(a) In addition to any court costs and fees now or hereafter authorized in Butler County, the Butler County Commission may impose by resolution of the commission an additional fee in an amount not to exceed forty-five dollars ($45) to be assessed and taxed as costs on each civil case and on each criminal case, including traffic cases, but excluding small claims cases, filed in the circuit court, district court, or any municipal court in Butler County, as well as an additional fee not to exceed five dollars ($5) for the service of a pleading or other document in connection with any action or case. These fees shall not be waived by any court unless all other fees, assessments, costs, fines, and charges associated with the case are waived.
(b) The additional fees when collected by the clerks or their collection officers of the courts shall be paid into the General Fund of Butler County to be used by the Butler County Commission for the planning, construction, operation, furnishing, and financing of a county jail and other capital projects and for economic development in the county. The Butler County Commission may set and adjust by resolution the fees within the limits authorized by this section based on the needs of the county.
Last modified: May 3, 2021