The Gila County Superior Court and Globe and Payson regional justice courts collected almost $2 million in filing fees for fiscal year 2020-21.

This included clerk filing fees, diversion fees, adult and juvenile probation fees, juvenile monetary assessments, fines, penalties, surcharges, sanctions and forfeitures.

A portion of the money — $87,062 — will go back into the courts based on the percentage of the amount each contributed to the total. The Superior Court collected $919,261; Globe Regional Justice Court collected $590,938; and the Payson Regional Justice Court collected $476,843.

The majority of the total collected must be allocated elsewhere, according to state statute. There are different formulas in the law, which also established a base collection for Gila County of $2,008,713. Since the amount collected for FY 20-21 is less than the base, the required allocation is:

• 15.44% to the state aid to county attorneys fund

• 14.66% to the state aid to indigent defense fund

• 40.97% to the state aid to the courts fund

• 0.35% to the department of law for the processing of criminal cases

• 14.29% to the Arizona criminal justice commission for distribution to state, county and municipal law enforcement full service forensic crime laboratories

• 14.29% to the state supreme court for allocation to the municipal courts.

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