Indigent Requests & Alternative Options

The Indigency Program applies to individuals who are living at or below 125% of the federal poverty level, defined annually by the United States Department of Health and Human Services.


Complete the financial affidavit (PDF) in full and accurately. You must include a written request for an indigent hearing which must include your name, address, and phone number for contact. Complete the Indigent Hearing Request Form (PDF) and submit it to the court for a hearing to be scheduled.

Submitting false information to the Court constitutes the crime of tampering with a governmental record, punishable by incarceration and/or imposition of a fine (Section 37.10 P.C.)

Supporting Documentation Required

Supporting documentation is based on the financial affidavit you completed and must be brought with you to your scheduled hearing. Bring copies to provide the Court (copies will remain in your case file).

There are no exceptions. Failure to bring all documentation to your hearing shall result in your hearing being denied. You are expected to be prepared. Examples of supporting documentation include a federal income tax return, statement of wages (pay stubs), and all financial assistance (food stamps, WIC, medicaid).


A notice will be sent to the address that you provided in the written request that will included the date, time, and location of the hearing. It is your responsibility to maintain accurate contact and financial status information with the Court.


If you are not indigent (individuals who are living at or below 125% of the federal poverty level) you are expected to make full payment.

2017 Poverty Guidelines for the 48 Contiguous States & the District of Columbia

Persons in Family/HouseholdPoverty Guideline (Annual Income)

For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $4,180 for each additional person. Information taken from