CIVIL PROCESS

NOTICE OF FEE CHARGES BY THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE OF KENT COUNTY, TEXAS

EFFECTIVE JANUARY 2012

On the 25th day of August, A.D., 2011, the Commissioners' Court of Kent County, Texas pursuant to the Provisions of amended Article 392a Vernon Civil Statutes, set the following fees to be charged by the Office of Sheriff of Kent County, Texas, to become effective on January 1, 2012. Fees are for service, or attempted service and return made.

COUNTY & DISTRICT COURTS JUSTICE OF THE PEACE COURTS
$50.00 FOR EACH OF THE FOLLOWING: $50.00 FOR EACH OF THE FOLLOWING:
CITATION CITATION
CITATION BY PUBLICATION CITATION SCIRE FACIAS
CITATION SCIRE FACIAS DISTRESS WARRANT
DISTRESS WARRANT FORCIBLE
FORCIBLE INJUNCTION
INJUNCTION NOTICE
NOTICE SUBPOENA - CIVIL
NOTICE BY PUBLICATION SUBPOENA DUCES TECUM - CIVIL
NOTICE OF TRUSTEE SALE ORDER OF SALE
NOTICE TO TAKE DESPOSITION TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER
ORDER WRIT OF ATTACHMENT
ORDER OF SALE WRIT OF GARNISHMENT
PRECEPT TO SERVE WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS
SUBPOENA - CIVIL WRIT OF POSSESSION
SUBPOENA DUCES TECUM - CIVIL WRIT OF RESTITUTION
SUMMONS $100.00 FOR EACH OF THE FOLLOWING:
TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER WRIT OF EXECUTION
WRIT OF GARNISHMENT SMALL CLAIMS COURT
WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS $45.00 FOR EACH OF THE FOLLOWING:
WRIT OF POSSESSION NOTICE
WRIT OF RESTITUTION SMALL CLAIM
$100.00 FOR EACH OF THE FOLLOWING: SUBPOENA - CIVIL
WRIT OF EXECUTION SUBPOENA DUCES TECUM - CIVIL
WRIT OF SEQUESTRATION  
$10.00 FOR EACH OF THE FOLLOWING:  
POSTING COUNTY PROBATE  

ALL FEES HAVE AN ADDITIONAL CHARGE OF .50 CENTS PER MILE FOR MORE THAN THREE TRIPS

It is further ordered by Commissioners' Court that all citations, precepts, writs or other process of service should be mailed or delivered to:

KENT COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
227 S. MAIN ST.
P. O. BOX 7
JAYTON, TEXAS 79528

Checks or money orders should be made payable to the County of Kent only. Papers mailed or delivered to any other address or official will be returned unserved.


ESTRAYS

The Kent County Sheriff's Office is responsible for enforcing all applicable laws and with particular emphasis on the Livestock Laws of the State of Texas and the Texas Agriculture Code. The Texas Agriculture Code deems "Estray" as stray livestock, stray exotic livestock, or stray exotic fowl. Loose livestock or estrays are a major concern in Kent County. The estray problem creates a danger of property damage and even death on our roadways. The Texas Legislature has assigned the duties to the Sheriff of each county to deal with the problem.

The Kent County Sheriff's Office is responsible for transporting, selling and filing notice of livestock. The general procedure once livestock is impounded by the Sheriff's Office is for the Sheriff or deputy to make a diligent search for the identity of the owner of the Estray. This includes a search of the recorded brands filed with the Kent County Clerk's Office. If the search does not reveal the owner, a Notice of Estray is filed with the County Clerk's Office and a Notice of Impoundment is printed in the Texas Spur newspaper. If the Estray is not redeemed by the owner then the Sheriff will sell the Estray at public auction.

RUNNING AT LARGE ON HIGHWAY PROHIBITED: A person who owns or has responsibility for the control of a horse, mule, donkey, cow, bull, steer, hog, sheep, or goat may not knowingly permit the animal to traverse or roam at large, unattended, on the right-of-way of a highway. It is also important to know that anyone who discovers livestock on his or her property without their permission shall report the presence of the estray to the Sheriff as soon as possible. It is then the responsibility of the Sheriff's Office to identify the owner. If it is determined that the estray is dangerous to the public then the estray may be immediately impounded. You can learn more about the Estray laws by visiting the Texas Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association website. You may also visit their website dedicated to the Estray process here.