Commissioners approve new electronic filing fee

County commissioners Mondday approved the conveyance and warranty deed of a property to the  city for a new fire station.

The property, which is two-thirds of the former junior high site between Fourth and Fifth streets, must be used for its intended purpose, said County Judge Larry Sprowls.

The land would revert back to the county if the city does not build there or fails to use it for public purposes.

Commissioners reluctantly approved a $2 fee for each electronic filing transaction.

The fee will apply to civil and probate filings but not deeds, said County Clerk Irene Gumula.
‘I’m not happy,î Gumula said. ìIt is mandatory.’

In practical terms, anything that attorneys email concerning cases will be assessed the fee.

The two-dollar charge will go to the state and the county will receive nothing. 

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