Monday, August 1, 2022

From the desk of Bates County Circuit Court Clerk Shelli White

I just wanted to put a little information about the happening in your Circuit Court office in the last four years. 

Since taking office, we have had some Legislation changes and court rulings that have changed the collection of court costs and fines. The State did away with the Fine Collection Center (FCC). 

Those fees are no longer collected by a 3rd party and collected by the Court. Due to a Court ruling we no longer collect board bill for the Sheriff’s Office. 

Those fees are still owed but no longer our responsibility to collect.
Below are fees, fines & court cost collected for the previous years. This money is turned over to the County for General Revenue and other line items for the County.

2019 - $282,424.51
2020- 261,492.64
2022- 170,784.81 as of June 30th

During Covid-19 my staff worked non-stop to meet the needs of the Court. We never stopped having mandated Court hearings. If you meet one of my staff be sure to give them a high five or a pat on the back for a job well done!

From the desk of Bates County Circuit Court Clerk Shelli White 

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