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Subtitle I. Court Fees And Costs

Contents

Chapter 101. Filing Fees And Other Fees And Costs In Civil Proceedings

Subchapter A. General Provisions

Section  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

Section 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 writ of error (Sec. 51.005, Government Code) . . . $50;

(2)  additional fee if application for writ of error 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 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, Sec. 11.101(a), eff. September 1, 2009.



Subchapter C. Courts Of Appeals

Section 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, Sec. 11.102(a), eff. September 1, 2009.



Subchapter D. District Courts

Section 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, Sec. 1.67, eff. September 1, 2005.

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

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



Section 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) . . . not more than $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;

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

(G)  Eleventh Court of Appeals District (Sec. 22.2121, 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; 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;

(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;

(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) . . . $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;

(19)  at a hearing held by an associate judge in Dallas County, a court cost to preserve the record, in the absence of a court reporter, by other means (Sec. 54.509, Government Code) . . . as assessed by the referring court or associate judge; and

(20)  at a hearing held by an associate judge in Duval County, a court cost to preserve the record (Sec. 54.1151, Government Code) . . . as imposed by the referring court or associate judge.

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

Amended by:

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



Section 101.06111.  Additional District Court Fees:  Government Code.

The clerk of a district court in Bexar County shall collect an additional filing fee not to exceed $15 under Section 51.706, Government Code, in certain civil cases to fund the improvement of court facilities, if authorized by the county commissioners court.

Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 593, Sec. 2, eff. June 19, 2009.



Section 101.06113.  Additional District Court Fees:  Government Code.

The clerk of a district court in the Sixth Court of Appeals District shall collect an appellate judicial system filing fee of $5 under Section 22.2071, Government Code.

Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 49, Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2009.



Section 101.06114.  Additional District Court Fees:  Government Code.

The clerk of a district court in the Twelfth Court of Appeals District shall collect an appellate judicial system filing fee of $5 under Section 22.2131, Government Code.

Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 50, Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2009.



Section 101.06115.  Additional District Court Fees:  Government Code.

The clerk of a district court in the Seventh Court of Appeals District shall collect an appellate judicial system filing fee of $5 under Section 22.2081, Government Code.

Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 520, Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2009.

Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 795, Sec. 6, eff. June 19, 2009.



Section 101.06116.  Additional District Court Fees:  Government Code.

The clerk of a district court shall collect a district court records archive fee of not more than $5 under Section 51.317(b)(5), if adopted by the county commissioners court.

Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 822, Sec. 3, eff. June 19, 2009.



Section 101.06117.  Additional District Court Fees:  Government Code.

The clerk of a district court shall collect an additional filing fee not to exceed $10 under Section 51.708, Government Code, in certain civil cases to fund the preservation of court records.

Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1183, Sec. 9, eff. September 1, 2009.



Section 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, Sec. 7.103(a), eff. September 1, 2007.



Section 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, Sec. 7.103(a), eff. September 1, 2007.



Section 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, Sec. 7.103(a), eff. September 1, 2007.



Section 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, Sec. 7.103(a), eff. September 1, 2007.

Amended by:

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



Section 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, Sec. 7.103(a), eff. September 1, 2007.

Amended by:

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



Section 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, Sec. 7.103(a), eff. September 1, 2007.



Subchapter E. Statutory County Courts

Section 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, Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2005.

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 1233, Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2005.

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 275, Sec. 2, eff. June 15, 2007.

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



Section 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) . . . not more than $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;

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

(G)  Eleventh Court of Appeals District (Sec. 22.2121, 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; 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;

(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:

(i)  Nos. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12 (Sec. 25.0172, Government Code) . . . taxed in the same manner as the fee is taxed in district court; and

(ii)  No. 2 (Sec. 25.0172, Government Code) . . . $3;

(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; and

(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.

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

Amended by:

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



Section 101.08111.  Additional Statutory County Court Fees:  Government Code.

The clerk of a statutory county court in Bexar County shall collect an additional filing fee not to exceed $15 under Section 51.706, Government Code, in certain civil cases to fund the improvement of court facilities, if authorized by the county commissioners court.

Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 593, Sec. 3, eff. June 19, 2009.



Section 101.08112.  Additional Statutory County Court Fees:  Government Code.

The clerk of a statutory county court in the Sixth Court of Appeals District shall collect an appellate judicial system filing fee of $5 under Section 22.2071, Government Code.

Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 49, Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2009.



Section 101.08113.  Additional Statutory County Court Fees:  Government Code.

The clerk of a statutory county court in the Twelfth Court of Appeals District shall collect an appellate judicial system filing fee of $5 under Section 22.2131, Government Code.

Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 50, Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2009.



Section 101.08114.  Additional Statutory County Court Fees:  Government Code.

The clerk of a statutory county court in the Seventh Court of Appeals District shall collect an appellate judicial system filing fee of $5 under Section 22.2081, Government Code.

Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 520, Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2009.

Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 795, Sec. 7, eff. June 19, 2009.



Section 101.08115.  Additional Statutory County Court Fees:  Government Code.

The clerk of a statutory county court shall collect an additional filing fee not to exceed $10 under Section 51.708, Government Code, in certain civil cases to fund the preservation of court records.

Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1183, Sec. 10, eff. September 1, 2009.



Section 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)  masters;

(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, Sec. 7.104(a), eff. September 1, 2007.



Section 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, Sec. 7.104(a), eff. September 1, 2007.



Section 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, Sec. 7.104(a), eff. September 1, 2007.

Amended by:

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

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



Section 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, Sec. 7.104(a), eff. September 1, 2007.

Amended by:

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



Section 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, Sec. 7.104(a), eff. September 1, 2007.



Section 101.0817.  Statutory County Court Fees And Costs Under Other Laws.

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, Sec. 7.104(a), eff. September 1, 2007.

Amended by:

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



Section  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

Section 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, Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2005.

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 1233, Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2005.

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 275, Sec. 3, eff. June 15, 2007.

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921, Sec. 7.105, eff. September 1, 2007.



Section 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) . . . not more than $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;

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

(G)  Eleventh Court of Appeals District (Sec. 22.2121, 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; 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. 54.612, 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, Sec. 7.105, eff. September 1, 2007.

Amended by:

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



Section 101.10111.  Additional Statutory Probate Court Fees:  Government Code.

The clerk of a statutory probate court in Bexar County shall collect an additional filing fee not to exceed $15 under Section 51.706, Government Code, in certain civil cases to fund the improvement of court facilities, if authorized by the county commissioners court.

Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 593, Sec. 4, eff. June 19, 2009.



Section 101.10112.  Additional Statutory Probate Court Fees:  Government Code.

The clerk of a statutory probate court in the Sixth Court of Appeals District shall collect an appellate judicial system filing fee of $5 under Section 22.2071, Government Code.

Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 49, Sec. 4, eff. September 1, 2009.



Section 101.10113.  Additional Statutory Probate Court Fees:  Government Code.

The clerk of a statutory probate court in the Twelfth Court of Appeals District shall collect an appellate judicial system filing fee of $5 under Section 22.2131, Government Code.

Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 50, Sec. 4, eff. September 1, 2009.



Section 101.10114.  Additional Statutory Probate Court Fees:  Government Code.

The clerk of a statutory probate court in the Seventh Court of Appeals District shall collect an appellate judicial system filing fee of $5 under Section 22.2081, Government Code.

Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 520, Sec. 4, eff. September 1, 2009.

Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 795, Sec. 8, eff. June 19, 2009.



Section 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)  masters;

(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, Sec. 7.105, eff. September 1, 2007.



Section 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, Sec. 7.105, eff. September 1, 2007.

Amended by:

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

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1183, Sec. 12, eff. September 1, 2009.



Section 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, Sec. 7.105, eff. September 1, 2007.

Amended by:

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



Section 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, Sec. 7.105, eff. September 1, 2007.



Section  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.



Subchapter G. County Courts

Section 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, Sec. 4, eff. September 1, 2005.

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 1233, Sec. 4, eff. September 1, 2005.

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 275, Sec. 4, eff. June 15, 2007.

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



Section 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, Sec. 7.106(a), eff. September 1, 2007.



Section 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) . . . not more than $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;

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

(G)  Eleventh Court of Appeals District (Sec. 22.2121, 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; and

(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.

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

Amended by:

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



Section 101.12121.  Additional County Court Fees:  Government Code.

The clerk of a county court in a county in the Sixth Court of Appeals District shall collect an appellate judicial system filing fee of $5 under Section 22.2071, Government Code.

Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 49, Sec. 5, eff. September 1, 2009.



Section 101.12122.  Additional County Court Fees:  Government Code.

The clerk of a county court in a county in the Twelfth Court of Appeals District shall collect an appellate judicial system filing fee of $5 under Section 22.2131, Government Code.

Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 50, Sec. 5, eff. September 1, 2009.



Section 101.12123.  Additional County Court Fees:  Government Code.

The clerk of a county court in a county in the Seventh Court of Appeals District shall collect an appellate judicial system filing fee of $5 under Section 22.2081, Government Code.

Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 520, Sec. 5, eff. September 1, 2009.

Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 795, Sec. 9, eff. June 19, 2009.



Section 101.12124.  Additional County Court Fees:  Government Code.

The clerk of a county court shall collect an additional filing fee not to exceed $10 under Section 51.708, Government Code, in certain civil cases to fund the preservation of court records.

Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1183, Sec. 13, eff. September 1, 2009.



Section 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)  masters;

(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, Sec. 7.106(a), eff. September 1, 2007.



Section 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, Sec. 7.106(a), eff. September 1, 2007.

Amended by:

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

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



Section 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, Sec. 7.106(a), eff. September 1, 2007.

Amended by:

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



Section 101.1216.  County Court Fees And Costs Under Other Laws.

The clerk of a county court shall collect the following fees and costs:

(1) fee for county attorney in a suit regarding a railroad company's failure to keep roadbed and right-of-way in proper condition (Art. 6327, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes) . . . $10; and

(2)  appeal bond from a petitioner or taxpayer in a water control and preservation district (Art. 7818, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes) . . . $100.

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



Section  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

Section 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, Sec. 5, eff. September 1, 2005.

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 737, Sec. 13, eff. September 1, 2005.

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921, Sec. 7.107, eff. September 1, 2007.

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

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1183, Sec. 15, eff. September 1, 2009.



Section 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, Sec. 7.107, eff. September 1, 2007.

Amended by:

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



Subchapter I. Municipal Courts

Section 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, Sec. 6, eff. September 1, 2005.

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 737, Sec. 14, eff. September 1, 2005.

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1046, Sec. 3.03, eff. September 1, 2007.



Subchapter J. Municipal Courts Of Record

Section 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, Sec. 11, eff. May 9, 2005.

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 296, Sec. 7, eff. September 1, 2005.

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 737, Sec. 15, eff. September 1, 2005.

Reenacted by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921, Sec. 7.108, eff. September 1, 2007.

Chapter 102. Court Costs In Criminal Proceedings

Subchapter A. General Provisions

Section  102.001.  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. Court Costs On Conviction

Text of section as amended by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 902, Sec. 2

For text of section as amended by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1209, Sec. 7(a), see other Sec. 102.021.

Section 102.021.  Court Costs On Conviction: Code Of Criminal Procedure.

A person convicted of an offense shall pay the following under the Code of Criminal Procedure, in addition to all other costs:

(1)  court cost on conviction of any offense, other than a conviction of an offense relating to a pedestrian or the parking of a motor vehicle (Art. 102.0045, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $4;

(2)  a fee for services of prosecutor (Art. 102.008, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $25;

(3)  fees for services of peace officer:

(A)  issuing a written notice to appear in court for certain violations (Art. 102.011, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $5;

(B)  executing or processing an issued arrest warrant, capias, or capias pro fine (Art. 102.011, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $50;

(C)  summoning a witness (Art. 102.011, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $5;

(D)  serving a writ not otherwise listed (Art. 102.011, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $35;

(E)  taking and approving a bond and, if necessary, returning the bond to courthouse (Art. 102.011, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $10;

(F)  commitment or release (Art. 102.011, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $5;

(G)  summoning a jury (Art. 102.011, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $5;

(H)  attendance of a prisoner in habeas corpus case if prisoner has been remanded to custody or held to bail (Art. 102.011, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $8 each day;

(I)  mileage for certain services performed (Art. 102.011, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $0.29 per mile; and

(J)  services of a sheriff or constable who serves process and attends examining trial in certain cases (Art. 102.011, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . not to exceed $5;

(4)  services of a peace officer in conveying a witness outside the county (Art. 102.011, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $10 per day or part of a day, plus actual necessary travel expenses;

(5)  overtime of peace officer for time spent testifying in the trial or traveling to or from testifying in the trial (Art. 102.011, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . actual cost;

(6)  court costs on an offense relating to rules of the road, when offense occurs within a school crossing zone (Art. 102.014, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $25;

(7)  court costs on an offense of passing a school bus (Art. 102.014, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $25;

(8)  court costs on an offense of truancy or contributing to truancy (Art. 102.014, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $20;

(9)  cost for visual recording of intoxication arrest before conviction (Art. 102.018, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $15;

(10)  cost of certain evaluations (Art. 102.018, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . actual cost;

(11)  additional costs attendant to certain intoxication convictions under Chapter 49, Penal Code, for emergency medical services, trauma facilities, and trauma care systems (Art. 102.0185, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $100;

(12)  additional costs attendant to certain child sexual assault and related convictions, for child abuse prevention programs (Art. 102.0186, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $100;

(13)  cost for DNA testing for certain felonies (Art. 102.020, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $250;

(14)  court cost on an offense of public lewdness or indecent exposure (Art. 102.020, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $50;

(15)  if required by the court, a restitution fee for costs incurred in collecting restitution installments and for the compensation to victims of crime fund (Art. 42.037, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $12;

(16)  if directed by the justice of the peace or municipal court judge hearing the case, court costs on conviction in a criminal action (Art. 45.041, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . part or all of the costs as directed by the judge; and

(17)  costs attendant to convictions under Chapter 49, Penal Code, and under Chapter 481, Health and Safety Code, to help fund drug court programs established under Chapter 469, Health and Safety Code (Art. 102.0178, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $60.

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

Amended by:

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 268, Sec. 1.68, eff. September 1, 2005.

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 296, Sec. 8, eff. September 1, 2005.

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 992, Sec. 29, eff. June 18, 2005.

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 1360, Sec. 6, eff. September 1, 2005.

Reenacted and amended by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921, Sec. 7.109(a), eff. September 1, 2007.

Amended by:

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 902, Sec. 2(a), eff. September 1, 2009.



Text of section as amended by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1209, Sec. 7

For text of section as amended by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 902, Sec. 2(a), see other Sec. 102.021.

Section 102.021.  Court Costs On Conviction:  Code Of Criminal Procedure.

A person convicted of an offense shall pay the following under the Code of Criminal Procedure, in addition to all other costs:

(1)  court cost on conviction of any offense, other than a conviction of an offense relating to a pedestrian or the parking of a motor vehicle (Art. 102.0045, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $4;

(2)  a fee for services of prosecutor (Art. 102.008, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $25;

(3)  fees for services of peace officer:

(A)  issuing a written notice to appear in court for certain violations (Art. 102.011, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $5;

(B)  executing or processing an issued arrest warrant, capias, or capias pro fine (Art. 102.011, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $50;

(C)  summoning a witness (Art. 102.011, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $5;

(D)  serving a writ not otherwise listed (Art. 102.011, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $35;

(E)  taking and approving a bond and, if necessary, returning the bond to courthouse (Art. 102.011, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $10;

(F)  commitment or release (Art. 102.011, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $5;

(G)  summoning a jury (Art. 102.011, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $5;

(H)  attendance of a prisoner in habeas corpus case if prisoner has been remanded to custody or held to bail (Art. 102.011, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $8 each day;

(I)  mileage for certain services performed (Art. 102.011, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $0.29 per mile; and

(J)  services of a sheriff or constable who serves process and attends examining trial in certain cases (Art. 102.011, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . not to exceed $5;

(4)  services of a peace officer in conveying a witness outside the county (Art. 102.011, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $10 per day or part of a day, plus actual necessary travel expenses;

(5)  overtime of peace officer for time spent testifying in the trial or traveling to or from testifying in the trial (Art. 102.011, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . actual cost;

(6)  court costs on an offense relating to rules of the road, when offense occurs within a school crossing zone (Art. 102.014, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $25;

(7)  court costs on an offense of passing a school bus (Art. 102.014, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $25;

(8)  court costs on an offense of truancy or contributing to truancy (Art. 102.014, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $20;

(9)  cost for visual recording of intoxication arrest before conviction (Art. 102.018, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $15;

(10)  cost of certain evaluations (Art. 102.018, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . actual cost;

(11)  additional costs attendant to certain intoxication convictions under Chapter 49, Penal Code, for emergency medical services, trauma facilities, and trauma care systems (Art. 102.0185, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $100;

(12)  additional costs attendant to certain child sexual assault and related convictions, for child abuse prevention programs (Art. 102.0186, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $100;

(13)  court cost for DNA testing for certain felonies (Art. 102.020(a)(1), Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $250;

(14)  court cost for DNA testing for the offense of public lewdness or indecent exposure (Art. 102.020(a)(2), Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $50;

(15)  court cost for DNA testing for certain felonies (Art. 102.020(a)(3), Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $34;

(16)  if required by the court, a restitution fee for costs incurred in collecting restitution installments and for the compensation to victims of crime fund (Art. 42.037, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $12;

(17)  if directed by the justice of the peace or municipal court judge hearing the case, court costs on conviction in a criminal action (Art. 45.041, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . part or all of the costs as directed by the judge; and

(18)  costs attendant to convictions under Chapter 49, Penal Code, and under Chapter 481, Health and Safety Code, to help fund drug court programs established under Chapter 469, Health and Safety Code (Art. 102.0178, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $50.

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

Amended by:

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 268, Sec. 1.68, eff. September 1, 2005.

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 296, Sec. 8, eff. September 1, 2005.

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 992, Sec. 29, eff. June 18, 2005.

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 1360, Sec. 6, eff. September 1, 2005.

Reenacted and amended by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921, Sec. 7.109(a), eff. September 1, 2007.

Amended by:

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1209, Sec. 7(a), eff. September 1, 2009.



Section 102.0211.  Court Costs On Conviction:  Government Code.

A person convicted of an offense shall pay the following under the Government Code, in addition to all other costs:

(1)  court costs on certain convictions in statutory county courts (Sec. 51.702, Government Code) . . . $15; and

(2)  court costs on certain convictions in certain county courts (Sec. 51.703, Government Code) . . . $15.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921, Sec. 7.109(a), eff. September 1, 2007.



Section 102.0212.  Court Costs On Conviction:  Local Government Code.

A person convicted of an offense shall pay the following under the Local Government Code, in addition to all other costs:

(1)  court costs on conviction of a felony (Sec. 133.102, Local Government Code) . . . $133;

(2)  court costs on conviction of a Class A or Class B misdemeanor (Sec. 133.102, Local Government Code) . . . $83;

(3)  court costs on conviction of a nonjailable misdemeanor offense, including a criminal violation of a municipal ordinance, other than a conviction of an offense relating to a pedestrian or the parking of a motor vehicle (Sec. 133.102, Local Government Code) . . . $40;

(4)  a time payment fee if convicted of a felony or misdemeanor for paying any part of a fine, court costs, or restitution on or after the 31st day after the date on which a judgment is entered assessing the fine, court costs, or restitution (Sec. 133.103, Local Government Code) . . . $25;

(5)  a cost on conviction of any offense, other than an offense relating to a pedestrian or the parking of a motor vehicle (Sec. 133.105, Local Government Code) . . . $6; and

(6)  a cost on conviction of any offense, other than an offense relating to a pedestrian or the parking of a motor vehicle (Sec. 133.107, Local Government Code) . . . $2.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921, Sec. 7.109(a), eff. September 1, 2007.

Amended by:

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 87, Sec. 11.112(a), eff. September 1, 2009.



Section 102.0213.  Court Costs On Conviction:  Transportation Code.

A person convicted of an offense shall pay the following under the Transportation Code, in addition to all other costs:

(1)  court cost on conviction of a misdemeanor under Subtitle C, Title 7, Transportation Code (Sec. 542.403, Transportation Code) . . . $3;

(2)  cost for impoundment of vehicle (Sec. 601.263, Transportation Code) . . . $15 per day; and

(3) a civil and criminal enforcement cost on conviction of an offense of, or related to, the nonpayment of a toll in certain counties (Sec. 284.2031, Transportation Code) . . . $1.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921, Sec. 7.109(a), eff. September 1, 2007.



Section 102.0214.  Court Costs On Conviction:  Parks And Wildlife Code.

A person convicted of an offense shall pay under Section 12.110, Parks and Wildlife Code, in addition to all other costs,  the actual cost of any storage, care, feeding, cold storage, or processing necessary for an unlawfully taken, shipped, or possessed game bird, fowl, animal, game fish, or exotic animal.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921, Sec. 7.109(a), eff. September 1, 2007.



Subchapter C. Criminal Court Costs In District Court

Section 102.041.  Additional Court Costs On Conviction In District Court: Code Of Criminal Procedure.

The clerk of a district court shall collect fees and costs under the Code of Criminal Procedure on conviction of a defendant as follows:

(1)  a jury fee (Art. 102.004, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $20;

(2)  a fee for clerk of the court services (Art. 102.005, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $40;

(3)  a records management and preservation services fee (Art. 102.005, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $25;

(4)  a county and district court technology fee (Art. 102.0169, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $4;

(5)  a security fee on a felony offense (Art. 102.017, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $5;

(6)  a security fee on a misdemeanor offense (Art. 102.017, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $3; and

(7)  a juvenile delinquency prevention and graffiti eradication fee (Art. 102.0171, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $50.

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

Amended by:

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 804, Sec. 4, eff. June 17, 2005.

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921, Sec. 7.110, eff. September 1, 2007.

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1183, Sec. 16(a), eff. September 1, 2009.



Section 102.042.  Additional Court Costs On Conviction In District Court: Human Resources Code.

The clerk of a district court shall collect from a defendant a court cost of $4 under Section 152.0522, Human Resources Code, on conviction in Comal County.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921, Sec. 7.110, eff. September 1, 2007.



Subchapter D. Criminal Court Costs In Statutory County Court

Text of section as amended by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1172, Sec. 31

For text of section as amended by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1183, Sec. 17(a), see other Sec. 102.061.

Section 102.061.  Additional Court Costs On Conviction In Statutory County Court: Code Of Criminal Procedure.

The clerk of a statutory county court shall collect fees and costs under the Code of Criminal Procedure on conviction of a defendant as follows:

(1)  a jury fee (Art. 102.004, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $20;

(2)  a fee for services of the clerk of the court (Art. 102.005, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $40;

(3)  a records management and preservation services fee (Art. 102.005, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $25;

(4)  a security fee on a misdemeanor offense (Art. 102.017, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $3;

(5)  a graffiti eradication fee (Art. 102.0171, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $5;

(6)  a juvenile case manager fee (Art. 102.0174, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . not to exceed $5; and

(7)  a civil justice fee (Art. 102.022, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $0.10.

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

Amended by:

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 804, Sec. 5, eff. June 17, 2005.

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 949, Sec. 38, eff. September 1, 2005.

Reenacted and amended by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921, Sec. 7.111, eff. September 1, 2007.

Amended by:

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1172, Sec. 31(a), eff. September 1, 2009.



Text of section as amended by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1183, Sec. 17

For text of section as amended by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1172, Sec. 31(a), see other Sec. 102.061.

Section 102.061.  Additional Court Costs On Conviction In Statutory County Court: Code Of Criminal Procedure.

The clerk of a statutory county court shall collect fees and costs under the Code of Criminal Procedure on conviction of a defendant as follows:

(1)  a jury fee (Art. 102.004, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $20;

(2)  a fee for services of the clerk of the court (Art. 102.005, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $40;

(3)  a records management and preservation services fee (Art. 102.005, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $25;

(4)  a county and district court technology fee (Art. 102.0169, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $4;

(5)  a security fee on a misdemeanor offense (Art. 102.017, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $3;

(6)  a juvenile delinquency prevention and graffiti eradication fee (Art. 102.0171, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $50; and

(7)  a juvenile case manager fee (Art. 102.0174, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . not to exceed $5.

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

Amended by:

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 804, Sec. 5, eff. June 17, 2005.

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 949, Sec. 38, eff. September 1, 2005.

Reenacted and amended by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921, Sec. 7.111, eff. September 1, 2007.

Amended by:

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 87, Sec. 11.114(a), eff. September 1, 2009.

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1183, Sec. 17(a), eff. September 1, 2009.



Section 102.062.  Additional Court Costs On Conviction In Statutory County Court: Human Resources Code.

The clerk of a statutory county court shall collect from a defendant a court cost of $4 under Section 152.0522, Human Resources Code, on conviction in Comal County.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921, Sec. 7.111, eff. September 1, 2007.



Subchapter E. Criminal Court Costs In County Court

Text of section as amended by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1172, Sec. 32

For text of section as amended by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1183, Sec. 18(a), see other Sec. 102.081.

Section 102.081.  Additional Court Costs On Conviction In County Court: Code Of Criminal Procedure.

The clerk of a county court shall collect fees and costs under the Code of Criminal Procedure on conviction of a defendant as follows:

(1)  a jury fee (Art. 102.004, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $20;

(2)  a fee for clerk of the court services (Art. 102.005, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $40;

(3)  a records management and preservation services fee (Art. 102.005, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $25;

(4)  a security fee on a misdemeanor offense (Art. 102.017, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $3;

(5)  a graffiti eradication fee (Art. 102.0171, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $5;

(6)  a juvenile case manager fee (Art. 102.0174, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . not to exceed $5; and

(7)  a civil justice fee (Art. 102.022, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $0.10.

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

Amended by:

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 949, Sec. 38, eff. September 1, 2005.

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921, Sec. 7.112, eff. September 1, 2007.

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1172, Sec. 32(a), eff. September 1, 2009.



Text of section as amended by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1183, Sec. 18

For text of section as amended by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1172, Sec. 32(a), see other Sec. 102.081.

Section 102.081.  Additional Court Costs On Conviction In County Court: Code Of Criminal Procedure.

The clerk of a county court shall collect fees and costs under the Code of Criminal Procedure on conviction of a defendant as follows:

(1)  a jury fee (Art. 102.004, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $20;

(2)  a fee for clerk of the court services (Art. 102.005, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $40;

(3)  a records management and preservation services fee (Art. 102.005, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $25;

(4)  a county and district court technology fee (Art. 102.0169, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $4;

(5)  a security fee on a misdemeanor offense (Art. 102.017, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $3;

(6)  a juvenile delinquency prevention and graffiti eradication fee (Art. 102.0171, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $50; and

(7)  a juvenile case manager fee (Art. 102.0174, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . not to exceed $5.

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

Amended by:

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 949, Sec. 38, eff. September 1, 2005.

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921, Sec. 7.112, eff. September 1, 2007.

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 87, Sec. 11.115(a), eff. September 1, 2009.

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1183, Sec. 18(a), eff. September 1, 2009.



Subchapter F. Criminal Court Costs In Justice Court

Section 102.101.  Additional Court Costs On Conviction In Justice Court: Code Of Criminal Procedure.

A clerk of a justice court shall collect fees and costs under the Code of Criminal Procedure on conviction of a defendant as follows:

(1)  a jury fee (Art. 102.004, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $3;

(2)  a fee for withdrawing request for jury less than 24 hours before time of trial (Art. 102.004, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $3;

(3)  a jury fee for two or more defendants tried jointly (Art. 102.004, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . one jury fee of $3;

(4)  a security fee on a misdemeanor offense (Art. 102.017, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $4;

(5)  a fee for technology fund on a misdemeanor offense (Art. 102.0173, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $4;

(6)  a juvenile case manager fee (Art. 102.0174, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . not to exceed $5;

(7)  a fee on conviction of certain offenses involving issuing or passing a subsequently dishonored check (Art. 102.0071, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . not to exceed $30;

(8)  a court cost on conviction of a Class C misdemeanor in a county with a population of 3.3 million or more, if authorized by the county commissioners court (Art. 102.009, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . not to exceed $7; and

(9)  a civil justice fee (Art. 102.022, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $0.10.

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

Amended by:

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 240, Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2005.

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 949, Sec. 38, eff. September 1, 2005.

Reenacted and amended by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921, Sec. 7.113, eff. September 1, 2007.

Amended by:

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1172, Sec. 33, eff. September 1, 2009.



Section 102.102. 

 ADDITIONAL COURT COSTS ON CONVICTION IN JUSTICE COURT:  BUSINESS & COMMERCE CODE. The clerk of a justice court shall collect from a defendant a court cost not to exceed $30 under Section 3.506, Business & Commerce Code, on conviction of certain offenses involving issuing or passing a subsequently dishonored check.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921, Sec. 7.113, eff. September 1, 2007.



Section 102.103.  Additional Court Costs On Conviction In Justice Court: Human Resources Code. A C

lerk of a justice court shall collect from a defendant a court cost of $1.50 under Section 152.0522, Human Resources Code, on conviction in Comal County.


Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921, Sec. 7.113, eff. September 1, 2007.



Section 102.104.  Additional Court Costs On Conviction In Justice Courts:  Transportation Code.

The clerk of a justice court shall collect 15 cents as a court cost under Section 545.412, Transportation Code, on conviction of an offense under that section.

Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 255, Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2009.



Subchapter G. Criminal Court Costs In Municipal Court

Section 102.121.  Additional Court Costs On Conviction In Municipal Court: Code Of Criminal Procedure.

The clerk of a municipal court shall collect fees and costs on conviction of a defendant as follows:

(1)  a jury fee (Art. 102.004, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $3;

(2)  a fee for withdrawing request for jury less than 24 hours before time of trial (Art. 102.004, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $3;

(3)  a jury fee for two or more defendants tried jointly (Art. 102.004, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . one jury fee of $3;

(4)  a security fee on a misdemeanor offense (Art. 102.017, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $3;

(5)  a fee for technology fund on a misdemeanor offense (Art. 102.0172, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . not to exceed $4;

(6)  a juvenile case manager fee (Art. 102.0174, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . not to exceed $5; and

(7)  a civil justice fee (Art. 102.022, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $0.10.

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

Amended by:

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 949, Sec. 38, eff. September 1, 2005.

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921, Sec. 7.114, eff. September 1, 2007.

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1172, Sec. 34, eff. September 1, 2009.



Section 102.122.  Additional Court Costs On Conviction In Municipal Court:  Transportation Code.

The clerk of a municipal court shall collect 15 cents as a court cost under Section 545.412, Transportation Code, on conviction of an offense under that section.

Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 255, Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2009.



Subchapter H. Criminal Court Costs In Municipal Court Of Record

Section 102.141.  Additional Court Costs In Municipal Court Of Record: Code Of Criminal Procedure.

The clerk of a municipal court of record shall collect  from a defendant on conviction of a misdemeanor offense a fee of not more than $4 under Article 102.0172, Code of Criminal Procedure, for the technology fund.

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

Amended by:

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 37, Sec. 12, eff. May 9, 2005.

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921, Sec. 7.115, eff. September 1, 2007.



Section 102.142.  Additional Court Costs In Municipal Court Of Record: Government Code.

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; and

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

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921, Sec. 7.115, eff. September 1, 2007.


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