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Sheriffs' & Constables' Fees – 2005

December 2004

NUECES COUNTY

For each person, corporation or legal entity, on whom service of a Citation,
Subpoena, Summons or Process not otherwise provided for, is performed or attempted
and return made (including mileage), the Sheriff and Constable shall receive a fee of:
Small Claims Court $ 45.00
Justice Courts $ 60.00
All Other Courts $ 70.00
For executing or attempting to execute each of the following writs, processes,
services or writs from any court, and making a return thereon (including mileage),
the Sheriff and Constable shall receive the following fees:
Executing Deed $ 40.00
Executing a Bill of Sale $ 40.00
Notice (posting) $ 40.00
Notice of Trustee Sale $ 40.00
Forcible Detainer $ 65.00
Citations $ 70.00
Citations by Publication $ 70.00
Citation by Scire Facias $ 70.00
Notice by Publication $ 70.00
Notice to Take Deposition $ 70.00
Precept to Serve $ 70.00
Show Cause Order Notice $ 70.00
Subpoena $ 70.00
Subpoena Duces Tecum $ 70.00
Summons $ 70.00
Mental Commitment $ 70.00
Levy Fee When No Sale $ 85.00
Distress Warrant $ 120.00
Injunction $ 120.00
Order $ 120.00
Order of Sale $ 120.00
Temporary Protective Order (not to be charged to applicant-
to be paid as court cost upon order of the court)
$ 120.00
Temporary Restraining Order $ 120.00
Writ of Attachment (civil) $ 120.00
Writ of Execution $ 120.00
Writ of Garnishment $ 120.00
Writ of Habeas Corpus $ 120.00
Writ of Possession $ 120.00
Writ of Restitution $ 120.00
Writ of Sequestration $ 120.00
Other Fees:
Impound of Estray Animals (per Animal) $ 50.00
Transport of Estray Animals (per mile) $ 1.00
Sheriff's Collection Fee for Estray Animal (per animal)
(Set by State Legislature)
$ 25.00
Collection of Hot Checks for License Plates (pursuant to Section 502.181
Transportation Code)
$ 25.00
Commission on Sales and Collections:
The following commissions are to be collected by the Sheriff or Constable
for the collection and processing of money when received in payment of,
or for a sale of property on an execution, order of sale, or any other order from any court:
  Any amount up to $500.99, 10 percent of total;
  $501.00 to $5,000.99, 5 percent of total;
  $5,001.00 and over, 3 percent of total.
Address: Judge, Courthouse, 901 Leopard, Room 303,
Corpus Christi, Texas 78401, County Clerk, phone 361-888-0670.