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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY ORDINANCE NO. 84-12 <br />AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS <br />OF INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR AN <br />ADDITIONAL FILING FEE IN ALL CIVIL ACTIONS, SUITS <br />OR PROCEEDINGS, INSTITUTED IN THE COUNTY OR CIRCUIT <br />COURT IN AND FOR INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, FLORIDA, TO BE <br />USED EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING AND <br />MAINTAINING FACILITIES FOR THE USE OF SAID COURTS; <br />PROVIDING FOR THE COLLECTION AND DISBURSEMENT OF SAID <br />FILING FEES; PROVIDING FOR INCORPORATION IN CODE, <br />SEVERABILITY AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE. <br />WHEREAS, Florida Statutes §28.241 and Florida Statutes <br />534.041, authorizes the Board of County Commissioners of the <br />respective counties to impose additional service charges to raise <br />funds to provide and maintain court facilities; and <br />WHEREAS, additional funds are now required to meet the <br />current cost of providing and maintaining court facilities in <br />Indian River County; and <br />WHEREAS, the proper and expeditious administration of <br />justice in Indian River County requires the Board of County <br />Commissioners to provide adequate court facilities for use by the <br />general public, judges, attorneys and officers of the courts. <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY <br />COMMISSIONERS OF INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, FLORIDA that: <br />SECTION 1 <br />SCHEDULE OF FILING FEES <br />Upon the institution of any civil action, suit or pro- <br />ceeding in the county or circuit court in and for Indian River <br />County, Florida, in addition to any service charge, filing fee or <br />costs otherwise provided by ordinance, general or special law in <br />effect on the effective date of this ordinance, there shall be <br />paid by the party or parties filing or instituting such action, <br />suit or proceeding the following sum, hereinafter identified as <br />"Court Facilities Fee," the whole of which shall be paid by the <br />Clerk of the Court into a non -lapsing fund of Indian River County <br />entitled the "Court Facilities Fund" to be used exclusively by the <br />County in providing and maintaining court facilities; <br />-1- <br />