(a) Commissioner or Clerk Awards Costs. A commissioner or the clerk will determine costs within 10 days after the time has expired for filing objections to the cost bill. The commissioner or clerk will notify the parties of the ruling on costs.

(b) Objection to Ruling. A party may only object to the ruling on costs by motion to the appellate court in the same manner and within the same time as provided for objections to any other rulings of a commissioner or clerk as provided in rule 17.7.

(c) Transmitting Costs. The commissioner or clerk will award costs in the mandate or the certificate of finality or in a post- mandate ruling or order. An award of costs may be enforced as part of the judgment in the trial court.

[December 24 ,2002]