Each county commissioner's court must set fees for civil services by its sheriffs and constables and report them to the Comptroller's office. (See Local Government Code 118.131(f).) These fees do not apply to criminal cases.
The three-month annual reporting period for sheriffs’ and constables’ fees begins on July 15 and closes on October 15. Counties may edit their report any time during this period.
The county is responsible for filing a report even if the county has not changed fees.
Please use the Comptroller’s Sheriffs' and Constables' Fees reporting tool to file or update your report.
Changes to your Sheriffs’ and Constables’ Fees for 2023 must be submitted to the Comptroller’s office no later than Oct. 15, 2022.
To meet this deadline and to comply with the law, you must:
New fees will take effect Jan. 1, 2023. Failure to meet this deadline will result in 2022 fees remaining in effect throughout 2023.
Before December 15 of each year, the Comptroller’s office compiles the information provided by counties and sends the data to:
Each county commissioner's court must report their fees, and any fee changes, to the Comptroller.
Each year, each Texas county commissioner's court is emailed an instruction letter with a unique access code.
If you have not received your code by July 15, please contact us.
Reports and updates should be reported to the Comptroller's office between July 15 and October 15 of each year.
Note: Neither reports nor updates may be submitted outside of the reporting period.
There are no penalties for noncompliance. However, failure to meet the October 15 reporting deadline will result in 2022 fees remaining in effect throughout 2023. Please be aware that even if the county has not changed fees, the county is still responsible for reporting that information to the Comptroller’s office.