2017 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 13 - Courts and Judicial Procedure
RS 13:5205 - Fees

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 13:5205 (2017)

§5205. Fees

A. The plaintiff, upon filing a claim, shall pay as court costs a fee of thirty-five dollars for each party made defendant. No other prejudgment costs, except those required by R.S. 13:10.3, shall be required of the plaintiff so long as the action remains in a small claims division; provided that if the suit is amended or additional service of process is required, the court may require a fee of not more than twenty dollars for each additional service. Additionally, the court may require a fee of not more than twenty dollars for each subpoena issued. In accordance with the provisions of R.S. 49:225, no additional cost or fee shall be required when service of process is required to be made upon the secretary of state so long as the action remains in a small claims division.

B. Costs may be waived for an indigent party who complies with the provisions of Articles 5181 through 5188 of the Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure.

C. The filing fee of thirty-five dollars shall be paid to the judge of the court as a fee in lieu of all other fees in each such case; however, all costs and expenses incurred shall be paid from the filing fee, except as otherwise provided herein.

D. Repealed by Acts 1987, No. 256, §2.

Added by Acts 1977, No. 710, §1. Amended by Acts 1980, No. 118, §1. Acts 1983, No. 211, §1; Acts 1985, No. 312, §1; Acts 1987, No 256, §§1, 2.

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