[Rev. 11/21/2013 8:57:21 AM--2013]

CHAPTER 19 - FEES

NRS 19.010             “Folio” defined.

NRS 19.013             County clerks.

NRS 19.016             Additional fee for filing and recording bond of notary public: Acquisition or improvement of technology.

NRS 19.020             Commencement of civil action; administration of estate; guardianship; appeal from Justice Court.

NRS 19.030             Additional fees in civil actions: State General Fund.

NRS 19.0302           Additional fees in civil actions: Special account for benefit of court; certain amount to be remitted to organization that operates legal services in larger counties.

NRS 19.0303           Additional fees in civil actions: Programs for court security.

NRS 19.031             Additional fees in civil actions: Programs for legal aid.

NRS 19.0312           Additional fees in civil actions: Pro bono programs and programs for abused or neglected children and victims of domestic violence.

NRS 19.0313           Additional fees in civil actions: Programs of mediation in cases involving custody or visitation of child; neighborhood justice centers.

NRS 19.03135         Additional fees in civil actions: Programs for prevention and treatment of abuse of alcohol and drugs.

NRS 19.0315           Additional fees in civil actions: Programs for alternative dispute resolution.

NRS 19.033             Additional fees in action for dissolution of marriage.

NRS 19.0335           Additional fees in civil action involving multiple parties. [Effective through December 31, 2014, and after that date unless the provisions of Senate Joint Resolution No. 14 (2011) are approved and ratified by the voters at the 2014 General Election.]

NRS 19.0335           Additional fees in civil action involving multiple parties. [Effective January 1, 2015, if the provisions of Senate Joint Resolution No. 14 (2011) are approved and ratified by the voters at the 2014 General Election.]

NRS 19.034             Reduced fees for adoption of child with special needs.

NRS 19.035             Fees not to be charged or collected for services rendered certain governments or officers.

NRS 19.040             Table to be posted; penalty.

NRS 19.050             Clerks to receive costs of publication.

NRS 19.060             Payment in advance.

NRS 19.070             Limitation on fees charged by county clerk.

NRS 19.080             Clerks to keep books.

NRS 19.090             Quarterly financial statements of clerks.

NRS 19.100             Penalty for violating NRS 19.070, 19.080 or 19.090.

NRS 19.110             Penalty for taking more or greater fees than authorized by law.

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      NRS 19.010  “Folio” defined.  “Folio,” when used as a measure for computing fees or compensation, shall be construed to mean 100 words, counting every figure necessarily used as a word. Any portion of a folio, when in the whole draft or paper there should not be a complete folio, and when there shall be an excess over the last folio exceeding a quarter of a folio, shall be computed as a folio. The filing of a paper shall be construed to include the certificate of the same.

      [34:49:1883; BH § 2375; C § 2499; RL § 2036; NCL § 2967]

      NRS 19.013  County clerks.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided by specific statute, each county clerk shall charge and collect the following fees:

 

On the commencement of any action or proceeding in the district court, or on the transfer of any action or proceeding from a district court of another county, except probate or guardianship proceedings, to be paid by the party commencing the action, proceeding or transfer.................................................................. $56.00

On an appeal to the district court of any case from a justice court or a municipal court, or on the transfer of any case from a justice court or a municipal court.............................................................. 42.00

On the filing of a petition for letters testamentary, letters of administration, setting aside an estate without administration, or a guardianship, which fee includes the court fee prescribed by NRS 19.020, to be paid by the petitioner:

Where the stated value of the estate is more than $2,500............. 72.00

Where the stated value of the estate is $2,500 or less, no fee may be charged or collected.

On the filing of a petition to contest any will or codicil, to be paid by the petitioner 44.00

On the filing of an objection or cross-petition to the appointment of an executor, administrator or guardian, or an objection to the settlement of account or any answer in an estate or guardianship matter                44.00

On the appearance of any defendant or any number of defendants answering jointly, to be paid upon the filing of the first paper in the action by the defendant or defendants.............................. 44.00

For filing a notice of appeal.............................................................................. 24.00

For issuing a transcript of judgment and certifying thereto........................... 3.00

For preparing any copy of any record, proceeding or paper, for each page, unless such fee is waived by the county clerk............................................................................................................................ 0.50

For each certificate of the clerk, under the seal of the court......................... 3.00

For examining and certifying to a copy of any paper, record or proceeding prepared by another and presented for a certificate of the county clerk....................................................................... 5.00

For filing all papers not otherwise provided for, other than papers filed in actions and proceedings in court and papers filed by public officers in their official capacity.............................................. 15.00

For issuing any certificate under seal, not otherwise provided for................ 6.00

For searching records or files in the office of the county clerk, for each year, unless such fee is waived by the county clerk............................................................................................................................ 0.50

For filing and recording a bond of a notary public, per name.................... 15.00

For entering the name of a firm or corporation in the register of the county clerk     20.00

 

      2.  A county clerk may charge and collect, in addition to any fee that a county clerk is otherwise authorized to charge and collect, an additional fee not to exceed $5 for filing and recording a bond of a notary public, per name. On or before the fifth day of each month, the county clerk shall pay to the county treasurer the amount of fees collected by the county clerk pursuant to this subsection for credit to the account established pursuant to NRS 19.016.

      3.  Except as otherwise provided by specific statute, all fees prescribed in this section are payable in advance if demanded by the county clerk.

      4.  The fees set forth in subsection 1 are payment in full for all services rendered by the county clerk in the case for which the fees are paid, including the preparation of the judgment roll, but the fees do not include payment for typing, copying, certifying or exemplifying or authenticating copies.

      5.  No fee may be charged to any attorney at law admitted to practice in this State for searching records or files in the office of the clerk. No fee may be charged for any services rendered to a defendant or the defendant’s attorney in any criminal case or in habeas corpus proceedings.

      6.  Each county clerk shall, on or before the fifth day of each month, account for and pay to the county treasurer all fees collected during the preceding month.

      (Added to NRS by 1969, 268; A 1977, 465; 1979, 42; 1981, 1792; 1985, 223; 1991, 1322; 1993, 1355; 1997, 111, 2269, 2350; 2001, 3215; 2007, 3390; 2013, 39, 325)

      NRS 19.016  Additional fee for filing and recording bond of notary public: Acquisition or improvement of technology.

      1.  If a county clerk imposes an additional fee pursuant to subsection 2 of NRS 19.013, the proceeds collected from such a fee must be accounted for separately in the county general fund. Any interest earned on money in the account, after deducting any applicable charges, must be credited to the account. Money that remains in the account at the end of a fiscal year does not revert to the county general fund, and the balance in the account must be carried forward to the next fiscal year.

      2.  The money in the account must be used only to acquire technology for or to improve technology used in the office of the county clerk, including, without limitation, costs related to acquiring or improving technology for converting and archiving records, purchasing hardware and software, maintaining the technology, training employees in the operation of the technology and contracting for professional services relating to the technology.

      (Added to NRS by 2007, 3390; A 2013, 39)

      NRS 19.020  Commencement of civil action; administration of estate; guardianship; appeal from Justice Court.

      1.  At the time of the commencement of every civil action or other proceeding in the several district courts, the plaintiff shall pay the clerk of the court in which the action is commenced the sum of $3, except as otherwise provided by specific statute.

      2.  At the commencement of any proceeding in any district court for the purpose of procuring an appointment of administration upon the estate of any deceased person, or procuring an appointment as guardian, the party instituting the proceeding shall pay the clerk of the court the sum of $1.50.

      3.  Whenever any appeal is taken in a civil action or proceeding from the judgment or decision of a Justice Court, or other tribunal inferior to the district court, the party appealing shall, before the return to the appeal may be filed in the appellate court, pay to the clerk of the appellate court the sum of $5.

      4.  The several fees provided for in this section are designated as court fees, and no such action may be deemed commenced, proceedings instituted, nor appeal perfected until the court fees are paid.

      [28:49:1883; A 1921, 338; NCL § 2961] + [29:49:1883; BH § 2370; C § 2494; RL § 2031; NCL § 2962]—(NRS A 1977, 467; 2001, 684)

      NRS 19.030  Additional fees in civil actions: State General Fund.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided by specific statute, on the commencement of any civil action or proceeding in the district court, other than the commencement of a proceeding for an adoption, the county clerk of each county, in addition to any other fees provided by law, shall charge and collect $32 from the party commencing the action or proceeding.

      2.  On or before the first Monday of each month, the county clerk shall pay over to the county treasurer an amount equal to $32 per civil case commenced as provided in subsection 1, for the preceding calendar month, and the county treasurer shall place that money to the credit of the State Fund. The county treasurer shall remit quarterly all such fees turned over to the county treasurer by the county clerk to the State Controller to be placed by the State Controller in the State General Fund.

      [1:151:1947; A 1955, 482] + [2:151:1947; A 1949, 90; 1955, 482]—(NRS A 1969, 25; 1981, 1369; 1983, 335; 1997, 2270; 2001, 2907)

      NRS 19.0302  Additional fees in civil actions: Special account for benefit of court; certain amount to be remitted to organization that operates legal services in larger counties.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided by specific statute and in addition to any other fee required by law, each clerk of the court or county clerk, as appropriate, shall charge and collect the following fees:

      (a) On the commencement of any action or proceeding in the district court, other than those listed in paragraphs (c), (e) and (f), or on the transfer of any action or proceeding from a district court of another county, to be paid by the party commencing the action, proceeding or transfer........................................................................................... $99

      (b) On the appearance of any defendant or any number of defendants answering jointly, to be paid upon the filing of the first paper in the action by the defendant or defendants.................................................... $99

      (c) On the filing of a petition for letters testamentary, letters of administration or a guardianship, which fee does not include the court fee prescribed by NRS 19.020, to be paid by the petitioner:

             (1) Where the stated value of the estate is $200,000 or more.................... $352

             (2) Where the stated value of the estate is more than $20,000 but less than $200,000          $99

             (3) Where the stated value of the estate is $20,000 or less, no fee may be charged or collected.

      (d) On the filing of a motion for summary judgment or a joinder thereto..... $200

      (e) On the commencement of an action defined as a business matter pursuant to the local rules of practice and on the answer or appearance of any party in any such action or proceeding, to be paid by the party commencing, answering or appearing in the action or proceeding thereto........................................................................................ $1,359

      (f) On the commencement of:

             (1) An action for a constructional defect pursuant to NRS 40.600 to 40.695, inclusive; or

             (2) Any other action defined as “complex” pursuant to the local rules of practice,

Ê and on the answer or appearance of any party in any such action or proceeding, to be paid by the party commencing, answering or appearing in the action or proceeding................................................... $349

      (g) On the filing of a third-party complaint, to be paid by the filing party..... $135

      (h) On the filing of a motion to certify or decertify a class, to be paid by the filing party             $349

      (i) For the issuance of any writ of attachment, writ of garnishment, writ of execution or any other writ designed to enforce any judgment of the court......................................................................................................... $10

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 4, fees collected pursuant to this section must be deposited into a special account administered by the county and maintained for the benefit of the court. The money in that account must be used only:

      (a) To offset the costs for adding and maintaining new judicial departments, including, without limitation, the cost for additional staff;

      (b) To reimburse the county for any capital costs incurred for maintaining any judicial departments that are added by the 75th Session of the Nevada Legislature; and

      (c) If any money remains in the account in a fiscal year after satisfying the purposes set forth in paragraphs (a) and (b), to:

             (1) Acquire land on which to construct additional facilities for the district court or a regional justice center that includes the district court;

             (2) Construct or acquire additional facilities for the district court or a regional justice center that includes the district court;

             (3) Renovate or remodel existing facilities for the district court or a regional justice center that includes the district court;

             (4) Acquire furniture, fixtures and equipment necessitated by the construction or acquisition of additional facilities or the renovation of an existing facility for the district court or a regional justice center that includes the district court;

             (5) Acquire advanced technology;

             (6) Pay debt service on any bonds issued pursuant to subsection 3 of NRS 350.020 for the acquisition of land or facilities or the construction or renovation of facilities for the district court or a regional justice center that includes the district court;

             (7) In a county whose population is less than 100,000, support court appointed special advocate programs for children, at the discretion of the judges of the judicial district;

             (8) In a county whose population is less than 100,000, support legal services to the indigent and to be used by the organization operating the program for legal services that receives the fees charged pursuant to NRS 19.031 for the operation of programs for the indigent; or

             (9) Be carried forward to the next fiscal year.

      3.  Except as otherwise provided by specific statute, all fees prescribed in this section are payable in advance if demanded by the clerk of the court or county clerk.

      4.  Each clerk of the court or county clerk shall, on or before the fifth day of each month, account for and pay to the county treasurer:

      (a) In a county whose population is 100,000 or more, an amount equal to $10 of each fee collected pursuant to paragraphs (a) and (b) of subsection 1 during the preceding month. The county treasurer shall remit quarterly to the organization operating the program for legal services that receives the fees charged pursuant to NRS 19.031 for the operation of programs for the indigent all the money received from the clerk of the court or county clerk pursuant to this paragraph.

      (b) All remaining fees collected pursuant to this section during the preceding month.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 2479; A 2011, 3652)

      NRS 19.0303  Additional fees in civil actions: Programs for court security.

      1.  In any county, the board of county commissioners may, in addition to any other fee required by law, impose by ordinance a filing fee of not more than $20 to be paid on the commencement of any civil action or proceeding in the district court for which a filing fee is required and on the filing of any answer or appearance in any such action or proceeding for which a filing fee is required, except as otherwise required pursuant to NRS 19.034.

      2.  On or before the fifth day of each month, in a county where a fee has been imposed pursuant to subsection 1, the clerk of the court shall account for and pay over to the county treasurer any such fees collected by the clerk of the court during the preceding month for credit to an account for programs for court security in the county general fund. The money in that account must be administered by the county and:

      (a) May be used only for programs for court security or to reimburse the county for any capital costs incurred for maintaining any judicial departments that are added by the 75th Session of the Nevada Legislature;

      (b) Must not be used to supplant existing budgets for bailiffs or deputy marshals who are assigned to work in a courtroom; and

      (c) If any balance remains, may be carried forward to the next fiscal year.

      3.  As used in this section, “programs for court security” includes, without limitation:

      (a) Funding for additional positions for bailiffs, marshals, security guards or similar personnel;

      (b) Supplementing existing funding used to pay bailiffs, marshals, security guards and similar personnel;

      (c) Acquiring necessary capital goods for court security;

      (d) Providing security training and education to personnel;

      (e) Conducting security audits; and

      (f) Acquiring or using appropriate technology relating to court security.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 2480)

      NRS 19.031  Additional fees in civil actions: Programs for legal aid.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2 and NRS 19.034 in each county in which legal services are provided without charge to indigent or elderly persons through a program for legal aid organized under the auspices of the State Bar of Nevada, a county or local bar association, a county or municipal program for legal services or other program funded by this State or the United States to provide legal assistance, the county clerk shall, on the commencement of any civil action or proceeding in the district court for which a filing fee is required, and on the filing of any answer or appearance in any such action or proceeding for which a filing fee is required, charge and collect a fee of $25 from the party commencing or appearing in the action or proceeding. These fees are in addition to any other fees required by law.

      2.  In each county described in subsection 1, the county clerk shall, on the commencement of any action provided for in chapter 125 of NRS, and on the filing of any answer or appearance in any such action, charge and collect a fee of $14 from the party commencing or appearing in the action. These fees are in addition to any other fees required by law.

      3.  On or before the first Monday of each month the county clerk shall pay over to the county treasurer the amount of all fees collected by the county clerk pursuant to subsections 1 and 2. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 5, the county treasurer shall remit quarterly to the organization operating the program for legal services all the money received by the county treasurer from the county clerk.

      4.  The organization operating the program for legal services shall use any money received pursuant to subsection 3 as follows:

      (a) From each $25 collected pursuant to subsection 1:

             (1) Fifteen dollars and fifty cents for the benefit of indigent persons in the county; and

             (2) Nine dollars and fifty cents for the benefit of elderly persons in the county.

      (b) From each $14 collected pursuant to subsection 2:

             (1) Ten dollars for the benefit of indigent persons in the county; and

             (2) Four dollars for the benefit of elderly persons in the county.

      5.  If the county treasurer receives notice from the State or a political subdivision that an award of attorney’s fees or costs has been made to an organization that receives money pursuant to this section and has been paid, the county treasurer shall:

      (a) Deduct an amount equal to the award from the amount to be paid to the organization; and

      (b) Remit an equal amount to the State or to the political subdivision that paid the fees or costs at the time when the county treasurer would have paid it to the organization.

      6.  The fees which are collected from a county must be used for the benefit of the indigent or elderly persons in that county.

      (Added to NRS by 1975, 587; A 1977, 467; 1981, 1710; 1983, 598; 1985, 770; 1989, 582; 1993, 479; 2001, 684)

      NRS 19.0312  Additional fees in civil actions: Pro bono programs and programs for abused or neglected children and victims of domestic violence.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, in addition to any other fee required by law, in each county that charges a fee pursuant to NRS 19.031 to offset a portion of the costs of providing legal services without a charge to indigent or elderly persons, a board of county commissioners may impose by ordinance a filing fee to offset a portion of the costs of providing pro bono programs and of providing legal services without a charge to abused or neglected children and victims of domestic violence to be remitted to the organization operating the program for legal services that receives the fees charged pursuant to NRS 19.031 for programs for the indigent in an amount not to exceed:

      (a) Ten dollars to be paid on the commencement of any civil action or proceeding in the district court for which a filing fee is required and on the filing of any answer or appearance in any such action or proceeding for which a filing fee is required.

      (b) Twenty-five dollars to be paid on the filing of any motion or other paper that seeks to modify or adjust a final order that was issued pursuant to chapter 125, 125B or 125C of NRS and on the filing of any answer or response to such a motion or other paper.

      2.  A board of county commissioners may not by ordinance impose a filing fee pursuant to paragraph (b) of subsection 1 for:

      (a) A motion filed solely to adjust the amount of support for a child set forth in a final order; or

      (b) A motion for reconsideration or for a new trial that is filed within 10 days after a final judgment or decree has been issued.

      3.  On or before the first Monday of each month, in a county in which a fee has been imposed pursuant to subsection 1, the county clerk shall account for and pay over to the county treasurer any such fees collected by the county clerk during the preceding month. The county treasurer shall remit quarterly to the organization to which the fees are to be paid pursuant to subsection 1 all the money received by the county treasurer from the county clerk.

      4.  Any fees collected pursuant to this section must be used for the benefit of the persons to whom the organization operating the program for legal services that receives money pursuant to this section provides legal services without a charge.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2679; A 2005, 198)

      NRS 19.0313  Additional fees in civil actions: Programs of mediation in cases involving custody or visitation of child; neighborhood justice centers.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 19.034, in a county whose population is 100,000 or more, the county clerk shall, on the commencement of any civil action or proceeding in the district court for which a filing fee is required, and on the filing of any answer or appearance in any such action or proceeding for which a filing fee is required, charge and collect not less than $5 but not more than $10 from the party commencing, answering or appearing in the action or proceeding. The fee required pursuant to this section is in addition to any other fee required by law.

      2.  On or before the first Monday of each month, the county clerk shall pay over to the county treasurer the amount of all fees collected by the county clerk pursuant to subsection 1 for use in the programs established in accordance with NRS 3.500 and 244.1607.

      3.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 19.034, the board of county commissioners of any other county may impose by ordinance an additional filing fee of not more than $10 to be paid on the commencement of any civil action or proceeding in the district court for which a filing fee is required and on the filing of any answer or appearance in any such action or proceeding for which a filing fee is required. On or before the fifth day of each month, in a county where this fee has been imposed, the county clerk shall account for and pay over to the county treasurer all fees collected during the preceding month pursuant to this subsection for credit to an account for dispute resolution in the county general fund. The money in the account must be used only to support a program established pursuant to NRS 3.500 or 244.1607.

      (Added to NRS by 1991, 919; A 1993, 1213; 1997, 2362; 2001, 685)

      NRS 19.03135  Additional fees in civil actions: Programs for prevention and treatment of abuse of alcohol and drugs.

      1.  In a county whose population is less than 100,000, the board of county commissioners may, in addition to any other fee required by law, impose by ordinance a filing fee of not more than $10 to be paid on the commencement of any civil action or proceeding in the district court for which a filing fee is required and on the filing of any answer or appearance in any such action or proceeding for which a filing fee is required, except as otherwise required pursuant to NRS 19.034.

      2.  On or before the fifth day of each month, in a county where a fee has been imposed pursuant to subsection 1, the clerk of the court shall account for and pay over to the county treasurer any such fees collected by the clerk of the court during the preceding month for credit to an account for programs for the prevention and treatment of the abuse of alcohol and drugs in the county general fund. The money in that account must be used only to support programs for the prevention or treatment of the abuse of alcohol or drugs which may include, without limitation, any program of treatment for the abuse of alcohol or drugs established in a judicial district pursuant to NRS 453.580.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2362; A 1999, 556; 2001, 686)

      NRS 19.0315  Additional fees in civil actions: Programs for alternative dispute resolution.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 19.034, on the commencement of any civil action or proceeding in the district court for which a filing fee is required, and on the filing of any answer or appearance in any such action or proceeding for which a filing fee is required, a board of county commissioners may impose by ordinance a filing fee in an amount not to exceed $15 to offset a portion of the costs of providing programs of alternative dispute resolution on the party commencing, answering or appearing in the action or proceeding. These fees are in addition to any other fee required by law.

      2.  On or before the first Monday of each month, the county clerk shall pay over to the county treasurer the amount of all fees collected by the county clerk pursuant to subsection 1 for credit to an account for court programs for alternative dispute resolution in the county general fund. The money in the account must be used only to support programs for the arbitration of civil actions pursuant to NRS 38.250 and programs for the resolution of disputes through the use of other alternative methods of resolving disputes pursuant to NRS 38.258.

      3.  The provisions of this section apply only in judicial districts in which a program for alternative dispute resolution has been established pursuant to NRS 38.250 or 38.258.

      4.  As used in this section, “alternative dispute resolution” means alternative methods of resolving disputes, including, without limitation, arbitration and mediation.

      (Added to NRS by 1991, 1345; A 2001, 686; 2005, 199, 391)

      NRS 19.033  Additional fees in action for dissolution of marriage.

      1.  In each county, on the commencement of any action for divorce in the district court, the county clerk shall charge and collect, in addition to other fees required by law, a fee of $20. The fee must be paid by the party commencing the action.

      2.  On or before the first Monday of each month, the county clerk shall pay over to the county treasurer an amount equal to all fees collected by the county clerk pursuant to subsection 1, and the county treasurer shall place that amount to the credit of the State General Fund. Quarterly, the county treasurer shall remit all money so collected to the State Controller, who shall place the money in an account in the State General Fund for use by the Director of the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation to administer the provisions of NRS 388.605 to 388.655, inclusive.

      3.  The board of county commissioners of any county may impose by ordinance an additional filing fee of not more than $6 to be paid by the defendant in an action for divorce, annulment or separate maintenance. In a county where this fee has been imposed:

      (a) On the appearance of a defendant in the action in the district court, the county clerk, in addition to any other fees provided by law, shall charge and collect from the defendant the prescribed fee to be paid upon the filing of the first paper in the action by the defendant.

      (b) On or before the fifth day of each month, the county clerk shall account for and pay to the county treasurer all fees collected during the preceding month pursuant to paragraph (a).

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 384; A 1989, 917, 1908; 1991, 529; 1993, 1356, 1501; 1995, 562, 1028; 2001, 1424, 2908)

      NRS 19.0335  Additional fees in civil action involving multiple parties. [Effective through December 31, 2014, and after that date unless the provisions of Senate Joint Resolution No. 14 (2011) are approved and ratified by the voters at the 2014 General Election.]

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 19.034, on the commencement of any civil action in the district court for which a filing fee is required, the clerk of court shall collect, in addition to any other fee required by law, the following fees in any action that involves more than one plaintiff and one defendant:

      (a) A fee of $30 for each additional plaintiff named in a complaint when the complaint is filed.

      (b) A fee of $30 for each additional defendant named in an answer when the answer is filed, or a fee of $30 for each additional party appearing in the action when the additional party appears in the action.

      (c) If a complaint is amended to name an additional plaintiff, a fee of $30 for each additional plaintiff named when the complaint is amended.

      2.  On or before the first Monday of each month, the clerk of court shall pay over to the county treasurer the amount of all fees collected by the clerk of the court pursuant to subsection 1. The county treasurer shall distribute, on or before the 15th day of that month, the money received in the following amounts for each fee received:

      (a) Eight dollars for credit to a special account in the county general fund for the use of the district court for advanced and improved technological purposes. The special account is restricted to the use specified, the money in the special account must not be used to supplant existing budgets for maintenance and support of technology, and the balance in the special account must be carried forward at the end of each fiscal year.

      (b) Seven dollars for credit to a special account in the county general fund in each county in which legal services are provided without charge to indigent or elderly persons through a program for legal aid organized under the auspices of the State Bar of Nevada, a county or local bar association, a county or municipal program for legal services or other program funded by this State or the United States to provide legal assistance. The county treasurer shall remit quarterly to the organization operating the program for legal services all the money received by the county treasurer from the clerk of court. The organization operating the program for legal services shall use any money received pursuant to this paragraph as follows:

             (1) Five dollars for the benefit of indigent persons in the county; and

             (2) Two dollars for the benefit of elderly persons in the county.

      (c) Ten dollars to the State Controller for credit to a special account in the State General Fund. The State Controller shall distribute the money received to the Office of Court Administrator for use in support and maintenance of case management systems approved by the Office of Court Administrator, for statewide technological purposes and for distribution to the courts for technological purposes. The special account is restricted to the use specified, and the balance in the special account must be carried forward at the end of each fiscal year.

      (d) Five dollars to the State Controller for credit to a special account in the State General Fund. The State Controller shall distribute the money received to the Office of Court Administrator for the payment for the services of retired justices and retired district judges. The special account is restricted to the use specified, and the balance in the special account must be carried forward at the end of each fiscal year.

      3.  As used in this section:

      (a) “Office of Court Administrator” means the Office of Court Administrator created pursuant to NRS 1.320.

      (b) “Technological purposes” means the acquisition or improvement of technology, including, without limitation, acquiring or improving technology for converting and archiving records, purchasing hardware and software, maintaining the technology, training employees in the operation of the technology and contracting for professional services relating to the technology.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 2118)

      NRS 19.0335  Additional fees in civil action involving multiple parties. [Effective January 1, 2015, if the provisions of Senate Joint Resolution No. 14 (2011) are approved and ratified by the voters at the 2014 General Election.]

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 19.034, on the commencement of any civil action in the district court for which a filing fee is required, the clerk of court shall collect, in addition to any other fee required by law, the following fees in any action that involves more than one plaintiff and one defendant:

      (a) A fee of $30 for each additional plaintiff named in a complaint when the complaint is filed.

      (b) A fee of $30 for each additional defendant named in an answer when the answer is filed, or a fee of $30 for each additional party appearing in the action when the additional party appears in the action.

      (c) If a complaint is amended to name an additional plaintiff, a fee of $30 for each additional plaintiff named when the complaint is amended.

      2.  On or before the first Monday of each month, the clerk of court shall pay over to the county treasurer the amount of all fees collected by the clerk of the court pursuant to subsection 1. The county treasurer shall distribute, on or before the 15th day of that month, the money received in the following amounts for each fee received:

      (a) Eight dollars for credit to a special account in the county general fund for the use of the district court for advanced and improved technological purposes. The special account is restricted to the use specified, the money in the special account must not be used to supplant existing budgets for maintenance and support of technology, and the balance in the special account must be carried forward at the end of each fiscal year.

      (b) Seven dollars for credit to a special account in the county general fund in each county in which legal services are provided without charge to indigent or elderly persons through a program for legal aid organized under the auspices of the State Bar of Nevada, a county or local bar association, a county or municipal program for legal services or other program funded by this State or the United States to provide legal assistance. The county treasurer shall remit quarterly to the organization operating the program for legal services all the money received by the county treasurer from the clerk of court. The organization operating the program for legal services shall use any money received pursuant to this paragraph as follows:

             (1) Five dollars for the benefit of indigent persons in the county; and

             (2) Two dollars for the benefit of elderly persons in the county.

      (c) Ten dollars to the State Controller for credit to a special account in the State General Fund. The State Controller shall distribute the money received to the Office of Court Administrator for use in support and maintenance of case management systems approved by the Office of Court Administrator, for statewide technological purposes and for distribution to the courts for technological purposes. The special account is restricted to the use specified, and the balance in the special account must be carried forward at the end of each fiscal year.

      (d) Five dollars to the State Controller for credit to a special account in the State General Fund. The State Controller shall distribute the money received to the Office of Court Administrator for the payment for the services of retired justices, retired judges of the Court of Appeals and retired district judges. The special account is restricted to the use specified, and the balance in the special account must be carried forward at the end of each fiscal year.

      3.  As used in this section:

      (a) “Office of Court Administrator” means the Office of Court Administrator created pursuant to NRS 1.320.

      (b) “Technological purposes” means the acquisition or improvement of technology, including, without limitation, acquiring or improving technology for converting and archiving records, purchasing hardware and software, maintaining the technology, training employees in the operation of the technology and contracting for professional services relating to the technology.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 2118; A 2013, 1732, effective January 1, 2015, if the provisions of Senate Joint Resolution No. 14 (2011) are approved and ratified by the voters at the 2014 General Election)

      NRS 19.034  Reduced fees for adoption of child with special needs.  If the agency which provides child welfare services, or a child-placing agency licensed by the Division of Child and Family Services of the Department of Health and Human Services pursuant to chapter 127 of NRS, consents to the adoption of a child with special needs pursuant to NRS 127.186, a county clerk shall reduce the total filing fee to not more than $1 for filing the petition to adopt such a child.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 684; A 2003, 15)

      NRS 19.035  Fees not to be charged or collected for services rendered certain governments or officers.  Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, a county clerk shall neither charge nor collect any fee for any service rendered by the county clerk to:

      1.  The State of Nevada;

      2.  The county of which he or she is county clerk;

      3.  Any city or town within that county;

      4.  The school district of that county;

      5.  Any general improvement district which is located within that county; or

      6.  Any officer of the State, that county or any such city, town, school district or general improvement district in the officer’s official capacity.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 319; A 1977, 423; 1989, 665)

      NRS 19.040  Table to be posted; penalty.

      1.  Every county clerk shall publish and set up in some conspicuous place in his or her office a table of fees according to this chapter for the inspection of all persons who have business in the office of the county clerk.

      2.  Any county clerk who fails to comply with the provisions of subsection 1 shall forfeit for each day of omission a sum not exceeding $20, which, together with costs, may be recovered by any person in an action before a justice of the peace of the same county.

      [Part 23:49:1883; BH § 2364; C § 2488; RL § 2025; NCL § 2956]

      NRS 19.050  Clerks to receive costs of publication.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 8 of NRS 127.186, when by law any publication is required to be made by a county clerk of any suit, process, notice, order or other paper, the cost of such publication shall, if demanded, be tendered by the party to whom such order, process, notice or other paper was granted before the county clerk shall be compelled to make publication thereof.

      [24:49:1883; BH § 2365; C § 2489; RL § 2026; NCL § 2957]—(NRS A 2001, 686)

      NRS 19.060  Payment in advance.  Except as otherwise provided by specific statute, all fees prescribed in this chapter must be paid in advance, if demanded. If any county clerk has not received any or all of the fees which may be due for services rendered by the county clerk in any suit or proceeding, the county clerk may have execution therefor in his or her own name against the party or parties from whom they are due, to be issued from the court where the action is pending, upon the order of the judge or court upon affidavit filed.

      [25:49:1883; BH § 2366; C § 2490; RL § 2027; NCL § 2958]—(NRS A 1997, 2270)

      NRS 19.070  Limitation on fees charged by county clerk.  A county clerk shall not charge any fee that is not authorized by law.

      [17:49:1883; BH § 2358; C § 2482; RL § 2109; NCL § 2950]—(NRS A 1999, 1205)

      NRS 19.080  Clerks to keep books.  Each county clerk shall keep in his or her office, open to public inspection, a fee book in which the county clerk shall enter in detail the fees charged with the title or the case number of the matter, proceeding or action in which they were charged.

      [18:49:1883; BH § 2359; C § 2483; RL § 2020; NCL § 2951]—(NRS A 1971, 538)

      NRS 19.090  Quarterly financial statements of clerks.

      1.  Each county clerk shall, on the first Monday in January, April, July and October, make out and file with the board of county commissioners a full and correct statement under oath of all fees, percentage or compensation, of whatever nature or kind, received in his or her official capacity during the preceding 3 months. In the statement, the county clerk shall set forth the cause in which and the services for which such compensations were received.

      2.  Nothing in this section shall be so construed as to require personal attendance in filing the statements, and such statements may be transmitted by mail, express or otherwise directed to the board of county commissioners.

      [19:49:1883; BH § 2360; C § 2484; RL § 2021; NCL § 2952]—(NRS A 1963, 5)

      NRS 19.100  Penalty for violating NRS 19.070, 19.080 or 19.090.  Any county clerk who violates any of the provisions of NRS 19.070, 19.080 or 19.090 shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $1,000.

      [21:49:1883; BH § 2362; C § 2486; RL § 2023; NCL § 2954]—(NRS A 1967, 528)

      NRS 19.110  Penalty for taking more or greater fees than authorized by law.  If any county clerk takes more or greater fees than are authorized by law, the county clerk shall be liable to indictment, and on conviction shall be removed from office and fined in any sum not exceeding $1,000.

      [22:49:1883; BH § 2363; C § 2487; RL § 2024; NCL § 2955]—(NRS A 1999, 1205)