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Family Law Court Costs and Reporting Requirements for the District Courts

The following fees apply only to the District Courts in Travis County.

General Reporting Requirements:

Certain forms are required in family law matters to comply with State and local reporting requirements. These forms may be picked up at the District Clerk's office in the Travis County Courthouse, 1000 Guadalupe, room 302. To speed processing of decrees/orders, the required copies and forms should be submitted at the time any final decree/order is filed with the District Clerk.

Forms Required for Family Petitions

The petitioner in a divorce case of SAPCR shall attach a copy of the Travis County Standing Order for Family Law Cases.

Effective for All Family Law Cases Filed on or after January 1, 2020

If you are representing yourself and have an uncontested family law case, you must have your forms reviewed by a reference attorney at the Law Library's Walk-In Case Review before going to court to finish your case. Visit the Self-Help Center for more information.

Forms Required for Final Family Law Orders

Other Forms and Resources

Copies and Certified Copies

Charge is per page unless otherwise noted

Certified copy $ 1.00 per page + $ 1.00 certification fee
Photocopy (uncertified) $ 1.00
Microfilm copy $ 1.00
Self-service photocopy $ 0.75
Docket Sheet print out cost per page, Selfservice microfilm $ 1.00

The District Clerk of Travis County provides this Schedule of Court Costs and Fees for your convenience. The filing fees for civil cases are authorized by several statutes and is comprised of the following fees:

Copy Fee (tax/non tax) $ 1.00
Records Management Fee Civil $ 5.00
Security Service Fee Civil $ 5.00
Legal Services Indigent Fee $ 5.00
District Clerk Records Management Pres Fee $ 5.00
Appellate Judicial System $ 5.00
District Court Record Archive Fee $ 10.00
Court Record Preservation Fee $ 10.00
Alt Dispute Resol Fee Civil $ 15.00
DRO Operations Fee $ 15.00
Court Reporter Fee Civil $ 15.00
Central Adoption Registry Fnd $ 15.00
Civil Courthouse Fee $ 15.00
Library Fee District Law Library $ 35.00
Judiciary Civil Filing Fee $ 42.00
Civil Fees District Clerk $ 50.00
State Filing Fee $ 45.00

 

Total $ 293.00

Original Petitions

Other Family $ 297.00
Petition for Habeas Corpus $ 297.00
Change of Name $ 298.00
Removal of Disabilities $ 298.00
Paternity $ 312.00
Separate Maintenance $ 312.00
Voluntary Legitimation $ 312.00
Parent-Child Relationship $ 312.00
Annulment $ 313.00
Divorce Waiver with Children $ 328.00
Divorce without Children $ 313.00
Adult Adoption $ 297.00
Adoption / Foreign Adoption $ 328.00
Termination $ 312.00
Termination/Adoption $ 328.00

 

Effective May 15, 2007: Investigation Fee and Guardian Ad Litem Fee will be processed through the Domestic Relations Office.

Other Pleadings

Counterclaim, Cross Action, Intervention, Third Party $ 75.00
Motions for New Trial, Rehearing, Reconsideration $ 75.00
Motion for Contempt $ 40.00
Motion for Enforce, Modify $ 30.00
Motion to Revoke, Stay, Transfer $ 15.00
Jury Demand $ 40.00

Issuance Fees

Citation, Subpoena, Notice, Temporary Restraining Order, Certified Notice Show Cause, Writ of Attachment / Habeas Corpus, Commission to Take Deposition / Letters Rogatory
$ 8.00 
License Suspension Notice to Agency $ 5.00 
Change of Name Certificate $ 10.00 
Writ of Withholding/Order of Withholding $ 15.00 

Service Fees (Collected on behalf of Travis County Constable)

Civil Process Service Fees

Citation (all types), Subpoena,* Notices: Show Cause / Certified
*The $75.00 subpoena service fee does not include the $10.00 witness payment fee, which must be submitted separately
$ 75.00
Injunction, Restraining Order, Writs of Habeas $ 115.00
Protective Order
Protective Order fees charged to case but do not have to be paid by Applicant
$ 140.00
Writ of Attachment $ 155.00

TAX RATE: TRAVIS COUNTY ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR’S TAX RATE. THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 3.5 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $10.39.

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