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Subtitle I. Court Fees And Costs

Contents

Chapter 103. Additional Court Fees And Costs

Subchapter A. General Provisions

Section  103.001.  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. Miscellaneous Fees And Costs

Section 103.021.  Additional Fees And Costs In Criminal Or Civil Cases:  Code Of Criminal Procedure.

An accused or defendant, or a party to a civil suit, as applicable, shall pay the following fees and costs under the Code of Criminal Procedure if ordered by the court or otherwise required:

(1)  a personal bond fee (Art. 17.42, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . the greater of $20 or three percent of the amount of the bail fixed for the accused;

(2)  cost of electronic monitoring as a condition of release on personal bond (Art. 17.43, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . actual cost;

(3)  a fee for verification of and monitoring of motor vehicle ignition interlock (Art. 17.441, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . not to exceed $10;

(4)  repayment of reward paid by a crime stoppers organization on conviction of a felony (Art. 37.073, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . amount ordered;

(5)  reimbursement to general revenue fund for payments made to victim of an offense as condition of community supervision (Art. 42.12, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . not to exceed $50 for a misdemeanor offense or $100 for a felony offense;

(6)  payment to a crime stoppers organization as condition of community supervision (Art. 42.12, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . not to exceed $50;

(7)  children's advocacy center fee (Art. 42.12, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . not to exceed $50;

(8)  family violence center fee (Art. 42.12, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $100;

(9)  community supervision fee (Art. 42.12, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . not less than $25 or more than $60 per month;

(10)  additional community supervision fee for certain offenses (Art. 42.12, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $5 per month;

(11)  for certain financially able sex offenders as a condition of community supervision, the costs of treatment, specialized supervision, or rehabilitation (Art. 42.12, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . all or part of the reasonable and necessary costs of the treatment, supervision, or rehabilitation as determined by the judge;

(12)  fee for failure to appear for trial in a justice or municipal court if a jury trial is not waived (Art. 45.026, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . costs incurred for impaneling the jury;

(13)  costs of certain testing, assessments, or programs during a deferral period (Art. 45.051, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . amount ordered;

(14)  special expense on dismissal of certain misdemeanor complaints (Art. 45.051, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . not to exceed amount of fine assessed;

(15)  an additional fee:

(A)  for a copy of the defendant's driving record to be requested from the Department of Public Safety by the judge (Art. 45.0511(c-1), Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . amount equal to the sum of the fee established by Section 521.048, Transportation Code, and the TexasOnline fee;

(B)  as an administrative fee for requesting a driving safety course or a course under the motorcycle operator training and safety program for certain traffic offenses to cover the cost of administering the article (Art. 45.0511(f)(1), Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . not to exceed $10; or

(C)  for requesting a driving safety course or a course under the motorcycle operator training and safety program before the final disposition of the case (Art. 45.0511(f)(2), Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . not to exceed the maximum amount of the fine for the offense committed by the defendant;

(16)  a request fee for teen court program (Art. 45.052, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $20, if the court ordering the fee is located in the Texas-Louisiana border region, but otherwise not to exceed $10;

(17)  a fee to cover costs of required duties of teen court (Art. 45.052, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $20, if the court ordering the fee is located in the Texas-Louisiana border region, but otherwise $10;

(18)  a mileage fee for officer performing certain services (Art. 102.001, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $0.15 per mile;

(19)  certified mailing of notice of hearing date (Art. 102.006, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $1, plus postage;

(20)  certified mailing of certified copies of an order of expunction (Art. 102.006, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $2, plus postage;

(20-a)  a fee to defray the cost of notifying state agencies of orders of expungement (Art. 45.0216, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $30 per application;

(20-b)  a fee to defray the cost of notifying state agencies of orders of expunction (Art. 45.055, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $30 per application;

(21)  sight orders:

(A)  if the face amount of the check or sight order does not exceed $10 (Art. 102.007, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . not to exceed $10;

(B)  if the face amount of the check or sight order is greater than $10 but does not exceed $100 (Art. 102.007, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . not to exceed $15;

(C)  if the face amount of the check or sight order is greater than $100 but does not exceed $300 (Art. 102.007, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . not to exceed $30;

(D)  if the face amount of the check or sight order is greater than $300 but does not exceed $500 (Art. 102.007, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . not to exceed $50; and

(E)  if the face amount of the check or sight order is greater than $500 (Art. 102.007, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . not to exceed $75;

(22)  fees for a pretrial intervention program:

(A)  a supervision fee (Art. 102.012(a), Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $60 a month plus expenses; and

(B)  a district attorney, criminal district attorney, or county attorney administrative fee (Art. 102.0121, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . not to exceed $500;

(23)  parking fee violations for child safety fund in municipalities with populations:

(A)  greater than 850,000 (Art. 102.014, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . not less than $2 and not to exceed $5; and

(B)  less than 850,000 (Art. 102.014, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . not to exceed $5;

(24)  an administrative fee for collection of fines, fees, restitution, or other costs (Art. 102.072, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . not to exceed $2 for each transaction; and

(25)  a collection fee, if authorized by the commissioners court of a county or the governing body of a municipality, for certain debts and accounts receivable, including unpaid fines, fees, court costs, forfeited bonds, and restitution ordered paid (Art. 103.0031, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . 30 percent of an amount more than 60 days past due.

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

Amended by:

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 91, Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2005.

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 296, Sec. 9, eff. September 1, 2005.

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 886, Sec. 6, eff. September 1, 2005.

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921, Sec. 7.116, eff. September 1, 2007.

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1339, Sec. 2(a), eff. September 1, 2009.



Section 103.0211.  Additional Fees And Costs In Criminal Or Civil Cases: Government Code.

An accused or defendant, or a party to a civil suit, as applicable, shall pay the following fees and costs under the Government Code if ordered by the court or otherwise required:

(1)  a court reporter fee when testimony is taken:

(A)  in a criminal court in Dallas County (Sec. 25.0593, Government Code) . . . $3;

(B)  in a county criminal court of appeals in Dallas County (Sec. 25.0594, Government Code) . . . $3;

(C)  in a county court at law in McLennan County (Sec. 25.1572, Government Code) . . . $3; and

(D)  in a county criminal court in Tarrant County (Sec. 25.2223, Government Code) . . . $3;

(2)  a court reporter service fee if the courts have official court reporters (Sec. 51.601, Government Code) . . . $15 or, in specified counties, $30;

(3)  a speedy trial filing fee in El Paso County (Sec. 54.745, Government Code) . . . $100;

(4)  costs for use of magistrate in Brazos County (Sec. 54.1116, Government Code) . . . not to exceed $50;

(5)  the costs of a criminal magistrate if the court determines that the nonprevailing party is able to defray the costs:

(A)  in Bexar County (Sec. 54.913, Government Code) . . . magistrate's fees;

(B)  in Dallas County (Sec. 54.313, Government Code) . . . magistrate's fees;

(C)  in Lubbock County (Sec. 54.883, Government Code) . . . magistrate's fees;

(D)  in Tarrant County (Sec. 54.663, Government Code) . . . magistrate's fees;

(E)  in Travis County (Sec. 54.983, Government Code) . . . magistrate's fees; and

(F)  in Williamson County (Sec. 54.958, Government Code) . . . expense of the magistrate;

(6)  an administrative fee for participation in certain community supervision programs (Sec. 76.015, Government Code) . . . not less than $25 and not more than $40 per month; and

(7)  fee paid on filing a petition for an order of nondisclosure of criminal history record information in certain cases (Sec. 411.081, Government Code) . . . $28.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921, Sec. 7.116, eff. September 1, 2007.

Amended by:

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1047, Sec. 2, eff. June 19, 2009.



Section 103.0212.  Additional Fees And Costs In Criminal Or Civil Cases:  Family Code.

An accused or defendant, or a party to a civil suit, as applicable, shall pay the following fees and costs under the Family Code if ordered by the court or otherwise required:

(1)  in family matters:

(A)  issuing writ of withholding (Sec. 8.262, Family Code) . . . $15;

(B)  filing copy of writ of withholding to subsequent employer (Sec. 8.267, Family Code) . . . $15;

(C)  issuing and delivering modified writ of withholding or notice of termination (Sec. 8.302, Family Code) . . . $15;

(D)  issuing and delivering notice of termination of withholding (Sec. 8.303, Family Code) . . . $15;

(E)  issuance of change of name certificate (Sec. 45.106, Family Code) . . . $10;

(F)  protective order fee (Sec. 81.003, Family Code) . . . $16;

(G)  filing suit requesting adoption of child (Sec. 108.006, Family Code) . . . $15;

(H)  filing fees for suits affecting parent-child relationship (Sec. 110.002, Family Code):

(i)  suit or motion for modification (Sec. 110.002, Family Code) . . . $15;

(ii)  motion for enforcement (Sec. 110.002, Family Code) . . . $15;

(iii)  notice of application for judicial writ of withholding (Sec. 110.002, Family Code) . . . $15;

(iv)  motion to transfer (Sec. 110.002, Family Code) . . . $15;

(v)  petition for license suspension (Sec. 110.002, Family Code) . . . $15;

(vi)  motion to revoke a stay of license suspension (Sec. 110.002, Family Code) . . . $15; and

(vii)  motion for contempt (Sec. 110.002, Family Code) . . . $15;

(I)  order or writ of income withholding to be delivered to employer (Sec. 110.004, Family Code) . . . not to exceed $15;

(J)  filing fee for transferred case (Sec. 110.005, Family Code) . . . $45;

(K)  filing a writ of withholding (Sec. 158.319, Family Code) . . . $15;

(L)  filing a request for modified writ of withholding or notice of termination (Sec. 158.403, Family Code) . . . not to exceed $15;

(M)  filing an administrative writ to employer (Sec. 158.503, Family Code) . . . not to exceed $15; and

(N)  genetic testing fees in relation to a child born to a gestational mother (Sec. 160.762, Family Code) . . . as assessed by the court; and

(2)  in juvenile court:

(A)  fee schedule for deferred prosecution services (Sec. 53.03, Family Code) . . . maximum fee of $15 a month;

(B)  a request fee for a teen court program (Sec. 54.032, Family Code) . . . $20, if the court ordering the fee is located in the Texas-Louisiana border region, but otherwise not to exceed $10;

(C)  court costs for juvenile probation diversion fund (Sec. 54.0411, Family Code) . . . $20;

(D)  a juvenile delinquency prevention fee (Sec. 54.0461, Family Code) . . . $50;

(E)  a court fee for child's probationary period (Sec. 54.061, Family Code) . . . not to exceed $15 a month;

(F)  a fee to cover costs of required duties of teen court (Sec. 54.032, Family Code) . . . $20, if the court ordering the fee is located in the Texas-Louisiana border region, but otherwise not to exceed $10;

(G)  a fee for DNA testing on commitment to certain facilities (Sec. 54.0462, Family Code) . . . $50; and

(H)  a fee for DNA testing after placement on probation or as otherwise required by law (Sec. 54.0462, Family Code) . . . $34.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921, Sec. 7.116, eff. September 1, 2007.

Amended by:

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 87, Sec. 11.117, eff. September 1, 2009.

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1209, Sec. 8, eff. September 1, 2009.



Section 103.0213.  Additional Fees And Costs In Criminal Or Civil Cases:  Transportation Code.

An accused or defendant, or a party to a civil suit, as applicable, shall pay the following fees and costs under the Transportation Code if ordered by the court or otherwise required:

(1)  administrative fee on dismissal of charge of driving with an expired motor vehicle registration (Sec. 502.407, Transportation Code) . . . not to exceed $20;

(2)  administrative fee on dismissal of charge of driving with an expired driver's license (Sec. 521.026, Transportation Code) . . . not to exceed $20;

(3)  administrative fee on remediation of charge of driving with an expired inspection certificate (Sec. 548.605, Transportation Code) . . . not to exceed $20;

(4)  administrative fee for failure to appear for a complaint or citation on certain offenses (Sec. 706.006, Transportation Code) . . . $30 for each violation; and

(5)  administrative fee for failure to pay or satisfy certain judgments (Sec. 706.006, Transportation Code) . . . $30.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921, Sec. 7.116, eff. September 1, 2007.

Amended by:

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 87, Sec. 11.118, eff. September 1, 2009.



Section 103.0214.  Additional Fees And Costs In Criminal Or Civil Cases: Health And Safety Code.

An accused or defendant, or a party to a civil suit, as applicable, shall pay the following fees and costs under the Health and Safety Code if ordered by the court or otherwise required:

(1)  a fee to defray the cost of notifying state agencies of orders of expungement (Sec. 161.255, Health and Safety Code) . . . $30 per application; and

(2) on a finding that an animal's owner has cruelly treated the animal, court costs including:

(A)  investigation (Sec. 821.023, Health and Safety Code) . . . actual costs;

(B)  expert witnesses (Sec. 821.023, Health and Safety Code) . . . actual costs;

(C)  housing and caring for the animal during its impoundment (Sec. 821.023, Health and Safety Code) . . . actual costs;

(D)  conducting any public sale ordered by the court (Sec. 821.023, Health and Safety Code) . . . actual costs; and

(E)  humanely destroying the animal if destruction is ordered by the court (Sec. 821.023, Health and Safety Code) . . . actual costs.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921, Sec. 7.116, eff. September 1, 2007.



Section 103.0215.  Additional Fees And Costs In Criminal Or Civil Cases:  Alcoholic Beverage Code.

An accused or defendant, or a party to a civil suit, as applicable, shall pay a fee under Section 106.12, Alcoholic Beverage Code, of $30 per application to defray the cost of notifying state agencies of orders of expungement.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921, Sec. 7.116, eff. September 1, 2007.



Text of section as reenacted by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921, Sec. 7.116

Section 103.022.  Miscellaneous Fees And Costs:  Business Organizations Code.

A reasonable appraiser's fee shall be paid or collected as court costs under Section 10.365, Business Organizations Code, for determining the fair value of ownership interests of owners who have perfected their rights.

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

Amended by:

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 296, Sec. 10, eff. September 1, 2005.

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 992, Sec. 30, eff. June 18, 2005.

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 1171, Sec. 4, eff. October 1, 2005.

Reenacted and amended by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921, Sec. 7.116, eff. September 1, 2007.



Section 103.023.  Miscellaneous Fees And Costs:  Civil Practice And Remedies Code.

Fees and costs shall be paid or collected under the Civil Practice and Remedies Code as follows:

(1)  fee for use of an interpreter in civil cases (Sec. 21.051, Civil Practice and Remedies Code) . . . $3;

(2)  fee for custodian of a record compelled by a court to produce or certify the record (Sec. 22.004, Civil Practice and Remedies Code) . . . $1;

(3)  cost for use of certified copy of the record of names of all trustees appointed by any state organization of a religious congregation in this state (Sec. 126.012, Civil Practice and Remedies Code) . . . $1.50; and

(4)  a witness's fee for one day to be paid by the party who subpoenas the witness (Sec. 22.001, Civil Practice and Remedies Code) . . . $10.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921, Sec. 7.116, eff. September 1, 2007.



Section 103.024.  Miscellaneous Fees And Costs:  Code Of Criminal Procedure.

Fees and costs shall be paid or collected under the Code of Criminal Procedure as follows:

(1)  filing of a restitution lien (Art. 42.22, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $5;

(2)  issuance and service of a warrant of arrest for certain offenses if prescribed by the municipality (Art. 45.203, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . not to exceed $25; and

(3)  a fee for each agency or organization designated by a registered sex offender for receipt of a copy of an order making the registration nonpublic (Sec. 62.353, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $20.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921, Sec. 7.116, eff. September 1, 2007.



Section 103.025.  Miscellaneous Fees And Costs:  Education Code.

Each party in a case between a juvenile board and a school district that fail to agree on a memorandum of understanding related to the juvenile justice alternative education program shall pay under Section 37.011, Education Code, its pro rata share of the costs of arbitration.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921, Sec. 7.116, eff. September 1, 2007.



Section 103.026.  Miscellaneous Fees And Costs:  Family Code.

Fees and costs shall be paid or collected under the Family Code as follows:

(1)  costs of determining and sending information concerning the identity of the court with continuing, exclusive jurisdiction if charged by the bureau of vital statistics (Sec. 108.006, Family Code) . . . reasonable fee;

(2)  initial operations fee paid to domestic relations office on filing of a suit affecting the parent-child relationship, if authorized by the administering entity (Sec. 203.005, Family Code) . . . not to exceed $15;

(3)  initial child support service fee paid to domestic relations office in certain counties on filing of a suit affecting the parent-child relationship, if authorized by the administering entity (Sec. 203.005, Family Code) . . . not to exceed $36;

(4)  service fee for services of a domestic relations office, if authorized by the administering entity (Sec. 203.005, Family Code) . . . not to exceed $3 per month;

(5)  fee to reimburse a domestic relations office for a fee paid for filing an administrative writ of withholding (Secs. 158.503 and 203.005, Family Code) . . . the amount of the fee paid;

(6)  fee from a Title IV-D agency for each item of process to each individual on whom service is required, including service by certified or registered mail (Sec. 231.202, Family Code) . . . the amount that a sheriff or constable may charge for serving process under Section 118.131, Local Government Code; and

(7)  a fee for mailing an order vacating or staying an order suspending a license to the appropriate licensing authority (Sec. 232.013, Family Code) . . . $5 for each order mailed.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921, Sec. 7.116, eff. September 1, 2007.



Section 103.027.  Miscellaneous Fees And Costs:  Government Code.

Fees and costs shall be paid or collected under the Government Code as follows:

(1)  filing a certified copy of a judicial finding of fact and conclusion of law if charged by the secretary of state (Sec. 51.905, Government Code) . . . $15;

(2)  cost paid by each surety posting the bail bond for an offense other than a misdemeanor punishable by fine only under Chapter 17, Code of Criminal Procedure, for the assistant prosecutor supplement fund and the fair defense account (Sec. 41.258, Government Code) . . . $15, provided the cost does not exceed $30 for all bail bonds posted at that time for an individual and the cost is not required on the posting of a personal or cash bond;

(3)  to participate in a court proceeding in this state, a nonresident attorney fee for civil legal services to the indigent (Sec. 82.0361, Government Code) . . . $250 except as waived or reduced under supreme court rules for representing an indigent person;

(4)  on a party's appeal of a final decision in a contested case, the cost of preparing the original or a certified copy of the record of the agency proceeding, if required by the agency's rule, as a court cost (Sec. 2001.177, Government Code) . . . as assessed by the court, all or part of the cost of preparation;

(5)  compensation to a referee in juvenile court in Wichita County taxed as costs if the judge determines the parties are able to pay the costs (Sec. 54.403, Government Code) . . . as determined by the judge; and

(6)  the expense of preserving the record as a court cost in Brazos County if imposed on a party by the referring court or magistrate (Sec. 54.1111, Government Code) . . . actual cost.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921, Sec. 7.116, eff. September 1, 2007.

Amended by:

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 87, Sec. 11.119(a), eff. September 1, 2009.



Section 103.028.  Miscellaneous Fees And Costs:  Human Resources Code.

Fees and costs shall be paid or collected under the Human Resources Code as follows:

(1)  certain transactions with respect to a suit for spousal support or a suit affecting the parent-child relationship in Harris County, if authorized by the county commissioners court (Sec. 152.1074, Human Resources Code) . . . not to exceed $2 per transaction; and

(2)  child support service fee in Smith County if court allows assessment by child support office (Sec. 152.2183, Human Resources Code) . . . not to exceed $2.50 a month.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921, Sec. 7.116, eff. September 1, 2007.



Section 103.029.  Miscellaneous Fees And Costs:  Health And Safety Code.

Fees and costs shall be paid or collected under the Health and Safety Code as follows:

(1)  a program fee for a drug court program established under Section 469.002, Health and Safety Code (Sec. 469.004, Health and Safety Code) . . . not to exceed $1,000; and

(2)  an alcohol or controlled substance testing, counseling, and treatment fee (Sec. 469.004, Health and Safety Code) . . . the amount necessary to cover the costs of testing, counseling, and treatment.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921, Sec. 7.116, eff. September 1, 2007.

Amended by:

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 87, Sec. 11.120, eff. September 1, 2009.



Section 103.030.  Miscellaneous Fees And Costs:  Local Government Code.

Fees and costs shall be paid or collected under the Local Government Code as follows:

(1)  services by the offices of the sheriff and constables (Sec. 118.131, Local Government Code) . . . amount set by county commissioners court;

(2)  a filing fee or recording fee for each page of a legal paper presented for filing or recording that fails to meet certain requirements regarding paper size, weight, substance, headings, legibility, the presence of typed or printed names under each signature, and number and size of riders or attachments (Sec. 191.007, Local Government Code) . . . twice the regular filing fee or recording fee provided by statute for that page, rider, or attachment;

(3)  a processing fee as authorized by the commissioners court for the payment by credit card of a fee, court cost, or other charge processed by a county or precinct officer (Secs. 132.002 and 132.003, Local Government Code) . . . an amount reasonably related to the expense incurred by the county or precinct officer but not to exceed five percent of the amount of the fee, court cost, or other charge being paid;

(4)  a processing fee as authorized by the governing body of the municipality for the payment by credit card of a fee, court cost, or other charge processed by a municipal official (Secs. 132.002 and 132.003, Local Government Code) . . . an amount reasonably related to the expense incurred by the municipal official but not to exceed five percent of the amount of the fee, court cost, or other charge being paid;

(5)  a handling fee, if authorized by the commissioners court under Section 132.002, Local Government Code, for electronically processing the payment of a fee, fine, court cost, or other charge (Secs. 132.002 and 132.003, Local Government Code):

(A)  charged at a flat rate that does not exceed $5 for each payment transaction; or

(B)  charged at a rate reasonably related to the expense incurred in processing a payment and that does not exceed five percent of the amount of the fee, court cost, or other charge being paid;

(6)  a fee, if authorized by the commissioners court, collected by a county or precinct officer on behalf of the county from a person making payment by credit card of a fee, court cost, or other charge (Sec. 132.003, Local Government Code) . . . an amount equal to the amount of any transaction fee charged to the county by a vendor providing services in connection with payments made by credit card.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921, Sec. 7.116, eff. September 1, 2007.



Section 103.031.  Miscellaneous Fees And Costs:  Parks And Wildlife Code.

The actual costs of investigation, reasonable attorney's fees, and reasonable expert witness fees in a civil suit or a criminal prosecution for recovery of the value of any fish, shellfish, reptile, amphibian, bird, or animal may be collected under Section 12.308, Parks and Wildlife Code.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921, Sec. 7.116, eff. September 1, 2007.



Section 103.032.  Miscellaneous Fees And Costs:  Texas Business Corporation Act.

A reasonable appraiser's fee may be collected under Article 5.12, Texas Business Corporation Act, as court costs for determining the fair value of the shares of the shareholders entitled to payment for their shares by the existing, surviving, or new corporation.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921, Sec. 7.116, eff. September 1, 2007.



Section 103.033.  Miscellaneous Fees And Costs:  Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes.

Fees and costs shall be paid or collected under Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes as follows:

(1)  an appraiser's fee as court costs for determining the fair value of the shares of the shareholders entitled to payment for their shares in a real estate investment trust (Sec. 25.20, Art. 6138A, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes) . . . a reasonable fee; and

(2)  a fee for sale of securities under an offering that has not been registered, if the transaction or securities are not exempt (Art. 581-35-2, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes) . . . as set by the securities commissioner or court, but not to exceed six times the amount that would have been paid if the issuer had filed an application to register the securities and paid the fee prescribed based on the amount of sales made in this state within the prior three years, plus interest on that amount from the date of the first sale made in this state until the date the fee is paid.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921, Sec. 7.116, eff. September 1, 2007.


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