TITLE 10
Courts and civil procedure–Procedure in particular actions

CHAPTER 10-16
Small Claims and Consumer Claims

SECTION 10-16-4


§ 10-16-4 Filing fee – Waiver of appeal.

(a) The plaintiff shall pay into the court an entry fee of fifty-five dollars ($55.00), of which twenty dollars ($20.00) shall be placed in a "small claims mediation restricted-receipt account" together with an amount equal to the then-prevailing postal rate, for mailing notices in the case, which shall be deemed the beginning of the action. The "small claims mediation restricted-receipt account" shall be established under the control of the state court director of finance; the chief judge of the district court shall be authorized to pay for the services of qualified mediators and other related expenses from the "small claims mediation restricted-receipt account." In addition to the entry fee, the court shall apply a technology surcharge in accordance with § 8-15-11.

(b) The plaintiff shall also file with his or her claim a written waiver of right of appeal.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1930, ch. 1596, § 2; P.L. 1932, ch. 1904, § 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 592, § 2; P.L. 1952, ch. 3024, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 10-16-4; P.L. 1969, ch. 239, § 12; P.L. 1976, ch. 192, § 2; P.L. 1982, ch. 332, § 1; P.L. 1987, ch. 77, § 2; P.L. 1992, ch. 133, art. 6, § 1; P.L. 2004, ch. 212, § 1; P.L. 2004, ch. 300, § 2; P.L. 2009, ch. 5, art. 9, § 13; P.L. 2009, ch. 372, § 2; P.L. 2009, ch. 381, § 2; P.L. 2014, ch. 34, § 6; P.L. 2014, ch. 42, § 6.)