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Legal Information: Texas

Statutes: Texas

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Updated: 
November 4, 2020

81.002. No Fee for Applicant

An applicant for a protective order or an attorney representing an applicant may not be assessed a fee, cost, charge, or expense by a district or county clerk of the court or a sheriff, constable, or other public official or employee in connection with the filing, serving, or entering of a protective order or for any other service described by this subsection, including:

(1) a fee to dismiss, modify, or withdraw a protective order;(2) a fee for certifying copies;(3) a fee for comparing copies to originals;(4) a court reporter fee;(5) a judicial fund fee;(6) a fee for any other service related to a protective order; or

(7) a fee to transfer a protective order.