All accountings submitted to the Commissioner of Accounts must be accompanied by the correct filing fees. These fees come in two forms: the fees for the Commissioner himself and the Clerk’s filing fees. All accountings require both kinds of fees. These fees are set by the statewide uniform fee schedule for foreclosure accountings.
Please consult the materials provided below to determine the amount of the filing fees. If you have any questions at all about how to apply these fee schedules to your situation, please contact our office, and we will calculate the proper amount of the fees for you.
Foreclosure accountings ordinarily only require that one accounting be submitted to us for approval. Please note that, if for some reason you need to submit both an interim and a final foreclosure accounting, the following fees will apply separately to each accounting that is submitted.
Step 1a: The Commissioner’s Fees
The Circuit Court of Lunenburg County has adopted the uniform fee schedule that was approved by the Supreme Court of Virginia in 2016. This uniform fee schedule, which is effective as of October 1, 2016, uses a sliding scale based on the sales price of the foreclosed property to determine the fees due to the Commissioner:
|Sales Price||Commissioner’s Fee|
|$0 – $100,000||$275.00|
|$100,001 – $300,000||$330.00|
|$300,001 – $450,000||$495.00|
|$450,001 – $600,000||$660.00|
|$600,001 – $750,000||$825.00|
|$750,001 – $900,000||$990.00|
Step 1b: Lost Note Fees
As provided in the uniform fee schedule, a separate (and additional) fee is charged when the foreclosure trustee is unable to provide the Commissioner with the original deed of trust note:
|Special Circumstance||Commissioner’s Fee|
|Inability to produce the original deed of trust note||$165.00*|
* As specified in the uniform fee schedule, this additional fee must be charged to the noteholder and not to the foreclosed party.
Step 2: The Clerk’s Fees
The Clerk’s fees are determined by the number of pages of the accounting:
|Number of Pages||Clerk’s Fee|
|1 to 10 pages||$16.00|
|11 to 30 pages||$31.00|
Please do not include bank statements or other documentation in this page count. These items will not be filed with the Clerk’s Office.
Method of Payment
When submitting payment, we ask that you combine both the Commissioner’s fees and the Clerk’s fees into a single check, made payable to Robert E. Hawthorne, Jr., Commissioner of Accounts.