Texas Government Code - GOV'T § 103.0211. Additional Fees and Costs in Criminal or Civil Cases:  Government Code

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

(1) a court reporter fee when testimony is taken:

(A) in a criminal court in Dallas County ( Sec. 25.0593, Government Code ) ... $3;

(B) in a county criminal court of appeals in Dallas County ( Sec. 25.0594, Government Code ) ... $3;

(C) in a county court at law in McLennan County ( Sec. 25.1572, Government Code ) ... $3;  and

(D) in a county criminal court in Tarrant County ( Sec. 25.2223, Government Code ) ... $3;

(2) a court reporter service fee if the courts have official court reporters ( Sec. 51.601, Government Code ) ... $15 or, in specified counties, $30;

(3) a speedy trial rights waiver motion filing fee in El Paso County ( Sec. 54.745, Government Code ) ... $100;

(4) the costs of a criminal magistrate if the court determines that the nonprevailing party is able to defray the costs:

(A) in Bexar County ( Sec. 54.913, Government Code ) ... magistrate's fees;

(B) in Dallas County ( Sec. 54.313, Government Code ) ... magistrate's fees;

(C) in Lubbock County ( Sec. 54.883, Government Code ) ... magistrate's fees;

(D) in Tarrant County ( Sec. 54.663, Government Code ) ... magistrate's fees;  and

(E) in Travis County ( Sec. 54.983, Government Code ) ... magistrate's fees;

(5) an administrative fee for participation in certain community supervision programs ( Sec. 76.015, Government Code ) ... not less than $25 and not more than $60 per month;  and

(6) fee paid on filing a petition for an order of nondisclosure of criminal history record information in certain cases ( Secs. 411.072 and 411.0745 , Government Code) ... $28.


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