The Special Writs Division is the second house of the Civil Division.  Deputies assigned to this team are the civil enforcement arm of the courts.

They are tasked with executing the judgment side of the civil process by seizing property and people in order to satisfy that judgment. They conduct tax sales in accordance with State law.

Civil Process Service Fee Schedule for Service within Harris County

Process

Fee

ANY OTHER PROCESS/ORDER

$75.00

ATTACHMENT

$100.00

CERTIORARI

$75.00

CHILD CUSTODY WARRANT

$100.00

CITATION

$70.00

CITATION-TAX SUIT-HARRIS COUNTY

$75.00

CITATION-TAX SUIT-OUT OF COUNTY

$75.00

CIVIL CAPIAS

$75.00

COMMITMENT

$75.00

CONSTABLE SALE POSTING (EA.)

$25.00

DEED OR BILL OF SALE (EA.)

$40.00

DELIVERY BOND

$40.00

DEPOSITION SUBPOENA

$70.00

DISTRESS WARRANT

$75.00

EXECUTION

$125.00

EXECUTION AND ORDER OF SALE

$125.00

EXPEDITED SERVICE (ADDED TO ANY OTHER FEE) (1)

$65.00

FINGERPRINTING (per card)

$10.00

FORCIBLE (EVICTION)

$70.00

GARNISHMENT

$75.00

GUARDIANSHIP APPLICATION

$70.00

HABEAS CORPUS

$75.00

INJUNCTION

$75.00

LETTER ON ABOVE CHECK

$2.00/PAGE

LOCAL BACKGROUND CHECK

$15.00

NOTICE

$70.00

OUT OF STATE AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE

$20.00

Mental Health Transport Fee

$75.00

Process

Fee

POSSESSION

$125.00

POSTING OF CITATION

$70.00

PRECEPT

$70.00

PUBLICATION OF CITATION (PLUS COST OF PUBLICATION)

$70.00

REPLEVY BOND

$40.00

RESTRAINING ORDER

$75.00

SCIRE FACIAS

$75.00

SEQUESTRATION

$125.00

SERVICE BY MAIL-ADDED TO FEES LISTED

$10.00

SHOW CAUSE

$70.00

SMALL CLAIMS

$70.00

SUBPOENA

$70.00

SUMMONS

$70.00

SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT

$70.00

TAX RESALE-Sold or Cancelled

$200.00

TAX SALE-Sold or Cancelled

$400.00

TAX SUIT – PUBLICATION

$75.00

TAX WARRANT

$400.00

TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER

$75.00

TITLE IV-D CAPIAS – SERVICES THROUGH FIRST ATTEMPT

$100.00

TITLE IV-D CAPIAS – APPREHENSION FEE (2)

$25.00

TRUSTEE SALE POSTING (EA.)

$25.00

TURNOVER ORDER

$125.00

TURNOVER ORDER WITH LEVY FOR RECEIVER

$200.00

WRIT – ANY OTHER (INCLUDES IV-D CAPIAS)

$125.00

WRIT OF REENTRY

$125.00

WRIT OF RESTORATION OF UTILITY SERVICE

$125.00

WRITS/ORDERS – ADDITIONAL FEES – PER HOUR/PER DEPUTY AFTER TWO HOURS

$65.00

(1) Expedited Service – service of a known person(s) or entity at a known/confirmed location.
(2) Capias Apprehension Fee – includes arrest/notice of arrest by another jurisdiction and/or warrant cancellation.
(3) Mental Health Transport Fee includes those transports and escorts that are not otherwise governed by statute or other law.

Service fees shall be charged for multiple parties or process for each party if under the same cover.
Sales of real property including multiple tracts shall be charged the corresponding type of sale fee for each tract or parcel.
Constable’s commission on an execution or an order of sale, in addition to the fees above, when the same is made by a sale, for the first One Hundred Dollars ($100) or less, ten percent (10%); for the second One Hundred Dollars ($100), seven percent (7%); for all sums over Two Hundred Dollars ($200) and not exceeding One Thousand Dollars ($1000), four percent (4%); for all sums over One Thousand Dollars ($1000) and not exceeding Five Thousand Dollars ($5000), two percent (2%); for all sums over Five Thousand Dollars ($5000), one percent (1%). For Writs and Orders that do not go to final sale but the Constable has made demand on the defendant, one-half (1/2) of the above commission will be collected.
“Tax Sale – Sold or Cancelled” and “Tax Re-sales – Sold or Cancelled” shall include fees and commissions necessary to effectuate a sale (including all required notices, Constable sale posting, preparation of a tax deed, additional tax deeds will be charged at a rate of $40.00 each for preparation and/or review) and execution and order of sale fees, if any, regardless of whether the sale takes place or is cancelled.

Checks For Service Should Be Made Payable To: CONSTABLE OF HARRIS COUNTY

For service of process out of Harris County, the above fees along with the fee schedule titled “Harris County Constables’ Expense For Out of County Process/Writs of Attachment Effective January 1, 2013” shall be combined.Bottom of Form