Circuit Civil Division

Charles Lewis - Supervisor
charles.lewis@alacourt.gov
Phone: (251) 574-8425

Circuit Civil Division records request form (PDF format)

Pro se Alafile registration is available at https://alafile.alacourt.gov

Civil suits up to $50,000.00 (exclusive of interest & costs, but including attorney’s fees if allowed by law or contract)
Declaratory Judgments, Injunctions, Complaints for Equitable Relief, and Real property cases, although not seeking specific sums will fall into this fee range.

  • With (1) plaintiff: $260.00 ($215.00 + $45.00)
  • Each additional plaintiff: $100.00 (pursuant to Clarification Act No. 2004-636, this fee does not apply if 2nd plaintiff’s only claim is loss of consortium)

Civil suits exceeding $50,000.00 (exclusive of interest & costs, but including attorney’s fees if allowed by law or contract)

  • With (1) plaintiff: $360.00 ($315.00 + $45.00)
  • Each additional plaintiff $100.00 (pursuant to Clarification Act No. 2004-636, this fee does not apply if 2nd plaintiff’s only claim is loss of consortium)

This fee range will apply to all torts in which the complaint requests unspecified damages or requests PUNITIVE DAMAGES. This rate will also apply to all collection/account cases in which the amount exceeds $50,000.00

Fee Description

Fee at Filing

Jury Demand $100.00
Additional Defendants - Personal Service (Sheriff/Process Server) $10.00 each
Additional Defendants - Service by Certified Mail Refer to Certified Mail chart below
Worker’s Compensation (any action other than a workers comp should be filed as a separate lawsuit, with a separate case number) $208.00 ($163.00 + $45.00)
Counter-Claims, Cross-Claims, Third-Party Motions, Third-Party Complaints, Motions for Intervention, Complaints in Intervention and Declaratory Judgments $297.00 **plus any service fees
Applications for Default, Motions for Default, Motions for Judgment on the Pleadings & Motions for Summary Judgment $50.00
Attachments, Garnishments and Executions $30.00
Subpoenas $12.00 each
** If you are unsure of how to calculate your costs, please call the Clerk’s Office at (251) 574-8420.  We will be more than glad to assist you in this matter **

Certified Mail Price Chart

 Weight

1st Class Certified Mail

1st Class Certified Mail
Restricted Delivery

1 oz. letter $6.74 $11.89
2 oz. letter $6.96 $12.11
3 oz. letter $7.18 $12.33
4 oz. flat $7.89 $13.04
5 oz. flat $8.11 $13.26
6 oz. flat $8.33 $13.48
7 oz. flat $8.55 $13.70
8 oz. flat $8.77 $13.92
9 oz. flat $8.99 $14.14
10 oz. flat $9.21 $14.36
11 oz. flat $9.43 $14.58
12 oz. flat $9.65 $14.80
13 oz. flat $9.87 $15.02

** Postage may either be affixed to the envelopes provided for service by certified mail, or the amount may be added to the required filing fee.  Please note that insufficient postage may delay the process of service.  Your cooperation is appreciated very much. **