Justice of the Peace 3-1

Fees for Small Claims

10056 Marsh Lane, Suite 132, North Dallas Government Center, Dallas, Texas 75229-6017
(214) 321-4106 Main • (214) 321-4912 Fax
Office E-mail: JP31Court@dallascounty.org
Hours of Operation: 8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M. Monday - Friday
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Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, Part V Rules of Practice in Justice Court
Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code, Chapter 15
Texas Rules of Evidence


Note Submit one original petition, plus additional copy for each defendant.
PLEASE MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: JUDGE AL CERCONE, JUSTICE OF THE PEACE 3-1


FEES FOR SMALL CLAIMS -- CIVIL SUIT
PROCESS FEES
FILING FEE ONLY, includes citation(s), excludes service on Defendant(s). This will only initiate the lawsuit. Each defendant must be served at your expense, whether or not they live in this county or state, before the case will be set for trial, or before you can procure a default judgment. $31.00
SERVICE FEE for each Defendant only in Dallas County.
You must procure service of citation from acceptable reputable sources at your expense for defendants out of Dallas County or outside of the State of Texas.
$75.00 each
SUBPOENA SERVICE FEE for each witness residing in Dallas County.

WITNESS FEE, a "tender" (ten dollars in cash) to attach to each subpoena.

IF SUBPOENA DUCES TECUM - Witness fee (ten dollars in cash) plus Production of Documents fee (one dollar in cash) to attach to each Subpoena
$75.00 each, plus
$10.00 cash each
or
$11.00 cash each
"CERTIFIED" COPIES:
First Page,
Each Additional Page:

$2.00 plus
$.25 each
COPYING ALL OTHER DOCUMENTS
First Page
Each Additional Page

$1.00 plus
$.25 each
TRANSCRIPT (required for Appeal to County Court) $10.00
ABSTRACT OF JUDGMENT (for recording with any County Clerk) $5.00
WRIT OF EXECUTION (if judgment debtor is in Dallas County) $145.00
WRIT OF EXECUTION (if judgment debtor is out of Dallas County) $5.00