Court Filing Fees for Eviction and Eviction Appeal

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Court Filing Fees for Eviction and Eviction Appeal

Eviction Lawyer San Antonio

Court filing fees are an important part of any Landlord’s decision to appeal an unsuccessful eviction suit to the County Court.

Sometimes, starting over with a new eviction is more cost-effective. Sometimes this is true, even if the Tenant was awarded costs and attorneys’ fees for defending an unsuccessful eviction in Justice Court.

To determine cost-effectiveness, Landlords should be aware of the following fees that must be paid in connection with every eviction appeal:

  1. An “Appeal Fee” of $20.00 payable to the Justice Court at the time that the Notice of Appeal is filed. ┬áThis fee includes preparation of the “transcript” that the Justice Court will send to the County Court. This fee is authorized by the Texas Government Code; and

  2. A “Docketing Fee” of $247.00 payable to the County Clerk upon receipt of the case transcript from the Justice Court. This fee is also authorized by Chapter 101 of the Texas Government Code.

The amounts of these fees are current as of May 2018.

Failure by an appealing landlord to timely pay these fees is fatal to a Landlord’s eviction appeal.