Section 4C. Any party entering a complaint, petition or other civil action in any court of the commonwealth, except small claims cases, in which an initial filing fee is payable, and to which a separate docket number is assigned shall pay to the clerk of said court a surcharge of $15 in addition to the fee otherwise required by this chapter. A party entering a small claims action shall pay a surcharge of $10. All such charges collected pursuant to this section shall be transmitted monthly by the clerk of court to the treasurer and shall be credited to the General Fund.
Terms Used In Massachusetts General Laws ch. 262 sec. 4C
- Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
- Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
- Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.