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Court Departments  -  FEES - Court Fee Breakdown

Probate Search Requirements
$5.00 per name per type of court record to be searched 1986 forward
$10.00 per name per type of court record to be searched prior to 1986
Indicate type of record (Probate)
Full name to be searched
Years to search

NOTE: When filing a Civil action within a Probate matter, you will need to provide the original suit along with as many copies required for each Defendant that you wish to have served with the citation. Make sure that all exhibits are attached to your Original Petition and copies for service. If you wish to receive a file-stamped copy for your records, please provide an additional copy along with a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Application for Letters of Testamentary $308.00
Application for Muniment of Title $306.00
Application for Administration $308.00
Application to Determine Heirship $389.00
Application for Guardianship - Minor $310.00
Application for Guardianship - Adult $310.00
Application for Temporary Guardianship - Minor $258.00
Application for Temporary Guardianship - Adult $258.00
Application for Probate of Foreign Will $227.00
Application to Open Safe Deposit Box $227.00
Application for Sale of Property of Minor
(without Guardianship)
Civil Suit within a Probate $227.00
Application for Small Estate $227.00

Filing of a document over 25 pages after approval of the inventory or after the 120th day after the date of the initial filing 118.055 (B)(ii) LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE   $25.00
Filing an inventory and appraisement after 90th day from date the personal representative has qualified to serve 118.056 LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE   $25.00
Filing an annual or final account of the estate     $27.00
Filing application for sale of real or personal property     $27.00
Filing annual or final report of guardian of a person     $12.00
Fee for Issuing Citation, subpoena and writs 118.0545 and 118.059 LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE   $4.00 before judgment
$5.00 after judgment
Certificates or Letters of Testamentary & Abstract of Judgment 118.053 LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE   $2.00 each
Wills for Safekeeping 118.062 LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE   $20.00
Adverse or Cross Actions 118.057 LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE   $40.00
Claims 118.058 LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE   $10.00
Letters of Representative 118.061 LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE   $2.00
Jury Fee 216 TEXAS RULES OF COURT and 51.604 GOVERNMENT CODE   $40.00
Trust Fund Fee 117.055 LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE Interest bearing accounts 10% of the interest
    Non-interest bearing accounts 5% of the Principal
Authenticated Copy     $3.00 plus certification fee
Copies 118.0605 LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE   $ 1.00 per page
Certified Copies 118.060 LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE   $ 1.00 per page

$5.00 per document to certify
Faxes of Copy Requests     $2.00 per page
Copy of Videotape     $2.50 if tape not provided
Returned Check Fee 118.011 LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE $30.00
Serving by certified mail 118.063 LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE   $75.00
Judge Fee 118.101 LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE   $2.00
Clerk Fee 118.055 LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE   $40.00
Law Library 323.023 LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE Set by Commissioners' Court $35.00
Judicial Training (JTP) 118.064 LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE   $3.00
Appellant Fee 22.2061 GOVERNMENT CODE Set by Commissioners' Court $5.00
Court Reporter 51.601 GOVERNMENT CODE Courts with official Court Reporters $15.00
Management Fee 118.0546 LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE Set by Commissioners' Court $5.00
Record Preservation Fee 51.708 GOVERNMENT CODE $10.00
Court Security 291.008 LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE Set by Commissioners' Court $5.00
(Basic Civil Legal Service for Indigent)
133.153 LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE   $10.00
Judge Fee 118.011 LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE   $2.00
Judiciary Support 133.154 LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE   $42.00
Guardianship Fee 118.052 (2) (E)   $20.00
State Electronic Fund Fee 51.851(b) GOVERNMENT CODE   $30.00