                                   $25.00 Plus Service
Publication                                  $25.00 Plus Newspaper Fee
Non Resident Notice                     $64.00 
                                Make Check Payable to Lexington Progress
Commissioner of Insurance             $15.00 
                                Make Check Payable to Commissioner of Insurance
Secretary of State                        $20.00 
                                Make Check Payable to Secretary of State


ADDITIONAL CLERK’S FEES

Annual Accounting                         $40.00
Final Accounting                            $30.00
Answer and Counterclaim                $100.00 Plus Service
Counterclaim                                 $100.00
Certification                                  $5.00
Copies per page                             $.50
Faxing of documents (out)               $3.00 plus .50 per page
Faxing of documents (in)                 $5.00 plus .50 per page
Continuance                                 $7.00
Court of Appeals                            $300.00 
                Third Party Complaint Same as original 
                Filing minus Litigation
Act of Congress Certification            $15.00
Encroach of Minor’s Fund                 $77.00

PROBATE

Probate                                         $314.50 Plus $32.00 to Paper(3 free letters)
File Claim                                       $11.00
Exception to Claim                           $42.00
Small Estate                                   $125.50
Orders other than closing                  $12.00
Muniment of Title                             $314.50
Any Order other than closing             $12.00

DELINQUENT TAXES

Fee per parcel                                 $42.00
After Judge issues order to sell           $100.00
Redemption Fee                               $40.00