2020 Code of Alabama
Title 36 - Public Officers and Employees.
Chapter 11 - Impeachment.
Section 36-11-17 - Duties, Liabilities and Fees of Sheriffs, etc., for Service of Process, etc.; Compensation of Examiners; Payment of Fees, Costs, Etc.
Duties, liabilities and fees of sheriffs, etc., for service of process, etc.; compensation of examiners; payment of fees, costs, etc.
The sheriff, coroner or constable to whom process is issued under the provisions of this chapter shall perform all the duties as sheriffs are required to perform them, shall be liable to all the penalties to which sheriffs in similar cases are liable and shall be entitled to the same fees as sheriffs are entitled to for similar services. The examiners shall be entitled to such compensation as the Supreme Court may determine as fair equivalent for the services performed. All such fees and compensation shall be taxed in the bill of costs, but no costs shall be adjudged against the state nor against the successful plaintiffs on a return of "no property found" against the defendant, but may be paid out of the Treasury in all cases when the Governor thinks it right to pay the same.
(Code 1876, §4059; Code 1886, §4832; Code 1896, §4878; Code 1907, §7116; Code 1923, §4511; Code 1940, T. 41, §192.)