Pursuant to Texas Local Government Code §118.131, our office compiled the list of fees effective Jan. 1, 2018, as reported by county officials.
Local Government Code §118.131(f) requires each county commissioners court to provide written notice to the Texas Comptroller's office of any changes in the fees set for services performed by the sheriffs' and constables' offices. These fees do not apply to criminal cases.
The Comptroller's office has not independently verified the information and, by including it in the database, does not certify that the information is accurate.
On or before Oct. 16, each county commissioners court adopts the Sheriffs' & Constables' Fees for the next year. A county representative enters the types of fees and amounts into the online system.
Before Dec. 15 of each year, the Comptroller's office compiles, posts and distributes the fee information reported by the counties.
Fees are effective Jan. 1.
The Comptroller's office appreciates the cooperation of county officials throughout the state in the preparation of this report.
Changes to your sheriffs' and constables' fees for 2018, as authorized by Local Government Code, Section 118.131, must be submitted to the Comptroller’s office no later than Oct. 16, 2017.
To meet this deadline and to comply with the law, you must:
If adopted, the new fees will take effect Jan. 1, 2018. Failure to meet this deadline will result in 2017 fees remaining in effect throughout 2018.
Please contact your region’s Comptroller Contact.
To report your 2018 fees, go to the Sheriffs' and Constables' Fees reporting tool in a new window or tab. Enter the access code listed on the instruction letter mailed to you and select Submit. The new page will list current fees that are in effect for your county.
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