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RULES OF THE SUPERIOR COURT 
OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

MISCELLANEOUS RULES

 

Rule 201.  Fees.


(I) The appropriate fee must accompany all filings. All fees shall be consolidated into a single payment, when possible.

 
(II) Fees

          (A)  Original Entries:

                  (1)  Original Entry of any Action at Law or
        Equity except a petition for writ of habeas corpus;
        Transfer; the filing of a foreign judgment pursuant to
        RSA 524-A; or any Special Writ     $225.00

                  (2)  Original Entry of a Complaint for writ of 
        habeas corpus    $0 (no fee)

                  (3) Counterclaim on Civil or Equity Matter
        (including set-off, recoupment, cross-claims and
        third-party claims)      $225.00

                 (4) Motion to Bring Forward Civil/Equity
        (post judgment)      $125.00

                 (5) Wage Claim Decision      $65.00

(6) Transfer of Civil Writ of Summons from Circuit Court $85.00


                
          (B) General and Miscellaneous

               (1) Motion for Periodic Payments     $25.00

               (2) Petition to Annul Criminal Record   $125.00

               (3) Original Writ (Writ of Attachment)   $1.00

               (4) Writ of Execution    $40.00

               (5) Motion for Ex Parte Attachment, Ex Parte
        Motion for Writ of Trustee Process     $40.00

               (6) Reissued Summons    $25.00

               (7) Application to Appear Pro Hac Vice    $250.00


 
         (C) Certificates and Copies

(1) Certificates and Certified Copies  $10.00

(2) All Copied Material  $ .50/page

(3) Certificate of Judgment  $10.00

(4) Exemplification of Judgment  $40.00

(5) Copy of Audio recording (cost tape/CD)

Per day of hearing $25.00

(6) Juror Questionnaires $50.00

Record Search Fees: A fee of up to $20 per name will be assessed for up to 5 names. Additional names will be assessed $5 per name.



(III) Surcharges and Additional Fees

        
         (A)  Pursuant to RSA 490:26-a, II, the sum of $25.00 shall be added to each civil filing fee set forth in paragraphs (II)(A)(1), (II)(A)(3),(II)(A)(4), and (II)(A)(5) above, except for landlord/tenant actions under RSA 540, RSA 540-A, RSA 540-B, and RSA 540-C which pursuant to RSA 490:26-a, II(b) are exempt from the surcharge.

(B)   Pursuant to RSA 490-E:4, I(c), the sum of $10.00 shall be added to each civil filing fee set forth in paragraph II(A) above and shall be deposited into the mediation and arbitration fund established under RSA 490-E:4.



(IV)  Records Research Fees:

(A)  Record information must be requested in writing and include the individual's full name and, if available, the individual's date of birth.  A fee of $20 per name will be assessed for up to 5 names.  Additional names will be assessed $5 per name.

        (B) The Clerk may waive the records research fee when a request for record information is made by a member of the media consistent with the public's right to access court records under the New Hampshire Constitution. 

 

(V)    Electronic Case Filing Surcharge       $20

Note:  The electronic case filing surcharge is not an entry fee subject to the escrow fund for court facility improvements or the judicial branch information technology fund.  All revenue from the electronic case filing surcharge shall be deposited into the general fund to partly offset capital fund expenditures for the NH e-Court Project.

 


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