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Kentucky Court Costs

INFORMATION PERTAINING TO COURT COSTS

Court Cost is imposed by legislation passed by the Kentucky General Assembly.

Only $5.00 of the total Court Costs goes towards anything to do with the operation of the courts (DCE fund).

The breakdown of Court Costs is:
• $54.00-- General Fund of the State of Kentucky
• $10.80-- State Corrections (up to $5,400,000)
• $6.50-- Spinal Cord & Head Injury Research (up to $3,250,000)
Funding to the Univ. of KY & Univ. of Louisville
• $5.50-- Traumatic Brain Injury (up to $2,750,000)
• $3.50-- Dept. of Public Advocacy (up to $1,750,000)
• $3.40-- Crime Victims Fund (up to $1,700,000)
• $.70-- Brady Bill (up to $350,000)
• $10.10-- County Sheriff (up to $5,050,000)
• $5.00-- Deputy Clerk Enhancement Fund (up to $2,500,000)
• $5.50-- County Jails (up to $2,750,000)
• $1.50-- County Law Library
• $20.00-- Local Law Enforcement (City Police, etc.)
• $5.00-- Cabinet for Health for Telephonic Behavior Health
Jail Triage System
• $2.50-- Attorney Tax Fee
• $10.00-- Court Facility Fee (Traffic)
Or
• $20.00-- Court Facility Fee (Misdemeanor)
• $1.00-- Crime Stopper Fee (Misdemeanor)

This totals $144.00 for Traffic of $155.00 for Misdemeanor.

You will see capped amounts next to some listings. Once these amounts have been reached any additional fund will be assessed to the General Fund of the State of Kentucky.

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