October: Nevada Court FeesSeveral fee changes are taking place for Nevada District Court records and also for records held by Nevada county clerks. Effective October 1, 2013 the fee for a record search and the fee for a record copy are both lowered from $1.00 to $.50. Note the record search fee is on a per-year basis. The change is part of Senate Bill 74, the fees are mentioned on page nine of the bill.
Essentially this bill affects records maintained by the District Court (felony, gross misdemeanors, civil actions over $10,000, probate, domestic relations, child support, guardianships, appeals from Municipal and Justice Courts, etc.) and the County Clerks (marriage and voter registration records, among others). The bill does NOT affect fees at the Justice Courts, Municipal Courts or records held by the County Recorder. Therefore those search and copy fees remain the same.
While the bill and statute refer specifically to the County Clerk and not to the District Clerk or the District Court Administrator, this is merely a point of language. The assumption continually used is that the clerk mentioned is the ex officio Clerk of the District Court.
July: Colorado Court Fees
A number of fee increases took place effective July 1, 2013 for all Colorado Courts including County, District, Court of Appeals, Supreme, and the Water Court. Most of the changes affect filing fees and surcharges, with some increasing as much as 20%. The costs for all certifications, including Certification of a copy, a Dismissal, a Satisfaction of Judgment, and for an Exemplification increase from $13.00 to $20.00. Fees for copies and searches remain the same.
This increase is actually part of an order repealing a temporary decrease (Chief Justice Directive 12-02) that previously went into effect on January 23, 2012. So the new fees are actually a return to levels in place in 2011.