Chancery Filing Fees

  • Effective July 1, 2016
  • Filing Fees Must be Paid in Advance

 Litigation Tax - $162.50

 Category One Cases - $389.50

Contracts, torts, personal injury, property damage, malpractice, wrongful Death, employment discrimination, civil rights suits, tax disputes, special remedies and cases not otherwise specified.

 Category Two Cases - $314.50

Workers’ comp cases; appeals to Circuit from General Sessions, City Courts or other Courts or hearings; transfers from foreign counties; writs of mandamus; condemnation/inverse condemnation & quo warranto actions.

 Category Three Cases - $264.50

Adoptions, legitimations, paternity cases, termination of parental rights, & other domestic relations matters not otherwise designated; restoration of citizenship, name changes, minor settlements, enforcement of foreign judgments; and orders of protection (fees not required in advance), removal of disabilities (emancipation).

 Category Four Cases - $77.00

Child support enforcement and modification, interstate support cases.  
If serving by certified mail


Large Estate


Small Estate




Annual Accounting     


  with children


  without children


Summons or subpoena served by Rutherford County Sheriff  
  In County


  Out of County


Reopened Cases  


  Parenting Plan Modification


  Other Post-Judgment Requests


  If serving by certified mail add


Other Fees  
  Birth Certificate


  Copies – Per Page


  Certification and Seal


  Exemplified Copies

$10.00+ $.50/pg

Fax Fees  

$3.00 + $.50/pg


$5.00 + $1.00/pg

Continuances (Taxes at end of case)




Post-Judgment Requests


Garnishments, execution, levy, post judgment interrogatory, publication request, motions to set installment payments, and post judgment orders and pleas.

Receiving Funds On Confirmation Of Private Sale






Preparing Record On Appeal


Third Party Complaints Same as original complaint  
Cross-Filings and Counter-Complaints


Wage Assignment



  Daily News Journal


Flat fee for divorces and adoptions only.
Clerk will request quotes for other types of cases.

  Murfreesboro Post


Flat fee for all court cases.