Family Court Fees and Filing Deposits

Fees and Filing Deposits

amended May 21, 2014

The following amounts shall be deposited at the time proceedings are instituted or required.

 Filing deposits listed do not include the service fee.  Service fees are required if using Civil Process.

ADOPTION ACTIONS

FILING FEE

ADULT ADOPTIONS

$215

STEP-CHILD ADOPTIONS

$280

OTHER ADOPTIONS

$325

FOR EACH ADDITIONAL CHILD                

$30

 

 

OTHER CIRCUIT ACTIONS

 

PATERNITY

$180

NOTICE OF APPEAL

$70

TRANSCRIPT REQUEST

$250

 

 

SERVICE

 

FIRST NAMED DEFENDANT

$36

EACH ADDITIONAL DEFENDANT TO BE SERVED OTHER THAN THE FIRST NAMED DEFENDANT

$36

EACH ALIAS SUMMONS

$36

 

 

 MISCELLANEOUS FEES/COPIES

 

 COPY CHARGES - RATE PER PAGE

 $1.00

 CERTIFIED - 1st PAGE
   Additional pages - $1.00 per page

 $4.00

AUTHENICATED - 1st PAGE
   Additional pages - $1.00 per page

 $6.00

No charge shall be made for attested, certified or authenticated copies of  documents furnished to any department of Jackson County, Missouri, to any State agency or department where such copies are requested in connection with any pending proceeding, or to any party who has been allowed to proceed in forma pauperis.

 

 

NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED

 

WAIVERS OF CONSENT TO ADOPTION