Can constables charge a service fee for serving a summons in a truancy case?
Certainly the intent of the bill is that no service fee be charged. BUT, one could legally argue that a fee should be charged under a county’s civil service fees established pursuant to Local Government Code, Section 118.131. According to the intent of the bill, the answer is no, but the legal answer may be yes. A best practice would be not to charge the fee. (Ted Wood, Office of Court Administration)