Truancy FAQ

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)