Alabama Rules of Judicial Administration
Rule 38. Collection agents
The administrative director of courts (ADC) may contract with any collection agent or agencies for the collection of any assessments, costs, fees, fines, or forfeitures that are due to be paid to the state, county, or municipal governments or to any agency or subdivision of these governments as a result of any court action or proceedings.
The ADC may enter into one contract applicable to all jurisdictions or may enter into a contract or contracts applicable to one or more jurisdictions.
No contract for the collection of assessments, costs, fees, fines, or forfeitures pursuant to this rule shall permit the collection agent or agency to receive a commission in excess of 30 percent of the amount collected. When only a portion of any assessment, cost, fee, fine, or forfeiture is collected pursuant to this rule, the commission shall be deducted pro rata from the amount due to be paid to each governmental entity (state, county, or municipal government or any agency or subdivision of these governments) entitled to a portion of the amount collected.
[Adopted eff. 1-9-90.]