Sec. 103.021: Additional Fees and Costs in Criminal Or Civil Cases: Code of Criminal Procedure

An accused or defendant, or a party to a civil suit, as applicable, shall pay the following fees and costs under the Code of Criminal Procedure if ordered by the court or otherwise required:

(1) certified mailing of notice of hearing date (Art. 102.006, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $1, plus postage;

(2) certified mailing of certified copies of an order of expunction (Art. 102.006, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . $2, plus postage;

(3) an administrative fee for collection of fines, fees, restitution, or other costs (Art. 102.072, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . not to exceed $2 for each transaction; and

(4) a collection fee, if authorized by the commissioners court of a county or the governing body of a municipality, for certain debts and accounts receivable, including unpaid fines, fees, court costs, forfeited bonds, and restitution ordered paid (Art. 103.0031, Code of Criminal Procedure) . . . 30 percent of an amount more than 60 days past due.

Comments

Text of section as amended by Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1352 (S.B. 346), Sec. 4.22

For text of section as amended by Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 467 (H.B. 4170), Sec. 8.107(a), see other Sec. 103.021.

Text of section effective on January 01, 2020

Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1278, Sec. 1, eff. June 21, 2003.

Amended by:

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 296 (S.B. 291), Sec. 9, eff. September 1, 2005.

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 886 (S.B. 1426), Sec. 6, eff. September 1, 2005.

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921 (H.B. 3167), Sec. 7.116, eff. September 1, 2007.

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1339 (S.B. 82), Sec. 2(a), eff. September 1, 2009.

Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 973 (H.B. 1504), Sec. 3, eff. June 17, 2011.

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 770 (H.B. 2299), Sec. 2.37, eff. January 1, 2017.

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 935 (H.B. 2398), Sec. 38, eff. September 1, 2015.

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1236 (S.B. 1296), Sec. 9.117(a), eff. September 1, 2015.

Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 324 (S.B. 1488), Sec. 8.118, eff. September 1, 2017.

Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 467 (H.B. 4170), Sec. 8.107(a), eff. September 1, 2019.

Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1352 (S.B. 346), Sec. 4.22, eff. January 1, 2020.