Circuit Civil

This division of the office handles various circuit civil cases, including appeals from District Civil, administrative appeals, and probate court appeals. The Circuit Civil division has original jurisdiction over all matters where the amount in controversy exceeds $10,000. Due to the complicated nature of these cases, we ask that parties involved in a circuit civil case keep in touch with their attorneys regarding any questions they may have concerning their case. Copies of all notices and judgments are mailed to your attorney. Attorneys are encouraged to use the Alacourt system to obtain information regarding the status of a court case.

Pro se litigants are encouraged to file their pleadings electronically using the Alafile system. To register with the Alafile system, go to Once registered, pro se litigants will receive all of their notices electronically via email.

Below you will find a list of common filing fees. Please note that filing fees are subject to change.


Fee Description

Fee at Filing

Circuit Civil filing fee ($10,001 - $50,000) $246.00 *
Circuit Civil filing fee ($50,001 and over $346.00 *
Workman's Comp filing fee $194.00 *
Additional Plaintiffs (except DR) $100.00 ($1000 max) *
Additional Defendant $10.00 *
Subpoena Fee $12.00 *
Garnishment Fee $30.00 *
Execution $30.00 *
Attachment Fee $30.00 *
Paper Service Fee * $30.00
Jury Demand $100.00
Motion for judgment, default judgment or summary judgment $50.00
Motion or complaint to appear as an intervener or 3rd party plaintiff $297.00 *
Counterclaim, cross claim, third party complaint, third party motion, action for declaratory judgment $297.00 *
Appeal to CV $246 PLUS Lower Court Cost

* Fee does not include sheriff service fee

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. Please accompany any request for certified mail with the correct postage. Be sure that the Clerk's address is the return address, to-wit:

Montgomery County Circuit Clerk
Civil Division
P.O. Box 1667
Montgomery, AL 36102

We will also accept cash and credit cards (online only) in lieu of postage.