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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. 256.052 TEC
SEC. 257.051 TEC
SEC. 301.052 TEC
SEC. 452.001 TEC
SEC. 404.004 TEC
SEC. 451.001 TEC
SEC. 501.001 TEC
SEC. 202.004 TEC
SEC. 1354.001 TEC
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

PAYMENT OF CLAIMS
Community Administration
Foreign Will - No Letters
Sale Minor Interest w/out Guardianship
Community Survivor
Adjudication Incapacitated Spouse

Application to Open Safety Deposit Box

SEC. 1355.001 TEC
SEC. 453.001 TEC
SEC 501.001 TEC
SEC. 1351.001 TEC
SEC. 1353.002 & 453.003 TEC
SEC. 1353.002 & 453.003 TEC

SEC. 151.001 TEC

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. 205.001 TEC
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

Guardianship
Temporary Guardianship
SEC. 1101.001 TEC
SEC. 1251.001 TEC
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.

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.
 
Application in an Existing Estate
  • Permanent Guardianship in a Temporary
  • Permanent Administration in a Temporary
  • Heirship in Administration
Fee Type Fee Charged
County Clerk $40.00
TOTAL $40.00
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

 
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 Record Preservation $10.00
State Electronic Filing Fee $20.00
TOTAL $227.00
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 Proposed Order 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 Proposed Order                    

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

(original, amended or supplemental filing)
*Plus $2.00 for each Proposed Order

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

(original, amended or supplemental filing)
*Plus $2.00 for each Proposed Order

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

(original, amended or supplemental filing)
*Plus $2.00 for each Proposed Order
Bonds are $3.00 plus $2.00 for the Proposed Order
Oaths are $2.00
Filing a document over 25 pages
$25.00 *

*Plus $2.00 for each Proposed Order, if an order is presented with the document
Claims:
County Clerk
$2.00*
*Plus $2.00 for the Proposed Order, 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: 10/17/2014 3:52:00 PM