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Family Filing Fees:
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Family Filing Fees
Effective 04/01/2007
 

Fee:

Amount:

District clerk filing fee (51.317(b)1 Govt. Code) $50.00
Consolidated Civil fee (133.151 Local Govt. Code) $45.00
Law library (323.023(a) Local Govt. Code
(does not include tax suits)
$35.00
Sheriff’s jury fee (118.131 Govt. Code) $5.00
Appeals Court Fee (22.2021(b) V.T.C.A.) $5.00
Judicial Service Fee (HB 11) $37.00
Family Protection Fee (51.961 Govt. Code) $30.00
Records preservation fund (51.317 Govt. Code) $10.00
Courthouse security service fee (291.007 Local Govt. Code) $5.00
Contingency fee (51.302(b) Govt. Code) $5.00
Court reporter fee (steno) (51.601(a) Govt. Code) $15.00
Legal service fee-family (131.152 Local Govt. Code) $5.00
Bureau of Vital Statistics form VS-165 (Health & safety Code 194.004) $1.00
Support Fee (commissioner’s court) $3.00

The following reflects the filing fees for various new suits
and include fees for issuance of service.

Fee:

Amount:

Divorce - Annulment - Declaring Marriage Void - Waiver (no service required) $246.00
Divorce - In County Citation service thru Sheriff $309.00
Divorce - In County Citation & Show Cause service thru Sheriff $382.00
Divorce - In County Citation & TRO service thru Sheriff $417.00
Divorce - Citation service out of county or by process server $244.00
Divorce - Citation & TRO or Show Cause service out of county or by process server $252.00
Adoption (add $1.00 for each additional child) no service $228.00
Change of Name $217.00
Conservatorship (no service) $221.00
Grandparent Access (no service) $221.00
Grandparent Petition to Modify $221.00
Habeas Corpus (child) ( no service) $217.00
Petition to Establish Parent-Child Relationship (no service) $231.00
Registration of Foreign Judgment $217.00
Removal of Disabilities of a Minor $228.00
Suit Affecting Parent-Child Relationship (no service) $221.00
Termination of Parental Rights (no service) $221.00
Termination & Adoption (Add $1.00 for each additional child) no service $229.00
Transfer in from another county $65.00
Waiver of Age to Marry $227.00
Writ of Attachment (no service) $217.00

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 The following reflects filing fees for various pleadings and other items.

Fee:

Amount:

Cross-Action, Cross Claim, Counter-Claim $30.00
Clarification of Judgment $30.00
Grandparent Intervention (in pending case) $30.00
Intervention $30.00
Motion for Contempt $30.00
Motion to Enforce $30.00
Motion to Modify (by parties to original case) $31.00
Motion for New Trial or Rehearing $30.00
Motion to Reduce Money Judgment $30.00
Motion to Reinstate $30.00
Motion to Revoke Stay of License Suspension $30.00
Motion to Set Aside Judgment $30.00
Motion for Suspension of License $30.00
Motion to Transfer $30.00
Notice of Application of Judicial Writ of Withholding $15.00
Petition for Revocation of Probated Contempt $30.00
Request for Child Support Withholding $15.00
Writ of Withholding $15.00
 
Jury Fee $30.00
 
Approving Bond $4.00
Bill of Costs $15.00
Certificate of No Appeal $5.00
Certifying copies ($1.00 each page copied plus $1.00 for certification and seal) $1.00
Exemplifying copies ($1.00 each page copied plus $3.00 for certification and seal) $3.00
Name change certificate $10.00
Non-certified copy ($1.00 each page copied) $1.00
Searching files or records to ascertain the existence of an instrument or record in the District Clerk’s Office $5.00
Searching files or records to locate a cause when docket number is not provided $5.00

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The following reflects fees for issuance of various service.

Fees:

Amount:

Abstract of Judgment $8.00
Bench Warrant $133.00
Capias $133.00
Citation (service by process server or out of county agency) $8.00
Citation (service through Brazoria County Sheriff’s Dept. with sheriff’s fees included) $73.00
Citation by posting (includes Sheriff’s fees) $73.00
Citation by publication (includes Sheriff’s fees) $73.00
Citation by certified mail $73.00
Commitment (includes Sheriff’s Fees) $133.00
Order of Sale (if thru Sheriff add $125.00) $8.00
Precept $8.00
Subpoena $8.00
Temporary Restraining Order (if thru Sheriff add $100.00) $8.00
Writ of attachment (if thru Sheriff add $125.00) $8.00
Writ of execution (if thru Sheriff add $125.00) $8.00
Writ of garnishment (if thru Sheriff add $125.00) $8.00
Writ of injunction (if thru Sheriff add $65.00) $8.00
Writ of possession (if thru Sheriff add $125.00) $8.00
Writ of sequestration (if thru Sheriff add $125.00) $8.00
Writ of turnover (if thru Sheriff add $125.00) $8.00

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