Press Release

Dallas County Clerk

Civil Filing Fees

George L. Allen, Sr. Courts Building - 600 Commerce Street, Suite 101, Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: (214) 653-7121


No Personal Checks Accepted

FILING FEES FOR COUNTY COURTS AT LAW  

EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2014

 

Base Filing Fee   $262.00
Condemnation Proceedings   $257.00
 
Citation
Issuance   $4.00
Service of Citation in Dallas County   $75.00
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   $75.00
 
Sequestration
Initial Issuance   $4.00
-Additional Issuances on Same or Additional Defendant   $5.00
Service in Dallas County   $140.00
 
Temporary Restraining Order
Issuance   $4.00
Service in Dallas County   $75.00
 
Writ of Certiorari
Issuance  
$4.00
Service on Judge  
$140.00
Service on Opposing Party  
$75.00
 
Garnishments
Before Judgment  
$262.00
After Judgment  
$237.00
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   $262.00
Cases Appealed From J.P. Courts   $242.00
 
Cross-Action, Counterclaim, 3rd Party Petition, Interpleaders, Interventions
Filing Fee (GOVT Code 118.054)   $60.00
Issuance of Citation   $4.00
Service in Dallas County   $75.00
 
Subpoenas (Witness Fee - $10.00)
Issuance   $4.00
Service in Dallas County   $75.00
 
Writ of Execution, Attachment, Order of Sale
Issuance   $5.00
Service in Dallas County   $140.00
 
Writ of Possession
Issuance   $5.00
Service in Dallas County   $160.00
 
Abstract of Judgment
Issuance   $5.00
Recording Fee (To expedite send two checks)   $26.00
 
Jury Trial Request
Jury Fee (GOV' T Code 51.604)   $22.00
Total amount due for Jury Trail Hearing   $22.00
 
CIVIL SEARCHES                                                          $5.00 per name for a 10 year search
CERTIFIED & EXEMPLIFIED COPIES              $1.00 per page - $5.00 to Certify/Exemplify
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 Fee Govt. Code 18.Facility Fee52
Law Library Govt. Code 323.023
Mediation Fund TCPRC 152.004
Records Mgmt Fee

Govt. Code 118.0546

Security Fee Govt. Code 291.007
Appellant Fund Govt. Code 22.2061
Court Reporter Fee Govt. Code 51.601
Indigent Fee Govt. Code 51.901
Judicial Salary Fee Govt. Code 51.701
Judicial Support Fee Local Govt. Code 133.54
Facility Fee Govt. Code 51.705
Records Preservation Fee Govt. Code 51.708
Bailiff Fee Govt. Code 118.131

 

FILING SUIT   GARNISHMENT AFTER JUDGMENT  
Clerk’s Fee $40.00 Clerk’s Fee $15.00
Law Library Fee $20.00 Law Library Fee $20.00
Mediation FUND $15.00 Mediation Fund $15.00
Record Mgmt $5.00 Records Management Fee $5.00
Security Fee $5.00 Security Fee $5.00
Appellate Fund $5.00 Appellate Fee $5.00
Court Reporter Service Fee $15.00 Court Reporter Fee $15.00
Indigence Fee $10.00 Indigence Fee $10.00
Judicial Salary Fee $40.00 Judicial Salary Fee $40.00
Judicial Support Fee $42.00 Judicial Support Fee $42.00
Facilities Fee $15.00 Facilities Fee $15.00
Records Preservation Fee $10.00 Records Preservation Fee $10.00
Bailiff Fee $20.00 Bailiff Fee $20.00
  $262.00   $237.00