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11-445. Fees chargeable in civil actions by sheriffs and constables; constables' standardized daily activity logs
A. The sheriff shall receive the following fees in civil actions:
1. For serving each true copy of the original summons in a civil suit, sixteen dollars, except that the sheriff shall not charge a fee for service of any document pursuant to section 13-3602 or any injunction against harassment pursuant to section 12-1809 if the court indicates the injunction arises out of a dating relationship.
2. For summoning each witness, sixteen dollars.
3. For levying and returning each writ of attachment or claim and delivery, forty-eight dollars.
4. For taking and approving each bond and returning it to the proper court when necessary, twelve dollars.
5. For endorsing the forfeiture of any bond required to be endorsed by the sheriff, twelve dollars.
6. For levying each execution, twenty-four dollars.
7. For returning each execution, sixteen dollars.
8. For executing and returning each writ of possession or restitution, forty-eight dollars plus a rate of forty dollars per hour per deputy or constable for the actual time spent in excess of three hours.
9. For posting the advertisement for sale under execution, or any order of sale, twelve dollars.
10. For posting or serving any notice, process, writ, order, pleading or paper required or permitted by law, not otherwise provided for, sixteen dollars except that posting for a writ of restitution shall not exceed ten dollars.
11. For executing a deed to each purchaser of real property under execution or order of sale, twenty-four dollars.
12. For executing a bill of sale to each purchaser of real and personal property under an execution or order of sale, when demanded by the purchaser, sixteen dollars.
13. For services in designating a homestead or other exempt property, twelve dollars.
14. For receiving and paying money on redemption and issuing a certificate of redemption, twenty-four dollars.
15. For serving and returning each writ of garnishment and related papers, forty dollars.
16. For the preparation, including notarization, of each affidavit of service or other document pertaining to service, eight dollars.
17. For every writ issued on behalf of a justice of the peace, a fee established by the board of supervisors not to exceed five dollars per writ. Monies collected from the writ fees shall be deposited in the constable ethics standards and training fund established by section 22-138.
B. The sheriff shall also collect the appropriate recording fees if applicable and other appropriate disbursements.
C. The sheriff may charge:
1. Fifty-six dollars plus disbursements for any skip tracing services performed.
2. A reasonable fee for executing a civil arrest warrant ordered pursuant to court rule by a judge or justice of the peace. The fee shall only be charged to the party requesting the issuance of the civil arrest warrant.
3. A reasonable fee for storing personal property levied on pursuant to title 12, chapter 9.
D. For traveling to serve or on each attempt to serve civil process, writs, orders, pleadings or papers, the sheriff shall receive two dollars forty cents for each mile actually and necessarily traveled but not to exceed two hundred miles, nor to be less than sixteen dollars. Mileage shall be charged one way only. For service made or attempted at the same time and place, regardless of the number of parties or the number of papers so served or attempted, only one charge for travel fees shall be made for such service or attempted service.
E. For collecting money on an execution when it is made by sale, the sheriff and the constable shall receive eight dollars for each one hundred dollars or major portion thereof not to exceed a total of two thousand dollars, but when money is collected by the sheriff without a sale, only one-half of such fee shall be allowed. When satisfaction or partial satisfaction of a judgment is received by the judgment creditor after the sheriff or constable has received an execution on the judgment, the commission is due the sheriff or constable and is established by an affidavit of the judgment creditor filed with the officer. If the affidavit is not lodged with the officer within thirty days of the request, the commission shall be based on the total amount of judgment due as billed by the officer and may be collected as any other debt by that officer.
F. The sheriff shall be allowed for all process issued from the supreme court and served by the sheriff the same fees as are allowed the sheriff for similar services on process issued from the superior court.
G. The constable shall receive the same fees as the sheriff for performing the same services in civil actions, except that mileage shall be computed from the office of the justice of the peace originating the civil action to the place of service.
H. Notwithstanding subsection G of this section, in a county with a population of more than three million persons, if an office of a justice of the peace is located outside of the precinct boundaries, the mileage for a constable shall be calculated pursuant to subsection D of this section, except that the distance between the precinct boundaries and the office of the justice of the peace, as determined by the county and certified by the board of supervisors of that county, shall be subtracted from the mileage calculation. This certified mileage calculation shall be transmitted to the justice courts and the clerks of those courts shall calculate the mileage between the office of the justice of the peace and the location where the civil process, writ, order, pleading or paper was served and reduce the mileage used to calculate the mileage fee according to the certified mileage calculation for that respective jurisdiction.
I. Constables shall maintain a standardized daily activity log of work related activities, including a listing of all processes served and the number of processes attempted to be served by case number, the names of the plaintiffs and defendants, the names and addresses of the persons to be served except as otherwise precluded by law, the date of process and the daily mileage.
J. The standardized daily activity log maintained in subsection I of this section is a public record and shall be made available by the constable at the constable's office during regular office hours. The standardized daily activity log shall be filed monthly by the tenth day of the following month with the clerk of the board of supervisors. The board of supervisors shall determine the method for filing the standardized daily activity log.