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2019 Fees and Costs Cheat Sheet and FAQ

TJCTC has released its cheat sheet for the significant changes in Fees and Costs implemented by the Texas Legislature. Note that following discussions with OCA and others, we have clarified our position that the State Traffic Fine is treated as a fine and not a court cost. Also, there was a typo in some versions of the PowerPoint regarding the amount of costs on Rules of the Road parking/pedestrian offense.

Please review this information carefully, and discuss it with your court software provider, and other officials such as auditors and treasurers, as needed.

Click here to download the fees and costs document.

The Docket

Click here to visit TJCTC's new blog. The Docket will provide important legal announcements and newsworthy items about justice courts and constable offices.

Post-Judgment Interest Rate Decreases Effective 12/1/19

The post-judgment interest rate will drop from 5.00% to 4.75%, effective 12/1/19. This rate applies to any judgment where parties don't have a contract specifying a different rate. Remember to check the OCCC site every month for the current rates! Click here to see the current rates.