District Court Filing Fees & Court Costs

Filing Fees:  Civil, Family, Tax and Expunction 

Exemption from Fees for Military Personnel being Deployed.
A member of the National Guard on federal active duty, or a member of the armed forces of the United States on active duty, who is preparing to be deployed to serve in a hostile fire zone as designated by the United States secretary of defense is exempt from paying the following state or local governmental fees the member incurs because of the deployment to arrange the member's personal affairs:

fees for obtaining copies of: a birth certificate; a recorded marriage license; a divorce decree; a child support order; guardianship documents; and property tax records; fees for issuing a marriage license or duplicate marriage license; and fees for transferring title to real or personal property.

Fees starting 09/01/2013

Civil Suits
 Civil (regular)  $277.00
 w/ 11-25 plaintiffs  $352.00
 w/ 26 + plaintiffs  $377.00
 Motions, Cross Actions, etc.  $65.00
Family Law
 Divorce  $283.00
 Certificate of Name Change  $10.00
 Protective Orders  $16.00
 Motions, Cross Actions, etc.  $40.00
 Family Law case transferred in  $45.00
 Notice of Judicial Writ-Withholding  $15.00
 Administrative Writ of Withholding  $15.00
 Subs. Judicial Writ of Withholding  $15.00
 Request to Modify Withholding  $15.00
 Issuance of Withholding Order/Writ  $15.00
 Adoptions (for 1 Child/no service)  $330.00
 Delinquent Tax Suits  $170.00
 Expunction  $277.00
 Petition for Non-Disclosure  $28.00
 Notice with postage  $6.00
 Order with postage  $7.00
Additional Civil Fees
 Issuance of Citations, Subpoenas, Etc.  $8.00
 Jury Fee  $40.00
 Filing Motions, Cross Actions, Counterclaim  $75.00
 w/ILS ($5 or $10
 Issuing Abstract of Judgments  $8.00
 Injunction of Fraud. Filing lien  $15.00
 Petition for Non-Disclosure  $28.00
 Petition/Eminent Domain (condemnation)  $50.00
 Petition/Habeas Corpus  ZERO
 Forfeiture of Seized Property  $50.00
 Witness Fee (per day)  $10.00
 Copies per page  $1.00
 Certified Copy/page  $1.00
 Service by Certified Mail w/Postage  $50.00
 Clerks Record of Appeal per page  $1.00
 Searching files/records/case no.  $5.00
 Insufficient Check Fee  $30.00
 Notice  $1.00
 Order  $2.00
Sherriff and Constable Fees
 Subpoenas  $100.00
 Summons  $100.00
 Writ of Attachment  $100.00
 Writ of Garnishment  $100.00
 Writ of Sequestration  $100.00
 Orders of Sale  $100.00
 Writ of Possession  $100.00
 Forcible Detainer  $100.00
 Writ of Execution  150.00
 Writ of Restitution  $100.00
 Small Claims Citation  $50.00
 Justice Court Citation  $50.00
 Temporary Restraining Order  $50.00
 All Other Courts’ Citations  $50.00
 Precept to Serve  $50.00
 Posting  $50.00
NOTE:  Court Costs may vary depending on the actual criminal charge.  Court Costs do not include the Fine and/or Restitution amounts that may be ordered by the judge after a criminal conviction. 

For fees starting January 1, 2020, please contact the Clerk's office:
(806) 495-4430 or james.plummer@co.garza.tx.us

Fees Starting 09/01/2013
 Felony Conviction  $274.00
 Misdemeanor Conviction  $167.00
 Other Fees (may apply)
 Substance Conviction  $60.00
 Time Payment Fee  $25.00
 Jury Trial Fee  $20.00
 Video Fee  $15.00
 Prosecutor Fee  $25.00
 Juv. Delinquency Prev./Graffiti Fee  $50.00
 EMS Trauma Care Fee  $100.00
 Restitution Fee  $12.00
 Administration Fee  $2.00
 DNA Test Fee  $250.00
 Family Protection Fee  $100.00
 Motion to change Juv. Sex Off. Reg  $20.00
 Substance Abuse-Res Aftercare  varies
 Repayment of Rewards  all or part
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