Filing and Fees

Fees Effective 9/1/2017

The base fees for filing a case in Bell County are as follows:

  • Civil $262.00
  • Divorce $268.00
  • All Other Family $253.00

Click Here for the fee breakdown.

The District Clerk's Office allows instruments to be filed in three methods:

  • In Person by Pro-se Litigants
  • Via Mail by Pro-se Litigants
  • Through eFiling

Litigants In Person: The Bell County District Clerk's Office is open from 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday. Filings are accepted until 4:30pm.

If a filing fee is required (refer to breakdown of filing fees), the following methods of payment are accepted:Cash (the District Clerk's Office does not provide change, exact amounts are requested) Money Order Cashier's Check Credit Card (Master Card, Visa, American Express) A service charge applies

Via Mail: All filings should be mailed to: Joanna Staton Bell County District Clerk Attn: Civil Clerk P.O. Box 909 Belton, TX 76513. For filings that require payment of fees, do not send cash. Please refer to breakdown of filing fees for payment required. Filings that do not include the correct payment will be returned.

Via eFiling: About eFiling for Courts Benefits of eFiling for Courts Getting Started with eFiling for Courts Frequently Asked Questions Contact Us There are specific rules that apply to Bell County as it pertains to the use of electronic filing. Please review the local rules.

Upon your request, the District Clerk's Office will make copies of documents at a cost of $1.00 per page. This will be helpful when a copy of a document is required for citation. The District Clerk's office does not accept credit card payments over the phone. You must make payment in person or mail in a cashier's check or money order payable to the Bell County District Clerk.