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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.

328th District Court 387th District Court 434th District Court        
281-238-3282
281-633-7649
281-341-4524
281-633-7624
281-633-7661
281-633-7609
281-633-7626
281-341-4522
281-633-7612
281-633-7613

To find information regarding court cost or filing fees, please call 281-341-4508 or 281-341-4562 or 281-341-4503 or 281-633-7625 or 281-633-7628.

The District Clerk's office does not set hearing or court dates. View District Court locations. To set a court date or find information regarding a court date, please call the office of the appropriate court.

Texas Vital Statistics Form - VS-165 Form

Certificate of Adoption - VS-160 Form [PDF]


Adoption [Includes $15.00 C.A.R. (Central Adoption Registry) Fund Fee] $300.00

Cases filed under Ch. 162 of the Family Code requesting the establishment of a new, permanent relationship of parent and child between persons not having that relationship naturally.

Adoption
Adoption and Termination (No CPS)
Foreign Adoptions
SAPCR (Adoption or Adoption and Termination but no CPS)
Severance (Plus Copy Fee) – To be filed in the Proper Case Type

Certificate of Adoption Form - VS-160 Form [PDF]

Check payable to the Bureau of Vital Statistics

$47.00
All Other Family Law Cases $277.00
Includes all cases filed under the Family Code that are not reported elsewhere, including, but not limited to:

All Other Family Matters
Adult Adoptions
Bill of Review – Family
Commission To Take Deposition – Family
   - Plus Each Agency Notified: $8.00
Emancipation
Foreign Judgment – Family
Letter Rogatory – Family
Name Change
Post Decree Division of Property (New Case #)
Post Decree Filing Post-Judgment (New Case #)
Petition to Enter QUADRO (New Case #)
Removal of Disabilities of Minority
Severance (Plus Copy Fee) – To be filed in the Proper Case Type
Writ of Habeas Corpus – Family
Writ of Garnishment after Judgment – Family

Child Protective Services $277.00

Cases filed under Ch. 262 of the Family Code on behalf of the Department of Family and Protective Services; a motion in aid of investigation filed under Section 261.303 of the Family Code; a motion to participate filed under Section 264.203 of the Family Code; or a civil action filed by the Department requesting a determination of an at-risk child under Section 264.303 of the Family Code.

Children’s Protective Services
CPS – Child in Need of Supervision

Divorce – No Children $300.00

Suits brought by a party to a marriage to dissolve the marriage pursuant to Ch. 6, Family Code. Include petitions for annulment and petitions to declare a marriage void.

Annulment  With No Children
Declare Marriage Void No Children

Divorce – With Children $300.00

Suits brought by a party to a marriage to dissolve the marriage pursuant to Ch. 6, Family Code that also include a suit affecting the parent-child relationship due to the existence of children born or adopted of the marriage who are under 18 years of age or who are otherwise entitled to support as provided by Ch. 154, Family Code. Include petitions for annulment and petitions to declare a marriage void.

Annulment With Children
Declare Marriage Void With Children
Severance (Plus Copy Fee) – To be filed in the Proper Case Type

Filing of a 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 $15.00. The plaintiff must pay the fee to the clerk of the court in which the action is filed.
Gestational Agreement                                                                                                                               $277.00
Parental Notification Waiver                                                                                                                  $145.00
Parent-Child - No Divorce $285.00

Cases involving issues of custody, support, paternity, visitation (by parents, grandparents or other family members) that do not involve a current or previously decided divorce/marriage dissolution case. Include voluntary legitimation of paternity (Section 160.201, Family Code).

Do not include cases filed by the Title IV-D Agency (Office of Attorney General).

Legitimation / Paternity
Severance (Plus Copy Fee) – To be filed in the Proper Case Type
Suit Affecting Parent-Child Relationship - No Divorce

Petition for Enforcement of Property Division Post- Judgment $277.00

Petition for Enforcement of Property Division

Post Decree Filing (Post-Judgment) $277.00

Post Decree Division of Property (Existing Case #)
Post Decree Filing Post-Judgment (Existing Case #)
Petition to Enter QUADRO (Existing Case #)

Protective Orders – No Divorce $0.00

Cases filed under Ch. 82, Family Code, requesting an order designed to limit or eliminate contact between two or more family/household members or individuals involved in a dating relationship.

Application for Protective Order

Termination of Parental Rights $285.00

Cases filed under Ch. 161 of the Family Code requesting that the court extinguish the legal relationship of parent and child.

NOTE: If a case also includes a petition for adoption, do not report the case in this category; report the case under Adoption. If a case also includes a child protection matter (defined above), do not report the case in this category; report the case under Child Protection.

Termination

Severance (Plus Copy Fee) – To be filed in the Proper Case Type

Title IV-D – Paternity $265.00

Cases filed by the Title IV-D Agency (Office of Attorney General) requesting a determination of parentage under Ch. 160, Family Code and the setting of a child support obligation. These cases may also involve custody and visitation issues. The pleading is most often styled Petition to Establish the Parent-Child Relationship.

Paternity – Petition to Establish (AG)
Severance (Plus Copy Fee) – To be filed in the Proper Case Type

Title IV-D Support Order $265.00

Cases filed by the Title IV-D Agency (Office of Attorney General) requesting the setting of a child support obligation where the parentage of the child has been established by an Acknowledgment of Paternity or the child was born during the marriage. These cases may also involve custody and visitation issues. The pleading is most often styled Suit Affecting the Parent-Child Relationship.

SAPCR (AG)
Agreed Child Support Review Order (AG)
Attorney General
Foreign Judgment (AG) – Family
Non-Agreed / Petition for Confirmation CSR Order (AG)
Petition to Confirm Child Support Arrearage (AG)
Severance (Plus Copy Fee) – To be filed in the Proper Case Type (AG)

Title IV-D – UIFSA $265.00

Cases filed by the Title IV-D Agency (Office of the Attorney General) seeking to establish a Texas child support order. The issue of paternity may be addressed. UIFSA cases are distinguished by the fact that not all parties reside in Texas. Issues of custody and visitation are not generally involved.

Reciprocals – UIFSA (AG)
Severance (Plus Copy Fee) – To be filed in the Proper Case Type

MOTION FOR Modification - Custody Post- Judgment $21.00

Motion to Modify Custody/Conservatorship
Motion to Modify Post-Judgment (Show Cause)
Motion to Modify Child Support
Motion to Modify Visitation Privileges
Writ of Garnishment Post-Judgment

MOTION FOR Modification – Other Post- Judgment $21.00

Motion Further Orders of the Court Post-Judgment (Show Cause)
Motion to Modify Post-Judgment (Show Cause)
Motion to Modify Child Support
Motion to Modify Visitation Privileges
Original Agreed Petition to Terminate Child Support Obligation and Order for Withholding
Original Petition to Terminate Order Spousal Maintenance
Writ of Garnishment Post-Judgment

MOTION FOR Enforcement Post- Judgment $21.00

Motion for Enforcement Post-Judgment (Show Cause)
Motion to Confirm Child Support Arrearages (Show Cause)
Motion to Issue Writ of Attachment (In An Existing Case)
Motion to Issue Writ of Habeas Corpus (In An Existing Case)
Motion to Revoke Probation Post-Judgment (Show Cause)
Motion to Revoke Stay of Suspended License Post-Judgment (Show Cause)
Motion to Revoke Suspension of Community Supervision Post-Judgment
Motion to Suspend License Post-Judgment (Show Cause)

Enforcement Post- Judgment $31.00

Motion for Contempt Post-Judgment

Title IV-D Post- Judgment $21.00

Motion for Contempt Post-Judgment (AG)
Motion for Enforcement Post-Judgment (AG)
Motion for Further Order of the Court Post-Judgment (AG)
Motion to Confirm Child Support Arrearage (AG)
Motion to Modify Post-Judgment (AG)
Motion to Redirect Child Support Post-Judgment (AG)
Motion to Revoke Probation Post-Judgment (AG)
Motion to Revoke Stay of Suspended License Post-Judgment (AG)
Motion to Revoke Suspension of Community Supervision Post-Judgment (AG)
Motion to Suspend License Post-Judgment (AG)

Miscellaneous Fees
Abstract of Judgment (Government Code 51.318(b)(5) $8.00
Application for Turnover $51.00
Application for Writ of Attachment $51.00
Application for Writ of Garnishment Prior to Judgment $51.00
Application for Writ of Withholding $15.00
Bench Warrant $8.00
Bond, Supersedes (Approval) $4.00
Certificate of Name Change $10.00
Certificate of No Appeal $5.00
Capias $8.00
Citation (Government Code 51.317(b)(4) and 51.318(b)(2) $8.00
Citation to Secretary of State $12.00
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) $61.00
Exemplification of a Copy + Cost of Copy $5.00
Intervention / Interpleader (Government Code 51.217(b)(2) $61.00
Jury $30.00
Motion on Application to Interpleader Filed Under Existing Number $36.00
Motion for New Trial (Government Code 51.317(b)(2) $61.00
Motion to Transfer $41.00
Notice of Application for Judicial Writ of Withholding $21.00
Notice of Order Suspending License (TX Family Code 232.008) $5.00
Order of Sale (Government Code 51.317(b)(2) $8.00
    - Plus for each In-County Service $110.00
Order Staying Suspended License (TX Family Code 232.013) $5.00
Order Vacating Suspended License (TX Family Code 232.013) $5.00
Petition for License Suspension (TX Family Code 110.002) $21.00
Precept $8.00
Protective Order - Existing Case
Fees Not Assessed At Time of Filing
$0.00
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) $61.00
Transfer In $46.00
Transfer Out Cost of Copies
Wage Withholding Notice $15.00
Wage Withholding Termination Notice $15.00
Warrant (Family Code 152.311) $8.00
Writ of Habeas Corpus (Application)
   - New Case $277.00
   - Filed Under Existing Cause Number $21.00
   - Issuance of Writ (Government Code 51.318(b)(2) $8.00
Writ (All Issuance) (Government Code 51.318(b)(2) $8.00
   - Plus for Each In-County Service $110.00
Fort Bend County Child Support Texas Child Support Disbursement Unit (TxCSDU)

Location:
1317 Eugene Heimann Circle, Ste 200
Richmond, TX 77469
 

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 118, Richmond, TX. 77406-0118
 

Telephone:
281-342-6222
 

Office Hours:
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday - Friday
 

Telephone Hours:
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday - Friday

P.O. Box 659791
San Antonio, TX 78265-9791

Telephone:
1-800-252-8014

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 Online: www.officialpayments.com

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