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Court Fines and Fees

Civil Filing Fee Schedule

The following is the filing fee and first adversarial pleading fee for all civil and probate cases. All fees must be paid at the time of filing.
Case Type
Filing Fee
Answer Fee
AD - Adoption
$65
$137
CH - Chancery (Not including those listed below)
$248
$148
CH - Chancery (Commercial Mortgage Foreclosures)
$248
$148
CH - Chancery (Real Estate Mortgage Foreclosures 0-49)
$423
$148
CH - Chancery (Real Estate Mortgage Foreclosures 50 - 174)
$623
$148
CH - Chancery (Real Estate Mortgage Foreclosures 175 +)
$873
$148
D - Divorce
$248
$148
ED - Eminent Domain
$238
$148
F - Family (Petition for marriage license)
$98
n/a
F - Family (Putative Father)
$98
$148
F - Family (All Others)
$128
$148
L - Law Magistrate (Damages over $50,000)
$248
$148
LM - Law Magistrate (Damages $10,000.01 - $15,000)
$163
$148
LM - Law Magistrate (Damages $15,000.01 - $50,000)
$248
$148
LM - (Law Magistrate) FED Possession Only
$138
$116
LM - FED (under $15,000)
$138
$148
LM - Law Magistrate (FED, above $15,000)
$248
$148
MC - Municipal Corp.
n/c
$148
MH - Mental Health
$138
$148
MR - Misc. Remedies (Admin. Review)
$218
$133
MR - Misc. Remedies (Relief by Habeas Corpus)
$188
n/a
MR - Misc. Remedies (All Others)
$248
$148
OP - Order of Protection
n/c
n/c
P - Probate (Administration of the Estate of a Decedent)
$338
n/a
P - Probate (Small Estate - under $15,000)
$228
n/a
P - Probate (Heirship, Will to probate without administration, or Letters of Office for a particular purpose without administration of the estate)
$128
n/a
P - Probate (Administration of the estate of a ward)
$163
$118
P - Probate (Ward's estate under $15,000)
$128
$118
P - Probate (Collection of Judgment; Settlement of wrongful death when there is no other administration of the estate)
$138
$118
SC - Small Claims ($0-$250)
$98
$108
SC - Small Claims ($250.01 - $500)
$98
$108
SC - Small Claims ($500.01-$1,500)
$118
$108
SC - Small Claims ($1,500.01 - $2,500)
$118
$138
SC - Small Claims ($2,500.01 - $10,000)
$153
$138
TX - Tax (If filed by municipal corporation)
n/c
$129
TX - Tax (Petition for Tax Deed -one parcel)
$288
n/a
TX - Tax (For each additional parcel)
$69
n/a
TX - Tax (Objection)
$138
n/a
TX - Tax (Petition for Sale in Error)
No Fee
n/a
TX - Tax (Confession of Judgment: Where judgment does not exceed $1,500)
$138
n/a
TX - Tax (Judgment is $1,500.01 to $15,000)
$203
n/a
TX - Tax (Judgment Exceeds $15,000.01)
$288
n/a