§59-1-8. Compensation of commissioners of courts.
A commissioner, except where it is otherwise specially provided, shall be allowed for any service such compensation as the court of which he is commissioner may from time to time prescribe. The commissioner shall indicate to the court, in writing, the compensation he believes he is entitled to receive for services performed.

A commissioner shall not be compelled to make out or return a report until his compensation therefor be paid or security given him to pay so much as may be adjudged right by the court to whom the report is to be returned, or, if it be a circuit court or court of limited jurisdiction, by the judge thereof in vacation, unless the court or judge see cause to order it to be made out and returned without such payment or security, and shall so order.