Date: January 15, 2004 Contact: Laura Kiernan
Court Information Officer
(603)-271-2646 x359

 

NEWS ADVISORY

FILING FEE SCHEDULE UPDATED

CONCORD—The New Hampshire Supreme Court today released an updated list of court fees that reflects a $20 surcharge on new and reopened cases. The surcharge was enacted by the legislature and effective July 1, 2003.

A proposal to amend the court rules to reflect the surcharge is pending before the Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rules.

Court Fees

Supreme Court (Supreme Court Rule 49)

A. Entry of Appeal

Court Fee $125.00
Surcharge $ 20.00
Total Due $145.00

B. Petition for Original Jurisdiction (except original petition for writ of habeas corpus)

Court Fee $125.00
Surcharge $ 20.00
Total Due $145.00

 

Superior Court (Superior Court Rule 169)

A. Original Entries

Original Entry of any Action at Law or Equity except a petition for writ of habeas corpus;

Original Entry of all Marital Matters, including Order of Notice and Guardian ad Litem Fee; Transfer; the filing of a foreign judgment pursuant to RSA 524-A; or any Special Writ

Court Fee $125.00
Surcharge $ 20.00
Total Due $145.00

C. Motion to Bring Forward (post judgment)

Court Fee $ 50.00
Surcharge $ 20.00
Total Due $ 70.00

 

District Court (District Court Rule 3.3)

Original Entries:

Civil writ of summons Court fee $ 75.00
Surcharge $ 20.00
Total Due $ 95.00
Replevin Court fee $ 75.00
Surcharge $ 20.00
Total Due $ 95.00
Landlord/Tenant Action Court fee $ 50.00
Surcharge $ 20.00
Total Due $ 70.00
Registration of Foreign Judgment Court fee $100.00
Surcharge $ 20.00
Total Due $120.00
Small claims entry Court fee $ 35.00
Surcharge $ 20.00
Total Due $ 55.00

 

Probate Court (Probate Court Rule 169)

Entry Fees:

Original Entry of any Equity Action
Court fee $130.00
Surcharge $ 20.00
Total Due $150.00

 

Petition File and Record Authenticated Copy of Will, Foreign Wills; Petition Estate Administration; Petition Administration of Person Not Heard From; Petition Guardian, Foreign Guardian or Conservator (RSA 464-A); Motion Prove Will in Common and/or Solemn Form (administration required); Motion to Re-examine Will
Court fee $105.00
Surcharge $ 20.00
Total Due $125.00

 

Petition Termination of Parental Rights; Petition Appoint Trustee; Petition Involuntary Admission; Petition Guardian Minor Estate and Person and Estate (RSA 463); Petition Guardian of Incompetent Veteran (RSA 465)
Court fee $ 80.00
Surcharge $ 20.00
Total Due $100.00

 

Petition Adoption, includes one certificate (no entry fee when accompanied by a Petition for termination); Motion successor Trustee, Administrator, Executor, or Guardian of Estate and Person and Estate (RSA 463)(RSA 464-A); All Fiduciary Accounts; Motion to Reopen (estate administration); Motion to Bring Forward; Motion for Summary Administration
Court fee $ 55.00
Surcharge $ 20.00
Total Due $ 75.00

 

Administration of Small Estates (Voluntary Administration); Petition Change of Name (includes one certificate); Petition Guardian Minor Person (RSA 463); Marriage Waiver (includes certificate/attested copy); Petition Change of Venue (includes authenticated copy fee); Motion Successor Guardian of Person (RSA 463)(RSA 464-A); Motion Sue on Bond; Motion Remove Fiduciary; Motion Fiduciary to Settle Account
Court fee $ 30.00
Surcharge $ 20.00
Total Due $ 50.00

 

Family Division Pilot Project

The entry fees for actions filed in the Family Division are based on the Superior, District and Probate court entry fees. Review the listings above to determine whether a surcharge is applicable.