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Civil Fees for Bell County

 ******* NOTICE OF FEE INCREASE *******

Effective: 09/01/2017

Government Code Chap. 51, Sec. 51.971 (SB 42 85th Leg.)
JUDICIAL & COURT PERSONNEL TRAINING FUND FEE $5.00

Affects filing fees collected on filing of any civil action requiring filing fee, including appeals, counterclaims, cross-actions, interventions, interpleaders, and third party actions. Affects filing fees collected on filing of any probate action requiring a filing fee.



Civil Case Index Search
 - Index from Oct. 1989 to Present

Effective 01/01/2017 - Order of the Bell County Commissioners' Court Establishing Fees for Services by the Sheriff and Constables

Civil Case Information Sheet

Civil Case Information Sheet - Spanish Version

 CIVIL COURT ACTIONS to include Foreign Judgment*/Civil Suit Occupational Drivers License*/Administrative Hearing Appeal* and Appeal from Justice of the Peace Court*.

County Clerk's Fees    $ 40.00  LGC Sec. 118.052(1)(A)
Law Library Fee  CC      $ 20.00  LGC Sec. 323.023
State Judge Fee (HB 66)(State Fee)    $  40.00  GC Sec. 51.702
Court Reporter Fee    $  15.00  GC Sec. 51.601
Record Management Fee  CC  $    5.00  LGC Sec. 118.052(3)(G) & 118.0645
Courthouse Security Fee    $    5.00  LGC Sec. 291.008
Indigent Legal Service(State Fee)    $  10.00  GC Sec. 51.941(a)(4)
Civil Judiciary Support Fee    $  42.00  LGC Sec. 133.154(HB 11)(HB 600)
Appellate Judicial System    $    5.00  LGC Sec. 22(e) (SB 1241)
Preservation Fee    $  10.00  GC Sec. 51.708
Statewide Electronic Filing System Fund    $  30.00 GC Sec 51.851(b)
Judicial and Court Personnel Training   $   5.00 GC 51.971 (SB 42, 85th)
Total  - Civil Filing Fees   $227.00  
 
**service not required unless requested

Civil Filing of Non-Disclosures                     
Fees are the same as Civil Court
Action plus  $28.00 additional
civil fee                                                       
            $255.00  GC Sec. 411.081(d) HB 3093                    

FOREIGN JUDGMENT       $227.00 Civil Practice & Remedy Code 35.007          

Counterclaim, Cross-Action, Intervention, Interpleader, Third-Party Action, Motion for New Trial
County Clerk Fee                      $  30.00  LGC Sec. 118.052(1)(B)                     
Record Management Fee  CC  $    5.00  LGC Sec. 118.052(3)(G) & 118.0645
Indigent Legal Service Fee    $   10.00  GC Sec. 51.941(a)(4)(fee Goes to State)
Statewide Electronic Filing System Fund    $   30.00  GC 51.851(b)
Judicial and Court Personnel Training    $    5.00 GC 51.971 (SB 42, 85th)
 Total -    $  80.00  


ADDITIONAL CIVIL FEES
Each Citation, Show Cause, Subpoena   $   4.00  LGC Sec. 118.052(3)(A) $ 118.059
Issuance of Citation & Service by Certified Mail   $  64.00  LGC Sec. 118.052(3)(F) & 118.063
Service by Sheriff  CC $  70.00  LGC Sec. 118.131
Execution, Writ of Other Process                         $   5.00    LGC Sec. 118.052(1)(C)(ii)                         
Service by Sheriff (Writs) 
(Writ of Possession - $150.00 first 2 hours, $35.00 per hour, per Deputy after initial 2 hours)        

Writ of Execution
CC 




CC
$150.00




$250.00
 LGC Sec. 118.131
Jury Fee   $  40.00  GC Sec. 51.604
 (HB 2182)
Issuing Abstract of Judgment   $   5.00  LGC Sec. 118.052(1)(C)(i)
Copies (each page)   $   1.00  LGC Sec. 118.052(3)

The Civil Fee list for Bell County is available in "PDF" format.  Click on the link below.  If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, click on the Quick Link and you will be taken to the Adobe Reader download site.  

Civil Fees for Bell County - Effective 01-01-2017

Mailing Address:

Bell County Clerk
Attn: Civil Department
P. O. Box 480
Belton, Texas  76513
(254) 933-6079