Collin County Updates

You may or may not have heard that Collin County has added new district courts as of September 1, 2015.  Many cases that are currently in other courts will be transferred to the new courts.  Collin county will also be raising filing fees as of September 1, 2015.  If you are an attorney practicing in Collin county, or a client with a case in Collin county, then this information may be helpful to you.

Below is an excerpt from the Collin County newsletter update:

New District Court Case Transfers
Please be advised that district cases will be transferred by September 1, 2015 into the 417th, 429th, 469th and 470th, and out of the 199th, 219th, 296th, 366th, 380th, 401st, and 416th.  If you are an attorney subscriber, you will receive an email notice when the transfer occurs.  Cases were transferred in groups from one court to another court to make it easier to identify where your case went….the process is roughly as follows:
366th cases went to the 417th, 429th, and 469th
199th cases went to the 469th
219th cases went to the 469th
296th cases went to the 469th
380th cases went to the 470th
401st cases went to the 470th
416th cases went to the 470th

All pending settings must be confirmed with the new courts to insure they are still accurate and available.  At this time we do not have the names or phone numbers for the new court staff, but that information will be made available as soon as possible on the District Courts website.    Please also contact the new court for any future settings.  If the case was transferred out, the receiving court, not the transferring court, will be setting hearings and trials for the case moving forward from September 1.

Collin County District Clerk Notice of Fee Changes Effective September 1, 2015
Please be advised that the state raised some fees effective September 1, 2015, which will raise the base fees in both civil and criminal cases.    Please find the link here to the civil fee sheet ,which reflects the filing fees increase of $10 due to the e-filing fee increasing from $20 to $30.   Please find the link here to the criminal fee sheet, which reflects a new $28 non-disclosure fee for specific non-disclosure cases.

Collin County Clerk Notice of Fee Changes Effective September 1, 2015
During this year’s legislative session, many amendments were made to the statutes that govern the County Clerk’s office. Some of those amendments included changes to fees which are collected by the County Clerk’s office, such as the following:  The civil eFiling fee will increase to $30 per filing and a criminal non-disclosure fee will be added at $28 per filing.  Please, find the link here to the Collin County Clerk Fee Schedule, effective September 1, 2015.

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Written by Alexandra Geczi

Alexandra Geczi

Alexandra Geczi is an attorney, mediator, and founding member of the firm, Alexandra Geczi PLLC | Family Law. Alexandra is also Owner/CEO of Chief Domestic Officer Solutions, an entity dedicated to enhancing the busy lives of stay at home spouses.