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  • $10.00 per name per type of court record to be searched.
  • Indicate Probate
  • Full name to be searched
  • Years to search
  • To search both Civil and Probate would be $20.00.

Fee Schedule (New Cases)

Letters Testamentary
Muniment of Title
Letters of Administration
Temporary Administration
Administration w/ Will
Application for No Administration
Foreign Will w/ Letters
Determination of Heirship
Receivership
Sec. 81 TPC
Sec. 89A TPC
Sec. 82 TPC
Sec. 131A TPC
Sec. 154 TPC
Sec. 139 TPC
Sec. 95 TPC
Sec. 49 TPC
Sec. 885 TPC
FEE TYPE FEE CHARGED
County Clerk $44.00
County Judge $2.00
Constable $75.00
Law Library $35.00
Judicial Training $5.00
Appellant Fee $5.00
Court Reporter $15.00
Alternative Dispute Resolution $15.00
Records Management $5.00
Judicial Fund $40.00
Support of the Judiciary Fund $42.00
Court house Security $5.00
BCLSFI $10.00
Court-initiated Guardianship $20.00
Court Record Preservation $10.00
State Electronic Filing Fee $20.00
TOTAL $348.00
Fee includes one posted or published citation. Each additional citation issued is $4.00. Each additional in-county service is $75.00

Minor's Fund
Community Administration
Foreign Will - No Letters
Testamentary Trust
Sale Minor Interest w/out Guardianship
Community Survivor
Adjudication Incapacitated Spouse
Sec. 887 TPC
Sec. 155 TPC
Sec. 95 TPC
Sec. 5A TPC
Sec. 889 TPC
Sec. 883 & 160 TPC
Sec. 883/160 TPC
FEE TYPE FEE CHARGED
County Clerk $40.00
County Judge $2.00
Law Library $35.00
Judicial Training $5.00
Appellant Fee $5.00
Court Reporter $15.00
Alternative Dispute Resolution $15.00
Records Management $5.00
Judicial Fund $40.00
Support of the Judiciary Fund $42.00
Courthouse Security $5.00
BCLSFI $10.00
Court-initiated Guardianship $20.00
Court Record Preservation $10.00
State Electronic Filing Fee $20.00
TOTAL $269.00
Fee does NOT include any service. Each citation issued is $4.00. Each in-county service is $75.00

Small Estate Sec. 137 TPC
FEE TYPE FEE CHARGED
County Clerk $44.00
County Judge $2.00
Constable $75.00 
Law Library $35.00
Judicial Training $5.00
Appellant Fee $5.00
Court Reporter $15.00
Alternative Dispute Resolution $15.00
Records Management $5.00
Judicial Fund $40.00
Support of the Judiciary Fund $42.00
Courthouse Security $5.00
BCLSFI $10.00
Court-initiated Guardianship $20.00
Court Record Preservation $10.00
State Electronic Filing Fee $20.00
TOTAL $348.00
Plus recording fee of $11.00 for the first page and $4.00 for each additional page.

Guardianship
Temporary Guardianship
Sec. 682 & 111 TPC
Sec. 875 TPC
FEE TYPE FEE CHARGED
County Clerk $48.00
County Judge $2.00
Law Library $35.00
Constable $150.00
Judicial Training $5.00
Appellant Fee $5.00
Court Reporter $15.00
Alternative Dispute Resolution $15.00
Records Management $5.00
Judicial Fund $40.00
Support of the Judiciary Fund $42.00
Courthouse Security $5.00
BCLSFI $10.00
Court-initiated Guardianship $20.00
Court Record Preservation $10.00
State Electronic Filing Fee $20.00
TOTAL $427.00
Subtract $75.00 if personal service is out of county, Subtract $75.00 if written request for no personal services is filed with clerk.

Application to Open Safety Deposit Box

Fee Type Fee Charged
County Clerk $4.00
Records Management $5.00
Courthouse Security $5.00
BCLSFI $10.00
Court Record Preservation $10.00
State Electronic Filing Fee $20.00
TOTAL $54.00
If estate is filed, give it the same number and put it in the same folder. Charge for a new case less Retention Fee and Security Fee.

OTHER FEES (Transfer Cases)
New Case: charge the same as a new case. If service is not needed, subtract fee for issuing and serving.

Counter Claims; Cross Actions; Objections; Contests; Interventions; Interpleaders; Opposition

Fee Type Fee Charged
County Clerk $40.00
Appellant Fee $5.00
Records Management $5.00
Courthouse Security $5.00
BCLSFI $10.00
Court-initiated Guardianship $20.00
State Electronic Filing Fee $20.00
TOTAL $105.00
Each citation is $4.00. Each in-county service is $75.00.

New Application by Same Applicant, in Existing Estate examples:
  • Permanent Guardianship in a Temporary
  • Permanent Administration in a Temporary
  • Heirship in Administration

(These are not Associated cases)

Fee Type Fee Charged
County Clerk $40.00
Records Management $5.00
Courthouse Security $5.00
BCLSFI $10.00
Court-initiated Guardianship $20.00
TOTAL $80.00
Each citation is $4.00. Each in-county service is $75.00.

Wills for Safekeeping

Fee Type Fee Charged
County Clerk $5.00
Records Management $5.00
Courthouse Security $1.00
TOTAL $11.00

Original Petition
  • Temporary Restraining Order (TRO)
  • New Applicant(s) On Existing Estate

(These are Associated cases)

Fee Type Fee Charged
County Clerk $40.00
Court Reporter $15.00
Records Management $5.00
Courthouse Security $5.00
BCLSFI $10.00
Court-initiated Guardianship $20.00
Court Record Preservation $10.00
State Electronic Filing Fee $20.00
TOTAL $125.00
Plus $4.00 for each service issued. Plus $75.00 for each in-county service. When a TRO is issued a citation is also issued.

Commitment Cases

Fee Type Fee Charged
County Clerk $40.00
Law Library $35.00
Judicial Training $5.00
Court Reporter $15.00
Records Management $5.00
Judicial Fund $40.00
Support of the Judiciary Fund $42.00
Courthouse Security $5.00
BCLSFI $10.00
Court-initiated Guardianship $20.00
Court Record Preservation $10.00
State Electronic Filing Fee $20.00
TOTAL $247.00
Do not collect the fee at the time of filing the commitment.

Fees
Charged for after the 90th day after the personal representative has qualified to serve or if the court grants an extension, after the date of the extended deadline specified by the court:

Filing an Inventory & Appraisement (original, amended, or supplemental filing) $25.00

Note: The $2.00 fee for the Judge's signature applies on orders if the original application has been on file for 120 days
Documents Charged for, After the Original Application Has Been on File for 120 Days:
$2.00 Fee For Each Judges' Signature

Filing an Annual Account or Final Account
of the Estate
$25.00*

(original, amended or supplemental filing)
*Plus $2.00 for each Judges signature

Filing Application for Sale of Real or Personal
Property
$25.00*

(original, amended or supplemental filing)
*Plus $2.00 for each Judges signature

Filing an Annual or Final Report of Guardian of
a Person
$10.00*

(original, amended or supplemental filing)
*Plus $2.00 for each Judges signature
Bonds are $3.00 plus $2.00 for the judge’s signature
Oaths are $2.00
Filing a document over 25 pages
$25.00 *

*Plus $2.00 for each Judge's signature, if an order is presented with the document
Claims:
County Clerk
$2.00*
*Plus $2.00 for the Judge's signature, if an order is presented with the claim.
Jury Fee:
$22.00
Service Documents:
Order of Sale
All Writs

Issuing before judgment/County Clerk $4.00
Issuing after judgment/County Clerk $5.00
(Plus $110.00 for each in county service.)
All Other Service Documents:

Citation; Notice; Commission to take Deposition; Show Cause;
Subpoena; Precept to Serve; Temporary Restraining Order; Process; or other instrument or paper authorized or required to be issued by the Clerk
Issuing before judgment/County Clerk $4.00
Issuing after judgment/County Clerk $5.00
(Plus $65.00 for each in county service.)
Service By Certified Mail:
County Clerk
$79.00
(including issuing and service)
Bill of Costs:
Computer generated $10.00 each
Others $20.00 each
Abstract of Judgment:
County Clerk
$2.00
Registry Fund Fee:
County Clerk
Interest bearing account
10% of interest
Non-Interest bearing account
5% of the principle
Letters:
$2.00
Certificates:
$5.00
(includes certificates on temporary guardianship, certificates of no appeal, etceteras.)

Electronic Filing Transaction Fee:

$2.00 per Electronic Transaction

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Last updated: 1/16/2014 1:29:35 PM