484.90 FEES PAYABLE TO COURT ADMINISTRATOR.
Subdivision 1. Fees.
The fees payable to the court administrator for the following services in
petty misdemeanors or criminal actions are governed by the following provisions:
In the event the court takes jurisdiction of a prosecution for the violation of a statute or
ordinance by the state or a governmental subdivision other than a city or town within the county
court district; all fines, penalties and forfeitures collected shall be paid over to the treasurer of
the governmental subdivision which submitted a case for prosecution except where a different
disposition is provided by law, in which case payment shall be made to the public official entitled
thereto. The following fees for services in petty misdemeanor or criminal actions shall be taxed to
the state or governmental subdivision which would be entitled to payment of the fines, forfeiture
or penalties in any case, and shall be retained by the court administrator for disposing of the matter
but in no case shall the fee that is taxed exceed the fine that is imposed. The court administrator
shall deduct the fees from any fine collected and transmit the balance in accordance with the law,
and the deduction of the total of such fees each month from the total of all such fines collected is
hereby expressly made an appropriation of funds for payment of such fees:
(1) in all cases where the defendant pleads guilty at or prior to first appearance and sentence
is imposed or the matter is otherwise disposed of without a trial, $5;
(2) where the defendant pleads guilty after first appearance or prior to trial, $10;
(3) in all other cases where the defendant is found guilty by the court or jury or pleads
guilty during trial, $15; and
(4) the court shall have the authority to waive the collection of fees in any particular case.
The fees set forth in this subdivision shall not apply to parking violations for which
complaints and warrants have not been issued.
Subd. 2. Miscellaneous fees.
Fees payable to the court administrator for all other services
shall be fixed by court rule.
Subd. 3. Payment in advance.
Except as provided in subdivision 1, fees are payable to
the court administrator in advance.
Subd. 4. Fines paid by check.
Amounts represented by checks issued by the court
administrator or received by the court administrator which have not cleared by the end of the
month may be shown on the monthly account as having been paid or received, subject to
adjustment on later monthly accounts.
Subd. 5. Checks.
The court administrator may receive checks in payment of fines, penalties,
fees or other obligations as conditional payments, and is not held accountable therefor until
collection in cash is made and then only to the extent of the net collection after deduction of
the necessary expense of collection.
Subd. 6. Allocation.
The court administrator shall provide the county treasurer with the
name of the municipality or other subdivision of government where the offense was committed
which employed or provided by contract the arresting or apprehending officer and the name of the
municipality or other subdivision of government which employed the prosecuting attorney or
otherwise provided for prosecution of the offense for each fine or penalty and the total amount of
fines or penalties collected for each municipality or other subdivision of government. On or before
the last day of each month, the county treasurer shall pay over to the treasurer of each municipality
or subdivision of government within the county all fines or penalties for parking violations for
which complaints and warrants have not been issued and one-third of all fines or penalties
collected during the previous month for offenses committed within the municipality or subdivision
of government from persons arrested or issued citations by officers employed by the municipality
or subdivision or provided by the municipality or subdivision by contract. An additional one-third
of all fines or penalties shall be paid to the municipality or subdivision of government providing
prosecution of offenses of the type for which the fine or penalty is collected occurring within the
municipality or subdivision, imposed for violations of state statute or of an ordinance, charter
provision, rule, or regulation of a city whether or not a guilty plea is entered or bail is forfeited.
Except as provided in section
, subdivision 5, or as otherwise provided by law, all other
fines and forfeitures and all fees and statutory court costs collected by the court administrator shall
be paid to the county treasurer of the county in which the funds were collected who shall dispense
them as provided by law. In a county in a judicial district under section
, subdivision 1,
paragraph (b), all other fines, forfeitures, fees, and statutory court costs must be paid to the
commissioner of finance for deposit in the state treasury and credited to the general fund.
History: 2006 c 260 art 5 s 37