The South Carolina Supreme Court has raised some of the filing fees in the appellate courts for the first time in decades.
The filing fees for filing a notice of appeal and for filing a petition for a writ of certiorari have been increased from $100 to $250. The fee for filing motions in the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals, when such fees are required, has been increased from $25 to $50.
Both orders were handed down October 9 and apply to any filings on or after October 15. The $100 fee for appeals and writs of certiorari had been in place since 1990. The $25 fee for filing motions had been in place since 1985.