Authority for Fees

Abbreviations

Government Code - GC
Local Government Code - LGC
Family Code - FC
Civil Practice and Remedies Code - CPRC
Business and Commerce Code - BCC

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TypeFeeAuthorityComment

Abstract

$8

GC, Section 51.318(b)(2)

N/A

Administrative Writ of Withholding

$15

FC, Section 158.503

N/A

Adoption - CAR Fund

$15

FC, Section 108.006

N/A

Alternative Dispute Resolution (Mediation)

$10

CPRC, Section 152.004

N/A

Appellate Fee

$5

GC, Section 22.2031(b)

N/A

Bench Warrant

$8

GC, Section 51.318(b)(2)

N/A

Bond Approval

$4

GC, Section 51.318

N/A

Capias

$8

GC, Section 51.318(b)(2)

N/A

Certificate of Adoption

$1

GC, Section 51.319(3)

Reasonable fee statute

Certification of copies

$1

GC, Section 51.318

N/A

Certified Mail Service on Citation

$30

GC, Section 51.319(2)

N/A

Citation (of any kind)

$8

GC, Section 51.318(b)(2)

N/A

Citation for Foreclosure

$46

GC.Section 51.319(2) and 51.318(b)(2)

Supreme Court Ruling Miscellaneous Docket 11-9251

Clerk filing fee (1 to 10 plaintiffs)

$50

GC, Section 51.317(b)

N/A

Clerk filing fee (11 to 25 plaintiffs)

$75

GC, Section 51.317(b-1)(1)

N/A

Clerk filing fee (26 to 100 plaintiffs)

$100

GC, Section 51.317(b-1)(2)

N/A

Clerk filing fee (101 to 500 plaintiffs)

$125

GC, Section 51.317(b-1)(3)

N/A

Clerk filing fee (501 to 1000 plaintiffs)

$150

GC, Section 51.317(b-1)(4)

N/A

Clerk filing fee (Over 1000 plaintiffs)

$200

GC, Section 51.317(b-1)(5)

N/A

Commission for Deposition

$8

GC, Section 51.318(b)(2)

N/A

Consolidated Civil Fee (new civil suits)

$50

LGC, Section 133.151

N/A

Consolidated Civil Fee (new family lawsuits)

$45

LGC, Section 133.151

N/A

Contempt Action (civil)

$15

GC, Section 51.317(b)(2)

N/A

Copies,

$1

GC, Section 51.318(b)(7)

N/A

Cost Bill

$5

GC, Section 51.319(3)

Reasonable fee statute

Counterclaim

$15

GC, Section 51.317(b)(2)

N/A

Court Records Preservation Fee

$10

GC, 51.708

N/A

Court Reporter Service Fee (Steno fee)

$15

GC, Section 51.601

N/A

Credit Card Processing Fee - 5% - not to exceed

$5

LGC, Section 132.003

N/A

Cross-action

$15

GC, Section 51.317(b)(2)

N/A

Deliver Order Vacating/Suspending License

$5

FC, Section 132.013(b)

N/A

District Clerks Records Management/Preservation

$5

GC, Section 51.317(c)(1)

N/A

E-Filing Fee

$30

GC. Section 51.851 (b)


N/A

Expunction Order Postage plus

$2

CCP, Article 102.006(3)

$6

Expunction Petition

N/A

CCP, Article 102.006(1)

Base civil case fees

Expunction Petition/Notice - Postage plus

$1

CCP, Article 102.006(2)

$5

Family Protection Fee

$15

GC, Section 51.961

N/A

Foreign Judgment filing (civil/family matter)

N/A

CPRC, Section 35.007

Base civil/family fees

Foreign Judgment Notice by certified mail (Family)

$15

GC, Section 51.319(3)

Reasonable fee statute

Indigent Legal Services (civil matters)

$10

LGC, Section 133.152(a)(2)

N/A

Indigent Legal Services (family law matters)

$5

LGC, Section 133.152(a)(1)

N/A

Insufficient Check Fee

$30

BCC, Section 3.506

N/A

Intervention

$15

GC, Section 51.317(b)(2)

N/A

Judicial and Court Personnel Training

$5

GC, Section 51.971

Effective September 1, 2017

Judicial Support Fee

$42

LGC, Section 133.154

Effective December 1, 2005

Jury Fee

$30

GC, Section 51.604

N/A

Law Library Fee

$35

LGC, Section 323.023

N/A

Letter Rogatory

$8

GC, Section 51.318(b)(2)

N/A

Motion for Contempt - Family

$15

FC, Section 110.002

N/A

Motion for Enforcement - Family

$15

FC, Section 110.002

N/A

Motion for New Trial

$15

GC, Section 51.317(b)(2)

N/A

Motion to Clarify

$15

GC, Section 51.319(3)

Reasonable fee statute

Motion to Modify - Family

$15

FC, Section 110.002

N/A

Motion to Revoke a Stay of License Suspension

$15

FC, Section 110.002

N/A

Motion to Transfer - Family

$15

FC, Section 110.002

N/A

Notice (of any kind)

$8

GC, Section 51.318(b)(2)

N/A

Notice of Application for Judicial Writ of Withholding

$15

FC, Section 110.002

N/A

Order of Sale

$8

GC, Section 51.318(b)(2)

N/A

Petition for Injunction of Fraudulent filing lien

$15

CPRC, Section 12.005

N/A

Petition for License Suspension

$15

FC, Section 110.002

N/A

Petition for Non-Disclosure (plus new suit fee)

$28

GC, Section 411.081(d)

N/A

Precept

$8

GC, Section 51.318(b)(2)

N/A

Protective Order Application/Notice

$16

FC, Section 81.003

Not payable by the applicant

QDRO Post-Decree Petition

$202

FC, Section 9.102

Base family fee

Records Management/Preservation

$5

GC, Section 51.317(c)(1)

N/A

Records Search

$5

GC, Section 51.318

N/A

Register child custody determination order

$202

FC, Section 152.305

CPRC, Section 35.007

Register child support order

$202

FC, Section 159.602(b)

CPRC, Section 35.007

Registry Administration Fee (interest-bearing)

N/A

LGC, Section 117.055

5% not to exceed $50

Registry Administration Fee (non-interest bearing)

N/A

LGC, Section 117.054

10% of interest

Report of Divorce

$1

HSC, Section 194.002(e)

N/A

Request to Modify or Terminate Withholding

$15

FC, Section 158.403

N/A

Scire Facias

$8

GC, Section 51.318(b)(2)

N/A

Security Fee (new suits)

$5

LGC, Section 291.008(a)

N/A

Security Fee (on additional filings)

$1

LGC, Section 291.008(d)

N/A

Services for which no fee is otherwise provided

N/A

GC, Section 51.319(3)

Reasonable fee statute

Show Cause Notice

$8

GC, Section 51.318(b)(2)

N/A

Subpoena (and duces tecum)

$8

GC, Section 51.318(b)(1)

N/A

Temporary Restraining Order

$8

GC, Section 51.318(b)(2)

N/A

Third-Party Petition

$15

GC, Section 51.317(b)(2)

N/A

Transfer In - Family Law Case

$45

FC, Section 110.005

N/A

Withholding Order/Writ Issuance

$15

FC, Section 110.004

And FC, Section 158.319(c)

Witness Fee (attached to a subpoena)

$10

CPRC, Section 22.001

N/A

Writ of Attachment

$8

GC, Section 51.318(b)(2)

N/A

Writ of Execution

$8

GC, Section 51.318(b)(2)

N/A

Writ of Garnishment

$8

GC, Section 51.318(b)(2)

N/A

Writ of Habeas Corpus

$8

GC, Section 51.318(b)(2)

N/A

Writ of Injunction

$8

GC, Section 51.318(b)(2)

N/A

Writ of Possession

$8

GC, Section 51.318(b)(2)

N/A

Writ of Prohibition

$8

GC, Section 51.318(b)(2)

N/A

Writ of Sequestration

$8

GC, Section 51.318(b)(2)

N/A

Writ of Turnover

$8

GC, Section 51.318(b)(2)

N/A

Writ of Venditioni Exponas

$8

GC, Section 51.318(b)(2)

N/A