For the first time in almost 15 years, fee increases at the county clerk and recorder’s office were approved at Tuesday night’s Christian County Board meeting. A study was conducted of all similar fees in neighboring counties to provide input on how much the fees should increase.
Christian County Clerk and Record Laurie Mense says she understands that taxes continue to go up, but fee increases keep the cost burden on those who need her office’s services.
The proposed increase in fees will raise approximately $98,000 for the office. Mense says she is proud of how her office conducts it’s business, and doesn’t want to cut services from what they are now.
The fee increases will go into effect on June 1. You can see a full video of the Christian County Board meeting by visiting WTIM-TV’s YouTube page.
The fee changes are as follows:
Land - $75 (currently $60)
Non-Land - $66 (currently $58)
Plat - $95 (currently $98, a decrease)
Tax Redemptions - $94 (currently $25)
Birth Certificates - $18 (currently $9)
Marriage Certificates - $18 (currently $9)
Additional copies of either - $6 (currently $4)
Marriage Licenses / Civil Unions - $75 (currently $50)