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Civil Overview

The Civil Department receives the filings for civil cases, prepares notices and citations, and maintains records associated with the cases filed before the court. The County Clerk serves as the Clerk of the Court for the Polk County, County Court at Law.

Jurisdiction

The County Clerk's office handles civil suits in the amount of $10,000 to $200,000. As well as cases appealed from the Justice of the Peace Courts.

**Suits under $10,000 will be handled through the Justice of the Peace Courts and suits over $200,000 will be handled through the District Clerk**

Fee Schedule
Civil Suit (or Foreign Judgment)  $242.00
Essential Needs Driver's License $242.00
Amended Application on Essential Needs DL $212.00
Adverse Action on Civil Filing $100.00
Abstract Of Judgement $8.00
Order of Sale/Writ of Execution $8.00
Non-Disclosure $270.00
Name Search Fee $5.00
Jury Trial Fee $40.00

 

ATTENTION: EFFECTIVE 12/11/2018
MISC. DOCKET NO. 18-9163. SUPREME COURT OF TEXAS, TEXAS RULE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE 78A IS REPEALED

CIVIL CASE INFORMATION SHEET IS NO LONGER REQUIRED TO BE FILED WITH ANY CIVIL ORIGINAL PETITION OR APPLICATION, INCLUDING PROBATE, GUARDIANSHIP AND MENTAL HEALTH FILINGS.

Petition for Non-Disclosure

The Office of Court Administration has provided an overview of who is qualified to file a Non-Disclosure and instructions on how to file one. Please click on the link below that will take you to their forms page for the required documents and instructions.

https://www.txcourts.gov/rules-forms/orders-of-nondisclosure/

 

Occupational Drivers License

Brochure

Obtaining an Occupational Driver's License (information provided by TXDPS

Forms

 

Resources
Texas State Bar Legal Aid
Texas Law Help Inability to Afford Cost Form (English)
Texas Rules of Civil Procedure Inability to Afford Cost Form (Spanish)

 

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