Circuit Civil

This division of the office handles all the various types of circuit civil cases. Due to the complicated nature of these cases, we ask that parties involved in a circuit civil case keep in touch with your attorney regarding any questions you may have concerning your case. Copies of all notices and judgments are mailed to your attorney. Attorneys are encouraged to use the SJIS system to obtain information regarding the status of a court case.


Fee Description

Fee at Filing

Circuit Civil filing fee ($10,001 - $50,000)


Circuit Civil filing fee ($50,001 and over [and any unspecified amount])


Domestic Relations - Original filings


Domestic Relations - Modification/Enforcement


Workman's Comp filing fee


Jury Demand Fee


Additional Defendant (if served by sheriff)


Subpoena Fee


Garnishment Fee




Attachment Fee


Writ of Possession Fee


CV additional Plaintiffs (except DR)

$100.00 ($1,000 max)*

Motion for judgment, default judgment or summary judgment


Motion or complaint to appear as an intervener or 3rd party plaintiff


Counterclaim, cross claim, third party complaint, third party motion, action for declaratory judgment


*Special additional service fee for all papers served by Monroe County Sheriff's Office pursuant to Act 2011-243 - $20.00

CERTIFIED MAIL - When requesting service wherein the address provided is a post office box, or is out of state, the papers may be served by certified mail. You should prepare an envelope, green card, and green and white sticker. Be sure that the Clerk's address is the return address, to-wit: CIRCUIT CLERK, 65 N. Alabama Ave, Monroeville, Al 36460 . You must affix the proper postage onto the prepared envelope. Certified mail fee at this time is as follows: $11.89 and .22 cents more for additional ounce.