BARBERTON: City Council has approved collecting a $3 fee on criminal, traffic and civil cases filed in the Barberton Municipal Court.
The fee will pay for a legal research fund.
Susan Sweeney, chief deputy of the Barberton Clerk of Courts Office, said the increase will bring in an additional $25,000 to $35,000 annually.
Courts are allowed to collect up to $10 to computerize the clerk’s office and up to $3 for legal research. Barberton had not collected the $3.