Filing Fees and Other News

Filing Fees, Courthouse Staffing, Courthouse Projects, and Legal Aid

The July 2 edition of Capitol Insider included this announcement regarding filing fees, which increase effective October 1, 2019:

Increase in Filing Fees – HB 3447 increases most civil filing fees by six percent. Examples include filing, motion, settlement conference, trial, document, and marriage solemnization fees. The increase in filing fees will go into effect on October 1, 2019. Almost $300,000 of the increase will be directed to the State Court Technology Fund this biennium with the remainder deposited into the state’s General Fund.

In addition, public bodies and local governments will contribute to eCourt funding via “case initiation fees” effective immediately. Other good news includes increased revenue allocation for Legal Aid, courthouse staffing, and courthouse projects.

Approved Changes to the UTCR Effective August 1

The latest changes to the Uniform Trial Court Rules are now available online. The updates address the Certificate of Document Preparation, streamlined civil jury cases, consumer debt collection cases, family law procedures, exhibits in juvenile cases, filing of the DMV record, extreme risk protection orders, notice of filing expedited matters, and statewide post-conviction relief (PCR) rules.

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1 thought on “Filing Fees and Other News

  1. so we get a big bump in filing fees – will there be any action taken to allow more litigants to get relief from paying them? if $300,000 goes into court things – how much is the remainder that goes into the general fund? how did lawyers and litigants get socked with this extra tax? thanks for reminding people of the changes. Ann L. Fisher Ann Fisher Law Mail to: PO Box 25302 Portland, Oregon 97298 Located at Boardwalk Plaza, Ste 210 D

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    > beverlym posted: “Filing Fees, Courthouse Staffing, Courthouse Projects, > and Legal Aid The July 2 edition of Capitol Insider included this > announcement regarding filing fees, which increase effective October 1, > 2019: Increase in Filing Fees – HB 3447 increases most civil” >

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