Rule 7.115 Taxation of Costs, Fees.

(A)   Right to Costs. Except as the circuit court otherwise directs, the prevailing party in a civil case is entitled to costs.

(B)   Time for Filing. Within 28 days after the dispositive order, opinion, or order denying rehearing is mailed, the prevailing party may file a certified or verified bill of costs with the clerk and serve a copy on all other parties. Each item claimed in the bill must be specified. Failure to file a bill of costs within the time prescribed waives the right to costs.

(C)   Objections. Any other party may file objections to the bill of costs with the clerk within 7 days after a copy of the bill is served. The objecting party must serve a copy of the objections on the prevailing party and file proof of that service.

(D)   Taxation. The clerk will promptly verify the bill and tax those costs available.

(E)   Review. The action by the clerk will be reviewed by the circuit court on motion of either party filed within 7 days from the date of taxation, but on review only those affidavits or objections that were previously filed with the clerk may be considered by the court.

(F)   Taxable Costs and Fees. A prevailing party may tax only the reasonable costs and fees incurred in the appeal, including:

(1)   printing of briefs, or if briefs were typewritten, a charge of $1 per original page;

(2)   obtaining any stay bond;

(3)   the transcript and necessary copies of it;

(4)   documents required for the record on appeal;

(5)   fees paid to the clerk or to the trial court clerk incident to the appeal;

(6)   taxable costs and fees allowed by law in appeals under MCL 600.2441;

(7)   the additional costs incurred when a party to an appeal under the Administrative Procedures Act unreasonably refused to stipulate to shortening the record as provided in MCL 24.304(2); and

(8)   other expenses taxable under applicable court rules or statutes.