1. The clerk of the district court shall collect the following fees:
a. Except as otherwise provided in paragraphs "b" and "c", for filing and docketing a criminal case to be paid by the county or city which has the duty to prosecute the criminal action, payable as provided in section 602.8109, thirty dollars. When judgment is rendered against the defendant, costs collected from the defendant shall be paid to the county or city which has the duty to prosecute the criminal action to the extent necessary for reimbursement for fees paid. However, the fees which are payable by the county to the clerk of the district court for services rendered in criminal actions prosecuted under state law and the court costs taxed in connection with the trial of those actions or appeals from the judgments in those actions are waived.
b. For filing and docketing of a complaint or information for a simple misdemeanor and a complaint or information for a nonscheduled simple misdemeanor under chapter 321, twenty-five dollars.
c. For filing and docketing a complaint or information or uniform citation and complaint for parking violations under sections 321.236, 321.239, 321.358, 321.360, and 321.361, one dollar, effective January 1, 1991. The court costs in cases of parking meter and overtime parking violations which are denied, and charged and collected pursuant to section 321.236, subsection 1, or pursuant to a uniform citation and complaint, are eight dollars per information or complaint or per uniform citation and complaint effective January 1, 1991.
d. The court costs in scheduled violation cases where a court appearance is required are twenty-five dollars.
e. For court costs in scheduled violation cases where a court appearance is not required, fifteen dollars.
f. For an appeal of a simple misdemeanor to the district court, fifty dollars.
2. The clerk of the district court shall remit ninety percent of all fines and forfeited bail to the city that was the plaintiff in any action, and shall provide that city with a statement showing the total number of cases, the total of all fines and forfeited bail collected, and the total of all cases dismissed. The remaining ten percent shall be submitted to the state court administrator.
3. The clerk of the district court shall remit all fines and forfeited bail for violation of a county ordinance, except an ordinance relating to vehicle speed or weight restrictions, to the county treasurer of the county that was the plaintiff in the action, and shall provide that county with a statement showing the total number of cases, the total of all fines and forfeited bail collected, and the total of all cases dismissed. However, if a county ordinance provides a penalty for a violation which is also penalized under state law, the fines and forfeited bail collected for the violation shall be submitted to the state court administrator.
4. The clerk of the district court shall submit all other fines, fees, costs, and forfeited bail received from a magistrate to the state court administrator.
83 Acts, ch 186, § 9106, 10201, 10204; 83 Acts, ch 204, § 15, 16; 85 Acts, ch 195, §55, 56; 85 Acts, ch 197, §24, 25; 89 Acts, ch 293, §17; 90 Acts, ch 1170, § 4; 91 Acts, ch 116, § 14; 91 Acts, ch 218, § 25; 91 Acts, ch 219, § 17; 92 Acts, 2nd Ex, ch 1001, § 502; 93 Acts, ch 47, §18; 94 Acts, ch 1074, §6; 95 Acts, ch 143, § 11
Referred to in § 321.236, 331.307, 364.22, 602.8102(116), 602.8107, 602.9104A, 805.6, 805.11, 805.12, 909.10
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