Welcome to Constable Precinct 5. Today is

HOME CONTACT INFO OUR SERVICES FEES ABOUT US POLICIES CONSTABLE HISTORY FORMS CONNECTIONS DEPUTY CENTRAL
EXPERTS IN CIVIL PROCESS CLASS C WARRANTS DISABLED PARKING VOLUNTEER PROGRAM CONSTABLE'S NOTEBOOK PHOTO GALLERY CN5 IN THE NEWS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESOURCES
Constable Carlos Lopez and his deputies assist the citizens and courts of Travis County

Carlos B. Lopez, Constable

Travis County Courthouse Complex


24/7 Civil Process Service Check

Please enter Cause Number or Name

Search by CauseSearch by Name 

Helpful tips for finding the correct listing
Armored car

Service Fees

Schedule of fees to be charged for services by the offices of the Constables and Sheriff of Travis County.

Fee Schedule in Adobe PDF format


All fees listed include research, skip-trace and rush service at no additional charge.

Fees apply to an unsuccessful attempt to provide process service as well as a successful attempt.

If a person is to be served two citations at one address, each process service is a separate officer's return - $75 x 2 = $150.

These fees are set by the Travis County, Texas Commissioners Court

© 2005, 2014 Constable Precinct Five, Travis County, Texas

Fees effective January 1, 2014

Citation
County and District Court; Small Claims and Justice Court; or Probate, by posting (Publication)

$75.00

Subpoena or Summons (Civil)

$75.00

Eviction (Forcible Detainer)

$75.00

Injunction

$115.00

Turnover Order*
plus extra charges as listed

$115.00

Writ of Execution*‡
plus extra charges as listed

$220.00

Order of Sale*
plus extra charges as listed

$220.00

Temporary Restraining Order

$115.00

Writ of Possession
(if move out exceeds 2 hours, additional fee of $35/hour per deputy)

$160.00

Protective Order
To be charged to respondent

$140.00

Writ of Attachment

$155.00

Writ of Sequestration

$155.00

Writ of Garnishment

$115.00

Distress Warrant

$220.00

Writ of Re-Entry

$160.00

Show Cause Order
per Texas Property Code

$75.00

Other Writs

$115.00

Mental/Alcohol/Drug Commitment

$15.00

Peace Bond

$15.00

Posting Written Notice (each)

$60.00

Taking and Approving Bond

$35.00

Executing a Deed

$35.00

Executing a Bill of Sale

$35.00


*County commission due on percent of monies collected:

10% of the first $20,000  ($0.01-$20,000.00)

4% of amounts greater than $20,000  ($20,000.01 or higher)

‡ For a Writ and Order of Sale served which exceeds 2 hours and for Writs served out of county that exceed 2 hours, an additional fee of $55/hour per deputy is required for an officer to perform this service.

Authorized by Texas Local Government Code Section 118.131

---------------------------------------------------------

SUBCHAPTER F. FEES OF SHERIFF AND CONSTABLE
§ 118.131. Fees Set by Commissioners Court

(a) The commissioners court of a county may set reasonable fees to be charged for services by the offices of the sheriff and constables.

(b) The commissioners court may not set fees higher than is necessary to pay the expenses of providing the services.

(c) The commissioners court may not set fees under this section more than once during any one-year period.

(d) The commissioners court must set the fees before October 1 of each year to be effective January 1 of the following year.

(e) A notice setting out the fees shall be posted in the same manner in which notices are posted under Section 81.007 and shall be posted in the offices of the county officials who are authorized to charge the fees.

(f) On or before October 15 of the year in which the fees are initially set, the commissioners court shall provide written notice of the amounts of the fees to the comptroller.  If the commissioners court changes the amount of a fee set under this section, the commissioners court shall provide to the comptroller, on or before October 15 of the year in which the amount is changed, a written notice of the change in the amount of the fee. Before December 15 of each year, the comptroller shall compile the fee information provided by counties and send the compilation to:

(1) the commissioners court of each county in this state;

(2) any statewide association of counties or of officers of counties that requests in writing before December 15 to be informed; and

(3) the State Bar of Texas.

(g) A commissioners court that receives a notice under Subsection (f)(1) shall furnish the notice to its district clerk, county clerk, justices of the peace, sheriff, and constables.

(h) If the commissioners court does not set fees under this section, the fees for services by the offices of the sheriff and constables are those fees provided by law in effect on August 31, 1981.

(i) The commissioners court may not assess an applicant a fee in connection with the filing, serving, or entering of a protective order. A fee may not be charged to an applicant to dismiss, modify, or withdraw a protective order.

Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 149, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987. Amended by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 1, § 21(a), eff. Aug. 28, 1989; Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 326, § 1, eff. May 29, 1993; Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 144, § 1, eff. Aug. 28, 1995; Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 1024, § 19, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.

Video Icon

Watch a video How Travis County Constables help in our communities

Video Icon

Watch a video Constable 5 Wins Award for Domestic Violence Initiative

Learn more Stop teen dating violence