Magistrates Court fees as at 1 July 2015 as published in the South Australian Government Gazette on 18 June 2015.

 Magistrates Court Civil Costs

 

Civil (General) and Civil (Minor) claims divisions

Magistrates Court (Fees) Regulations 2004
SCHEDULE 1

Fee Amount
For issuing a Final Notice of Claim under the rules

$20.30

On commencement of minor civil action

$138.00​

On lodging a counterclaim or a third party notice in a minor civil action

$138.00​

On commencement of any other action under the Magistrates Court Act 1991

$506.00 - in the case of a prescribed corporation

$299.00 - in any other case​

On lodging a counterclaim or a third party notice in any other action under the Magistrates Court Act 1991

$506.00 - in the case of a prescribed corporation

$299.00 - in any other case​

For issuing and administering an investigation or examination summons under the Magistrates Court Act 1991

$52.50

On commencement of action under any other Act or issuing a summons on such action

$138.00​

On lodging a counterclaim or a third party notice in any action under any other Act

$138.00​

For publishing advertisement

actual costs reasonably incurred​

For each request to search and inspect a record of the Court

$22.70​

For copy of evidence

$7.60 per page​

For copy of reasons for judgment. (One copy will be supplied to a party to the proceedings free of charge.)

$7.60 per page​

For any other document

$4.60 per page​

For a data storage device containing a record of court proceedings (including reasons for judgment)

The fee that would be payable under these regulations for a printed copy of the record of the proceedings plus $121.00 for each day or part of a day on which the proceedings were recorded.​

For production of transcript at request of a party where the Court does not require the transcript

$15.40 per page​

Adjudication of costs: on lodging a bill of costs (other than in a minor civil action)

$71.50​

For opening Registry (or Registry remaining open) after hours for urgent execution of process

$366.00 per hour or part of an hour​

For opening Court (or Court remaining open) after hours for urgent hearing

$1100.00 per hour or part of an hour​

  

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Criminal

Magistrates Court (Fees) Regulations 2004
SCHEDULE 2
 

Fee Amount
On commencement of proceedings for summary applications, summary offences, minor indictable offences or indictable offences

$256.00
plus
$46.75 - if the complaint or information alleges more than one offence

For issuing a warrant of commitment

$50.50​

For copy of evidence

$7.60 per page​

For copy of reasons for judgment (One copy will be supplied to a party to the proceedings free of charge.)

$7.60 per page​

For copy of any other document

$4.60 per page​

For a data storage device containing a record of court proceedings (including reasons for judgment)

The fee that would be payable under these regulations for a printed copy of the record of the proceedings plus $121.00 for each day or part of a day on which the proceedings were recorded.​

For production of transcript at request of a party where the Court does not require the transcript

$15.40 per page​

For each request to search and inspect a record of the Court

$22.70​

 

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Petty Sessions Division

Magistrates Court (Fees) Regulations 2004
SCHEDULE 3

Fee Amount
On lodging an appeal against an enforcement determination under section 14 of the Expiation of Offences Act 1996

$52.50​

 

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Sheriff's Office

Sheriff’s Regulations 2005
SCHEDULE 1

Fee Amount Notes
Receiving and entering a summons, notice, order or other document for service

$38.75 per copy​

other than in relation to proceedings in the Magistrates Court​

Receiving and entering a warrant (including a summons when issued as a joint process) or other process of execution

$57.00

 

 
Serving a summons, claim, notice, order or other document where a written report must be submitted for preparation of an affidavit of service

$42.50 per copy​

Serving a summons, claim, notice, order or other document where a written report does not have to be submitted for preparation of an affidavit of service

$36.50 per copy​

Conducting inquiries as necessary before executing a warrant or other process of execution

$42.50

Executing a warrant (including serving a summons when issued as a joint process) or other process of execution or making an arrest

$80.00

Additional fee if, under a warrant, personal property is seized and processed for sale

$80.00
plus
$45.50 for each hour or part of an hour after the first 3 hours.​

Allowance for travelling expenses incurred in the service of a document or execution of a process

$1.30 per kilometre or part of a kilometre after 50 kilometres​

Only one fee is payable where 2 or more processes are served or executed at the same time on the same person or on different persons at the same address.​

Poundage on a warrant of sale or other process of execution (other than on a warrant of possession enforced against real property)

$0.10 per $1 for the first $2,000

and $0.05 per $1 over $2,000​

calculated on the amount realised on sale or, if not sold, on the value of the property seized or the amount of the judgement debt, whichever is the lesser​

Poundage on a warrant of possession enforced against real property, calculated on the annual value (within the meaning of the Valuation of Land Act 1971) of the real property seized

$0.10 per $1 for the first $2,000

and $0.05 per $1 over $2,000​

Sheriff's attendance to execute an enforcement process

$45.50 per hour or part hour, after the first hour​

Opening of office (or office remaining open) after hours for an urgent execution of process

$305.00 per hour or part hour​

 
 

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