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For information regarding Civil Suits, please have your case number ready and call to speak to a clerk assigned to the appropriate court below.

If you do not have your case number, you will need to search for the case number in the District Clerk's office Record Case Search.

You may submit a Search Request Form to our office with a $5.00 check or money order, if you are unable to locate the case number when searching the Record Case Search on the web.

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281-344-3959
281-633-7635
281-341-3754
281-238-1960
281-341-3787
281-633-7616
281-633-7613
281-633-7612
To find information regarding court cost or filing fees, please call 281-341-4508 or 281-341-4562 or 281-633-7628 or 281-341-4503 or 281-633-7625.

The District Clerk's office does not set hearing or court dates.

To set a court date or find information regarding a court date, please call the office of the appropriate court.

       

Civil Case
No Service $282.00
1 Citation (Fort Bend County Service) $365.00
1 Citation (Out of County / Private Service) $290.00
Each Additional Citation (Civil) $8.00
Fort Bend County Constable Service, per Citation $75.00

The fees listed for filing a suit include a suit with up to 10 plaintiffs. The filing fee increases an additional $25.00 for a suit with at least 11 but not more that 25 plaintiffs; $50.00 for a suit with at least 26 but not more than 100 plaintiffs; $75.00 for a suit with at least 101 but not more than 500 plaintiffs; $100.00 for a suit with at least 501 but not more than 1,000 plaintiffs; and $150.00 for a suit with more than 1,000 plaintiffs.

 

All Other Civil Suits $282.00
All non-tax civil cases not clearly identifiable as belonging in one of the other categories. Include occupational license cases in civil and family matters and cases appealing the finding of a lower court, department, or administrative agency (e.g., workers’ compensation, business dissolution, liquor license appeal, etc.).

Accounting
Administrative Appeal
Antitrust/Unfair Competition
Appeal Liquor License
Appeal Pension/Retirement Fund
Application for Structured Settlement
Appointment of Trustee
Bill of Review (Same Court)
Business Dissolution
Code Violations
Commission to Take Deposition / Letter Rogatory
Conspiracy
Contempt (in Civil Case)
Conversion
Deed of Trust
Election Contest
Foreign Judgment
Identity Theft
Infectious Disease
Intellectual Property
Letter Rogatory
Mandamus
Occupational Driver’s License (In Civil or Family Case)
Other Civil
Perpetuate Testimony
Petition for Writ of Sequestration
Protective Order for Victim of Sexual Assault or Abuse, Stalking or Trafficking (Ch. 7A Code of Criminal Procedure)

Receivership
Securities/Stock Fraud
Set Aside Sale and Deed
Severance (Plus Copy Fee) – To be filed in the Proper Case Type
Tortuous Interference
Transfer In – To be filed in the Proper Case Type
Workers’ Compensation
Writ of Habeas Corpus (in Civil Case)
Writ of Garnishment (After Judgment / New Case)

Civil Cases Relating to Criminal Matters $282.00

All civil cases associated with criminal matters, including bond forfeiture, expunction, non disclosure, occupational license, seizure and forfeiture, extradition, contempt (in criminal cases only),and writ of habeas corpus (in criminal cases only) cases. Include petitions for relief from a firearms disability related to criminal cases (Sec. 574.088, Health and Safety Code).

 

Expunction - Base Costs
* Plus $15.00 - Per Agency to be Notified of Order Setting Hearing and Final Order of Expunction by Certified Mail GC 51.318 & CCP 102.006(2) & CCP 102.006(3)

 

Severance (Plus Copy Fee) – To be filed in the Proper Case Type
Transfer In – To be filed in the Proper Case Type
** For NISI (Bond Forfeiture), Non-Disclosure, Seizure & Forfeiture Case Types see below for correct filing fee.

Contract: Consumer/Commercial Debt $282.00
Cases involving a buyer of goods or services bringing a suit against the seller for failure either to deliver said goods or services or to honor a warranty as promised in an expressed or implied contract. Also, cases involving a seller of goods or services bringing a suit against a buyer for failure to pay for said goods or services as promised in an expressed or implied contract (debt collection). Examples include agreements, breach of contract, contracts, fraud, notes, sworn accounts, debts, and assignment of creditors.

Agreement
Assignment of Creditors
Breach of Contract
Contract
Debt
Deceptive Trade Practices
Fraud/Misrepresentation
Mechanic’s Lien
Note
Severance (Plus Copy Fee) – To be filed in the Proper Case Type
Sworn Account
Transfer In – To be filed in the Proper Case Type
Warranty
Writ of Garnishment (After Judgment / New Case)

Contract: Other Contract $282.00
All other cases involving a dispute over an agreement express or implied, between two parties. Examples include employment cases (including discrimination, retaliation, termination, and other employment cases), landlord/tenant disputes, mortgage foreclosures, home owners’ association disputes, etc.

Deed Restrictions
Dissolution of Partnership
Employment – Discrimination
Employment – Retaliation
Employment – Termination/Discharge
Eviction
Expedited Foreclosure
Foreclosure
Franchise
Home Owners Association
Insurance
Landlord/Tenant
Lease
Non-Competition
Other Employment
Partnership
Severance (Plus Copy Fee) – To be filed in the Proper Case Type
Transfer In – To be filed in the Proper Case Type
Writ of Garnishment (After Judgment / New Case)

Filing of Fraudulent Lien $15.00
Civil Practice and Remedies Code - Section 12.005 (a) FILING FEES: The fee for filing an action under this chapter is $15.The plaintiff must pay the fee to the clerk of the court in which the action is filed.
Injury or Damage: Involving Motor Vehicle $282.00
All cases for damages associated in any way with a motor vehicle (automobile, truck, motorcycle, etc.), with or without accompanying personal injury. Examples include personal injury, property damage, and wrongful death cases that involve motor vehicles.

Damages (Auto)
Personal Injury (Auto)
Severance (Plus Copy Fee) – To be filed in the Proper Case Type
Transfer In – To be filed in the Proper Case Type
Writ of Garnishment (After Judgment / New Case)
Wrongful Death (Auto)

Injury or Damage: Medical Malpractice $282.00
Cases that allege misconduct or negligence by a person or entity in the medical profession (doctors, nurses, physician assistants, dentists, etc. and their firms: hospitals, nursing homes, etc.) acting in a professional capacity, thereby causing physical or financial harm.

Medical Malpractice

Injury or Damage: Other Injury or Damage $282.00
All other cases not falling into a specific category for "Injury or Damage" alleging an injury or wrong committed against a person, their reputation, or their property by a party who either did something that he was obligated not to do or failed to do something that he was obligated to do. Examples include damages on premises, "slip-and-fall" cases, construction damages, assault, battery, animal attack, vandalism, slander/libel/defamation, malicious prosecution, and false imprisonment.

Admiralty Damages
Animal Attack
Assault
Battery
Construction Damages
Damages on Premises
Defamation
Dram Shop
Environmental
False Imprisonment
Libel
Malicious Prosecution
Other Damages
Other Personal Injury
Railroad Damage
Severance (Plus Copy Fee) – To be filed in the Proper Case Type
Slander
Slip and Fall
Transfer In – To be filed in the Proper Case Type
Vandalism
Writ of Garnishment (After Judgment / New Case)

Injury or Damage: Other Professional Malpractice $282.00
Cases that allege misconduct or negligence by a person or entity not in the medical profession (lawyers, accountants, architects, etc. and their firms) acting in a professional capacity, thereby causing physical or financial harm.

Accounting Malpractice
Legal Malpractice
Other Malpractice
Severance (Plus Copy Fee) – To be filed in the Proper Case Type
Transfer In – To be filed in the Proper Case Type
Writ of Garnishment (After Judgment / New Case)

Injury or Damage: Product Liability – Asbestos/Silica $282.00
Cases involving the alleged responsibility of the manufacturer or seller for an injury caused to a person or property by exposure to, or ingestion of, asbestos or silica or an alleged breach of duty to provide suitable instructions to prevent injury.

Asbestos/Asbestosis
Silica/Silicosis

Injury or Damage: Other Product Liability $282.00
All other cases, not involving asbestos or silica, involving the alleged responsibility of the manufacturer or seller of an article for an injury caused to a person or property by a defect in, or the condition of, the article sold or an alleged breach of duty to provide suitable instructions to prevent injury.

Baycol
Breast Implant
Diet Drug
Firestone
Hip Replacement
Metabolife 356
Norplant
P.B.Pipe
Phen-Fen
Phenylpropanolamine
Product Liability
Silicone
Silzone
TMJ
Vioxx

Motion for Judicial Review./Judgment $0
Texas Government Code Sec. 51.902. FRAUDULENT DOCUMENT OR INSTRUMENT (d) The district clerk may not collect a filing fee for filing a motion under this section.
NISI (Bond Forfeiture $185.00

Bond Forfeiture

Non-Disclosure $318.00

Non-Disclosure

Real Property: Eminent Domain $282.00
Suits by a unit of government or a corporation with the power of eminent domain for the taking of private land for public use; or cases in which a property owner challenges the amount of remuneration offered by the government for the taking of a parcel of land.

Condemnation
Eminent Domain
Lien

Real Property: Other Real Property $282.00
All other cases involving real property. Examples include disputes over the ownership, use, boundaries or value of real property, including trespass to try title.

Easement
Partition
Quiet Title
Real Estate
Severance (Plus Copy Fee) – To be filed in the Proper Case Type
Title and Possession
Transfer In – To be filed in the Proper Case Type
Trespass to Try Title
Writ of Garnishment (After Judgment / New Case)

Seizure and Forfeiture $190.00

Seizure and Forfeiture

Tax Cases $212.00
Suits brought by governmental taxing entities against an individual or business for the collection of taxes.

Delinquent Tax
Appeal Appraisal Board (when filed by Governmental entity)
Tax Warrants


Miscellaneous Fees
Abstract of Judgment (Government Code 51.318(b)(5) $8.00
Application for Turnover $56.00
Application for Writ of Attachment $56.00
Application for Writ of Garnishment Prior to Judgment $56.00
Bench Warrant

$8.00

Bond, Supersedes (Approval)

$4.00

Certificate of No Appeal

$5.00

Capias

$8.00

Citation (Government Code 51.317(b)(3) and 51.318(b)(2)

$8.00

Citation to Secretary of State

$12.00

Citation By Certified Mail for Service Through the Secretary of State:

This fee includes the issuance ($12.00) and service ($75.00) by the District Clerk's office. Must also include a check in the amount of $55.00 Payable to the Secretary of State Per Person or Party Served by the Secretary of State Per Sec 405.031 Government Code & Subsection (e) Section 17.091 Civil Practice & Remedies Code.

$87.00

Citation by Certified Mail

This fee includes the issuance ($8.00) and service ($75.00) by the District Clerk's office.

$83.00
Copies Per Page (Government Code 51.318(b)(11) $1.00
Cost Bill $10.00
Cross-Action / Counter Claim (Government Code 31.317(b)(2) $66.00
Exemplification of a Copy + Cost of Copy $5.00
Intervention / Interpleader (Government Code 51.217(b)(2) $66.00
Jury $30.00
Motion on Application to Interpleader Filed Under Existing Number $66.00
Motion for Contempt $66.00
Motion for Enforcement $56.00
Motion to Modify $56.00
Motion for New Trial (Government Code 51.317(b)(2) $66.00
Motion to Transfer $56.00
Order of Sale (Government Code 51.317(b)(2) $8.00
- Plus for Each In-County Service $110.00
Precept $8.00
Search (10 Years unless specified otherwise) (Government Code 51.318(b)(4) $5.00
Show Cause $8.00
Subpoena (Government Code 51.318(b) $8.00
Temporary Restraining Order $8.00
Third Party Action (V.T.C.A. 51.317(b)(2) $66.00
Transfer Out Cost of Copies
Writ (All Issuance) (Government Code 51.318(b)(2) $8.00
- Plus for Each In-County Service $110.00

Personal checks, money orders, cashiers checks, checks from law office accounts and insurance checks are accepted.  Out-of-state checks are not accepted.  Please show style and cause number on your remittance.

Remit payment to:  District Clerk, Annie Rebecca Elliott

Pay By Internet: www.officialpayments.com

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