If you are filing a Stipulation and Order, and the system is calculating that your first appearance fees are due, then you will not be charged the $20 fee for your order. If you have a filing rejected indicating the $20 fee is missing, you should resubmit your filing and type a note to the clerk indicating that per the court’s instruction and per code, the $20 fee is waived when first appearance fees are being paid.

The court has confirmed that their e-filing manager software, which calculates court fees, has been configured in this manner and that they have instructed court clerks to accept filings under this circumstance.