The district clerk receives for filing and processing all documents in a court case and maintains the official court records. The office also issues all processes involved with civil, domestic, and criminal cases in the 355th Judicial District Court and family cases in the County Court at Law.
Most court records are public information. The district clerk is responsible for managing records so that they are easily retrieved for public information, preserved for permanent storage in archives, and disposed of according to law.
The district clerk is charged with the responsibility of:
Collecting and disbursing court costs, fines, and other fees that benefit more than 20 agencies at the state and local levels
Managing child support payments
Managing money invested on behalf of minor children until age 18
Managing money placed in the court registry fund that is in dispute
Preparing the operating budget for the office
The district clerk is also responsible for gathering and reporting data to state and local agencies such as: