Courts and Judicial Procedure

Fees and Costs


As used in this part, unless otherwise specifically provided:

"Line," when used as a measure of computation, means 10 words.

Code 1852, § 2833; Code 1915, § 4886; Code 1935, § 5374; 10 Del. C. 1953, § 8501.;

This part shall be construed strictly and no fee shall be allowed for any service, except where otherwise expressly provided, until it has been actually performed.

Code 1852, § 2836; Code 1915, § 4889; Code 1935, § 5377; 10 Del. C. 1953, § 8502.;

Every officer referred to in this part, who keeps a public office, shall always post in some convenient and conspicuous place a printed or written list of the fees prescribed in this part, as they relate to such officer's office.

Code 1852, § 2834; Code 1915, § 4887; Code 1935, § 5375; 10 Del. C. 1953, § 8503; 70 Del. Laws, c. 186, § 1.;

A court may, in its discretion, make a reasonable allowance for any service not expressly provided for in this part.

Code 1852, § 2835; Code 1915, § 4888; Code 1935, § 5376; 10 Del. C. 1953, § 8504.;

(a) All state courts shall assess as part of court costs a supplemental court security assessment not to exceed $10 on each initial civil filing and on each criminal, traffic or delinquency charge for which there is a conviction or finding of delinquency or responsibility, or voluntary assessment paid.

(b) Court security assessment funding shall be deposited in a Court Security Fund and maintained separately from the General Fund of the State. This fund shall provide supplemental funding for personnel, equipment and/or training expenses related to judicial branch security.

(c) The Chief Justice shall submit a court security needs plan each fiscal year which shall be approved by the Office of Management and Budget and Controller General.

(d) The funds shall be distributed each fiscal year and shall be based upon the court security needs plan as approved by the Office of Management and Budget and the Controller General. If the plan includes additional funding for Capitol Police, the Capitol Police shall use that funding solely for the uses specified in the court security plan.

(e) There shall be no fee increases to the court security assessment pursuant to this section unless authorized by a further act of the General Assembly.

(f) The court security fund shall be supplemental to existing court security funding and nothing in this section shall diminish current ongoing budgetary and personnel allocations for judicial branch security services.

76 Del. Laws, c. 85, § 1.;