REVISED JUDICATURE ACT OF 1961 (EXCERPT)
Act 236 of 1961
600.4803 Penalty, fee, or costs; failure to pay as subject to late penalty; waiver; disposition of late penalty; “funding unit” defined.
(1) A person who fails to pay a penalty, fee, or costs in full within 56 days after that amount is due and owing is subject to a late penalty equal to 20% of the amount owed. The court shall inform a person subject to a penalty, fee, or costs that the late penalty will be applied to any amount that continues to be unpaid 56 days after the amount is due and owing. Penalties, fees, and costs are due and owing at the time they are ordered unless the court directs otherwise. The court shall order a specific date on which the penalties, fees, and costs are due and owing. If the court authorizes delayed or installment payments of a penalty, fee, or costs, the court shall inform the person of the date on which, or time schedule under which, the penalty, fee, or costs, or portion of the penalty, fee, or costs, will be due and owing. A late penalty may be waived by the court upon the request of the person subject to the late penalty.
(2) Within 30 days after receiving a late penalty, the clerk of the court shall transmit the amount received to the treasurer or chief financial officer of the funding unit of the court, for deposit in the general fund of the funding unit.
(3) As used in this section, “funding unit” means 1 of the following as applicable:
(a) For the circuit court, each county in the circuit.
(b) For the recorder's court of the city of Detroit, the county.
(c) For the district court, the district funding unit of the district, as defined in section 8104.
(d) For a municipal court, the political unit where the municipal court is located.
History: Add. 1993, Act 317, Eff. Jan. 1, 1994
Am. 1996, Act 374, Eff. Oct. 1, 1996
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