Collection Improvement Program
Amended Rules Effective January 1, 2017
On August 19, 2016, the Texas Judicial Council approved amendments to the rules that govern the implementation and operation of programs operated by counties and municipalities to improve the collection of court costs, fees, and fines (Title 1, Chapter 175, Texas Administrative Code). The primary goal of the amendments is to provide procedures that will help defendants comply with court ordered costs, fines and fees without imposing undue hardship on defendants and their dependents.
Resources to Assist Local Collection Programs in Implementing the Amended Rules
- Sample Standard Payment Plan Acknowledgment Form
- Sample Language for Defendant Notification for Past-Due Payments
- Regional Collection Improvement Training Slides
- Collection Improvement Program Update, Texas Municipal Courts Education Center Webinar, December 1, 2016