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Fees and Charges

Basic Copy FeesResearch and Copy FeesCharter, Land and Indexing, Land Patents, and Other RecordsPublications & Reproduction RightsConservationPhotographic Prints & Image Reproduction

Basic Copy Fees  
Self-service copies in the Search Room from microfilm. $1.00 per page on 8x11 paper
$1.50 per page on 8x14 paper
Xerox from secondary sources. $0.50 per page, condition permitting.
   
Research and Copy Fees  
Vital Records (Birth and Death Records). $15.00 for certified copy when requested in person (copy may be delivered in person, US mail or UPS ground shipping).

$25.00 for certified copy when requested via mail, email, fax, phone, or website form. Document will be delivered US mail or UPS ground shipping
Research requests for marriage records, divorce decrees, separation agreements, custody agreements, child support enforcement orders, name changes, and criminal dispositions.

The Archives only searches indexed records.
$25.00 for a search of one name, in one index, and a certified copy of one document, when requested in person in the Archives’ Search Room (copy may be delivered in person, US mail or UPS ground shipping).

$35.00 for a search of one name, in one index, and a certified copy of one document, when requested via mail, email, fax, phone, or website form. Document will be delivered US mail or UPS ground shipping
Legal Research request for civil and criminal case files $40.00, when requested in person in the Archives’ Search Room (copy may be delivered in person, US mail or UPS ground shipping).

$50.00, when requested via mail, email, fax, phone, or website form. Document will be delivered US mail or UPS ground shipping

General Research Fees (Items other than listed above.) $35.00 per item. Document will be delivered US mail or UPS ground shipping
Specialized research or consultation $50.00 – 75.00 per hour. Patrons will be notified when fees apply
   
Charter, Land and Indexing, Land Patents, & Other Records  
Charter Records Filed with the State Department of Assessments and Taxation (UCC Filings) $2,675.00 per year, usually one CD ROM shipped per month
Land Records from microfilm, paper, book, or digital source image. $40.00, per book
Land Record Index Data (“Bulk Index Data”), delivered via secure ftp download $19,760 per year
Land Patent Application Fee $100.00
Unrestricted records from microfilm reels $60.00 per reel for individual researcher
$80.00 per reel for commercial redistribution. Delivered on-line or CD ROM.
   
Publications & Reproduction Rights  
Books and Pamphlets Charges vary according to publication.
Land Records from microfilm, paper, book, or digital source image Charges vary according to item and format.
Prints or Digital Files of Photographs, Maps, Manuscripts, and other items from the Archives Special Collections $25.00 for non-profits
$75.00 for commercial reproduction
   
Conservation  
Condition Report and Conservation Treatment Proposal $50.00
Conservation Work $75.00 per hour, plus cost of materials
   
Exhibit Quality Photographic Prints & Image Reproduction  
Preview File at low resolution for reference purposes only $15.00 per image
Prints Produced from Black & White and Color Digital Files, printed on choice of Epson photographic papers. Up to 19” on longest edge: $35.00

Between 19” – 30” on longest edge: $85.00

Between 30” – 44” on longest edge: $110.00

Prints Produced from Black & White and Color Digital Files, printed on Epson premium papers: 100% cotton rag paper, canvas or poster board. Up to 19” on longest edge: $50.00

Between 19” – 30” on longest edge: $110.00

Between 30” – 44” on longest edge: $160.00
Creating a digital file from original cartographic material $50.00 per image
Digital imaging of original records, excluding cartographic, photographic, and artistic property materials. This price is for small-scale digital imaging, such as for a few individual records. Large project imaging, such as for entire records series. Not all record material is available for scanning. Does not include rights and reproduction fees. $30.00 per digital image
Digital imaging projects for government agencies or private companies. Price available upon request

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