City of Fredericksburg, VA
 
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[Code 1991, § 1-9]
The fiscal year of the City shall begin on July 1 and end on June 30 ensuing.
[Code 1991, § 1-7]
Any cost or expense incurred by the City in enforcing a provision of this Code on privately owned real property shall be transmitted by the City Manager to the City Treasurer. The City Treasurer, upon receipt thereof, shall add the total sum incurred as to a parcel of property to the next succeeding bill for taxes upon such property, and shall collect such sum with, and in addition to, the taxes and in the same manner that the taxes are collected. Such costs or expenses shall bear penalty and interest at the same rates and accrue at the same times as the rates for penalty and interest and the times of accrual apply to taxes.
[Code 1991, § 2-1; Ord. No. 09-24, 6-9-2009; Ord. No. 09-49, 10-27-2009]
A. 
There is hereby imposed and assessed a fee of $2 as part of the fees taxed as costs in each civil action filed in the district or circuit court located within the City and each criminal or traffic case in the district and circuit courts within the City. Such assessment shall be collected by the clerk of the court in which the action is filed and remitted to the City Treasurer, who shall hold such funds subject to disbursements by the City Council for the construction, renovation, or maintenance of courthouse, jail, or court-related facilities and to defray increases in the cost of heating, cooling, electricity, or ordinary maintenance of such facilities. The assessment provided for in this section shall be in addition to any other fees prescribed by law.
B. 
There is hereby imposed and assessed an additional fee of $3 as part of the fees taxed as costs in each of the cases listed in Subsection A above. However, the additional $3 fee shall not be assessed in any civil action involving an amount in controversy of $500 or less. This additional assessment shall be collected by the clerk of the court in which the action is filed, remitted to the treasurer of the City, and held by such treasurer subject to disbursements by the City Council solely for the construction, reconstruction, renovation of or adaptive re-use of a structure for a courthouse.
[Code 1991, §§ 7-66 — 7-69]
A. 
Amount. A fee of $4 shall be assessed as part of the costs incident to each civil action filed in the courts located within the City boundaries. The assessment provided for in this section shall be in addition to all other costs prescribed by law, but shall not apply to any action in which the state or any political subdivision thereof or the federal government is a party and in which the costs are assessed against the state, political subdivision thereof or federal government.
B. 
Collection; disbursement to Central Rappahannock Regional Library. The assessment provided for in this section shall be collected by the clerk of the court in which the action is filed, and remitted to the City Treasurer and held by the treasurer subject to disbursements by the City Council for the establishment, use and maintenance of a law library, which shall be open for the use of the public at hours convenient to the public. The treasurer shall pay the assessments on a monthly basis to the Central Rappahannock Regional Library, so long as it operates the law library.
C. 
Use. All assessments collected by the City Treasurer and disbursed by the City Council shall be used for the acquisition of law books, law periodicals and computer legal research services and equipment in the law library. In addition, such assessments may be used to pay compensation to librarians and other necessary staff for the maintenance of the library and the acquisition of suitable quarters for the law library. The compensation of such librarians and the necessary staff and the cost of suitable quarters for such library shall be fixed by the City Council and paid out of the fund created by the imposition of the assessment of cost. Disbursements may be made to purchase or lease computer terminals for the purpose of retaining such research services.
D. 
Contributions from bar associations. The City Council may accept contributions to the law library fund from any bar association.
[Ord. No. 02-17, 7-2-2002; Ord. No. 07-19, 5-22-2007]
A fee of $10 is hereby imposed and assessed as part of the costs in each criminal and traffic case in the district and circuit courts in which the defendant is convicted of a violation of any statute or ordinance. Such assessment shall be collected by the clerk of the court in which the case is heard, remitted to the City Treasurer, and held by the treasurer subject to appropriation by the City Council for the funding of courthouse security personnel.
[Ord. No. 02-18, 7-2-2002]
A processing fee of $25 is hereby imposed and assessed on all individuals admitted to a county, City, or regional jail following conviction, as part of court costs collected in the courts of the City. Such fee shall be collected by the clerk of the court in which the case is heard, remitted to the City Treasurer, and used by the sheriffs office to defray the costs of processing arrested persons into local or regional jails.
[Ord. No. 12-12, 6-26-2012, eff. 7-1-2012]
In addition to any other fees authorized by law, each applicant for a new or renewed permit shall pay a fee of $35 to the City to cover the cost of conducting the background investigation pursuant to the Code of Virginia, § 18.2-308, as amended. This fee shall include any amount assessed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for providing criminal history record information.
[Ord. No. 08-24, 6-24-2008, eff. 7-1-2008]
The City Manager or City Treasurer is authorized to accept payment of any charge or fee by use of a credit or debit card. The City Treasurer shall add to such charges a sum not to exceed the amount charged to the City by the credit card company.
[Added 6-10-2014 by Ord. No. 14-24[1]]
There is hereby imposed and assessed a fee of $5 as part of the costs in each criminal and traffic case in the District and Circuit Courts within the City. The Clerk of the Court in which the action is filed shall collect these assessments and remit them to the City Treasurer. The Treasurer shall hold the funds subject to disbursements by the City Council to local law enforcement agencies solely to fund software, hardware, and associated equipment costs for the implementation and maintenance of an electronic summons system.
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Editor's Note: This ordinance provided that it shall be effective 8-2-2014.