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Subchapter K. COSTS, FINES AND FEES


Sec.


29.401.    Scope.
29.401a.    Consumer Price Index—costs and fines.
29.402.    42 Pa.C.S. §  1725.1. Costs.
29.403.    42 Pa.C.S. §  3571.
29.404.    Fee schedule under 15 Pa.C.S.A. §  153.
29.405.    [Rescinded].

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   The provisions of this Subchapter K adopted December 13, 1993, effective immediately, 23 Pa.B. 6054; amended September 30, 1994, effective immediately, 24 Pa.B. 5224; amended September 25, 1995, effective September 25, 1995, 25 Pa.B. 4218; amended September 9, 1996, effective immedi-ately, 26 Pa.B. 4634; amended June 23, 1998, effective January 1, 1999, 28 Pa.B. 3252; amended June 23, 1998, effective January 1, 1998, 28 Pa.B. 3253; amended July 7, 1999, effective immediately, 29 Pa.B. 3833; amended June 26, 2000, effective January 1, 2001, 30 Pa.B. 3563; amended January 29, 2002, effective immediately, 32 Pa.B. 875; amended September 23, 2002, effective immediately, 32 Pa.B. 4813; amended September 11, 2003, effective immediately, 33 Pa.B. 4783; amended October 14, 2004, effective immediately, 34 Pa.B. 5887; amended August 29, 2005, effective immediately, 35 Pa.B. 5091; amended September 29, 2006, effective immediately, 36 Pa.B. 5965; September 18, 2006, effective immediately; amended October 3, 2007, effective January 1, 2008; amended September 23, 2008, effective January 1, 2009, 38 Pa.B. 5421; unless otherwise noted. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (330788) to (330795).

§ 29.401. Scope.

 The Pennsylvania Supreme Court, pursuant to Art. V, §  10 of the Pennsylvania Constitution, and 42 Pa.C.S. §  1721, has authorized by Administrative Order, the Court Administrator of Pennsylvania to promulgate regulations relating to the accounting methods to be utilized in connection with the collection of fees and costs charged and collected by prothonotaries, and clerks of courts of all courts of common pleas, or by any officials designated to perform the functions thereof, as well as by the minor judiciary, including magisterial district judges, and judges and staff of all divisions of the Philadelphia Municipal Court.

 Under authority of said Administrative Order and pursuant to the authority vested in the governing authority under 42 Pa.C.S. §  3502(a) of the Judicial Code, the following regulations are adopted to implement Act 96 of 2010, 42 Pa.C.S. § §  1725.1(f) and 3571(c)(4) (as amended).

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   The provisions of this §  29.401 amended November 3, 2011, effective January 1, 2012, 41 Pa.B. 6195; amended August 29, 2012, effective January 1, 2013, 42 Pa.B. 5854; amended October 17, 2013, effective immediately, 43 Pa.B. 6489; amended October 15, 2014, effective immediately, 44 Pa.B. 6914; amended September 18, 2015, effective immediately, 45 Pa.B. 5905; amended September 23, 2016, effective immediately, 46 Pa.B. 6290; amended October 12, 2017, effective immediately, 47 Pa.B. 6722; amended September 25, 2018, effective immediately, 48 Pa.B. 6783; amended October 1, 2019, effective immediately, 49 Pa.B. 6061; amended October 7, 2020, effective immediately, 50 Pa.B. 5838; amended September 23, 2021, effective immediately, 51 Pa.B. 6393; amended October 5, 2022, effective immediately, 52 Pa.B. 6530; amended October 6, 2023, effective immediately, 53 Pa.B. 6559. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (411384).

§ 29.401a. Consumer Price Index—costs and fines.

 Pursuant to Article V, Section 10 of the Pennsylvania Constitution, and 42 Pa.C.S. §  1721, the Supreme Court has authorized the Court Administrator of Pennsylvania to obtain and publish in the Pennsylvania Bulletin on or before November 30 the percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index for calendar year 2022 as required by Act 96 of 2010, 42 Pa.C.S. § §  1725.1(f) and 3571(c)(4) (as amended). See, No. 598 Judicial Administration Docket.

 

   The Court Administrator of Pennsylvania reports that the percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index, All Urban Consumers, U.S. City Average, for calendar year 2022 was 6.5% percent. (See, U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Series CUUROOOOSAO, January 20, 2023.)

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   The provisions of this §  29.401a adopted November 4, 1993, effective November 4, 1993, 23 Pa.B. 5527; amended September 9, 1994, effective September 9, 1994, 24 Pa.B. 4769; amended September 25, 1995, effective September 25, 1995, 25 Pa.B. 4220; amended September 9, 1996, effective September 9, 1996, 26 Pa.B. 4637; amended November 20, 1996, effective January 1, 1997, 26 Pa.B. 5881; corrected January 17, 1997, effective January 1, 1997, 27 Pa.B. 289; amended November 5, 1997, effective January 1, 1998, 27 Pa.B. 6074; amended November 1, 1998, effective January 1, 1999, 28 Pa.B. 3586; amended November 19, 1998, 28 Pa.B. 5866; amended July 7, 1999, effective January 1, 2000; amended June 26, 2000, effective January 1, 2001, 30 Pa.B. 3564; amended November 29, 2000, effective January 1, 2001, 30 Pa.B. 6420; amended November 29, 2001, effective January 1, 2002, 31 Pa.B. 6783; amended January 29, 2002, effective January 1, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 876; amended September 23, 2002, effective January 1, 2003, 32 Pa.B. 4814; amended November 27, 2002, effective January 1, 2003, 32 Pa.B. 6075; amended September 11, 2003, 33 Pa.B. 4784; amended December 4, 2003, effective January 1, 2004, 33 Pa.B. 6208; amended October 14, 2004, 34 Pa.B. 5888; amended December 8, 2004, effective January 1, 2005, 34 Pa.B. 6645; amended August 29, 2005, effective January 1, 2006, 35 Pa.B. 5092; amended September 18, 2006, effective January 1, 2007, 36 Pa.B. 5966; amended October 3, 2007, effective January 1, 2008, 37 Pa.B. 5594; amended September 23, 2008, effective October 4, 2008, 38 Pa.B. 5422; amended September 25, 2009, effective September 26, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 5543; amended November 17, 2010, effective November 27, 2010, 40 Pa.B. 6777; renumbered from 204 Pa. Code §  211.1, April 9, 2011, 41 Pa.B. 1894; amended November 3, 2011, effective January 1, 2012, 41 Pa.B. 6195; amended August 29, 2012, 42 Pa.B. 5855; amended October 17, 2013, 43 Pa.B. 6490; amended October 15, 2014, 44 Pa.B. 6915; amended September 18, 2015, 45 Pa.B. 5905; amended September 23, 2016, 46 Pa.B. 6290; amended October 12, 2017, effective immediately, 47 Pa.B. 6722; amended September 24, 2018, effective immediately, 48 Pa.B. 6385; amended October 1, 2019, effective immediately, 49 Pa.B. 6061; amended October 7, 2020, effective immediately, 50 Pa.B. 5837; amended September 23, 2021, effective immediately, 51 Pa.B. 6393; amended October 5, 2022, effective immediately, 52 Pa.B. 6530; amended October 6, 2023, effective immediately, 53 Pa.B. 6559. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (411384) to (411385).

§ 29.402. 42 Pa.C.S. §  1725.1. Costs.

 (a)  Civil cases.—In calendar year 2024, the costs to be charged by magisterial district judges in every civil case, except as otherwise provided in this section, shall be as follows:

   (1)  Actions involving $500 or less … $65.00

   (2)  Actions involving more than $500 but not more than $2,000… $86.50

   (3)  Actions involving more than $2,000 but not more than
$4,000… $108.00

   (4)  Actions involving between $4,001 and $12,000 … $161.50

   (5)  Landlord-tenant actions involving $2,000 or less … $97.00

   (6)  Landlord-tenant actions involving more than $2,000 but not
more than $4,000 … $118.50

   (7)  Landlord-tenant actions involving more than $4,000 but not
more than $12,000 … $161.50

   (8)  Order of execution … $48.50

   (9)  Objection to levy … $22.00

   (10)  Reinstatement of complaint … $11.00

   (11)  Entering Transcript on Appeal or Certiorari … $5.50

 Said costs shall not include, however, the cost of postage and registered mail which shall be borne by the plaintiff.

 (a.1)  Custody cases.—In calendar year 2024, the cost (in addition to the cost provided by general rule) to be charged by the court of common pleas shall be as follows:

   (1)  Custody cases, except as provided in section 1725(c)(2)(v) … $10.00

 (b)  Criminal cases.—In calendar year 2024, the costs to be charged by the minor judiciary or by the court of common pleas where appropriate in every criminal case, except as otherwise provided in this section, shall be as follows:

   (1)  Summary conviction, except motor vehicle cases … $61.50

   (2)  Summary conviction, motor vehicle cases, other than
paragraph (3) … $48.50

   (3)  Summary conviction, motor vehicle cases, hearing
demanded … $58.50

   (4)  Misdemeanor … $70.00

   (5)  Felony … $81.00

 Such costs shall not include, however, the cost of postage and registered mail which shall be paid by the defendant upon conviction.

 (c)  Unclassified costs or charges.—In calendar year 2024, the costs to be charged by the minor judiciary in the following instances not readily classifiable shall be as follows:

   (1)  Entering transcript of judgment from another member of the
minor judiciary … $11.00

   (2)  Marrying each couple, making record thereof, and certificate
to the parties … $54.00

   (3)  Granting emergency relief pursuant to 23 Pa.C.S. Ch. 61
(relating to protection from abuse) … $22.00

   (4)  Issuing a search warrant (except as provided in
subsection (d)) … $22.00

   (5)  Any other issuance not otherwise provided in this
subsection … $22.00

Source

   The provisions of this §  29.402 amended September 10, 2009, effective immediately, 39 Pa.B. 5542; amended November 17, 2010, effective immediately, 40 Pa.B. 6774; corrected December 3, 2010, 40 Pa.B. 6933; amended November 3, 2011, effective January 1, 2012, 41 Pa.B. 6195; amended August 29, 2012, effective January 1, 2013, 42 Pa.B. 5854; amended October 17, 2013, effective immediately, 43 Pa.B. 6489; amended October 15, 2014, effective immediately, 44 Pa.B. 6914; amended September 18, 2015, effective immediately, 45 Pa.B. 5905; amended September 23, 2016, effective immediately, 46 Pa.B. 6290; amended October 12, 2017, effective immediately, 47 Pa.B. 6722; amended September 25, 2018, effective immediately, 48 Pa.B. 6783; amended October 1, 2019, effective immediately, 49 Pa.B. 6061; amended October 7, 2020, effective immediately, 50 Pa.B. 5838; amended September 23, 2021, effective immediately, 51 Pa.B. 6393; amended October 5, 2022, effective immediately, 52 Pa.B. 6530; amended October 6, 2023, effective immediately, 53 Pa.B. 6559. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (411385) to (411386).

§ 29.403. 42 Pa.C.S. §  3571.

 In calendar year 2024, Commonwealth portion of fines, etc.

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 (c)  Costs in magisterial district judge proceedings.

   (2)  Amounts payable to the Commonwealth:

     (i)   Summary conviction, except motor vehicle cases … $21.60

     (ii)   Summary conviction, motor vehicle cases other than
subparagraph (iii) … $21.60

     (iii)   Summary conviction, motor vehicle cases, hearing
demanded … $21.60

     (iv)   Misdemeanor … $28.00

     (v)   Felony … $43.20

     (vi)   Assumpsit or trespass involving:

       (A)   $500 or less … $27.10

       (B)   More than $500 but not more than $2,000 … $43.20

       (C)   More than $2,000 but not more than $4,000 … $64.80

       (D)   Between $4,001 and $12,000 … $107.65

     (vii)   Landlord-tenant proceeding involving:

       (A)   $2,000 or less … $43.10

       (B)   More than $2,000 but not more than $4,000 … $53.90

       (C)   More than $4,000 but not more than $12,000 … $75.35

     (viii)   Objection to levy … $11.00

     (ix)   Order of execution … $32.35

     (x)   Issuing a search warrant (except as provided in
section 1725.1(d) (relating to costs)) … $15.40

     (xi)   Order of possession … $15.00

     (xii)   Custody cases (except as provided in
section 1725(c)(2)(v)) … $8.00

 (Editor’s Note: Ellipses refer to the text of 42 Pa.C.S. §  3571).

Source

   The provisions of this §  29.403 amended September 10, 2009, effective immediately, 39 Pa.B. 5542; amended November 17, 2010, effective immediately, 40 Pa.B. 6774; amended November 3, 2011, effective January 1, 2012, 41 Pa.B. 6195; amended August 29, 2012, effective January 1, 2013, 42 Pa.B. 5854; amended October 17, 2013, effective immediately, 43 Pa.B. 6489; amended October 15, 2014, effective immediately, 44 Pa.B. 6914; amended September 18, 2015, effective immediately, 45 Pa.B. 5905; amended September 23, 2016, effective immediately, 46 Pa.B. 6290; amended October 12, 2017, effective immediately, 47 Pa.B. 6722; amended September 25, 2018, effective immediately, 48 Pa.B. 6783; amended October 1, 2019, effective immediately, 49 Pa.B. 6061; amended October 7, 2020, effective immediately, 50 Pa.B. 5838; amended September 23, 2021, effective immediately, 51 Pa.B. 6393; amended October 5, 2022, effective immediately, 52 Pa.B. 6530; amended October 6, 2023, effective immediately, 53 Pa.B. 6559. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (411386) to (411387).

§ 29.404. Fee schedule under 15 Pa.C.S.A. §  153.

 (a)  General rule.—In calendar year 2001, the fees of the Corporation Bureau of the Department of State, including fees for the public acts and transactions of the Secretary of the Commonwealth administered through the bureau, and of county filing officers under Title 13 (relating to commercial code), shall be as follows:

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   (8)  Uniform Commercial Code:

(i)Financing statement—per debtor name:
(A) Fee charged by Dept. of State … $12.00
(B) Fee charged by County … $59.00
   Amount payable to Commonwealth … $44.25
   Amount payable to county … $14.75
(ii)Each ancillary transaction:
(A) Fee charged by Dept. of State … $12.00
(B) Fee charged by County … $59.00
   Amount payable to Commonwealth … $44.25
   Amount payable to county … $14.75
(iii)Search—per debtor name:
(A) Fee charged by Dept. of State … $12.00
(B) Fee charged by County … $59.00
   Amount payable to Commonwealth … $44.25
   Amount payable to county … $14.75
(iv)Additional fee for each financing statement found and for each statement of assignment reported therein:
(A) Fee charged by Dept. of State … $1.00
(B) Fee charged by County … $5.00
   Amount payable to Commonwealth … $3.75
   Amount payable to county … $1.25
(v)For each financing statement or ancillary transaction not filed on standard forms approved by the Department of State, in addition to the fee provided above, there shall be charged a per filing fee of:
(A) Fee charged by Dept. of State … $28.00
(B) Fee charged by County … $137.00
   Amount payable to Common wealth … $102.75
   Amount payable to county … $34.25

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 (Editor’s Note: Ellipses refer to the text of 15 Pa.C.S.A. §  153.)

§ 29.405. [Rescinded].


Source

   The provisions of this §  29.405 adopted June 14, 2005, effective immediately, 35 Pa.B. 3542; rescinded July 5, 2019, effective July 6, 2019, 49 Pa.B. 3469. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (394334), (322793) to (322794) and (393623).



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