GOVERNMENT CODE


TITLE 2. JUDICIAL BRANCH


SUBTITLE I. COURT FEES AND COSTS


CHAPTER 101. FILING FEES AND OTHER FEES AND COSTS IN CIVIL PROCEEDINGS


SUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL PROVISIONS


Sec. 101.001. APPLICABILITY OF OTHER LAW. (a) To the extent of any conflict between the provisions of this chapter and another state statute, the other statute prevails.

(b) The organizational structure of this subtitle and the statutory placement of a court fee or cost within that organizational structure does not:

(1) affect a duty imposed on or the authority granted to a judge or clerk of a court by any other state statute with respect to the imposition, assessment, or collection of the fee or cost; or

(2) impose a duty on or grant authority to a judge or clerk of a court not otherwise imposed or granted by other law with respect to the imposition, assessment, or collection of the fee or cost.

Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1278, Sec. 1, eff. June 21, 2003.

SUBCHAPTER B. SUPREME COURT


Sec. 101.021. SUPREME COURT FEES AND COSTS: GOVERNMENT CODE. The clerk of the supreme court shall collect fees and costs as follows:

(1) application for petition for review (Sec. 51.005, Government Code) . . . $50;

(2) additional fee if application for petition for review is granted (Sec. 51.005, Government Code) . . . $75;

(3) motion for leave to file petition for writ of mandamus, prohibition, injunction, and other similar proceedings originating in the supreme court (Sec. 51.005, Government Code) . . . $50;

(4) additional fee if a motion under Subdivision (3) is granted (Sec. 51.005, Government Code) . . . $75;

(5) certified question from a federal court of appeals to the supreme court (Sec. 51.005, Government Code) . . . $75;

(6) case appealed to the supreme court from the district court by direct appeal (Sec. 51.005, Government Code) . . . $100;

(7) any other proceeding filed in the supreme court (Sec. 51.005, Government Code) . . . $75;

(8) administering an oath and giving a sealed certificate of the oath (Sec. 51.005, Government Code) . . . $5;

(9) making certain copies, including certificate and seal (Sec. 51.005, Government Code) . . . $5, or $0.50 per page if more than 10 pages;

(10) any official service performed by the clerk for which a fee is not otherwise provided (Sec. 51.005, Government Code) . . . reasonable amount set by order or rule of supreme court;

(10-a) supreme court support account filing fee (Sec. 51.0051, Government Code) . . . amount set by the supreme court, not to exceed $50;

(11) issuance of attorney's license or certificate (Sec. 51.006, Government Code) . . . $10; and

(12) additional filing fee to fund civil legal services for the indigent (Sec. 51.941, Government Code) . . . $25.

Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1278, Sec. 1, eff. June 21, 2003.

Amended by:

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 87 (S.B. 1969), Sec. 11.101(a), eff. September 1, 2009.

Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., 1st C.S., Ch. 3 (H.B. 79), Sec. 14.03, eff. January 1, 2012.

Sec. 101.0211. ADDITIONAL SUPREME COURT FEES: GOVERNMENT CODE. The clerk of the supreme court shall collect a statewide electronic filing system fund fee of $20 under Section 51.851, Government Code.

Added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1290 (H.B. 2302), Sec. 4, eff. September 1, 2013.

SUBCHAPTER C. COURTS OF APPEALS


Sec. 101.041. COURT OF APPEALS FEES AND COSTS: GOVERNMENT CODE. The clerk of a court of appeals shall collect fees and costs as follows:

(1) for cases appealed to and filed in the court of appeals from the district and county courts within its court of appeals district (Sec. 51.207, Government Code) . . . $100;

(2) motion for leave to file petition for writ of mandamus, prohibition, injunction, and other similar proceedings originating in the court of appeals (Sec. 51.207, Government Code) . . . $50;

(3) additional fee if the motion under Subdivision (2) is granted (Sec. 51.207, Government Code) . . . $75;

(4) motion to file or to extend time to file record on appeal from district or county court (Sec. 51.207, Government Code) . . . $10;

(5) administering an oath and giving a sealed certificate of oath (Sec. 51.207, Government Code) . . . $5;

(6) certified copy of papers of record in court offices, including certificate and seal (Sec. 51.207, Government Code) . . . $5, or $1 per page if more than five pages;

(7) comparing any document with the original filed in the offices of the court for purposes of certification (Sec. 51.207, Government Code) . . . $5, or $1 per page if more than five pages;

(8) any official service performed by the clerk for which a fee is not otherwise provided (Sec. 51.207, Government Code) . . . a reasonable fee set by the order or rule of the supreme court;

(8-a) supreme court support account filing fee (Sec. 51.208, Government Code) . . . amount set by the supreme court, not to exceed $50; and

(9) additional filing fee to fund civil legal services for the indigent (Sec. 51.941, Government Code) . . . $25.

Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1278, Sec. 1, eff. June 21, 2003.

Amended by:

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 87 (S.B. 1969), Sec. 11.102(a), eff. September 1, 2009.

Sec. 101.0411. ADDITIONAL COURT OF APPEALS FEES: GOVERNMENT CODE. The clerk of a court of appeals shall collect a statewide electronic filing system fund fee of $20 under Section 51.851, Government Code.

Added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1290 (H.B. 2302), Sec. 5, eff. September 1, 2013.

SUBCHAPTER D. DISTRICT COURTS


Sec. 101.061. DISTRICT COURT FEES AND COSTS: CIVIL PRACTICE AND REMEDIES CODE. The clerk of a district court shall collect fees and costs under the Civil Practice and Remedies Code as follows:

(1) filing fee in action with respect to a fraudulent court record or fraudulent lien or claim filed against property (Sec. 12.005, Civil Practice and Remedies Code) . . . $15;

(2) fee for service of notice of action with respect to a fraudulent court record or fraudulent lien or claim filed against property (Sec. 12.005, Civil Practice and Remedies Code) . . . not to exceed $20, if notice delivered in person, or the cost of postage, if service is by registered or certified mail;

(3) court cost in certain civil cases to establish and maintain an alternative dispute resolution system, if authorized by the county commissioners court (Sec. 152.004, Civil Practice and Remedies Code) . . . not to exceed $15;

(4) court fees and costs, if ordered by the court, for a suit filed by an inmate in which an affidavit or unsworn declaration of inability to pay costs is filed by the inmate (Sec. 14.006, Civil Practice and Remedies Code) . . . the lesser of:

(A) 20 percent of the preceding six months' deposits to the inmate's trust account administered by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice under Section 501.014, Government Code; or

(B) the total amount of court fees and costs;

(5) monthly payment for remaining court fees and costs after the initial payment for a suit in which an affidavit or unsworn declaration of inability to pay costs is filed by the inmate (Sec. 14.006, Civil Practice and Remedies Code) . . . the lesser of:

(A) 10 percent of that month's deposit to the inmate's trust account administered by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice under Section 501.014, Government Code; or

(B) the total amount of court fees and costs that remain unpaid; and

(6) the following costs not otherwise charged to the inmate under Section 14.006, Civil Practice and Remedies Code, if the inmate has previously filed an action dismissed as malicious or frivolous (Sec. 14.007, Civil Practice and Remedies Code):

(A) expenses of service of process;

(B) postage; and

(C) transportation, housing, or medical care incurred in connection with the appearance of the inmate in the court for any proceeding.

Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1278, Sec. 1, eff. June 21, 2003.

Amended by:

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 268 (S.B. 6), Sec. 1.67, eff. September 1, 2005.

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 296 (S.B. 291), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2005.

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921 (H.B. 3167), Sec. 7.103(a), eff. September 1, 2007.


Text of section effective until September 01, 2019


Sec. 101.0611. DISTRICT COURT FEES AND COSTS: GOVERNMENT CODE. The clerk of a district court shall collect fees and costs under the Government Code as follows:

(1) appellate judicial system filing fees for:

(A) First or Fourteenth Court of Appeals District (Sec. 22.2021, Government Code) . . . not more than $5;

(B) Second Court of Appeals District (Sec. 22.2031, Government Code) . . . $5;

(C) Third Court of Appeals District (Sec. 22.2041, Government Code) . . . $5;

(D) Fourth Court of Appeals District (Sec. 22.2051, Government Code) . . . not more than $5;

(E) Fifth Court of Appeals District (Sec. 22.2061, Government Code) . . . not more than $5;

(E-1) Sixth Court of Appeals District (Sec. 22.2071, Government Code) . . . $5;

(E-2) Seventh Court of Appeals District (Sec. 22.2081, Government Code) . . . $5;

(E-3) Eighth Court of Appeals District (Sec. 22.2091, Government Code) . . . $5;

(F) Ninth Court of Appeals District (Sec. 22.2101, Government Code) . . . $5;

(G) Eleventh Court of Appeals District (Sec. 22.2121, Government Code) . . . $5;

(G-1) Twelfth Court of Appeals District (Sec. 22.2131, Government Code) . . . $5; and

(H) Thirteenth Court of Appeals District (Sec. 22.2141, Government Code) . . . not more than $5;

(2) when administering a case for the Rockwall County Court at Law (Sec. 25.2012, Government Code) . . . civil fees and court costs as if the case had been filed in district court;

(3) additional filing fees:

(A) for each suit filed for insurance contingency fund, if authorized by the county commissioners court (Sec. 51.302, Government Code) . . . not to exceed $5;

(B) to fund the improvement of Dallas County civil court facilities, if authorized by the county commissioners court (Sec. 51.705, Government Code) . . . not more than $15;

(B-1) to fund the improvement of Bexar County court facilities, if authorized by the county commissioners court (Sec. 51.706, Government Code) . . . not more than $15;

(C) to fund the improvement of Hays County court facilities, if authorized by the county commissioners court (Sec. 51.707, Government Code) . . . not more than $15; and

(D) to fund the preservation of court records (Sec. 51.708, Government Code) . . . not more than $10;

(4) for filing a suit, including an appeal from an inferior court:

(A) for a suit with 10 or fewer plaintiffs (Sec. 51.317, Government Code) . . . $50;

(B) for a suit with at least 11 but not more than 25 plaintiffs (Sec. 51.317, Government Code) . . . $75;

(C) for a suit with at least 26 but not more than 100 plaintiffs (Sec. 51.317, Government Code) . . . $100;

(D) for a suit with at least 101 but not more than 500 plaintiffs (Sec. 51.317, Government Code) . . . $125;

(E) for a suit with at least 501 but not more than 1,000 plaintiffs (Sec. 51.317, Government Code) . . . $150; or

(F) for a suit with more than 1,000 plaintiffs (Sec. 51.317, Government Code) . . . $200;

(5) for filing a cross-action, counterclaim, intervention, contempt action, motion for new trial, or third-party petition (Sec. 51.317, Government Code) . . . $15;

(6) for issuing a citation or other writ or process not otherwise provided for, including one copy, when requested at the time a suit or action is filed (Sec. 51.317, Government Code) . . . $8;

(7) for records management and preservation (Sec. 51.317, Government Code) . . . $10;

(7-a) for district court records archiving, if adopted by the county commissioners court (Sec. 51.317(b)(5), Government Code) . . . not more than $10;

(8) for issuing a subpoena, including one copy (Sec. 51.318, Government Code) . . . $8;

(9) for issuing a citation, commission for deposition, writ of execution, order of sale, writ of execution and order of sale, writ of injunction, writ of garnishment, writ of attachment, or writ of sequestration not provided for in Section 51.317, or any other writ or process not otherwise provided for, including one copy if required by law (Sec. 51.318, Government Code) . . . $8;

(10) for searching files or records to locate a cause when the docket number is not provided (Sec. 51.318, Government Code) . . . $5;

(11) for searching files or records to ascertain the existence of an instrument or record in the district clerk's office (Sec. 51.318, Government Code) . . . $5;

(12) for abstracting a judgment (Sec. 51.318, Government Code) . . . $8;

(13) for approving a bond (Sec. 51.318, Government Code) . . . $4;

(14) for a certified copy of a record, judgment, order, pleading, or paper on file or of record in the district clerk's office, including certificate and seal, for each page or part of a page (Sec. 51.318, Government Code) . . . not to exceed $1;

(15) for a noncertified copy, for each page or part of a page (Sec. 51.318, Government Code) . . . not to exceed $1;

(16) fee for performing a service:

(A) related to the matter of the estate of a deceased person (Sec. 51.319, Government Code) . . . the same fee allowed the county clerk for those services;

(B) related to the matter of a minor (Sec. 51.319, Government Code) . . . the same fee allowed the county clerk for the service;

(C) of serving process by certified or registered mail (Sec. 51.319, Government Code) . . . the same fee a sheriff or constable is authorized to charge for the service under Section 118.131, Local Government Code; and

(D) prescribed or authorized by law but for which no fee is set (Sec. 51.319, Government Code) . . . a reasonable fee;

(17) jury fee (Sec. 51.604, Government Code) . . . $30;

(18) additional filing fee for family protection on filing a suit for dissolution of a marriage under Chapter 6, Family Code (Sec. 51.961, Government Code) . . . not to exceed $15; and

(19) at a hearing held by an associate judge appointed under Subchapter B, Chapter 54A, Government Code, a court cost to preserve the record, in the absence of a court reporter, by any means approved by the associate judge (Sec. 54A.110, Government Code) . . . as assessed by the referring court or associate judge.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921 (H.B. 3167), Sec. 7.103(a), eff. September 1, 2007.

Amended by:

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 87 (S.B. 1969), Sec. 11.103(a), eff. September 1, 2009.

Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 91 (S.B. 1303), Sec. 11.101(a), eff. September 1, 2011.

Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 237 (H.B. 627), Sec. 2, eff. June 17, 2011.

Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1341 (S.B. 1233), Sec. 13, eff. June 17, 2011.

Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 161 (S.B. 1093), Sec. 9.101(a), eff. September 1, 2013.

Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 245 (H.B. 410), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2013.

Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 927 (H.B. 1513), Sec. 1.03, eff. September 1, 2013.


Text of section effective on September 01, 2019


Sec. 101.0611. DISTRICT COURT FEES AND COSTS: GOVERNMENT CODE. The clerk of a district court shall collect fees and costs under the Government Code as follows:

(1) appellate judicial system filing fees for:

(A) First or Fourteenth Court of Appeals District (Sec. 22.2021, Government Code) . . . not more than $5;

(B) Second Court of Appeals District (Sec. 22.2031, Government Code) . . . $5;

(C) Third Court of Appeals District (Sec. 22.2041, Government Code) . . . $5;

(D) Fourth Court of Appeals District (Sec. 22.2051, Government Code) . . . not more than $5;

(E) Fifth Court of Appeals District (Sec. 22.2061, Government Code) . . . not more than $5;

(E-1) Sixth Court of Appeals District (Sec. 22.2071, Government Code) . . . $5;

(E-2) Seventh Court of Appeals District (Sec. 22.2081, Government Code) . . . $5;

(E-3) Eighth Court of Appeals District (Sec. 22.2091, Government Code) . . . $5;

(F) Ninth Court of Appeals District (Sec. 22.2101, Government Code) . . . $5;

(G) Eleventh Court of Appeals District (Sec. 22.2121, Government Code) . . . $5;

(G-1) Twelfth Court of Appeals District (Sec. 22.2131, Government Code) . . . $5; and

(H) Thirteenth Court of Appeals District (Sec. 22.2141, Government Code) . . . not more than $5;

(2) when administering a case for the Rockwall County Court at Law (Sec. 25.2012, Government Code) . . . civil fees and court costs as if the case had been filed in district court;

(3) additional filing fees:

(A) for each suit filed for insurance contingency fund, if authorized by the county commissioners court (Sec. 51.302, Government Code) . . . not to exceed $5;

(B) to fund the improvement of Dallas County civil court facilities, if authorized by the county commissioners court (Sec. 51.705, Government Code) . . . not more than $15;

(B-1) to fund the improvement of Bexar County court facilities, if authorized by the county commissioners court (Sec. 51.706, Government Code) . . . not more than $15;

(C) to fund the improvement of Hays County court facilities, if authorized by the county commissioners court (Sec. 51.707, Government Code) . . . not more than $15; and

(D) to fund the preservation of court records (Sec. 51.708, Government Code) . . . not more than $10;

(4) for filing a suit, including an appeal from an inferior court:

(A) for a suit with 10 or fewer plaintiffs (Sec. 51.317, Government Code) . . . $50;

(B) for a suit with at least 11 but not more than 25 plaintiffs (Sec. 51.317, Government Code) . . . $75;

(C) for a suit with at least 26 but not more than 100 plaintiffs (Sec. 51.317, Government Code) . . . $100;

(D) for a suit with at least 101 but not more than 500 plaintiffs (Sec. 51.317, Government Code) . . . $125;

(E) for a suit with at least 501 but not more than 1,000 plaintiffs (Sec. 51.317, Government Code) . . . $150; or

(F) for a suit with more than 1,000 plaintiffs (Sec. 51.317, Government Code) . . . $200;

(5) for filing a cross-action, counterclaim, intervention, contempt action, motion for new trial, or third-party petition (Sec. 51.317, Government Code) . . . $15;

(6) for issuing a citation or other writ or process not otherwise provided for, including one copy, when requested at the time a suit or action is filed (Sec. 51.317, Government Code) . . . $8;

(7) for records management and preservation (Sec. 51.317, Government Code) . . . $10;

(7-a) for district court records archiving, if adopted by the county commissioners court (Sec. 51.317(b)(5), Government Code) . . . not more than $5;

(8) for issuing a subpoena, including one copy (Sec. 51.318, Government Code) . . . $8;

(9) for issuing a citation, commission for deposition, writ of execution, order of sale, writ of execution and order of sale, writ of injunction, writ of garnishment, writ of attachment, or writ of sequestration not provided for in Section 51.317, or any other writ or process not otherwise provided for, including one copy if required by law (Sec. 51.318, Government Code) . . . $8;

(10) for searching files or records to locate a cause when the docket number is not provided (Sec. 51.318, Government Code) . . . $5;

(11) for searching files or records to ascertain the existence of an instrument or record in the district clerk's office (Sec. 51.318, Government Code) . . . $5;

(12) for abstracting a judgment (Sec. 51.318, Government Code) . . . $8;

(13) for approving a bond (Sec. 51.318, Government Code) . . . $4;

(14) for a certified copy of a record, judgment, order, pleading, or paper on file or of record in the district clerk's office, including certificate and seal, for each page or part of a page (Sec. 51.318, Government Code) . . . not to exceed $1;

(15) for a noncertified copy, for each page or part of a page (Sec. 51.318, Government Code) . . . not to exceed $1;

(16) fee for performing a service:

(A) related to the matter of the estate of a deceased person (Sec. 51.319, Government Code) . . . the same fee allowed the county clerk for those services;

(B) related to the matter of a minor (Sec. 51.319, Government Code) . . . the same fee allowed the county clerk for the service;

(C) of serving process by certified or registered mail (Sec. 51.319, Government Code) . . . the same fee a sheriff or constable is authorized to charge for the service under Section 118.131, Local Government Code; and

(D) prescribed or authorized by law but for which no fee is set (Sec. 51.319, Government Code) . . . a reasonable fee;

(17) jury fee (Sec. 51.604, Government Code) . . . $30;

(18) additional filing fee for family protection on filing a suit for dissolution of a marriage under Chapter 6, Family Code (Sec. 51.961, Government Code) . . . not to exceed $15; and

(19) at a hearing held by an associate judge appointed under Subchapter B, Chapter 54A, Government Code, a court cost to preserve the record, in the absence of a court reporter, by any means approved by the associate judge (Sec. 54A.110, Government Code) . . . as assessed by the referring court or associate judge.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921 (H.B. 3167), Sec. 7.103(a), eff. September 1, 2007.

Amended by:

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 87 (S.B. 1969), Sec. 11.103(a), eff. September 1, 2009.

Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 91 (S.B. 1303), Sec. 11.101(a), eff. September 1, 2011.

Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 237 (H.B. 627), Sec. 2, eff. June 17, 2011.

Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1341 (S.B. 1233), Sec. 13, eff. June 17, 2011.

Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 161 (S.B. 1093), Sec. 9.101(a), eff. September 1, 2013.

Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 245 (H.B. 410), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2013.

Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 927 (H.B. 1513), Sec. 2.03, eff. September 1, 2019.

Sec. 101.06118. ADDITIONAL DISTRICT COURT FEES: GOVERNMENT CODE. The clerk of a district court shall collect a statewide electronic filing system fund fee of $20 under Section 51.851, Government Code.

Added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1290 (H.B. 2302), Sec. 6, eff. September 1, 2013.

Sec. 101.061191. ADDITIONAL DISTRICT COURT FEES FOR COURT FACILITIES: GOVERNMENT CODE. The clerk of a district court in Rockwall County shall collect an additional filing fee of not more than $15 under Section 51.709 in civil cases to fund the construction, renovation, or improvement of court facilities, if authorized by the county commissioners court.

Added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1238 (S.B. 1827), Sec. 2, eff. June 14, 2013.

Sec. 101.0612. DISTRICT COURT FEES AND COSTS: HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE. The clerk of a district court shall collect for filing a report of divorce or annulment a fee of $1 under Section 194.002, Health and Safety Code.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921 (H.B. 3167), Sec. 7.103(a), eff. September 1, 2007.

Sec. 101.06120. ADDITIONAL DISTRICT COURT FEES FOR COURT FACILITIES: GOVERNMENT CODE. The clerk of a district court in Travis County shall collect an additional filing fee of not more than $15 under Section 51.709, Government Code, in civil cases to fund the construction, renovation, or improvement of court facilities, if authorized by the county commissioners court.

Added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1246 (S.B. 1891), Sec. 2, eff. June 14, 2013.

Sec. 101.0613. DISTRICT COURT FEES AND COSTS: HUMAN RESOURCES CODE. The clerk of a district court shall collect fees and costs under the Human Resources Code as follows:

(1) for filing a suit in Comal County (Sec. 152.0522, Human Resources Code) . . . $4;

(2) fee on filing a suit for dissolution of a marriage for services of child support department in Harris County, if authorized by the county commissioners court (Sec. 152.1074, Human Resources Code) . . . not to exceed $12;

(3) a child support service fee in Nueces County if ordered by the commissioners court and assessed by the court (Sec. 152.1844, Human Resources Code) . . . not to exceed $5 a month payable annually in advance;

(4) a service fee to be paid by a person ordered by a district court to pay child or spousal support:

(A) in Collin County if authorized by the juvenile board (Sec. 152.0492, Human Resources Code) . . . not to exceed $2.50 added to first support payment each month;

(B) in Johnson County if authorized by the juvenile board (Sec. 152.1322, Human Resources Code) . . . $1.00 added to first support payment each month; and

(C) in Montague County (Sec. 152.1752, Human Resources Code) . . . $1 if fee is ordered to be paid monthly, 50 cents if fee is ordered to be paid semimonthly or weekly;

(5) attorney's fees as an additional cost in Montague County on a finding of contempt of court for failure to pay child or spousal support if the contempt action is initiated by the probation department (Sec. 152.1752, Human Resources Code) . . . $15;

(6) fee on filing a suit requesting an adoption in Montague County (Sec. 152.1752, Human Resources Code) . . . $25;

(7) court cost on citation for contempt of court for failure to comply with child support order in Nueces County, if authorized by the commissioners court (Sec. 152.1844, Human Resources Code) . . . not to exceed $10;

(8) fee on filing a suit for divorce in Orange County (Sec. 152.1873, Human Resources Code) . . . not less than $5;

(9) court costs on citation for contempt of court in Orange County for failure to comply with a child support order or order providing for possession of or access to a child (Sec. 152.1873, Human Resources Code) . . . amount determined by district clerk;

(10) fee on filing a suit requesting an adoption in Orange County (Sec. 152.1874, Human Resources Code) . . . not less than $25; and

(11) fee on filing a suit requesting an adoption in Wichita County (Sec. 152.2496, Human Resources Code) . . . $100.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921 (H.B. 3167), Sec. 7.103(a), eff. September 1, 2007.

Sec. 101.0614. DISTRICT COURT FEES AND COSTS: INSURANCE CODE. The clerk of a district court shall collect court costs and reasonable and necessary expert witness fees under Section 544.054, Insurance Code, which may include expert witness fees in Travis County in an action in which the plaintiff prevails against an insurer for economic damages sustained by the plaintiff as a result of unfair discrimination.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921 (H.B. 3167), Sec. 7.103(a), eff. September 1, 2007.

Sec. 101.0615. DISTRICT COURT FEES AND COSTS: LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE. The clerk of a district court shall collect fees and costs under the Local Government Code as follows:

(1) additional filing fees:

(A) for each civil suit filed, for court-related purposes for the support of the judiciary and for civil legal services to an indigent:

(i) for family law cases and proceedings as defined by Section 25.0002, Government Code (Sec. 133.151, Local Government Code) . . . $45; or

(ii) for any case other than a case described by Subparagraph (i) (Sec. 133.151, Local Government Code) . . . $50; and

(B) on the filing of any civil action or proceeding requiring a filing fee, including an appeal, and on the filing of any counterclaim, cross-action, intervention, interpleader, or third-party action requiring a filing fee, to fund civil legal services for the indigent:

(i) for family law cases and proceedings as defined by Section 25.0002, Government Code (Sec. 133.152, Local Government Code) . . . $5; or

(ii) for any case other than a case described by Subparagraph (i) (Sec. 133.152, Local Government Code) . . . $10;

(2) additional filing fee to fund the courthouse security fund, if authorized by the county commissioners court (Sec. 291.008, Local Government Code) . . . not to exceed $5;

(3) additional filing fee for filing documents not subject to certain filing fees to fund the courthouse security fund, if authorized by the county commissioners court (Sec. 291.008, Local Government Code) . . . $1;

(4) additional filing fee to fund the courthouse security fund in Webb County, if authorized by the county commissioners court (Sec. 291.009, Local Government Code) . . . not to exceed $20;

(5) court cost in civil cases other than suits for delinquent taxes to fund the county law library fund, if authorized by the county commissioners court (Sec. 323.023, Local Government Code) . . . not to exceed $35; and

(6) on the filing of a civil suit, an additional filing fee to be used for court-related purposes for the support of the judiciary (Sec. 133.154, Local Government Code) . . . $42.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921 (H.B. 3167), Sec. 7.103(a), eff. September 1, 2007.

Amended by:

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 87 (S.B. 1969), Sec. 11.104(a), eff. September 1, 2009.

Sec. 101.0616. DISTRICT COURT FEES AND COSTS: TEXAS PROBATE CODE. The clerk of a district court shall collect fees and costs under the Texas Probate Code as follows:

(1) security deposit on filing, by any person other than the personal representative of an estate, an application, complaint, or opposition in relation to the estate, if required by the clerk (Sec. 12, Texas Probate Code) . . . probable cost of the proceeding;

(2) security deposit on filing, by any person other than the guardian, attorney ad litem, or guardian ad litem, an application, complaint, or opposition in relation to a guardianship matter, if required by the clerk (Sec. 622, Texas Probate Code) . . . probable cost of the guardianship proceeding; and

(3) costs for attorney ad litem appointed to pursue the restoration of a ward's capacity or modification of the ward's guardianship (Secs. 694C and 694L, Texas Probate Code) . . . reasonable compensation.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921 (H.B. 3167), Sec. 7.103(a), eff. September 1, 2007.

Amended by:

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 87 (S.B. 1969), Sec. 11.105, eff. September 1, 2009.

Sec. 101.0617. DISTRICT COURT FEES AND COSTS: TAX CODE. The clerk of a district court shall collect a fee of $5 under Section 42.221, Tax Code, for filing an additional petition for review of an appraisal review board order relating to certain regulated property running through or operating in more than one county after the first petition for review relating to the same property is filed for a tax year.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921 (H.B. 3167), Sec. 7.103(a), eff. September 1, 2007.

SUBCHAPTER E. STATUTORY COUNTY COURTS


Sec. 101.081. STATUTORY COUNTY COURT FEES AND COSTS: CIVIL PRACTICE AND REMEDIES CODE. The clerk of a statutory county court shall collect fees and costs under the Civil Practice and Remedies Code as follows:

(1) court cost in certain civil cases to establish and maintain an alternative dispute resolution system, if authorized by the county commissioners court (Sec. 152.004, Civil Practice and Remedies Code) . . . not to exceed $15;

(2) court fees and costs, if ordered by the court, for a suit filed by an inmate in which an affidavit or unsworn declaration of inability to pay costs is filed by the inmate (Sec. 14.006, Civil Practice and Remedies Code) . . . the lesser of:

(A) 20 percent of the preceding six months' deposits to the inmate's trust account administered by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice under Section 501.014, Government Code; or

(B) the total amount of court fees and costs;

(3) monthly payment for remaining court fees and costs after the initial payment for a suit in which an affidavit or unsworn declaration of inability to pay costs is filed by the inmate (Sec. 14.006, Civil Practice and Remedies Code) . . . the lesser of:

(A) 10 percent of that month's deposit to the inmate's trust account administered by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice under Section 501.014, Government Code; or

(B) the total amount of court fees and costs that remain unpaid; and

(4) the following costs not otherwise charged to the inmate under Section 14.006, Civil Practice and Remedies Code, if the inmate has previously filed an action dismissed as malicious or frivolous (Sec. 14.007, Civil Practice and Remedies Code):

(A) expenses of service of process;

(B) postage; and

(C) transportation, housing, or medical care incurred in connection with the appearance of the inmate in the court for any proceeding.

Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1278, Sec. 1, eff. June 21, 2003.

Amended by:

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 296 (S.B. 291), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2005.

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 1233 (H.B. 1404), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2005.

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 275 (H.B. 290), Sec. 2, eff. June 15, 2007.

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921 (H.B. 3167), Sec. 7.104(a), eff. September 1, 2007.

Sec. 101.0811. STATUTORY COUNTY COURT FEES AND COSTS: GOVERNMENT CODE. The clerk of a statutory county court shall collect fees and costs under the Government Code as follows:

(1) appellate judicial system filing fees:

(A) First or Fourteenth Court of Appeals District (Sec. 22.2021, Government Code) . . . not more than $5;

(B) Second Court of Appeals District (Sec. 22.2031, Government Code) . . . $5;

(C) Third Court of Appeals District (Sec. 22.2041, Government Code) . . . $5;

(D) Fourth Court of Appeals District (Sec. 22.2051, Government Code) . . . not more than $5;

(E) Fifth Court of Appeals District (Sec. 22.2061, Government Code) . . . not more than $5;

(E-1) Sixth Court of Appeals District (Sec. 22.2071, Government Code) . . . $5;

(E-2) Seventh Court of Appeals District (Sec. 22.2081, Government Code) . . . $5;

(E-3) Eighth Court of Appeals District (Sec. 22.2091, Government Code) . . . $5;

(F) Ninth Court of Appeals District (Sec. 22.2101, Government Code) . . . $5;

(G) Eleventh Court of Appeals District (Sec. 22.2121, Government Code) . . . $5;

(G-1) Twelfth Court of Appeals District (Sec. 22.2131, Government Code) . . . $5; and

(H) Thirteenth Court of Appeals District (Sec. 22.2141, Government Code) . . . not more than $5;

(2) an official court reporter fee, County Court at Law No. 2 of Bexar County (Sec. 25.0172, Government Code) . . . $3;

(3) in Brazoria County, in matters of concurrent jurisdiction with the district court, fees (Sec. 25.0222, Government Code) . . . as prescribed by law for district judges according to the nature of the matter;

(4) a court reporter fee when testimony is taken in a county court at law in McLennan County (Sec. 25.1572, Government Code) . . . $3;

(5) a stenographer fee, if a record or part of a record is made:

(A) in a county court at law in Hidalgo County (Sec. 25.1102, Government Code) . . . $20; and

(B) in a county court at law in Nolan County (Sec. 25.1792, Government Code) . . . $25;

(6) jury fee (Sec. 51.604, Government Code) . . . $22;

(7) an additional filing fee:

(A) for each civil case filed to be used for court-related purposes for the support of the judiciary (Sec. 51.702, Government Code) . . . $40;

(B) to fund the improvement of Dallas County civil court facilities, if authorized by the county commissioners court (Sec. 51.705, Government Code) . . . not more than $15;

(B-1) to fund the improvement of Bexar County court facilities, if authorized by the county commissioners court (Sec. 51.706, Government Code) . . . not more than $15;

(C) to fund the improvement of Hays County court facilities, if authorized by the county commissioners court (Sec. 51.707, Government Code) . . . not more than $15; and

(D) to fund the preservation of court records (Sec. 51.708, Government Code) . . . not more than $10;

(8) the official court reporter's fee taxed as costs in civil actions in a statutory county court:

(A) in Bexar County Courts at Law Nos. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15 (Sec. 25.0172, Government Code) . . . taxed in the same manner as the fee is taxed in district court;

(B) in Galveston County (Sec. 25.0862, Government Code) . . . taxed in the same manner as the fee is taxed in civil cases in the district courts; and

(C) in Parker County (Sec. 25.1862, Government Code) . . . taxed in the same manner as the fee is taxed in civil cases in the district courts;

(9) a stenographer's fee as costs in each civil, criminal, and probate case in which a record is made by the official court reporter in a statutory county court in Nolan County (Sec. 25.1792, Government Code) . . . $25;

(10) in Nueces County, in matters of concurrent jurisdiction with the district court, with certain exceptions, fees (Sec. 25.1802, Government Code) . . . equal to those in district court cases;

(11) a fee not otherwise listed in this subchapter that is required to be collected under Section 25.0008, Government Code, in a county other than Brazos, Cameron, Ellis, Guadalupe, Harris, Henderson, Liberty, Moore, Nolan, Panola, Parker, Starr, Victoria, and Williamson . . . as prescribed by law relating to county judges' fees; and

(12) at a hearing held by an associate judge appointed under Subchapter B, Chapter 54A, Government Code, a court cost to preserve the record, in the absence of a court reporter, by any means approved by the associate judge (Sec. 54A.110, Government Code) . . . as assessed by the referring court or associate judge.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921 (H.B. 3167), Sec. 7.104(a), eff. September 1, 2007.

Amended by:

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 87 (S.B. 1969), Sec. 11.106(a), eff. September 1, 2009.

Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 91 (S.B. 1303), Sec. 11.102(a), eff. September 1, 2011.

Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 161 (S.B. 1093), Sec. 9.102(a), eff. September 1, 2013.

Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 245 (H.B. 410), Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2013.

Text of section as added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1059 (H.B. 3153), Sec. 2.07


For text of section as added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1290 (H.B. 2302), Sec. 7, see other Sec. 101.08117.


Sec. 101.08117. ADDITIONAL STATUTORY COUNTY COURT FEES: GOVERNMENT CODE. The clerk of the 1st Multicounty Court at Law shall collect a stenographer's fee of $25 under Section 25.2702, Government Code, in each civil or probate case in which a record of any part of the evidence is made by the official court reporter of the court.

Added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1059 (H.B. 3153), Sec. 2.07(b), eff. September 1, 2013.

Text of section as added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1290 (H.B. 2302), Sec. 7


For text of section as added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1059 (H.B. 3153), Sec. 2.07(b), see other Sec. 101.08117.


Sec. 101.08117. ADDITIONAL STATUTORY COUNTY COURT FEES: GOVERNMENT CODE. The clerk of a statutory county court shall collect a statewide electronic filing system fund fee of $20 under Section 51.851, Government Code.

Added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1290 (H.B. 2302), Sec. 7, eff. September 1, 2013.

Text of section as added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1238 (S.B. 1827), Sec. 3


For text of section as added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1246 (S.B. 1891), Sec. 3, see other Sec. 101.08119.


Sec. 101.08119. ADDITIONAL STATUTORY COUNTY COURT FEES FOR COURT FACILITIES: GOVERNMENT CODE. The clerk of a statutory county court in Rockwall County shall collect an additional filing fee of not more than $15 under Section 51.709 in civil cases to fund the construction, renovation, or improvement of court facilities, if authorized by the county commissioners court.

Added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1238 (S.B. 1827), Sec. 3, eff. June 14, 2013.

Text of section as added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1246 (S.B. 1891), Sec. 3


For text of section as added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1238 (S.B. 1827), Sec. 3, see other Sec. 101.08119.


Sec. 101.08119. ADDITIONAL STATUTORY COUNTY COURT FEES FOR COURT FACILITIES: GOVERNMENT CODE. The clerk of a statutory county court in Travis County shall collect an additional filing fee of not more than $15 under Section 51.709, Government Code, in civil cases to fund the construction, renovation, or improvement of court facilities, if authorized by the county commissioners court.

Added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1246 (S.B. 1891), Sec. 3, eff. June 14, 2013.

Sec. 101.0812. STATUTORY COUNTY COURT FEES AND COSTS: HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE. The clerk of a statutory county court shall collect fees and costs under the Health and Safety Code as follows:

(1) for filing an application for registration of death (Sec. 193.007, Health and Safety Code) . . . $1;

(2) fee for judge's services on an application for court-ordered mental health services (Sec. 574.031, Health and Safety Code) . . . not to exceed $50;

(3) fee for prosecutor's services on an application for court-ordered mental health services (Sec. 574.031, Health and Safety Code) . . . not to exceed $50;

(4) for a hearing or proceeding under the Texas Mental Health Code (Subtitle C, Title 7, Health and Safety Code) as costs (Secs. 571.017 and 571.018, Health and Safety Code) . . . reasonable compensation to the following persons appointed under the Texas Mental Health Code:

(A) attorneys;

(B) physicians;

(C) language interpreters;

(D) sign interpreters; and

(E) associate judges;

(5) for a hearing or proceeding under the Texas Mental Health Code (Subtitle C, Title 7, Health and Safety Code) as costs (Sec. 571.018, Health and Safety Code):

(A) attorney's fees;

(B) physician examination fees;

(C) expense of transportation to a mental health facility or to a federal agency not to exceed $50 if transporting within the same county and not to exceed the reasonable cost of transportation if transporting between counties;

(D) costs and salary supplements authorized under Section 574.031, Health and Safety Code; and

(E) prosecutors' fees authorized under Section 574.031, Health and Safety Code;

(6) expenses of transporting certain patients from the county of treatment to a hearing in the county in which the proceedings originated (Sec. 574.008, Health and Safety Code) . . . actual expenses unless certain arrangements are made to hold the hearing in the county in which the patient is receiving services;

(7) expenses for expert witness testimony for an indigent patient (Sec. 574.010, Health and Safety Code) . . . if authorized by the court as reimbursement to the attorney ad litem, court-approved expenses;

(8) fee for judge's services for holding a hearing on an application for court-ordered mental health services (Sec. 574.031, Health and Safety Code) . . . as assessed by the judge, not to exceed $50;

(9) expenses to reimburse judge for holding a hearing in a hospital or location other than the county courthouse (Sec. 574.031, Health and Safety Code) . . . reasonable and necessary expenses as certified; and

(10) fee for services of a prosecuting attorney, including costs incurred for preparation of documents related to a hearing on an application for court-ordered mental health services (Sec. 574.031, Health and Safety Code) . . . as assessed by the judge, not to exceed $50.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921 (H.B. 3167), Sec. 7.104(a), eff. September 1, 2007.

Amended by:

Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 91 (S.B. 1303), Sec. 11.103, eff. September 1, 2011.

Sec. 101.0813. STATUTORY COUNTY COURT FEES AND COSTS: HUMAN RESOURCES CODE. The clerk of a statutory county court shall collect for filing a suit in Comal County a fee of $4 under Section 152.0522, Human Resources Code.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921 (H.B. 3167), Sec. 7.104(a), eff. September 1, 2007.

Sec. 101.0814. STATUTORY COUNTY COURT FEES AND COSTS: LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE. The clerk of a statutory county court shall collect fees and costs under the Local Government Code as follows:

(1) additional filing fee to fund contingency fund for liability insurance, if authorized by the county commissioners court (Sec. 82.003, Local Government Code) . . . not to exceed $5;

(2) civil court actions (Sec. 118.052, Local Government Code):

(A) filing of original action (Secs. 118.052 and 118.053, Local Government Code):

(i) garnishment after judgment (Sec. 118.052, Local Government Code) . . . $15; and

(ii) all others (Sec. 118.052, Local Government Code) . . . $40;

(B) filing of action other than original (Secs. 118.052 and 118.054, Local Government Code) . . . $30; and

(C) services rendered after judgment in original action (Secs. 118.052 and 118.0545, Local Government Code):

(i) abstract of judgment (Sec. 118.052, Local Government Code) . . . $5; and

(ii) execution, order of sale, writ, or other process (Sec. 118.052, Local Government Code) . . . $5;

(3) probate court actions (Sec. 118.052, Local Government Code):

(A) probate original action (Secs. 118.052 and 118.055, Local Government Code):

(i) probate of a will with independent executor, administration with will attached, administration of an estate, guardianship or receivership of an estate, or muniment of title (Sec. 118.052, Local Government Code) . . . $40;

(ii) community survivors (Sec. 118.052, Local Government Code) . . . $40;

(iii) small estates (Sec. 118.052, Local Government Code) . . . $40;

(iv) declarations of heirship (Sec. 118.052, Local Government Code) . . . $40;

(v) mental health or chemical dependency services (Sec. 118.052, Local Government Code) . . . $40; and

(vi) additional, special fee (Secs. 118.052 and 118.064, Local Government Code) . . . $5;

(B) services in pending probate action (Secs. 118.052 and 118.056, Local Government Code):

(i) filing an inventory and appraisement (Secs. 118.052 and 118.056(d), Local Government Code) . . . $25;

(ii) approving and recording bond (Sec. 118.052, Local Government Code) . . . $3;

(iii) administering oath (Sec. 118.052, Local Government Code) . . . $2;

(iv) filing annual or final account of estate (Sec. 118.052, Local Government Code) . . . $25;

(v) filing application for sale of real or personal property (Sec. 118.052, Local Government Code) . . . $25;

(vi) filing annual or final report of guardian of a person (Sec. 118.052, Local Government Code) . . . $10; and

(vii) filing a document not listed under this paragraph after the filing of an order approving the inventory and appraisement or after the 120th day after the date of the initial filing of the action, whichever occurs first (Secs. 118.052 and 191.007, Local Government Code), if more than 25 pages . . . $25;

(C) adverse probate action (Secs. 118.052 and 118.057, Local Government Code) . . . $40;

(D) claim against estate (Secs. 118.052 and 118.058, Local Government Code) . . . $2; and

(E) supplemental court-initiated guardianship fee (Secs. 118.052 and 118.067, Local Government Code) . . . $20;

(4) other fees (Sec. 118.052, Local Government Code):

(A) issuing document (Secs. 118.052 and 118.059, Local Government Code):

(i) original document and one copy (Sec. 118.052, Local Government Code) . . . $4; and

(ii) each additional set of an original and one copy (Sec. 118.052, Local Government Code) . . . $4;

(B) certified papers (Secs. 118.052 and 118.060, Local Government Code):

(i) for the clerk's certificate (Sec. 118.052, Local Government Code) . . . $5; and

(ii) a fee per page or part of a page (Sec. 118.052, Local Government Code) . . . $1;

(C) noncertified papers, for each page or part of a page (Secs. 118.052 and 118.0605, Local Government Code) . . . $1;

(D) letters testamentary, letter of guardianship, letter of administration, or abstract of judgment (Secs. 118.052 and 118.061, Local Government Code) . . . $2;

(E) safekeeping of wills (Secs. 118.052 and 118.062, Local Government Code) . . . $5;

(F) mail service of process (Secs. 118.052 and 118.063, Local Government Code) . . . same as sheriff; and

(G) records management and preservation fee (Secs. 118.052, 118.0546, and 118.0645, Local Government Code) . . . $5;

(5) additional filing fee for filing any civil action or proceeding requiring a filing fee, including an appeal, and on the filing of any counterclaim, cross-action, intervention, interpleader, or third-party action requiring a filing fee, to fund civil legal services for the indigent (Sec. 133.153, Local Government Code) . . . $10;

(6) on the filing of a civil suit, an additional filing fee to be used for court-related purposes for the support of the judiciary (Sec. 133.154, Local Government Code) . . . $42;

(7) additional filing fee to fund the courthouse security fund, if authorized by the county commissioners court (Sec. 291.008, Local Government Code) . . . not to exceed $5;

(8) additional filing fee for filing documents not subject to certain filing fees to fund the courthouse security fund, if authorized by the county commissioners court (Sec. 291.008, Local Government Code) . . . $1;

(9) additional filing fee to fund the courthouse security fund in Webb County, if authorized by the county commissioners court (Sec. 291.009, Local Government Code) . . . not to exceed $20; and

(10) court cost in civil cases other than suits for delinquent taxes to fund the county law library fund, if authorized by the county commissioners court (Sec. 323.023, Local Government Code) . . . not to exceed $35.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921 (H.B. 3167), Sec. 7.104(a), eff. September 1, 2007.

Amended by:

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 87 (S.B. 1969), Sec. 11.106(b), eff. September 1, 2009.

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1183 (H.B. 3637), Sec. 11(a), eff. September 1, 2009.

Sec. 101.08145. ADDITIONAL STATUTORY COUNTY COURT FEES AND COSTS: LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE. The clerk of a statutory county court shall collect a supplemental public probate administrator fee of $10 under Sections 118.052 and 118.068, Local Government Code.

Added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 671 (H.B. 1755), Sec. 6, eff. January 1, 2014.

Sec. 101.0815. STATUTORY COUNTY COURT FEES AND COSTS: TEXAS PROBATE CODE. The clerk of a statutory county court shall collect fees and costs under the Texas Probate Code as follows:

(1) fee for deposit of a will with the county clerk during testator's lifetime (Sec. 71, Texas Probate Code) . . . $5;

(2) security deposit on filing, by any person other than the personal representative of an estate, an application, complaint, or opposition in relation to the estate, if required by the clerk (Sec. 12, Texas Probate Code) . . . probable cost of the proceeding;

(3) security deposit on filing, by any person other than the guardian, attorney ad litem, or guardian ad litem, an application, complaint, or opposition in relation to a guardianship matter, if required by the clerk (Sec. 622, Texas Probate Code) . . . probable cost of the guardianship proceeding; and

(4) costs for attorney ad litem appointed to pursue the restoration of a ward's capacity or modification of the ward's guardianship (Secs. 694C and 694L, Texas Probate Code) . . . reasonable compensation.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921 (H.B. 3167), Sec. 7.104(a), eff. September 1, 2007.

Amended by:

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 87 (S.B. 1969), Sec. 11.106(c), eff. September 1, 2009.

Sec. 101.0816. STATUTORY COUNTY COURT FEES AND COSTS: PROPERTY CODE. The clerk of a statutory county court shall collect a court cost in the amount of $10 or more, as taxed by the court under Section 21.047, Property Code, for each special commissioner in an eminent domain proceeding.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921 (H.B. 3167), Sec. 7.104(a), eff. September 1, 2007.

Sec. 101.0817. STATUTORY COUNTY COURT FEES AND COSTS: TRANSPORTATION CODE. The clerk of a statutory county court shall collect a fee of $10 under Section 112.059, Transportation Code, for a county attorney in a suit regarding a railroad company's failure to keep roadbed and right-of-way in proper condition.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921 (H.B. 3167), Sec. 7.104(a), eff. September 1, 2007.

Amended by:

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 85 (S.B. 1540), Sec. 4.01, eff. April 1, 2011.

Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 91 (S.B. 1303), Sec. 11.104, eff. September 1, 2011.

Sec. 101.082. STATUTORY COUNTY COURT FEES AND COSTS IN OTHER PROBATE MATTERS. A statutory county court judge shall collect the following fees in probate matters:

(1) probate of a will (Sec. 118.101, Local Government Code) . . . $2;

(2) granting letters testamentary, letter of guardianship, or letter of administration (Sec. 118.101, Local Government Code) . . . $2;

(3) order of sale (Sec. 118.101, Local Government Code) . . . $2;

(4) approval and confirmation of sale (Sec. 118.101, Local Government Code) . . . $2;

(5) decree refusing order of sale or confirmation of sale (Sec. 118.101, Local Government Code) . . . $2;

(6) decree of partition and distribution (Sec. 118.101, Local Government Code) . . . $2;

(7) decree approving or setting aside the report of a commissioner of partition and distribution (Sec. 118.101, Local Government Code) . . . $2;

(8) decree removing an executor, administrator, or guardian (with the fee to be paid by that executor, administrator, or guardian) (Sec. 118.101, Local Government Code) . . . $1;

(9) fiat or certificate (Sec. 118.101, Local Government Code) . . . $2;

(10) continuance (Sec. 118.101, Local Government Code) . . . $0.10;

(11) orders for which another fee is not prescribed (Sec. 118.101, Local Government Code) . . . $2;

(12) administering oath or affirmation with certificate and seal (Sec. 118.101, Local Government Code) . . . $2; and

(13) administering oath or affirmation without certificate and seal (Sec. 118.101, Local Government Code) . . . $0.25.

Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1278, Sec. 1, eff. June 21, 2003.

SUBCHAPTER F. STATUTORY PROBATE COURTS


Sec. 101.101. STATUTORY PROBATE COURT FEES AND COSTS: CIVIL PRACTICE AND REMEDIES CODE. The clerk of a statutory probate court shall collect a court cost in an amount not to exceed $15 under Section 152.004, Civil Practice and Remedies Code, in certain civil cases to establish and maintain an alternative dispute resolution system, if authorized by the county commissioners court.

Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1278, Sec. 1, eff. June 21, 2003.

Amended by:

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 296 (S.B. 291), Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2005.

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 1233 (H.B. 1404), Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2005.

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 275 (H.B. 290), Sec. 3, eff. June 15, 2007.

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921 (H.B. 3167), Sec. 7.105, eff. September 1, 2007.

Sec. 101.1011. STATUTORY PROBATE COURT FEES AND COSTS: GOVERNMENT CODE. The clerk of a statutory probate court shall collect fees and costs under the Government Code as follows:

(1) appellate judicial system filing fees:

(A) First or Fourteenth Court of Appeals District (Sec. 22.2021, Government Code) . . . not more than $5;

(B) Second Court of Appeals District (Sec. 22.2031, Government Code) . . . $5;

(C) Third Court of Appeals District (Sec. 22.2041, Government Code) . . . $5;

(D) Fourth Court of Appeals District (Sec. 22.2051, Government Code) . . . not more than $5;

(E) Fifth Court of Appeals District (Sec. 22.2061, Government Code) . . . not more than $5;

(E-1) Sixth Court of Appeals District (Sec. 22.2071, Government Code) . . . $5;

(E-2) Seventh Court of Appeals District (Sec. 22.2081, Government Code) . . . $5;

(E-3) Eighth Court of Appeals District (Sec. 22.2091, Government Code) . . . $5;

(F) Ninth Court of Appeals District (Sec. 22.2101, Government Code) . . . $5;

(G) Eleventh Court of Appeals District (Sec. 22.2121, Government Code) . . . $5;

(G-1) Twelfth Court of Appeals District (Sec. 22.2131, Government Code) . . . $5; and

(H) Thirteenth Court of Appeals District (Sec. 22.2141, Government Code) . . . not more than $5;

(2) additional filing fees as follows:

(A) for certain cases to be used for court-related purposes for support of the judiciary (Sec. 51.704, Government Code) . . . $40;

(B) to fund the improvement of Dallas County civil court facilities, if authorized by the county commissioners court (Sec. 51.705, Government Code) . . . not more than $15;

(B-1) to fund the improvement of Bexar County court facilities, if authorized by the county commissioners court (Sec. 51.706, Government Code) . . . not more than $15; and

(C) to fund the improvement of Hays County court facilities, if authorized by the county commissioners court (Sec. 51.707, Government Code) . . . not more than $15;

(3) jury fee for civil case (Sec. 51.604, Government Code) . . . $22;

(4) the expense of preserving the record as a court cost, if imposed on a party by the referring court or associate judge (Sec. 54A.211, Government Code) . . . actual cost; and

(5) a fee not otherwise listed in this subchapter that is required to be collected under Section 25.0029, Government Code (Sec. 25.0029, Government Code) . . . as prescribed by law relating to county judges' fees.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921 (H.B. 3167), Sec. 7.105, eff. September 1, 2007.

Amended by:

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 87 (S.B. 1969), Sec. 11.107(a), eff. September 1, 2009.

Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 91 (S.B. 1303), Sec. 11.105(a), eff. September 1, 2011.

Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 161 (S.B. 1093), Sec. 9.103(a), eff. September 1, 2013.

Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 245 (H.B. 410), Sec. 4, eff. September 1, 2013.

Sec. 101.10116. ADDITIONAL STATUTORY PROBATE COURT FEES: GOVERNMENT CODE. The clerk of a statutory probate court shall collect a statewide electronic filing system fund fee of $20 under Section 51.851, Government Code.

Added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1290 (H.B. 2302), Sec. 8, eff. September 1, 2013.

Text of section as added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1238 (S.B. 1827), Sec. 4


For text of section as added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1246 (S.B. 1891), Sec. 4, see other Sec. 101.10118.


Sec. 101.10118. ADDITIONAL STATUTORY PROBATE COURT FEES FOR COURT FACILITIES: GOVERNMENT CODE. The clerk of a statutory probate court in Rockwall County shall collect an additional filing fee of not more than $15 under Section 51.709 in civil cases to fund the construction, renovation, or improvement of court facilities, if authorized by the county commissioners court.

Added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1238 (S.B. 1827), Sec. 4, eff. June 14, 2013.

Text of section as added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1246 (S.B. 1891), Sec. 4


For text of section as added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1238 (S.B. 1827), Sec. 4, see other Sec. 101.10118.


Sec. 101.10118. ADDITIONAL STATUTORY PROBATE COURT FEES FOR COURT FACILITIES: GOVERNMENT CODE. The clerk of a statutory probate court in Travis County shall collect an additional filing fee of not more than $15 under Section 51.709, Government Code, in civil cases to fund the construction, renovation, or improvement of court facilities, if authorized by the county commissioners court.

Added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1246 (S.B. 1891), Sec. 4, eff. June 14, 2013.

Sec. 101.1012. STATUTORY PROBATE COURT FEES AND COSTS: HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE. The clerk of a statutory probate court shall collect fees and costs under the Health and Safety Code as follows:

(1) for filing an application for registration of death (Sec. 193.007, Health and Safety Code) . . . $1;

(2) fee for judge's services on an application for court-ordered mental health services (Sec. 574.031, Health and Safety Code) . . . not to exceed $50;

(3) fee for prosecutor's services on an application for court-ordered mental health services (Sec. 574.031, Health and Safety Code) . . . not to exceed $50;

(4) for a hearing or proceeding under the Texas Mental Health Code (Subtitle C, Title 7, Health and Safety Code) as costs (Secs. 571.017 and 571.018, Health and Safety Code) . . . reasonable compensation to the following persons appointed under the Texas Mental Health Code:

(A) attorneys;

(B) physicians;

(C) language interpreters;

(D) sign interpreters; and

(E) associate judges;

(5) for a hearing or proceeding under the Texas Mental Health Code (Subtitle C, Title 7, Health and Safety Code) as costs (Sec. 571.018, Health and Safety Code):

(A) attorney's fees;

(B) physician examination fees;

(C) expense of transportation to a mental health facility or to a federal agency not to exceed $50 if transporting within the same county and not to exceed the reasonable cost of transportation if transporting between counties;

(D) costs and salary supplements authorized under Section 574.031, Health and Safety Code; and

(E) prosecutors' fees authorized under Section 574.031, Health and Safety Code;

(6) expenses of transporting certain patients from the county of treatment to a hearing in the county in which the proceedings originated (Sec. 574.008, Health and Safety Code) . . . actual expenses unless certain arrangements are made to hold the hearing in the county in which the patient is receiving services;

(7) expenses for expert witness testimony for an indigent patient (Sec. 574.010, Health and Safety Code) . . . if authorized by the court as reimbursement to the attorney ad litem, court-approved expenses;

(8) fee for judge's services for holding a hearing on an application for court-ordered mental health services (Sec. 574.031, Health and Safety Code) . . . as assessed by the judge, not to exceed $50;

(9) expenses to reimburse judge for holding a hearing in a hospital or location other than the county courthouse (Sec. 574.031, Health and Safety Code) . . . reasonable and necessary expenses as certified; and

(10) fee for services of a prosecuting attorney, including costs incurred for preparation of documents related to a hearing on an application for court-ordered mental health services (Sec. 574.031, Health and Safety Code) . . . as assessed by the judge, not to exceed $50.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921 (H.B. 3167), Sec. 7.105, eff. September 1, 2007.

Amended by:

Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 91 (S.B. 1303), Sec. 11.106, eff. September 1, 2011.

Sec. 101.1013. STATUTORY PROBATE COURT FEES AND COSTS: LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE. The clerk of a statutory probate court shall collect fees and costs under the Local Government Code as follows:

(1) additional filing fee for filing any civil action or proceeding requiring a filing fee, including an appeal, and on the filing of any counterclaim, cross-action, intervention, interpleader, or third-party action requiring a filing fee to fund civil legal services for the indigent (Sec. 133.153, Local Government Code). . . $10;

(2) additional filing fee to fund contingency fund for liability insurance, if authorized by the county commissioners court (Sec. 82.003, Local Government Code) . . . not to exceed $5;

(3) probate court actions (Sec. 118.052, Local Government Code):

(A) probate original action (Secs. 118.052 and 118.055, Local Government Code):

(i) probate of a will with independent executor, administration with will attached, administration of an estate, guardianship or receivership of an estate, or muniment of title (Sec. 118.052, Local Government Code) . . . $40;

(ii) community survivors (Sec. 118.052, Local Government Code) . . . $40;

(iii) small estates (Sec. 118.052, Local Government Code) . . . $40;

(iv) declarations of heirship (Sec. 118.052, Local Government Code) . . . $40;

(v) mental health or chemical dependency services (Sec. 118.052, Local Government Code) . . . $40; and

(vi) additional, special fee (Secs. 118.052 and 118.064, Local Government Code) . . . $5;

(B) services in pending probate action (Secs. 118.052 and 118.056, Local Government Code):

(i) filing an inventory and appraisement (Secs. 118.052 and 118.056(d), Local Government Code) . . . $25;

(ii) approving and recording bond (Sec. 118.052, Local Government Code) . . . $3;

(iii) administering oath (Sec. 118.052, Local Government Code) . . . $2;

(iv) filing annual or final account of estate (Sec. 118.052, Local Government Code). . . $25;

(v) filing application for sale of real or personal property (Sec. 118.052, Local Government Code) . . . $25;

(vi) filing annual or final report of guardian of a person (Sec. 118.052, Local Government Code) . . . $10; and

(vii) filing a document not listed under this paragraph after the filing of an order approving the inventory and appraisement or after the 120th day after the date of the initial filing of the action, whichever occurs first (Secs. 118.052 and 191.007, Local Government Code), if more than 25 pages . . . $25;

(C) adverse probate action (Secs. 118.052 and 118.057, Local Government Code) . . . $40;

(D) claim against estate (Secs. 118.052 and 118.058, Local Government Code) . . . $2; and

(E) supplemental court-initiated guardianship fee (Secs. 118.052 and 118.067, Local Government Code) . . . $20;

(4) other fees (Sec. 118.052, Local Government Code):

(A) issuing document (Secs. 118.052 and 118.059, Local Government Code):

(i) original document and one copy (Sec. 118.052, Local Government Code) . . . $4; and

(ii) each additional set of an original and one copy (Sec. 118.052, Local Government Code) . . . $4;

(B) certified papers (Secs. 118.052 and 118.060, Local Government Code):

(i) for the clerk's certificate (Sec. 118.052, Local Government Code) . . . $5; and

(ii) a fee per page or part of a page (Sec. 118.052, Local Government Code) . . . $1;

(C) noncertified papers, for each page or part of a page (Secs. 118.052 and 118.0605, Local Government Code) . . . $1;

(D) letters testamentary, letter of guardianship, letter of administration, or abstract of judgment (Secs. 118.052 and 118.061, Local Government Code) . . . $2;

(E) safekeeping of wills (Secs. 118.052 and 118.062, Local Government Code) . . . $5;

(F) mail service of process (Secs. 118.052 and 118.063, Local Government Code) . . . same as sheriff; and

(G) records management and preservation fee (Secs. 118.052 and 118.0645, Local Government Code) . . . $5; and

(5) court cost in civil cases other than suits for delinquent taxes to fund the county law library fund, if authorized by the county commissioners court (Sec. 323.023, Local Government Code) . . . not to exceed $35.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921 (H.B. 3167), Sec. 7.105, eff. September 1, 2007.

Amended by:

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 87 (S.B. 1969), Sec. 11.107(b), eff. September 1, 2009.

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1183 (H.B. 3637), Sec. 12, eff. September 1, 2009.

Sec. 101.1014. STATUTORY PROBATE COURT FEES AND COSTS: TEXAS PROBATE CODE. The clerk of a statutory probate court shall collect fees and costs under the Texas Probate Code as follows:

(1) fee for deposit of a will with the county clerk during testator's lifetime (Sec. 71, Texas Probate Code) . . . $5;

(2) security deposit on filing, by any person other than the personal representative of an estate, an application, complaint, or opposition in relation to the estate, if required by the clerk (Sec. 12, Texas Probate Code) . . . probable cost of the proceeding;

(3) security deposit on filing, by any person other than the guardian, attorney ad litem, or guardian ad litem, an application, complaint, or opposition in relation to a guardianship matter, if required by the clerk (Sec. 622, Texas Probate Code) . . . probable cost of the guardianship proceeding; and

(4) costs for attorney ad litem appointed to pursue the restoration of a ward's capacity or modification of the ward's guardianship (Secs. 694C and 694L, Texas Probate Code) . . . reasonable compensation.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921 (H.B. 3167), Sec. 7.105, eff. September 1, 2007.

Amended by:

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 87 (S.B. 1969), Sec. 11.107(c), eff. September 1, 2009.

Sec. 101.1015. STATUTORY PROBATE COURT FEES AND COSTS: PROPERTY CODE. The clerk of a statutory probate court shall collect a court cost in the amount of $10 or more, as taxed by the court under Section 21.047, Property Code, for each special commissioner in an eminent domain proceeding.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921 (H.B. 3167), Sec. 7.105, eff. September 1, 2007.

Sec. 101.102. STATUTORY PROBATE COURT FEES AND COSTS IN OTHER PROBATE MATTERS. A statutory probate court judge shall collect the following fees in probate matters:

(1) probate of a will (Sec. 118.101, Local Government Code) . . . $2;

(2) granting letters testamentary, letter of guardianship, or letter of administration (Sec. 118.101, Local Government Code) . . . $2;

(3) order of sale (Sec. 118.101, Local Government Code) . . . $2;

(4) approval and confirmation of sale (Sec. 118.101, Local Government Code) . . . $2;

(5) decree refusing order of sale or confirmation of sale (Sec. 118.101, Local Government Code) . . . $2;

(6) decree of partition and distribution (Sec. 118.101, Local Government Code) . . . $2;

(7) decree approving or setting aside the report of a commissioner of partition and distribution (Sec. 118.101, Local Government Code) . . . $2;

(8) decree removing an executor, administrator, or guardian (with the fee to be paid by that executor, administrator, or guardian) (Sec. 118.101, Local Government Code) . . . $1;

(9) fiat or certificate (Sec. 118.101, Local Government Code) . . . $2;

(10) continuance (Sec. 118.101, Local Government Code) . . . $0.10;

(11) orders for which another fee is not prescribed (Sec. 118.101, Local Government Code) . . . $2;

(12) administering oath or affirmation with certificate and seal (Sec. 118.101, Local Government Code) . . . $2; and

(13) administering oath or affirmation without certificate and seal (Sec. 118.101, Local Government Code) . . . $0.25.

Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1278, Sec. 1, eff. June 21, 2003.

Sec. 101.103. ADDITIONAL STATUTORY PROBATE COURT FEES AND COSTS: LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE. The clerk of a statutory probate court shall collect a supplemental public probate administrator fee of $10 under Sections 118.052 and 118.068, Local Government Code.

Added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 671 (H.B. 1755), Sec. 7, eff. January 1, 2014.

SUBCHAPTER G. COUNTY COURTS


Sec. 101.121. COUNTY COURT FEES AND COSTS: ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CODE. The clerk of a county court shall collect a fee of $5 under Section 61.31, Alcoholic Beverage Code, for hearing on application for a license to manufacture, distribute, store, or sell beer.

Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1278, Sec. 1, eff. June 21, 2003.

Amended by:

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 296 (S.B. 291), Sec. 4, eff. September 1, 2005.

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 1233 (H.B. 1404), Sec. 4, eff. September 1, 2005.

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 275 (H.B. 290), Sec. 4, eff. June 15, 2007.

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921 (H.B. 3167), Sec. 7.106(a), eff. September 1, 2007.

Sec. 101.1211. COUNTY COURT FEES AND COSTS: CIVIL PRACTICE AND REMEDIES CODE. The clerk of a county court shall collect:

(1) a court cost in certain civil cases to establish and maintain an alternative dispute resolution system, if authorized by the county commissioners court (Sec. 152.004, Civil Practice and Remedies Code) . . . not to exceed $15;

(2) court fees and costs, if ordered by the court, for a suit filed by an inmate in which an affidavit or unsworn declaration of inability to pay costs is filed by the inmate (Sec. 14.006, Civil Practice and Remedies Code) . . . the lesser of:

(A) 20 percent of the preceding six months' deposits to the inmate's trust account administered by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice under Section 501.014, Government Code; or

(B) the total amount of court fees and costs;

(3) monthly payment for remaining court fees and costs after the initial payment for a suit in which an affidavit or unsworn declaration of inability to pay costs is filed by the inmate (Sec. 14.006, Civil Practice and Remedies Code) . . . the lesser of:

(A) 10 percent of that month's deposit to the inmate's trust account administered by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice under Section 501.014, Government Code; or

(B) the total amount of court fees and costs that remain unpaid; and

(4) the following costs not otherwise charged to the inmate under Section 14.006, Civil Practice and Remedies Code, if the inmate has previously filed an action dismissed as malicious or frivolous (Sec. 14.007, Civil Practice and Remedies Code):

(A) expenses of service of process;

(B) postage; and

(C) transportation, housing, or medical care incurred in connection with the appearance of the inmate in the court for any proceeding.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921 (H.B. 3167), Sec. 7.106(a), eff. September 1, 2007.

Sec. 101.1212. COUNTY COURT FEES AND COSTS: GOVERNMENT CODE. The clerk of a county court shall collect the following fees and costs under the Government Code:

(1) appellate judicial system filing fees:

(A) First or Fourteenth Court of Appeals District (Sec. 22.2021, Government Code) . . . not more than $5;

(B) Second Court of Appeals District (Sec. 22.2031, Government Code) . . . $5;

(C) Third Court of Appeals District (Sec. 22.2041, Government Code) . . . $5;

(D) Fourth Court of Appeals District (Sec. 22.2051, Government Code) . . . not more than $5;

(E) Fifth Court of Appeals District (Sec. 22.2061, Government Code) . . . not more than $5;

(E-1) Sixth Court of Appeals District (Sec. 22.2071, Government Code) . . . $5;

(E-2) Seventh Court of Appeals District (Sec. 22.2081, Government Code) . . . $5;

(E-3) Eighth Court of Appeals District (Sec. 22.2091, Government Code) . . . $5;

(F) Ninth Court of Appeals District (Sec. 22.2101, Government Code) . . . $5;

(G) Eleventh Court of Appeals District (Sec. 22.2121, Government Code) . . . $5;

(G-1) Twelfth Court of Appeals District (Sec. 22.2131, Government Code) . . . $5; and

(H) Thirteenth Court of Appeals District (Sec. 22.2141, Government Code) . . . not more than $5;

(2) a jury fee (Sec. 51.604, Government Code) . . . $22;

(3) a filing fee in each civil case filed to be used for court-related purposes for the support of the judiciary (Sec. 51.703, Government Code) . . . $40; and

(4) a filing fee to fund the preservation of court records (Sec. 51.708, Government Code) . . . not more than $10.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921 (H.B. 3167), Sec. 7.106(a), eff. September 1, 2007.

Amended by:

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 87 (S.B. 1969), Sec. 11.108, eff. September 1, 2009.

Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 91 (S.B. 1303), Sec. 11.107(a), eff. September 1, 2011.

Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 161 (S.B. 1093), Sec. 9.104(a), eff. September 1, 2013.

Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 245 (H.B. 410), Sec. 5, eff. September 1, 2013.

Sec. 101.12126. ADDITIONAL COUNTY COURT FEES: GOVERNMENT CODE. The clerk of a county court shall collect a statewide electronic filing system fund fee of $20 under Section 51.851, Government Code.

Added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1290 (H.B. 2302), Sec. 9, eff. September 1, 2013.

Sec. 101.1213. COUNTY COURT FEES AND COSTS: HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE. The clerk of a county court shall collect the following fees and costs under the Health and Safety Code:

(1) for filing an application for registration of death (Sec. 193.007, Health and Safety Code) . . . $1;

(2) fee for judge's services on an application for court-ordered mental health services (Sec. 574.031, Health and Safety Code) . . . not to exceed $50;

(3) fee for prosecutor's services on an application for court-ordered mental health services (Sec. 574.031, Health and Safety Code) . . . not to exceed $50;

(4) for a hearing or proceeding under the Texas Mental Health Code (Subtitle C, Title 7, Health and Safety Code) as costs (Secs. 571.017 and 571.018, Health and Safety Code) . . . reasonable compensation to the following persons appointed under the Texas Mental Health Code:

(A) attorneys;

(B) physicians;

(C) language interpreters;

(D) sign interpreters; and

(E) associate judges;

(5) for a hearing or proceeding under the Texas Mental Health Code (Subtitle C, Title 7, Health and Safety Code) as costs (Sec. 571.018, Health and Safety Code):

(A) attorney's fees;

(B) physician examination fees;

(C) expense of transportation to a mental health facility or to a federal agency not to exceed $50 if transporting within the same county and not to exceed the reasonable cost of transportation if transporting between counties;

(D) costs and salary supplements authorized under Section 574.031, Health and Safety Code; and

(E) prosecutors' fees authorized under Section 574.031, Health and Safety Code;

(6) expenses of transporting certain patients from the county of treatment to a hearing in the county in which the proceedings originated (Sec. 574.008, Health and Safety Code) . . . actual expenses unless certain arrangements are made to hold the hearing in the county in which the patient is receiving services;

(7) expenses for expert witness testimony for an indigent patient (Sec. 574.010, Health and Safety Code) . . . if authorized by the court as reimbursement to the attorney ad litem, court-approved expenses;

(8) fee for judge's services for holding a hearing on an application for court-ordered mental health services (Sec. 574.031, Health and Safety Code) . . . as assessed by the judge, not to exceed $50;

(9) expenses to reimburse judge for holding a hearing in a hospital or location other than the county courthouse (Sec. 574.031, Health and Safety Code) . . . reasonable and necessary expenses as certified; and

(10) fee for services of a prosecuting attorney, including costs incurred for preparation of documents related to a hearing on an application for court-ordered mental health services (Sec. 574.031, Health and Safety Code) . . . as assessed by the judge, not to exceed $50.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921 (H.B. 3167), Sec. 7.106(a), eff. September 1, 2007.

Amended by:

Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 91 (S.B. 1303), Sec. 11.108, eff. September 1, 2011.

Sec. 101.1214. COUNTY COURT FEES AND COSTS: LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE. The clerk of a county court shall collect the following fees and costs under the Local Government Code:

(1) additional filing fee to fund contingency fund for liability insurance, if authorized by the county commissioners court (Sec. 82.003, Local Government Code) . . . not to exceed $5;

(2) civil court actions (Sec. 118.052, Local Government Code):

(A) filing of original action (Secs. 118.052 and 118.053, Local Government Code):

(i) garnishment after judgment (Sec. 118.052, Local Government Code) . . . $15; and

(ii) all others (Sec. 118.052, Local Government Code) . . . $40;

(B) filing of action other than original (Secs. 118.052 and 118.054, Local Government Code) . . . $30; and

(C) services rendered after judgment in original action (Secs. 118.052 and 118.0545, Local Government Code):

(i) abstract of judgment (Sec. 118.052, Local Government Code) . . . $5; and

(ii) execution, order of sale, writ, or other process (Sec. 118.052, Local Government Code) . . . $5;

(3) probate court actions (Sec. 118.052, Local Government Code):

(A) probate original action (Secs. 118.052 and 118.055, Local Government Code):

(i) probate of a will with independent executor, administration with will attached, administration of an estate, guardianship or receivership of an estate, or muniment of title (Sec. 118.052, Local Government Code) . . . $40;

(ii) community survivors (Sec. 118.052, Local Government Code) . . . $40;

(iii) small estates (Sec. 118.052, Local Government Code) . . . $40;

(iv) declarations of heirship (Sec. 118.052, Local Government Code) . . . $40;

(v) mental health or chemical dependency services (Sec. 118.052, Local Government Code) . . . $40; and

(vi) additional, special fee (Secs. 118.052 and 118.064, Local Government Code) . . . $5;

(B) services in pending probate action (Secs. 118.052 and 118.056, Local Government Code):

(i) filing an inventory and appraisement (Secs. 118.052 and 118.056(d), Local Government Code) . . . $25;

(ii) approving and recording bond (Sec. 118.052, Local Government Code) . . . $3;

(iii) administering oath (Sec. 118.052, Local Government Code) . . . $2;

(iv) filing annual or final account of estate (Sec. 118.052, Local Government Code) . . . $25;

(v) filing application for sale of real or personal property (Sec. 118.052, Local Government Code) . . . $25;

(vi) filing annual or final report of guardian of a person (Sec. 118.052, Local Government Code) . . . $10; and

(vii) filing a document not listed under this paragraph after the filing of an order approving the inventory and appraisement or after the 120th day after the date of the initial filing of the action, whichever occurs first (Secs. 118.052 and 191.007, Local Government Code), if more than 25 pages . . . $25;

(C) adverse probate action (Secs. 118.052 and 118.057, Local Government Code) . . . $40;

(D) claim against estate (Secs. 118.052 and 118.058, Local Government Code) . . . $2; and

(E) supplemental court-initiated guardianship fee (Secs. 118.052 and 118.067, Local Government Code) . . . $20;

(4) other fees (Sec. 118.052, Local Government Code):

(A) issuing document (Secs. 118.052 and 118.059, Local Government Code):

(i) original document and one copy (Sec. 118.052, Local Government Code) . . . $4; and

(ii) each additional set of an original and one copy (Sec. 118.052, Local Government Code) . . . $4;

(B) certified papers (Secs. 118.052 and 118.060, Local Government Code):

(i) for the clerk's certificate (Sec. 118.052, Local Government Code) . . . $5; and

(ii) a fee per page or part of a page (Sec. 118.052, Local Government Code) . . . $1;

(C) noncertified papers, for each page or part of a page (Secs. 118.052 and 118.0605, Local Government Code) . . . $1;

(D) letters testamentary, letter of guardianship, letter of administration, or abstract of judgment (Secs. 118.052 and 118.061, Local Government Code) . . . $2;

(E) safekeeping of wills (Secs. 118.052 and 118.062, Local Government Code) . . . $5;

(F) mail service of process (Secs. 118.052 and 118.063, Local Government Code) . . . same as sheriff; and

(G) records management and preservation fee (Secs. 118.052, 118.0546, and 118.0645, Local Government Code) . . . $5;

(5) deposit on filing petition requesting permission to create a municipal civic center authority (Sec. 281.013, Local Government Code) . . . $200;

(6) additional filing fee to fund the courthouse security fund, if authorized by the county commissioners court (Sec. 291.008, Local Government Code) . . . not to exceed $5;

(7) additional filing fee for filing documents not subject to certain filing fees to fund the courthouse security fund, if authorized by the county commissioners court (Sec. 291.008, Local Government Code) . . . $1;

(8) additional filing fee to fund the courthouse security fund in Webb County, if authorized by the county commissioners court (Sec. 291.009, Local Government Code) . . . not to exceed $20;

(9) court cost in civil cases other than suits for delinquent taxes to fund the county law library fund, if authorized by the county commissioners court (Sec. 323.023, Local Government Code) . . . not to exceed $35;

(10) additional filing fee for filing any civil action or proceeding requiring a filing fee, including an appeal, and on the filing of any counterclaim, cross-action, intervention, interpleader, or third-party action requiring a filing fee, to fund civil legal services for the indigent (Sec. 133.153, Local Government Code) . . . $10; and

(11) on the filing of a civil suit an additional filing fee to be used for court-related purposes for the support of the judiciary (Sec. 133.154, Local Government Code) . . . $42.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921 (H.B. 3167), Sec. 7.106(a), eff. September 1, 2007.

Amended by:

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 87 (S.B. 1969), Sec. 11.109(a), eff. September 1, 2009.

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1183 (H.B. 3637), Sec. 14(a), eff. September 1, 2009.

Sec. 101.12145. ADDITIONAL COUNTY COURT FEES AND COSTS: LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE. The clerk of a county court shall collect a supplemental public probate administrator fee of $10 under Sections 118.052 and 118.068, Local Government Code.

Added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 671 (H.B. 1755), Sec. 8, eff. January 1, 2014.

Sec. 101.1215. COUNTY COURT FEES AND COSTS: TEXAS PROBATE CODE. The clerk of a county court shall collect the following fees and costs under the Texas Probate Code:

(1) fee for deposit of a will with the county clerk during testator's lifetime (Sec. 71, Texas Probate Code) . . . $5;

(2) security deposit on filing, by any person other than the personal representative of an estate, an application, complaint, or opposition in relation to the estate, if required by the clerk (Sec. 12, Texas Probate Code) . . . probable cost of the proceeding;

(3) security deposit on filing, by any person other than the guardian, attorney ad litem, or guardian ad litem, an application, complaint, or opposition in relation to a guardianship matter, if required by the clerk (Sec. 622, Texas Probate Code) . . . probable cost of the guardianship proceeding; and

(4) costs for attorney ad litem appointed to pursue the restoration of a ward's capacity or modification of the ward's guardianship (Secs. 694C and 694L, Texas Probate Code) . . . reasonable compensation.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921 (H.B. 3167), Sec. 7.106(a), eff. September 1, 2007.

Amended by:

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 87 (S.B. 1969), Sec. 11.109(b), eff. September 1, 2009.

Sec. 101.1216. COUNTY COURT FEES AND COSTS: TRANSPORTATION CODE. The clerk of a county court shall collect a fee of $10 under Section 112.059, Transportation Code, for a county attorney in a suit regarding a railroad company's failure to keep a roadbed and right-of-way in proper condition.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921 (H.B. 3167), Sec. 7.106(a), eff. September 1, 2007.

Amended by:

Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 91 (S.B. 1303), Sec. 11.109, eff. September 1, 2011.

Sec. 101.1217. COUNTY COURT FEES AND COSTS UNDER OTHER LAWS. The clerk of a county court shall collect an appeal bond in the amount of $100 from a petitioner or taxpayer in a water control and preservation district under Article 7818, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes.

Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 91 (S.B. 1303), Sec. 11.109, eff. September 1, 2011.

Sec. 101.122. COUNTY COURT FEES AND COSTS IN OTHER MATTERS. (a) A county judge shall collect the following fees in probate matters:

(1) probate of a will (Sec. 118.101, Local Government Code) . . . $2;

(2) granting letters testamentary, letter of guardianship, or letter of administration (Sec. 118.101, Local Government Code) . . . $2;

(3) order of sale (Sec. 118.101, Local Government Code) . . . $2;

(4) approval and confirmation of sale (Sec. 118.101, Local Government Code) . . . $2;

(5) decree refusing order of sale or confirmation of sale (Sec. 118.101, Local Government Code) . . . $2;

(6) decree of partition and distribution (Sec. 118.101, Local Government Code) . . . $2;

(7) decree approving or setting aside the report of a commissioner of partition and distribution (Sec. 118.101, Local Government Code) . . . $2;

(8) decree removing an executor, administrator, or guardian (with the fee to be paid by that executor, administrator, or guardian) (Sec. 118.101, Local Government Code) . . . $1;

(9) fiat or certificate (Sec. 118.101, Local Government Code) . . . $2;

(10) continuance (Sec. 118.101, Local Government Code) . . . $0.10;

(11) orders for which another fee is not prescribed (Sec. 118.101, Local Government Code) . . . $2;

(12) administering oath or affirmation with certificate and seal (Sec. 118.101, Local Government Code) . . . $2; and

(13) administering oath or affirmation without certificate and seal (Sec. 118.101, Local Government Code) . . . $0.25.

(b) A county judge shall collect the fee for hearing an application to secure a pension (Art. 6219, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes) . . . $2.

Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1278, Sec. 1, eff. June 21, 2003.

SUBCHAPTER H. JUSTICE COURTS AND SMALL CLAIMS COURTS


Sec. 101.141. JUSTICE COURT AND SMALL CLAIMS COURT FEES AND COSTS COLLECTED BY CLERK. (a) A clerk of a justice court shall collect fees and costs under the Civil Practice and Remedies Code as follows:

(1) additional court cost in certain civil cases to establish and maintain an alternative dispute resolution system, if authorized by the commissioners court (Sec. 152.005, Civil Practice and Remedies Code) . . . not to exceed $5;

(2) court fees and costs, if ordered by the court, for a suit filed by an inmate in which an affidavit or unsworn declaration of inability to pay costs is filed by the inmate (Sec. 14.006, Civil Practice and Remedies Code) . . . the lesser of:

(A) 20 percent of the preceding six months' deposits to the inmate's trust account administered by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice under Section 501.014, Government Code; or

(B) the total amount of court fees and costs;

(3) monthly payment for remaining court fees and costs after the initial payment for a suit in which an affidavit or unsworn declaration of inability to pay costs is filed by the inmate (Sec. 14.006, Civil Practice and Remedies Code) . . . the lesser of:

(A) 10 percent of that month's deposit to the inmate's trust account administered by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice under Section 501.014, Government Code; or

(B) the total amount of court fees and costs that remain unpaid; and

(4) the following costs not otherwise charged to the inmate under Section 14.006, Civil Practice and Remedies Code, if the inmate has previously filed an action dismissed as malicious or frivolous (Sec. 14.007, Civil Practice and Remedies Code):

(A) expenses of service of process;

(B) postage; and

(C) transportation, housing, or medical care incurred in connection with the appearance of the inmate in the court for any proceeding.

(b) A clerk of a justice court shall collect fees and costs under other laws as follows:

(1) the cost of a special program that a court may order a child to attend after a finding that the child committed an offense, if ordered by the court (Art. 45.057, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . costs of the program not to exceed $100;

(2) additional filing fees:

(A) to fund Dallas County civil court facilities (Sec. 51.705, Government Code) . . . not more than $15;

(B) for filing any civil action or proceeding requiring a filing fee, including an appeal, and on the filing of any counterclaim, cross-action, intervention, interpleader, or third-party action requiring a filing fee, to fund civil legal services for the indigent (Sec. 133.153, Local Government Code) . . . $6; and

(C) to fund the improvement of Hays County court facilities, if authorized by the county commissioners court (Sec. 51.707, Government Code) . . . not more than $15;

(3) for filing a suit in Comal County (Sec. 152.0522, Human Resources Code) . . . $1.50; and

(4) fee for hearing on probable cause for removal of a vehicle and placement in a storage facility if assessed by the court (Sec. 2308.457, Occupations Code) . . . $20.

Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1278, Sec. 1, eff. June 21, 2003.

Amended by:

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 296 (S.B. 291), Sec. 5, eff. September 1, 2005.

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 737 (H.B. 2630), Sec. 13, eff. September 1, 2005.

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921 (H.B. 3167), Sec. 7.107, eff. September 1, 2007.

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 87 (S.B. 1969), Sec. 11.110(a), eff. September 1, 2009.

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1183 (H.B. 3637), Sec. 15, eff. September 1, 2009.

Sec. 101.1411. ADDITIONAL JUSTICE COURT FEES: GOVERNMENT CODE. The clerk of a justice court shall collect a statewide electronic filing system fund fee of $10 under Section 51.851, Government Code.

Added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1290 (H.B. 2302), Sec. 10, eff. September 1, 2013.

Sec. 101.142. ADDITIONAL JUSTICE COURT FEE FOR COURT FACILITIES COLLECTED BY CLERK. The clerk of a justice court in Rockwall County shall collect an additional filing fee of not more than $15 under Section 51.709 in civil cases to fund the construction, renovation, or improvement of court facilities, if authorized by the county commissioners court.

Added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1238 (S.B. 1827), Sec. 5, eff. June 14, 2013.

Sec. 101.151. JUSTICE COURT AND SMALL CLAIMS COURT FEES COLLECTED BY JUSTICE OF THE PEACE. (a) A justice of the peace shall collect the following fees under the Local Government Code:

(1) services rendered before judgment (Secs. 118.121 and 118.122, Local Government Code):

(A) justice court (Sec. 118.121, Local Government Code) . . . $25; and

(B) small claims court (Sec. 118.121, Local Government Code) . . . $25; and

(2) services rendered after judgment (Secs. 118.121 and 118.123, Local Government Code):

(A) transcript (Sec. 118.121, Local Government Code) . . . $10;

(B) abstract of judgment (Sec. 118.121, Local Government Code) . . . $5;

(C) execution, order of sale, writ of restitution, or other writ or process (Sec. 118.121, Local Government Code) . . . $5 per page;

(D) certified copy of court papers (Secs. 118.121 and 118.1235, Local Government Code) . . . $2 for first page; $0.25 for each additional page; and

(E) issuing other document (no return required) (Sec. 118.121, Local Government Code) . . . $1 for first page; $0.25 for each additional page.

(b) A justice of the peace shall collect the following fees under the Civil Practice and Remedies Code:

(1) court fees and costs, if ordered by the court, for a suit filed by an inmate in which an affidavit or unsworn declaration of inability to pay costs is filed by the inmate (Sec. 14.006, Civil Practice and Remedies Code) . . . the lesser of:

(A) 20 percent of the preceding six months' deposits to the inmate's trust account administered by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice under Section 501.014, Government Code; or

(B) the total amount of court fees and costs;

(2) monthly payment for remaining court fees and costs after the initial payment for a suit in which an affidavit or unsworn declaration of inability to pay costs is filed by the inmate (Sec. 14.006, Civil Practice and Remedies Code) . . . the lesser of:

(A) 10 percent of that month's deposit to the inmate's trust account administered by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice under Section 501.014, Government Code; or

(B) the total amount of court fees and costs that remain unpaid; and

(3) the following costs not otherwise charged to the inmate under Section 14.006, Civil Practice and Remedies Code, if the inmate has previously filed an action dismissed as malicious or frivolous (Sec. 14.007, Civil Practice and Remedies Code):

(A) expenses of service of process;

(B) postage; and

(C) transportation, housing, or medical care incurred in connection with the appearance of the inmate in the court for any proceeding.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921 (H.B. 3167), Sec. 7.107, eff. September 1, 2007.

Amended by:

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 87 (S.B. 1969), Sec. 11.110(b), eff. September 1, 2009.

SUBCHAPTER I. MUNICIPAL COURTS


Sec. 101.161. MUNICIPAL COURT FEES AND COSTS. The clerk of a municipal court shall collect:

(1) a fee for a hearing on probable cause for removal of a vehicle and placement in a storage facility if assessed by the court (Sec. 2308.457, Occupations Code) . . . $20; and

(2) the cost of a special program that a court may order a child to attend after finding that the child committed an offense, if ordered by the court (Art. 45.057, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . costs of the program not to exceed $100.

Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1278, Sec. 1, eff. June 21, 2003.

Amended by:

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 296 (S.B. 291), Sec. 6, eff. September 1, 2005.

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 737 (H.B. 2630), Sec. 14, eff. September 1, 2005.

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1046 (H.B. 2094), Sec. 3.03, eff. September 1, 2007.

SUBCHAPTER J. MUNICIPAL COURTS OF RECORD


Sec. 101.181. MUNICIPAL COURTS OF RECORD FEES AND COSTS. The clerk of a municipal court of record shall collect the following fees and costs:

(1) from an appellant, a fee for preparation of the clerk's record (Sec. 30.00014, Government Code) . . . $25;

(2) from an appellant in the City of El Paso, an appellate court docket fee (Sec. 30.00147, Government Code) . . . $25; and

(3) the cost of a special program that a court may order a child to attend after finding that the child committed an offense, if ordered by the court (Art. 45.057, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . costs of the program, not to exceed $100.

Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1278, Sec. 1, eff. June 21, 2003.

Amended by:

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 37 (S.B. 1014), Sec. 11, eff. May 9, 2005.

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 296 (S.B. 291), Sec. 7, eff. September 1, 2005.

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 737 (H.B. 2630), Sec. 15, eff. September 1, 2005.

Reenacted by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921 (H.B. 3167), Sec. 7.108, eff. September 1, 2007.