Texas Government Code - GOV'T § 103.021. Additional Fees and Costs in Criminal or Civil Cases:  Code of Criminal Procedure




<Text of section effective until Jan. 1,2017.  See, also, text of § 103.021 effective Jan. 1, 2017.>

An accused or defendant, or a party to a civil suit, as applicable, shall pay the following fees and costs under the Code of Criminal Procedure if ordered by the court or otherwise required:

(1) a personal bond fee ( Art. 17.42, Code of Criminal Procedure ) ․․․ the greater of $20 or three percent of the amount of the bail fixed for the accused;

(2) cost of electronic monitoring as a condition of release on personal bond ( Art. 17.43, Code of Criminal Procedure ) ․․․ actual cost;

(3) a fee for verification of and monitoring of motor vehicle ignition interlock ( Art. 17.441, Code of Criminal Procedure ) ․․․ not to exceed $10;

(3-a) costs associated with operating a global positioning monitoring system as a condition of release on bond ( Art. 17.49(b)(2), Code of Criminal Procedure ) ․․․ actual costs, subject to a determination of indigency;

(3-b) costs associated with providing a defendant's victim with an electronic receptor device as a condition of the defendant's release on bond ( Art. 17.49(b)(3), Code of Criminal Procedure ) ․․․ actual costs, subject to a determination of indigency;

(4) repayment of reward paid by a crime stoppers organization on conviction of a felony ( Art. 37.073, Code of Criminal Procedure ) ․․․ amount ordered;

(5) reimbursement to general revenue fund for payments made to victim of an offense as condition of community supervision ( Art. 42.12, Code of Criminal Procedure ) ․․․ not to exceed $50 for a misdemeanor offense or $100 for a felony offense;

(6) payment to a crime stoppers organization as condition of community supervision ( Art. 42.12, Code of Criminal Procedure ) ․․․ not to exceed $50;

(7) children's advocacy center fee ( Art. 42.12, Code of Criminal Procedure ) ․․․ not to exceed $50;

(8) family violence center fee ( Art. 42.12, Code of Criminal Procedure ) ․․․ $100;

(9) community supervision fee ( Art. 42.12, Code of Criminal Procedure ) ․․․ not less than $25 or more than $60 per month;

(10) additional community supervision fee for certain offenses ( Art. 42.12, Code of Criminal Procedure ) ․․․ $5 per month;

(11) for certain financially able sex offenders as a condition of community supervision, the costs of treatment, specialized supervision, or rehabilitation ( Art. 42.12, Code of Criminal Procedure ) ․․․ all or part of the reasonable and necessary costs of the treatment, supervision, or rehabilitation as determined by the judge;

(12) fee for failure to appear for trial in a justice or municipal court if a jury trial is not waived ( Art. 45.026, Code of Criminal Procedure ) ․․․ costs incurred for impaneling the jury;

(13) costs of certain testing, assessments, or programs during a deferral period ( Art. 45.051, Code of Criminal Procedure ) ․․․ amount ordered;

(14) special expense on dismissal of certain misdemeanor complaints ( Art. 45.051, Code of Criminal Procedure ) ․․․ not to exceed amount of fine assessed;

(15) an additional fee:

(A) for a copy of the defendant's driving record to be requested from the Department of Public Safety by the judge ( Art. 45.0511(c-1), Code of Criminal Procedure ) ․․․ amount equal to the sum of the fee established by Section 521.048, Transportation Code , and the state electronic Internet portal fee;

(B) as an administrative fee for requesting a driving safety course or a course under the motorcycle operator training and safety program for certain traffic offenses to cover the cost of administering the article ( Art. 45.0511(f)(1), Code of Criminal Procedure ) ․․․ not to exceed $10;  or

(C) for requesting a driving safety course or a course under the motorcycle operator training and safety program before the final disposition of the case ( Art. 45.0511(f)(2), Code of Criminal Procedure ) ․․․ not to exceed the maximum amount of the fine for the offense committed by the defendant;

(16) a request fee for teen court program ( Art. 45.052, Code of Criminal Procedure ) ․․․ $20, if the court ordering the fee is located in the Texas-Louisiana border region, but otherwise not to exceed $10;

(17) a fee to cover costs of required duties of teen court ( Art. 45.052, Code of Criminal Procedure ) ․․․ $20, if the court ordering the fee is located in the Texas-Louisiana border region, but otherwise $10;

(18) a mileage fee for officer performing certain services ( Art. 102.001, Code of Criminal Procedure ) ․․․ $0.15 per mile;

(19) certified mailing of notice of hearing date ( Art. 102.006, Code of Criminal Procedure ) ․․․ $1, plus postage;

(20) certified mailing of certified copies of an order of expunction ( Art. 102.006, Code of Criminal Procedure ) ․․․ $2, plus postage;

(20-a) a fee to defray the cost of notifying state agencies of orders of expungement ( Art. 45.0216, Code of Criminal Procedure ) ․․․ $30 per application;

(21) sight orders:

(A) if the face amount of the check or sight order does not exceed $10 ( Art. 102.007, Code of Criminal Procedure ) ․․․ not to exceed $10;

(B) if the face amount of the check or sight order is greater than $10 but does not exceed $100 ( Art. 102.007, Code of Criminal Procedure ) ․․․ not to exceed $15;

(C) if the face amount of the check or sight order is greater than $100 but does not exceed $300 ( Art. 102.007, Code of Criminal Procedure ) ․․․ not to exceed $30;

(D) if the face amount of the check or sight order is greater than $300 but does not exceed $500 ( Art. 102.007, Code of Criminal Procedure ) ․․․ not to exceed $50;  and

(E) if the face amount of the check or sight order is greater than $500 ( Art. 102.007, Code of Criminal Procedure ) ․․․ not to exceed $75;

(22) fees for a pretrial intervention program:

(A) a supervision fee ( Art. 102.012(a), Code of Criminal Procedure ) ․․․ $60 a month plus expenses;  and

(B) a district attorney, criminal district attorney, or county attorney administrative fee ( Art. 102.0121, Code of Criminal Procedure ) ․․․ not to exceed $500;

(23) parking fee violations for child safety fund in municipalities with populations:

(A) greater than 850,000 ( Art. 102.014, Code of Criminal Procedure ) ․․․ not less than $2 and not to exceed $5;  and

(B) less than 850,000 ( Art. 102.014, Code of Criminal Procedure ) ․․․ not to exceed $5;

(24) an administrative fee for collection of fines, fees, restitution, or other costs ( Art. 102.072, Code of Criminal Procedure ) ․․․ not to exceed $2 for each transaction;  

(25) a collection fee, if authorized by the commissioners court of a county or the governing body of a municipality, for certain debts and accounts receivable, including unpaid fines, fees, court costs, forfeited bonds, and restitution ordered paid ( Art. 103.0031, Code of Criminal Procedure ) ․․․ 30 percent of an amount more than 60 days past due;  and

(26) a cost on conviction for the truancy prevention and diversion fund (Art. 102.015, Code of Criminal Procedure) ․ $2.





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