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FEES

Please note that except where noted, fees are the same in both Boone and Callaway counties.

Paying Court Costs & Fees

Payments are to be made by cash, cashier’s check, business check, money order, credit card (Mastercard, Visa, Discover or American Express only) or debit card. All credit/debit card transactions will be processed as credit cards and will be assessed a convenience fee as follows:  

  • Payments up to $50.00 will be charged a $2.00 convenience fee;
  • Payments $50.01 and greater will be charged a convenience fee of 4% of the total payment. 

Court Fees

CIVIL

Small Claims - up to $5,000 (service by certified mail)

$30.00

Clerk Fee - $10.00
Sheriff's Retirement- $3.00
Court Automation - $7.00
Certified Mail - $10.00
(each additional deft add $10.00 for certified mail)
 

Small Claims - up to $5,000 (service by Boone or Callaway sheriff*)

$50.00

Clerk Fee - $10.00
Sheriff's Retirement- $3.00
Court Automation - $7.00
Sheriff - $30.00*
(each additional deft add $30.00 for service)

 

Associate Civil (service by Boone or Callaway sheriff*)

$63.00

Clerk Fee - $15.00
Sheriff's Retirement- $3.00
Court Automation - $7.00
Basic Legal Service Fund - $8.00
Sheriff - $20.00*
Sheriff's Salary Support - $10.00
(each additional deft add $30.00 for service)

 

Associate Civil (service by out of county sheriff or special process server)

$33.00

Clerk Fee - $15.00
Sheriff's Retirement - $3.00
Court Automation - $7.00
Basic Legal Service Fund - $8.00

 

Circuit Civil (service by Boone or Callaway sheriff*)

$130.00

Clerk Fee - $45.00
Court Reporter - $15.00
Domestic Violence Shelter Fund - $2.00
Law Library - $15.00
Sheriff's Retirement - $3.00
Court Automation - $7.00
Domestic Relation Resolution Fund - $3.00
Basic Civil Legal Service Fund - $10.00
Sheriff - $20.00*
Sheriff's Salary Support - $10.00
(each additional deft add $30.00 for service)

 

Circuit Civil (service by out of county sheriff or special process server)

$100.00

Clerk Fee - $45.00
Court Reporter - $15.00
Domestic Violence Shelter Fund - $2.00
Law Library - $15.00
Sheriff's Retirement - $3.00
Court Automation - $7.00
Domestic Relation Resolution Fund - $3.00
Basic Civil Legal Service Fund - $10.00

 

FAMILY COURT

Dissolution /Legal Separation (service by Boone or Callaway sheriff*)

$162.00

Clerk Fee - $45.00
Court Reporter - $15.00
Domestic Violence Shelter Fund - $2.00
Law Library - $15.00
Sheriff's Retirement - $3.00
Family Court - $30.00
Court Automation - $7.00
Domestic Relation Resolution Fund - $3.00
Casa Surcharge - $2.00
Basic Civil Legal Service Fund - $10.00
Sheriff - $20.00*
Sheriff's Salary Support - $10.00
(involving children add $60.00 for Focus on Kids fee; if publication is needed add $100.00 in Boone, contact Callaway Family Court Clerk for costs**)

 

Dissolution/Legal Separation (service by out of county sheriff or special process server***)

$132.00

Clerk Fee - $45.00
Court Reporter - $15.00
Domestic Violence Shelter Fund - $2.00
Law Library - $15.00
Sheriff's Retirement - $3.00
Family Court - $30.00
Court Automation - $7.00
Domestic Relation Resolution Fund - $3.00
Casa Surcharge - $2.00
Basic Civil Legal Service Fund - $10.00
(involving children add $60.00 for Focus on Kids fee; if publication is needed add $100.00 in Boone, contact Callaway Family Court Clerk for costs**)

 

Motions to Modify (service by Boone or Callaway sheriff*)

$162.00

Clerk Fee - $45.00
Court Reporter - $15.00
Domestic Violence Shelter Fund - $2.00
Law Library - $15.00
Sheriff's Retirement - $3.00
Family Court - $30.00
Court Automation - $7.00
Domestic Relation Resolution Fund - $3.00
Casa Surcharge - $2.00
Basic Civil Legal Service Fund - $10.00
Sheriff - $20.00*
Sheriff's Salary Support - $10.00
(involving children add $60.00 for Focus on Kids fee; if publication is needed add $100.00 in Boone, contact Callaway Family Court Clerk for costs**)

 

Motions to Modify (service by out of county sheriff or special process server***)

$132.00

Clerk Fee - $45.00
Court Reporter - $15.00
Domestic Violence Shelter Fund - $2.00
Law Library - $15.00
Sheriff's Retirement - $3.00
Family Court - $30.00
Court Automation - $7.00
Domestic Relation Resolution Fund - $3.00
Casa Surcharge - $2.00
Basic Civil Legal Service Fund - $10.00
(involving children add $60.00 for Focus on Kids fee; if publication is needed, add $100.00 in Boone, or contact Callaway Family Court Clerk for costs**)

 

Change of Name

Boone
$185.00

Callaway
$208.00

Clerk Fee - $45.00
Court Reporter - $15.00
Domestic Violence Shelter Fund - $2.00
Law Library - $15.00
Sheriff's Retirement - $3.00
Family Court - $30.00
Court Automation -$7.00
Domestic Relation Resolution Fund - $3.00
Basic Civil Legal Service Fund - $10.00
*Publication:

  • Boone - $55.00
  • Callaway - contact Callaway Family Court Clerk for costs

 

Family Access Motion (service by Boone or Callaway sheriff *)

$162.00

Clerk Fee - $45.00
Court Reporter - $15.00
Domestic Violence Shelter Fund - $2.00
Law Library - $15.00
Sheriff's Retirement - $3.00
Family Court - $30.00
Court Automation - $7.00
Domestic Relation Resolution Fund - $3.00
Casa Surcharge - $2.00
Basic Civil Legal Service Fund - $10.00
Sheriff - $20.00*
Sheriff's Salary Support - $10.00

 

Family Access Motion (service by out of county sheriff or special process server***)

$132.00

Clerk Fee - $45.00
Court Reporter - $15.00
Domestic Violence Shelter Fund - $2.00
Law Library - $15.00
Sheriff's Retirement - $3.00
Family Court - $30.00
Court Automation - $7.00
Domestic Relation Resolution Fund - $3.00
Casa Surcharge - $2.00
Basic Civil Legal Service Fund - $10.00

 

Adoption w/publication

Boone
$450.00

Callaway
$310.00

Clerk Fee - $45.00
Court Reporter - $15.00
Domestic Violence Shelter Fund - $2.00
Guardian Ad Litem - $100.00
Law Library Surcharge - $15.00
Sheriff's Retirement - $3.00
Family Court - $30.00
Court Auto - $7.00
Domestic Relation Resolution Fund - $3.00
Basic Civil Legal Service Fund - $10.00
Putative Father Reg Fee - $50.00
Records Check (Boone) - $20.00
Mo. Dept. of Health - $30.00 for each certificate
Publication (Boone) - $100.00 with Columbia Missourian
Sheriff's Salary Support - $10.00
Sheriff's Service:

  • Boone - $20.00* (each additional child add $30.00)
  • Callaway - contact Callaway Family Court Clerk for costs

 

Adoption w/o publication

Boone
$350.00

Callaway
$310.00

Clerk Fee - $45.00
Court Reporter - $15.00
Domestic Violence Shelter Fund - $2.00
Guardian Ad Litem - $ 100.00
Law Library Surcharge - $15.00
Sheriff's Retirement - $3.00
Family Court - $30.00
Court Auto - $7.00
Domestic Relation Resolution Fund - $3.00
Basic Civil Legal Service Fund - $10.00
Putative Father Reg Fee - $50.00
Records Check:

  • Boone - $20.00, plus $10.00 per person
  • Callaway - n/a

MO Dept. of Health - $30.00 for each certificate
Sheriff's Salary Support - $10.00
Sheriff's Service:

  • Boone - $20.00 (each additional child add $30.00)
  • Callaway - contact Callaway Family Court Clerk for costs

 

MISC FEES

Trial de Novo for Associate Division

$45.00

Trial de Novo and/or Request for Jury Trial from Municipal Division

$30.00

Mechanics Lien

$5.00

Execution/Eviction by Sheriff

$30.00

Execution/Garnishment

$30.00

Execution/Garnishment to be served in a county other than the county in which it is filed, a business check or money order made payable to the county in which it is being served.

-0-

Subpoenas (civil case only) to be served by Boone County Sheriff *

$20.00

Subpoenas (civil case only) to be served by Callaway County Sheriff*

$30.00

Focus on Kids

$60.00

Focus on Kids online

$70.00

Alias Summons for Small Claims, Associate & Circuit cases to be served by
the Boone or Callaway County Sheriff *

$30.00

Notice of Appeal

$70.00

Publication** CONTACT THE CIRCUIT CLERK'S OFFICE

 

 

 

Copy Fees

 

-- No charge shall be assessed for copies of documents furnished to or facsimile filings by any city or county office or to any state agency or department
-- No charge shall be assessed for the first copy of the judgment

 

Photocopies and microfilm copies

1st page $ 1.00

 

Each add page .10

Facsimile filings

1st page $1.00

 

Each add page .10

Criminal Records Check

 

Name Search

$ 10.00

Fingerprint Search-Missouri

$ 20.00

Fingerprint search pursuant to 210.481, 210.487, or 571.101 RSMo-Missouri

$ 14.00

Fingerprint search-Federal volunteer - prior to 10-1-07

$ 18.00

Fingerprint search-Federal volunteer - after 10-1-07

$ 15.25

Department of Health and Senior Services Caregiver Background Check

$ 10.00

   

*There may be additional costs for sheriff's mileage if served out of city limits of the county seat.

** Please contact the Boone or Callaway Circuit Clerk's Office for publication rates.

***If service is to an out-of-county sheriff provide fee payable to that agency along with the agency's mailing address, service instructions and service copy of papers.

Additional Cost Deposit
The court, in particular matters, may require, at any time,
an additional cost deposit to cover the accrued or estimated future costs.

Probate Fees

DECEDENT'S ESTATES

Boone

Callaway

Testate - With Will

$185.00 +Publication

$183.00 +Publication

Clerk Fee - $115.00
Court Automation Fund - $7.00
Sheriff's Retirement Fund - $3.00
Basic Civil Legal Services Fund:

  • Boone - $10.00
  • Callaway - $8.00

Law Library Surcharge - $15.00
Admit Will - $35.00
Publication - Contact the Boone or Callaway Clerk's Probate Office for Publication Rate at Time of Filing

 

Intestate - No Will

$150.00 +Publication

$148.00
+ Publication

Clerk Fee - $115.00
Court Automation Fund - $7.00
Sheriff's Retirement Fund - $3.00
Basic Civil Legal Services Fund:

  • Boone - $10.00
  • Callaway - 8.00

Law Library Surcharge - $15.00
Publication - Contact the Boone or Callaway Clerk's Probate Office for Publication Rate at Time of Filing

 

Decedent's Annual Fee

$30.00

Additional Clerk Fee - Decedent's Final Inventory

 

An additional clerk fee should be assessed and collected on each decedent's estate when the final inventory is filed with the court. These costs should not be paid until the inventory is filed. This fee is in addition to the clerk fee assessed and collected when the case is filed. The fee amount is based on the final inventory value (over $50,000), as follows:

Value Fee
$50,001 - $100,000 $50.00
$100,001 - $150,000 $100.00
$150,001 - $200,000 $150.00
$200,001 - $250,000 $200.00
$250,001 - $300,000 $250.00
$300,001 - $350,000 $300.00
$350,001 - $400,000 $350.00
$400,001 - $450,000 $400.00
Over $450,000 $450.00

 

 

GUARDIANSHIP AND CONSERVATORSHIP - Incapacitated and Disabled

Fingerprint Search - Per Petitioner

  • Boone - $35.00
  • Callaway - Not Available
   
  Boone Callaway

Guardianship: Incapacitated

$390.00

$388.00

Clerk Fee - $75.00
Court Automation Fund - $7.00
Sheriff's Retirement Fund - $3.00
Basic Civil Legal Services Fund:

  • Boone - $10.00
  • Callaway - $ 8.00

Law Library Surcharge - $15.00
Guardian Ad Litem Deposit - $250.00
Sheriff's Service - $20.00
Sheriff's Surcharge - $10.00

 

Guardianship and/or Conservatorship: Incapacitated & Disabled

$490.00

$388.00 +Publication

Clerk Fee - $75.00
Court Automation Fund - $7.00
Sheriff's Retirement Fund - $3.00
Basic Civil Legal Services Fund:

  • Boone - $10.00
  • Callaway - $8.00

Law Library Surcharge - $15.00
Guardian Ad Litem Deposit - $250.00
Sheriff's Service - $20.00
Sheriff's Surcharge $10.00
Publication:

  • Boone - $100.00
  • Callaway - Contact the Probate Clerk for Publication
    Rate at Time of Filing

 

Successor Guardianship and/or Conservatorship of Adult

$325.00

Clerk Fee - $75.00
Guardian ad Litem Deposit - $250.00

 

Conservatorship Annual Fee

$30.00

Dispense with Administration of an Estate of an Incapacitated or Disabled person, Now Deceased/Close under the Conservatorship Estate

$70.00

GUARDIANSHIP AND CONSERVATORSHIPS - Minor

Fingerprint Search - Per Petitioner

  • Boone - $35.00
  • Callaway - Not Available
 

Guardianship and/or Conservatorship

$345.00

Clerk Fee - $60.00
Court Automation Fund - $7.00
Sheriff's Retirement Fund - $3.00
Basic Civil Legal Services Fund:

  • Boone - $10.00
  • Callaway - $8.00

Law Library Surcharge - $15.00
Guardian ad Litem Deposit - $250.00

Additional Costs required if:
Publication if one or both parents' whereabouts are unknown
Publication Fee:

  • Boone - $100.00
  • Callaway - Contact Probate Clerk for Publication Rate at Time of Filing

Sheriff's Service - $20.00
Sheriff's Surcharge - $10.00

 

Successor Guardianship and/or Conservatorship of Minor

$310.00

Clerk Fee - $60.00
Guardian ad Litem Deposit - $250.00

 

Conservatorship Annual Fee

$25.00

ALL OTHER PROBATE

Affidavit to Establish Title/Small Estate
*If admitting a Will, add $35.00 to the fee.
**Assets greater than $15,000, add Publication fee.

$70.00 +Publication

Clerk Fee - $35.00
Court Automation Fund - $7.00
Sheriff's Retirement Fund - $3.00
Basic Civil Legal Services Fund:

  • Boone - $10.00
  • Callaway - $8.00

Law Library Surcharge - $15.00
*Admit Will - $35.00
** Publication - Contact the Boone or Callaway Clerk's Probate Office for Publication Rate at Time of Filing

 

 

 

 

Determination of Heirship

$70.00 +Publication

Clerk Fee - $35.00
Court Automation Fund - $7.00
Sheriff's Retirement Fund - $3.00
Basic Civil Legal Services Fund:

  • Boone - $10.00
  • Callaway - $8.00

Law Library Surcharge - $15.00
Certified Mail-Per Person - $10.00
Publication - Contact the Boone or Callaway Clerk's Probate Office for Publication Rate at Time of Filing

 

Dispense with Conservatorship of a Minor

$70.00

Refusal of Letters (Creditor, Spousal & Minor)

$70.00

Safe Deposit Box /Will Search

$70.00

Admit Will to Probate (No other proceedings)

$70.00

Clerk Fee - $35.00
Court Automation Fund - $7.00
Sheriff's Retirement Fund - $3.00
Basic Civil Legal Services Fund:

  • Boone - $10.00
  • Callaway - $8.00

Law Library Surcharge - $15.00

 

 

 

Trust - Action

$80.00

Clerk Fee - $45.00
Sheriff Retirement Fund - $3.00
Court Automation Fund - $7.00
Basic Civil Legal Services Fund:

  • Boone - $10.00
  • Callaway - $8.00

Law Library Surcharge - $15.00

 

Notice of Appeal

$70.00

Notice of Appeal - $50.00
Basic Civil Legal Services Fund Surcharge - $20.00

 

Trust - Registration Only

No Fee

Mental Health 96 Hour Involuntary Hospitalization

$100.00

Clerk Fee - $35.00
Court Automation Fund - $7.00
Sheriff Retirement Fund - $3.00
Court Automation Fund - $7.00
Basic Civil Legal Services Fund:

  • Boone - $10.00
  • Callaway - $8.00

Sheriff Service - $20.00
Sheriff Surcharge - 10.00
* For Callaway Sheriff, Mileage is Included

 

Deposit of Will for Safekeeping

$3.00

Deposit of Will of Deceased Person for Safekeeping

$0.00

Discovery of Assets-Per Person

$30.00

Sheriff Service - Summon/Subpoena - $20.00
Sheriff Surcharge - $10.00

 

COPY FEES

Certified and Authenticated Copies

Per Page
Per Seal

$1.00
$1.50

Photocopies

First Page
Each Additional Page

$1.00
$.10

Photocopies before 1900's

Per Page

$1.00

Clerical Time Per/Minute $.20
     

Please contact the Probate Division for publication rates.

Dismissal of application for letters of any kind of case, or dismissal of application before hearing will not result in a refund.

Additional Cost Deposit
The court, in particular matters, may require, at any time,
an additional cost deposit to cover the accrued or estimated future costs.

 

Detention / Drug Testing *

Drug Testing $4.00
VIP Program - per attendee $30.00
Work Search/Work Release -- per 24 hours or portion thereof $35.00
Home Detention Equipment Fee Varies by Circumstances

*NOTE: Prices subject to change.