Texas Local Government Code § 133.151. Consolidated Civil Fee on Filing a Civil Suit in District Court

(a) In addition to each fee collected under Section 51.317(b)(1), Government Code , the clerk of a district court shall collect the following fees on the filing of any civil suit:

(1) $45 for family law cases and proceedings as defined by Section 25.0002, Government Code ;  and

(2) $50 for any case other than a case described by Subdivision (1).

(b) The fees under Subsection (a) shall be collected and remitted to the comptroller in the manner provided by Subchapter B.

(c) The comptroller shall allocate the fees received under this section to the following accounts and funds so that each receives to the extent practicable, utilizing historical data as applicable, the same amount of money the account or fund would have received if the fees for the accounts and funds had been collected and reported separately:

(1) the judicial fund to be used for court-related purposes for the support of the judiciary;  and

(2) the basic civil legal services account of the judicial fund for use in programs approved by the supreme court that provide basic civil legal services to an indigent.


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