814.61(1)(c)1. 1. An action to determine paternity brought by the state or its delegate under s. 767.80 (1) (g) or (h) or commenced on behalf of the child by an attorney appointed under s. 767.407 (1) (c).
814.61(1)(c)2. 2. An action under ch. 769.
814.61(1)(c)3. 3. A forfeiture proceeding under ss. 961.55 to 961.56 or 973.075 to 973.077.
814.61(1)(c)4. 4. An action to terminate parental rights under subch. VIII of ch. 48.
814.61(1)(c)5. 5. An action for adoption under subch. XIX of ch. 48.
814.61(1)(c)6. 6. An action to commit a person under ch. 51, 55, or 980.
814.61(1)(c)7. 7. An action under s. 165.76 (6) to compel provision of a biological specimen for deoxyribonucleic acid analysis.
814.61(1)(d) (d) No fee charged under this subsection in any action commenced under s. 813.12, 813.122, or 813.123 may be collected from a petitioner under s. 813.12, 813.122, or 813.123. The fee charged under this subsection for petitions filed and granted under s. 813.12, 813.122, or 813.123 shall be collected from the respondent under s. 813.12, 813.122, or 813.123 if he or she is convicted of violating a temporary restraining order or injunction issued under s. 813.12 (3) or (4), 813.122 (4) or (5), or 813.123 (4) or (5).
814.61(1)(e) (e) No fee charged under this subsection in any action commenced under s. 813.125 may be collected from a petitioner under s. 813.125 if the petition alleges conduct that is the same as or similar to conduct that is prohibited by s. 940.32 or that is listed in s. 813.12 (1) (am) 1. to 6. If no fee is collected under this paragraph, the fee charged under this subsection for petitions filed and granted under s. 813.125 shall be collected from the respondent under s. 813.125 if he or she is convicted of violating a temporary restraining order or injunction issued under s. 813.125 (3) or (4).
814.61(2) (2)Change of venue.
814.61(2)(a)(a) Except as provided in par. (b), on a change of venue at commencement in the court to which the action is transferred, a fee equal to the fee paid by the plaintiff to commence the action. The transferring court, in its order for change of venue, shall make a finding as to which party's actions necessitated the change of venue and shall order that party to pay the fee, which shall not be taxed as a cost in the action.
814.61(2)(b) (b) If the court orders a change of venue under s. 801.52, no fee may be charged.
814.61(3) (3)Third-party complaint. When any defendant files a 3rd-party complaint, the defendant shall pay a fee of $45. The defendant shall pay only one such $45 fee in an action. Of the fees received by the clerk under this subsection, the county treasurer shall pay $25 to the secretary of administration for deposit in the general fund and shall retain the balance for the use of the county. The secretary of administration shall credit $5 of the $25 to the appropriation under s. 20.680 (2) (j).
814.61(4) (4)Jury fee. For a jury in all civil actions, except a garnishment action under ch. 812, a nonrefundable fee of $6 per juror demanded to hear the case to be paid by the party demanding a jury within the time permitted to demand a jury trial. If the jury fee is not paid, no jury may be called in the action, and the action may be tried to the court without a jury.
814.61(5) (5)Judgments, writs, executions, liens, warrants, awards, certificates. The clerk shall collect a fee of $5 for the following:
814.61(5)(a) (a) Issuing executions, certificates, commissions to take depositions, transcripts from the judgment and lien docket, and any writs not commencing an action or special proceeding.
814.61(5)(b) (b) Filing and entering judgments, transcripts of judgments, liens, warrants and awards, including filing and entering assignments or satisfactions of judgments, liens or warrants and withdrawals, satisfactions and voidances of tax warrants under s. 71.91 (5) (g).
814.61(6) (6)Foreign judgments. On filing a foreign judgment under s. 806.24, $15.
814.61(7) (7)Revision of judgment or order in action affecting the family.
814.61(7)(a)(a) Except as provided in par. (b), upon the filing of any petition under s. 767.59 (1c) (a) or any motion, by either party, for the revision of a judgment or order in an action affecting the family, $30. No fee may be collected under this paragraph for any petition or motion by either party for the revision of a judgment or order involving child support, family support, or maintenance if both parties have stipulated to the revision of the judgment or order. Of the fees received by the clerk under this paragraph, the county treasurer shall pay 50% to the secretary of administration for deposit in the general fund and shall retain the balance for the use of the county.
814.61(7)(b) (b) Upon the filing of any petition, motion, or order to show cause by either party under s. 767.451 or 767.481, $50. No fee may be collected under this paragraph for filing a petition, motion, or order to show cause for the revision of a judgment or order for legal custody or physical placement if both parties have stipulated to the revision of the judgment or order. Of the fees received by the clerk under this paragraph, the county treasurer shall pay 25% to the secretary of administration for deposit in the general fund, retain 25% for the use of the county, and deposit 50% in a separate account to be used by the county exclusively for the purposes specified in s. 767.405.
814.61(7)(c) (c) Paragraphs (a) and (b) do not apply to a petition or motion filed by the state or its delegate in connection with an action to determine paternity under s. 767.80 (1) (g), to a petition or motion filed by an attorney appointed under s. 767.407 (1) (c) in connection with an action to determine paternity when the circumstances specified in s. 767.407 (1) (c) 1. or 2. apply or to a petition or motion filed in an action under ch. 769.
814.61(8) (8)Appeal from municipal court or administrative decision.
814.61(8)(am)(am) On appeal from municipal court or on review of any administrative decision, including an appeal from a commission's award in a condemnation action under ch. 32:
814.61(8)(am)1. 1. If the appeal or review is by certiorari or on the record, $40.
814.61(8)(am)2. 2. If a new trial is authorized and requested, $55.
814.61(8)(c) (c) Of the fees received by the clerk under par. (am) 1., the county treasurer shall pay $22.50 to the secretary of administration for deposit in the general fund and shall retain the balance for the use of the county. The secretary of administration shall credit $5 of the $22.50 to the appropriation under s. 20.680 (2) (j).
814.61(8)(d) (d) Of the fees received by the clerk under par. (am) 2., the county treasurer shall pay $30 to the secretary of administration for deposit in the general fund and shall retain the balance for the use of the county. The state treasurer shall credit $5 of the $30 to the appropriation under s. 20.680 (2) (j).
814.61(9) (9)Transmitting documents. For certifying and transmitting documents upon appeal, writ of error, change of venue, for enforcing real estate judgments in other counties, or for enforcing judgments in other states, $15 plus postage.
814.61(10) (10)Copies.
814.61(10)(a)(a) Except as provided in par. (b), for copies, certified or otherwise, of any document for which a specific fee is not established by this section, or for comparison and attestation of copies not provided by the clerk, $1.25 per page.
814.61(10)(b) (b) For copies of any court document requested by the state public defender, other than a transcript, a fee equal to the actual, necessary and direct costs of copying.
814.61(11) (11)Searches. For searching files or records to locate any one action when the person requesting the search does not furnish the case number of the action, or to ascertain the existence or nonexistence of any instrument or record in the custody of the clerk of circuit court, $5.
814.61(12) (12)Receiving and disbursing money.
814.61(12)(a)(a) Trust funds and small estates.
814.61(12)(a)1.1. For receiving a trust fund, or handling or depositing money under s. 757.25 or 807.10 (3), at the time the money is deposited with the clerk, a fee of $10 or 0.5 percent of the amount deposited, whichever is greater. In addition, a fee of $10 shall be charged upon each withdrawal of any or all of the money deposited with the clerk.
814.61(12)(a)2. 2. If the clerk is required by court order or by law to deposit any of the funds in subd. 1. in an account in a bank, savings bank, savings and loan association or other suitable financial institution, the type of account shall be in the clerk's discretion unless the court specifies a particular type of account in its order. In depositing the funds into any account, the clerk shall act as a conservator, not as a trustee, and shall not be held liable or responsible for obtaining any specific rate of interest on the deposit.
814.61(12)(c) (c) Deposits in contempt proceedings. For receiving and disbursing deposits made under s. 818.12 in contempt proceedings under ch. 785, $10 per deposit. The $10 fee shall be deducted from the deposit, unless the entire deposit is ordered returned to the defendant, before applying the deposit to the satisfaction of a judgment under s. 818.14.
814.61(13) (13)Support or maintenance petition. For the cost of court services, whenever a person not receiving benefits under s. 49.148 or 49.155 or aid under s. 49.19, 49.46, 49.465, 49.468, 49.47, or 49.471 files a petition requesting child support, maintenance or family support payments, $10 in addition to any other fee required under this section. This subsection does not apply to a petition filed by the state or its delegate.
814.61(14) (14)Petition for occupational license. On filing a petition for an occupational license under s. 343.10 (4), $40.
814.61 Annotation Requiring the payment of a jury fee does not violate the right to a trial by jury. County of Portage v. Steinpreis, 104 Wis. 2d 466, 312 N.W.2d 731 (1981).
814.61 Annotation The trial court has discretion to allow a jury trial when fees under s. 814.61 (4) are not timely paid. Chitwood v. A. O. Smith Harvestore, 170 Wis. 2d 622, 489 N.W.2d 697 (Ct. App. 1992).
814.61 Annotation Section 757.25 imposes two prerequisites for charging a fee under sub. (12) (a) for handling or depositing money under s. 757.25: 1) a party to the action has paid at least $1000 into court; and 2) that same party has obtained from the judge an order directing the clerk of court to deposit the money in a safe depository. HSBC Realty Credit Corporation v. City of Glendale, 2007 WI 94, 303 Wis. 2d 1, 735 N.W.2d 77, 05-1042.
814.61 Annotation Circumstances under which additional fees under sub. (13) are to be paid are discussed. 75 Atty. Gen. 1.
814.61 Annotation A domestic abuse petition filed under s. 813.12 (2) in conjunction with or in a pending action affecting the family does not require a separate filing fee. 80 Atty. Gen. 231.
814.615 814.615 Fees for mediation and studies.
814.615(1) (1)
814.615(1)(a)(a) Except as provided under sub. (2), for family court services provided under s. 767.405 a county shall collect the following fees:
814.615(1)(a)1. 1. For the first mediation session conducted upon referral under s. 767.405 (5), no fee.
814.615(1)(a)2. 2. For all mediation provided after the first session mediation described under subd. 1., a single fee of $200, regardless of the number of mediation sessions held.
814.615(1)(a)3. 3. For a study under s. 767.405 (14), a fee of $300.
814.615(1)(b) (b) The county shall determine when and how to collect the fees under par. (a). Subject to sub. (3), the county shall reduce the fees in accordance with the parties' ability to pay or provide the services without payment of the fees if both parties are unable to pay.
814.615(2) (2) In lieu of the fee under sub. (1) (a) 2. or 3., a county may establish a fee schedule to recover its reasonable costs of providing family court services under s. 767.405. A fee schedule established under this subsection may apply in lieu of the fee under sub. (1) (a) 2. or 3. or both, and shall require no fee for the first mediation session conducted upon referral under s. 767.405 (5); provide for payment for any other services based on the parties' ability to pay; and take into account the fees the county collects under s. 814.61 (1) (b) and (7) (b). Fees shall be based on services actually provided. The county may not collect a single fee applicable without regard to the number of sessions or services provided. Subject to sub. (3), the county shall provide family court services to the parties even if both parties are unable to pay.
814.615(3) (3) The court or a circuit court commissioner shall direct either or both parties to pay any applicable fee under this section. If either or both parties are unable to pay, the court shall grant a separate judgment for the amount of the fees in favor of the county and against the party or parties responsible for the fees.
814.615(4) (4) The county treasurer shall deposit fees collected under this section in a separate account for the exclusive purpose of providing mediation services and studies under s. 767.405.
814.615 History History: 1987 a. 355; 1991 a. 269; 2001 a. 61; 2005 a. 443 ss. 264, 265.
814.615 Note NOTE: 1987 Wis. Act 355 contains explanatory notes.
814.62 814.62 Fees in garnishment, wage earner and small claims actions. The clerk of court shall collect the fees provided in this section. Unless a specific exemption is provided, a governmental unit, as defined in s. 108.02 (17), shall pay fees under this section. The clerk shall collect the following fees:
814.62(1) (1)Garnishment actions. The fee for commencing a garnishment action under ch. 812, including actions under s. 799.01 (1) (d) 2., is $20. Of the fees received by the clerk under this subsection, the county treasurer shall pay $12.50 to the secretary of administration for deposit in the general fund and shall retain the balance for the use of the county. The secretary of administration shall credit $5 of the $12.50 to the appropriation under s. 20.680 (2) (j).
814.62(2) (2)Wage earner actions. The fee for commencing wage earner amortization proceedings under s. 128.21 is $10.
814.62(3) (3)Small claims actions.
814.62(3)(a)(a) In a small claims action under ch. 799, at the time of issuance of a summons or other process in a proceeding not commenced by a summons, the plaintiff shall pay to the clerk of court a fee of $22.
814.62(3)(b) (b) If a counterclaim or cross complaint is filed under s. 799.02 (1), the person filing the same shall pay a fee equal to the difference between the fee under s. 814.61 (1) (a) and the fee under par. (a).
814.62(3)(c) (c) For all other services of the clerk in a small claims action, the clerk shall collect the fees prescribed in s. 814.61.
814.62(3)(d)2.2. Of the fees received by the clerk under par. (a), the county treasurer shall pay $11.80 to the secretary of administration for deposit in the general fund and shall retain the balance for the use of the county. The secretary of administration shall credit the $11.80 to the appropriation under s. 20.680 (2) (j).
814.62(3)(d)3. 3. Of the fees received by the clerk under par. (b), the county treasurer shall pay $27.20 to the secretary of administration for deposit in the general fund and shall retain the balance for the use of the county. The secretary of administration shall credit $10 of the $27.20 to the appropriation under s. 20.680 (2) (j).
814.62(3)(e) (e) If any party files a demand for a jury trial in any action under ch. 799, the party demanding the jury trial shall pay a fee equal to the difference between the fee under s. 814.61 (1) (a) and the fee under par. (a), in addition to the fee under s. 814.61 (4).
814.62(4) (4)Mailing fee. For service by mail under s. 799.12, the clerk shall collect $2 for each defendant to cover the expense of mailing. If service by certified mail return receipt requested is required, the clerk shall collect for each defendant $2 plus the cost for the certified mailing, rounded up to the nearest dollar.
814.62 History History: 1981 c. 317; 1983 a. 27; 1985 a. 29; 1987 a. 208, 399; 1989 a. 31, 359; 1991 a. 39; 1993 a. 16; 1995 a. 27; Sup. Ct. Order No. 95-10, 195 Wis. 2d xv (1996); 2003 a. 33.
814.63 814.63 Fees in forfeiture actions.
814.63(1) (1)
814.63(1)(b)(b) In all forfeiture actions in circuit court, the clerk of court shall collect a fee of $25 to be paid by the defendant when judgment is entered against the defendant.
814.63(1)(c) (c) This subsection does not apply to an action for a violation of s. 101.123 (2) or (2m), for a financial responsibility violation under s. 344.62 (2), for a violation under s. 343.51 (1m) (b), or for a safety belt use violation under s. 347.48 (2m).
814.63(2) (2) Upon the disposition of a forfeiture action in circuit court for violation of a county, town, city, village, town sanitary district, or public inland lake protection and rehabilitation district ordinance, except for an action for a financial responsibility violation under s. 344.62 (2) or for a violation under s. 343.51 (1m) (b) or a safety belt use violation under s. 347.48 (2m), the county, town, city, village, town sanitary district, or public inland lake protection and rehabilitation district shall pay a nonrefundable fee of $5 to the clerk of circuit court.
814.63(3) (3) In addition to any forfeiture imposed, a defendant shall pay the costs, fees, and surcharges imposed under this chapter.
814.63(3m) (3m)
814.63(3m)(a)(a) Except as provided in par. (d), if a defendant is required to appear in court, in addition to any forfeiture, costs, fees, or surcharges it imposes, the court shall impose and collect from the defendant any costs charged to or paid by a law enforcement agency for the withdrawal of the defendant's blood if the court finds that the defendant violated s. 23.33 (4c), 30.681, 346.63, or 350.101, or a local ordinance in conformity therewith.
814.63(3m)(b) (b) Except as provided in par. (d), if at the time the court finds that the defendant committed the violation, the law enforcement agency has not paid or been charged with the costs of withdrawing the defendant's blood, the court shall impose and collect the costs the law enforcement agency reasonably expects to be charged for the withdrawal, based on the current charges for this procedure.
814.63(3m)(c) (c) The court shall disburse the amounts it collects under this subsection to the law enforcement agency that requested the blood withdrawal.
814.63(3m)(d) (d) The court may not impose on the defendant any cost for an alternative test provided free of charge as described in s. 343.305 (4).
814.63(4) (4) In forfeiture actions in which a county, town, city, village, town sanitary district or public inland lake protection and rehabilitation district prevails, costs and disbursements shall be allowed to the county, town, city, village, town sanitary district or public inland lake protection and rehabilitation district subject only to sub. (2) and such other limitation as the court may direct.
814.63(5) (5) Of the fees received by the clerk under sub. (1) (b), the county treasurer shall pay $17.50 to the secretary of administration for deposit in the general fund and shall retain the balance for the use of the county. The secretary of administration shall credit $5 of the $17.50 to the appropriation under s. 20.680 (2) (j).
814.63 Annotation A municipality must pay the fee imposed under sub. (2) upon the disposition in a circuit court of a forfeiture action for a municipal ordinance violation. The fee may not be passed on to the defendant. 80 Atty. Gen. 151.
814.63 Annotation Neither the clerk of court nor the county board has the authority to adopt a nonrefundable processing fee in the absence of a statute specifically providing for the fee. 80 Atty. Gen. 223.
814.64 814.64 Fees on appeal to court of appeals or supreme court. The fees on appeal to the court of appeals and the supreme court are prescribed in s. 809.25 (2).
814.64 History History: 1981 c. 317.
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2013 Wis. Act 380 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before Oct. 4, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after Oct. 4, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 10-4-14)