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Civil Fees

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Jurisdictional Limits

  • Justice of the Peace Court Up to $10,000.00
  • County Court $500.00 to $200,000.00
  • District Court $500.00 and up
  • Workman's Comp Cases are unlimited

Note: When filing a new suit with the County Clerk Civil Division you will need to provide the original suit along with as many copies required for each Defendant that you wish to have served with the citation. Make sure that all exhibits are attached to your Original Petition.

Fee Schedule

Fee Type Code Fee Charged
New Suit
$242.00 + Citation Fee and Service Fee if Necessary
The Following Is a Breakdown of the Fee for Filing a New Suit:
Clerk Fee2 118.052(1)(A)(Ii)
Local Government Code
$40.00
Law Library1 323.023(a)
Local Government Code
$35.00
Appellant Fee1 22.2061
Government Code
$5.00
Court Reporter3 51.601(a)
Government Code
$15.00
Records Management Fee2 118.052(3)(G)
Local Government Code
$5.00
Judicial Fund (Statutory County Court) 51.703(a)
Government Code
$40.00
Records Preservation Fee1 51.708
Government Code
$10.00
Court Security1 291.008(d)
Local Government Code
$5.00
 Judiciary Support2 133.154(a)
Local Government Code
$42.00
BCLSFI (Basic Civil Legal Services for Indigent)2 133.153(a)(I)
Local Government Code
$10.00
State Electronic Fund Fee2 51.851(b)
Government Code
$30.00
Judicial & Court Personnel Training Fee2 51.971
Government Code
$5.00
Miscellaneous Fees:
Writ of Garnishment After Judgment
$227.00 + Service Fee
Cross Action
$80.00
Issuing Citations & Writs:
Before Judgment 118.059
Local Government Code
$4.00
After Judgment       118.0545
Local Government Code
$5.00
Serving by Certified Mail 118.063
Local Government Code
$75.00
Abstract of Judgment 118.053
Local Government Code
$5.00
Sheriff Service Fee (except for Writs)1 118.131
Local Government Code
$75.00
Sheriff Service Fee for Writs 118.131
Local Government Code
$175.00
Jury Fee 216  Texas Rules of Court
51.604
Government Code
$40.00
Trust Fund Fee (Interest Bearing Accounts) 117.055
Local Government Code
10% of the Interest
Trust Fund Fee (Non-Interest Bearing Accounts) 117.055
Local Government Code
5% of the Principal
Certificate of No Appeal 118.060
Local Government Code
$5.00
Copies 118.0605
Local Government Code
$1.00 Per Page
Certified Copies 118.060
Local Government Code
$1.00 Per Page + $5.00 Per Document to Certify
Returned Check Fee 118.011
Local Government Code
$30.00
ALR Stay Suspension (Administrative)
$272.00
Occupational or Restricted Drivers License
$262.00
Non-Disclosure 411.081
Government Code
$270.00

1Set by Commissioners' Court
2Required by Law
3Required by Law for Courts with Official Court Reporters