State Court Costs for Justice, County and District Courts
Effective On or After January 1, 2002
|OFFENSE||STATE COURT COST|
|All Class C Misdemeanors||$39.25|
|All Class A/B Misdemeanors||$82.25|
- Mandatory State Court Costs:
- The amounts collected from this chart should be entered on the report form under Section 1, line 6.
- Additional State Court Costs should be collected when they apply and should be reported separately on the report form under Section 2:
- Line 1: Juvenile Probation Diversion Fund - $20 is collected by the juvenile court for each disposition hearing held.
Line 2: Arrest Fees - report 20% of arrest fees and warrant fees when performed by state law enforcement officers.
Line 3: Time Payment Fee - report 50% of the $25 fee from defendant who pays any part of a fine, court costs, or restitution on or after the 31st day after judgment is entered.
Line 4: Judicial Fund - Constitutional County Court- $15 court cost on any criminal conviction in qualifying constitutional county court.
Line 5: Judicial Fund - Statutory County Court - $15 per conviction of any criminal offense in statutory county court, if the required resolution by the Commissioners' Court has been filed with the Comptroller.
Line 6: Failure to Appear - If county is contracted with Texas Department of Public Safety, $30 for each violation of a traffic law for which defendant failed to appear, or offenses under Penal Code, Sec. 38.10, or Transportation Code, Sec. 543.009(b) or 543.107(b), or any other offense under jurisdiction of justice court under Art. 4.11 or 4.14, Code Crim. Proc. Two-thirds ($20) is to be remitted to the state.
Line 7: Motor Carrier Weight Violations - 50% of fine assessed on convictions for offenses involving vehicle with gross weight more than 5,000 pounds over vehicle's allowable gross weight, if offense occurs more than 20 miles from an international border.
- Local Court Costs may also apply, including, but not limited to:
- Child Safety Fund: $20 per conviction under Education Code, Sec. 25.093 (thwarting compulsory attendance) or Sec. 25.094 (failure to attend school).
Counties may also impose optional motor vehicle registration fees (see Code of Crim. Proc., Art. 102.014).
Clerk Fee: $40 in county and district courts only. County Transaction Fee:$2 per transaction relating to collection of fines, fees, restitution, or other costs imposed by the court.
Courthouse Security Fee: $3 per misdemeanor offense; $5 per felony offense.
Graffiti Eradication Fee: $4 in county and district court only, for offenses under Sec. 28.08, Penal Code.
Fees for Services of Peace Oofficers: See Code of Crim. Procedure, Art. 102.011.
Jury Fee: $3 in JP court, $20 in county and district court, upon conviction by jury trial.
Prosecutor's Fee: $25 upon conviction of misdemeanor or gambling offense for the trying of the case by the district or county attorney.
In Justice Court, violations of a penal statute or Transportation Code (Rules of the Road) are excluded.
Records Management and Preservation Services Fee: $20 in county and district court only.
Visual Recording Fee: $15 for visual recording in offenses of Penal Code Sec. 49.04.