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Civil Filing Fees

Civil Filing Fees

George L. Allen, Sr. Courts Building - 600 Commerce Street, 1st Floor, Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: (214) 653-7099
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday (except for Court Approved Holidays)

No Personal Checks Accepted

New 2017 Filing Fees Effective September 1, 2017

Click here for a PDF of the September 1, 2017 Filing Fees

Base Filing Fee$277.00
Condemnation Proceedings$272.00
 
Citation
Issuance$4.00
Service of Citation in Dallas County$80.00
Service by Publication and/or Certified Mail/Registered Mail$65.00
 
Show Cause Order
Issuance before Judgment (GOVT Code 118.052)$4.00
Issuance after Judgment (GOVT Code 118.052)$5.00
Service in Dallas County$150.00
 
Sequestration
Initial Issuance$4.00
Additional Issuances on Same or Additional Defendant$5.00
Service in Dallas County$150.00
 
Temporary Restraining Order
Issuance$4.00
Service in Dallas County$80.00
 
Writ of Certiorari
Issuance$4.00
Service on Judge$150.00
Service on Opposing Party$80.00
 
Garnishments
Before Judgment$277.00
After Judgment$252.00
Service in Dallas County$140.00
Initial Issuance$4.00
Additional Issuances on Same or Additional Defendant$5.00
 
Severance~Transfer In~Foreign Judgments ~Occupation DL$277.00
Cases Appealed From J.P. Courts$277.00
 
Cross-Action, Counterclaim, 3rd Party Petition, Interpleaders, Interventions
Filing Fee (GOVT Code 118.054)$75.00
Issuance of Citation$4.00
Service in Dallas County$80.00
 
Subpoenas (Witness Fee - $10.00)
Issuance$4.00
Service in Dallas County$80.00
 
Writ of Execution, Attachment, Order of Sale
Issuance$5.00
Service in Dallas County$150.00
 
Writ of Possession
Issuance$5.00
Service in Dallas County$150.00 without fee of posting notice
 $170.00 with $20 fee of  posting fee notice
 
Abstract of Judgment
Issuance$5.00
Recording Fee (To expedite send two checks)$26.00
 
Jury Trial Request
Jury Fee (GOVT Code 51.604)$40.00
(Effective January 1st, 2016)
Total amount due for Jury Trail Hearing$40.00
(Effective January 1st, 2016)
 
CIVIL SEARCHES$5.00 per name for a 10 year search
CERTIFIED & EXEMPLIFIED COPIES  (GOVT CODE 118.060)$1.00 per page - $5.00 to Certify/Exemplify
PLAIN COPIES$1.00 per page
RELEASES$1.00
REQUEST FILE FROM ARCHIVES$2.00
 
NEW FEES FOR ELECTRONIC COPIES
1. CD$2.00
2. Computer Resource Fee (added to all requests)$3.00
3. Document Retrieval Fee (added to all requests)$2.00
4. Email Copy (25 Pages or less per page)$1.00
5. Register Mail (without Prepaid Envelope)$2.00
6. Special Report per page$1.00

The County Clerk Civil Division will no longer provide paper copies for orders over 25 pages. You may purchase a CD as noted above. Your order must be paid in full prior to the request being processed. You may make your request via www.texas.gov if you have a Texas Online account, by mail or in person. Please provide your e-mail address, telephone number and mailing address on your request.

** PLEASE PROVIDE A 6 X 9 PREPAID POSTAGE BUBBLE ENVELOPE FOR THE RETURN OF YOUR CD ORDER, WITHOUT A PREPAID POSTAGE ENVELOPE THE MAIL DELIVERY FEE WILL BE $2.00.**

COUNTY COURT AT LAW - FILING FEE BREAKDOWN

Clerk's FeeGovt. Code 118.52
Law LibraryGovt. Code 323.023
Mediation FundTCPRC 152.004
Records Mgmt FeeGovt. Code 118.0546
Security FeeGovt. Code 291.007
Appellant FundGovt. Code 22.2061
Court Reporter FeeGovt. Code 51.601
Indigent FeeGovt. Code 51.901
Judicial Salary FeeGovt. Code 51.701
Judicial Support FeeLocal Govt. Code 133.54
Facility FeeGovt. Code 51.705
Records Preservation FeeGovt. Code 51.708
Electronic Filing FeeGovt. Code 133.101
Bailiff FeeGovt. Code 118.131
Judicial & Court Personnel Training FeeGovt. Code 51.971
FILING SUITGARNISHMENT AFTER JUDGMENT
Clerk’s Fee$40.00Clerk’s Fee$15.00
Law Library Fee$20.00Law Library Fee$20.00
Mediation FUND$15.00Mediation Fund$15.00
Record Mgmt$5.00Records Management Fee$5.00
Security Fee$5.00Security Fee$5.00
Appellate Fund$5.00Appellate Fee$5.00
Court Reporter Service Fee$15.00Court Reporter Fee$15.00
Indigence Fee$10.00Indigence Fee$10.00
Judicial Salary Fee$40.00Judicial Salary Fee$40.00
Judicial Support Fee$42.00Judicial Support Fee$42.00
Facilities Fee$15.00Facilities Fee$15.00
Records Preservation Fee$10.00Records Preservation Fee$10.00
Electronic Filing Fee$30.00Electronic Filing Fee$30.00
Bailiff Fee$20.00Bailiff Fee$20.00
Judicial & Court Personnel Trng Fee$5.00Judicial & Court Personnel Trng Fee$5.00
 $277.00 $252.00