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§50-3-1. Costs in civil actions.

The following costs shall be charged in magistrate courts in civil actions and shall be collected in advance:

(a) For filing and trying any civil action and for all services connected therewith, but excluding services regarding enforcement of judgment, the following amounts dependent upon the amount of damages sought in the complaint:

Where the action is for $500 or less $30.00

Where the action is for more than $500 but not more than $1,000 $35.00

Where the action is for more than $1,000 but not more than $2,000$ 40.00

Where the action is for more than $2,000 $50.00

Where the action seeks relief other than money damage $30.00

Five dollars from each of the filing fees listed above shall be deposited in the Court Security Fund created by the provisions of section fourteen, article three, chapter fifty-one of this code.

Five dollars from each of the filing fees listed above shall be deposited in the Courthouse Facilities Improvement Fund created by section six, article twenty-six, chapter twenty-nine of this code.

(b) For each service regarding enforcement of a judgment including execution, suggestion,

garnishment and suggestee execution $5.00

(c) For each bond filed in a case $1.00

(d) For taking deposition of witness for each hour or portion thereof $1.00

(e) For taking and certifying acknowledgmentof a deed or other writing

 or taking oath upon an affidavit $ .50

(f) For mailing any matter required or provided by law to be mailed by

certified or registered mail with return receipt $1.00

(g) For filing and trying any civil action $20.00

Costs incurred in a civil action shall be reflected in any judgment rendered thereon. The provisions of section one, article two, chapter fifty-nine of this code, relating to the payment of costs by poor persons, shall be applicable to all costs in civil actions.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2017 Regular Session
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