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Probate, Original Filing Of Will, Muniment Of Title, Foreign Wills, Heirship Determination
Probate Fee Original Action LGC, Sec. 118.052(2)(a)(i)
$40.00
CC Records Management Fee
LGC, Sec. 118.052(3)(g)               $5.00
Court Record Preservation Fee Texas Government Code (TGC)   $5.00
Courthouse Security Fee  LGC, Sec. 291.008(d)  $5.00
Law Library   LGC, Sec. 323.023(a) $35.00
County Judge’s Judicial Fee   TGC, Sec. 51.703 (a) $40.00
Legal Services for Indigents LGC, Sec. 133.153(a)(1)  $10.00
Sheriff’s Fee (Posting Notice) LGC, Sec. 118.131 $40.00
Judicial Education Fund   LGC, Sec. 118.064(a)(b)(1)           $5.00
Support for the Judiciary     LGC, Sec. 133.154(a)                  
$42.00 
Appellate Judicial System Fee         TGC, Sec. 22.2061   $5.00
Supplemental Crt. Initiated Guardianship LGC, Sec. 118.052(2)(e) $20.00 
County Judge Signature/Hearing  LGC, Sec. 118.101 
 $2.00
State Electronic Fee Fund (CEF)           TGC, Sec. 51.851(b) $35.00
Administering Oath  LGC, Sec. 118.052(b) (iii)    $2.00             
*Fee includes one posted citation Total $291.00

 

Additional Fees  
Letters of Testamentary/ Guardianship 
LGC, Sec. 118.052(3)(d)
 $2.00 
Bond Approval & Recording 
LGC, Sec. 118.016
 $3.00
Additional Issuance of Citation LGC, Sec. 118.052(3)(a)
 $4.00
Personal Service by Sheriff (Sheriff & Constable Fees)
$70.00

 


 

Adverse Action (Cross Action, Intrusion, Pleas Of Privilege Or Motion For New Trial)
Adverse Probate Action 
LGC, Sec. 118.052(2)(c)  $40.00 
CC Records Management 
LGC, Sec. 118.052(3)(g)   $5.00
Courthouse Security Fee 
LGC, Sec. 291.008(a)
  $5.00
Legal Services for Indigents 
LGC, Sec. 133.153(a)(1)  $10.00
Court Record Preservation Fee 
TGC, Sec. 51.708   $5.00
Supplemental Court Initiated Guardianship 
LGC, Sec. 118.052(2)(e)  $20.00
Appellate Judicial System Fee 
TGC, Sec. 22.2061   $5.00
State Electronic Fee Fund (CEF) 
TGC, Sec. 51851(b)  $25.00
*Fee does not include any service Total $115.00

 

Additional Fees
Charge for Issuance of Citation   LGC, Sec. 118.052(3)(a)   $4.00 
Personal Service by Sheriff on each Citation Sheriff/Constable Fee $70.00
County Judge's Signature LGC, Sec. 118.101(11) 
 $2.00

 



 

Small Estate Affidavit
Probate Fee Original Action LGC, Sec. 118.052(2)(a)(iii)
$40.00
CC Records Management Fee
LGC, Sec. 118.052(3)(g)               $5.00
Court Record Preservation Fee Texas Government Code (TGC)   $5.00
Courthouse Security Fee  LGC, Sec. 291.008(d)  $5.00
Law Library   LGC, Sec. 323.023(a) $35.00
County Judge’s Judicial Fee   TGC, Sec. 51.703 (a) $40.00
Legal Services for Indigents LGC, Sec. 133.153(a)(1)  $10.00
Judicial Education Fund   LGC, Sec. 118.064(a)(b)(1)           $5.00
Support for the Judiciary     LGC, Sec. 133.154(a)                  
$42.00 
Appellate Judicial System Fee         TGC, Sec. 22.2061   $5.00
Supplemental Crt. Initiated Guardianship LGC, Sec. 118.052(2)(e) $20.00 
County Judge Signature/Hearing  LGC, Sec. 118.101 
 $2.00
State Electronic Fee Fund (CEF)           TGC, Sec. 51.851(b) $35.00

Total $249.00

 

Additional Fees
Sheriff's fee (Posting Notice) LGC, Sec. 118.131 $40.00 
Charge for Issuance of Citation   LGC, Sec. 118.052(3)(a)    $4.00 
Personal Service by Sheriff on each Citation Sheriff/Constable Fee $70.00

 



 

Guardianship/ Temporary Guardianship
Probate Fee Original Action LGC, Sec. 118.052(2)(a)(i)
$40.00
CC Records Management Fee
LGC, Sec. 118.052(3)(g)               $5.00
Court Record Preservation Fee Texas Government Code (TGC)   $5.00
Courthouse Security Fee  LGC, Sec. 291.008(d)  $5.00
Law Library   LGC, Sec. 323.023(a) $35.00
County Judge’s Judicial Fee   TGC, Sec. 51.703 (a) $40.00
Legal Services for Indigents LGC, Sec. 133.153(a)(1)  $10.00
Citation Issuance & Posting
LGC, Sec. 118.131 $40.00
Judicial Education Fund   LGC, Sec. 118.064(a)(b)(1)           $5.00
Support for the Judiciary     LGC, Sec. 133.154(a)                  
$42.00 
Appellate Judicial System Fee         TGC, Sec. 22.2061   $5.00
Supplemental Crt. Initiated Guardianship LGC, Sec. 118.052(2)(e) $20.00 
County Judge Signature/Hearing  LGC, Sec. 118.101 
 $2.00
State Electronic Fee Fund (CEF)           TGC, Sec. 51.851(b) $35.00
Administering Oath  LGC, Sec. 118.052(b) (iii)    $2.00             
*Fee includes one posted citation Total $291.00

 

Additional Fees
Letters of Testamentary/ Guardianship 
LGC, Sec. 118.052(3)(d)
 $2.00 
Sheriff's Fee (Posting Notice)
LGC, Sec. 118.131
 $50.00
Additional Issuance of Citation LGC, Sec. 118.052(3)(a)
 $4.00
Personal Service by Sheriff (Sheriff & Constable Fees)
$70.00

 



 

Wills For Safekeeping 
Filing Fee 
LGC, Sec. 118.052(3)(e) 
 $5.00 
CC Record Management Fee 
LGC, Sec. 118.052(3)(g)  $5.00 
Courthouse Security Fee 
LGC, Sec. 291.008(d)  $1.00
Total $11.00

 



 

Open Safety Deposit Box- Give It A Probate # 
Clerk Fee(Reasonable Fee for other Duties) LGC, Sec. 118.011(c)
 $8.00 
Law Library LGC, Sec. 323.023(a) $35.00
CC Records Management Fee 
LGC, Sec. 118.052(3)(g) 
 $5.00
County Judge's Signature 
LGC, Sec. 118.101 
 $2.00
Total $50.00

 



 

Inventory, Appraisement & List Of Claims After 90th Day
Filing Fee LGC, Sec. 118.052(2)(b)(i) 
$25.00 
County Judge's Signature 
LGC, Sec, 118.101(11) 
 $2.00



Annual/Final Account Of Probate/Guardianship Of The Estate
Filing Fee LGC, Sec. 118.052(2)(b)(iv) 
$25.00 
County Judge's Signature LGC, Sec. 118.101(11) 
 $2.00

 

Application For Sale Of Real Or Personal Property 
Filing Fee
LGC, Sec. 118.052(2)(b)(iv) 
$25.00 
County Judge's Signature
LGC, Sec. 118.101(11) 
 $2.00

 

Annual/Final Report Of Guardianship Of A Person
Filing Fee
LGC, Sec. 118.052(2)(b)(iv) 
$10.00 
County Judge's Signature
LGC, Sec. 118.101(11) 
 $2.00

 

Miscellaneous Filings If Document Is More Than 25 Pages
Filing Fee
LGC, Sec. 118.052(2)(b)(iv) 
$25.00 
County Judge's Signature
LGC, Sec. 118.101(11) 
 $2.00

 

Claim 
Filing Fee 
LGC, Sec. 118.052(2)(d) 
$10.00 

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