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Civil Fee's

AN ORDER OF THE BELL COUNTY COMMISSIONERS' COURT ESTABLISHING FEES FOR SERVICES BY THE SHERIFF AND CONSTABLES


WHEREAS,
Local Government Code Section 118.131 requires the Commissioners' Court to set reasonable fees for official services by the County's Sheriff and Constables: and
WHEREAS, other fees are required by statute to be set by the Commissioners' Court:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDERED BY THE COMMISSIONERS' COURT OF BELL COUNTY, TEXAS, that the following fees be established for the services of the County's Sheriff and Constables, and the other fees are established as required by statute:

I. SHERIFF AND CONSTABLES' FEES

A. Execution of Notices:

1.  Subpoenas.....70.00
2.  Summons.....70.00
3.  Writ of Attachment.....150.00
4.  Writ of Sequestration.....150.00
5.  Writ of Garnishment.....150.00
6.  Orders of Sale.....150.00
7.   Writ of Possession.....150.00
8.  Forcible Entry & Detainer**.....100.00
9.  Writ of Execution.....250.00
10. Writ of Re-Entry.....150.00
11.  All Other Writs.....150.00

B.  Service of Process Fees:

1.  Small Claims Citation.....70.00
2.  Justice Court Citation.....70.00
3.  All Other Courts' Citation.....70.00

C.  Other Service Fees:

1.  Distress Warrant.....100.00
2.  Injunction.....100.00
3.  Notice of Publication.....60.00
4.  Temporary Restraining Order.....100.00
5.  Writ of Habeas Corpus.....150.00
6.  Writ of Restitution.....150.00
7.  Show Cause Order.....70.00
8.  Arrest Warrant*.....50.00
9.  Mental Commitment.....75.00
10. Commitment*.....5.00
11. Tax Warrant.....100.00
12.  All Other Service of Process.....70.00

*Statutorily set by Code of Criminal Procedure, Article 102.011
**$100 First Listed Defendant, $25 Each Additional On Same Cause Number
***$150 First 2 Hours, $35 Per Hour, Per Deputy After Initial 2 Hours

II. OTHER FEES

A. County Law Library Fund Fee.....20.00

B. Courthouse Security Fee.....5.00

C.  Alternative Dispute Resolution Fee.....10.00

D.  Trust Fund Accounting & Administrative Expense Fee:
Accounts earning interest.....10% of interest
Accounts not earning interest.....5% of withdrawal not to exceed 50.00

EFFECTIVE DATE: January 1, 2017