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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 4A: Clerks of superior court department

Section 4A. The fees of clerks of court of the superior court department of the trial court shall be as follows:

for the entry in the superior court department of the trial court of a complaint, third-party complaint, petition or other action and for the filing of a motion to intervene as plaintiff, $240;

for the filing of a petition to the county commissioners, $30, except that no fee shall be required from a municipality filing a petition to the county commissioners for the county in which it is located; and

for the issuance of an injunction or restraining order, $90.

The clerk shall collect, for every civil case, a $20 security fee.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, no fee shall be paid for the entry of a complaint, petition or other action by the commonwealth and no fee shall be charged to the commonwealth for the issuance of an injunction or restraining order, but if the commonwealth prevails in the action, the fees shall be taxed against the other party.