District Clerk Responsibilities

Custodian of the Record

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.

Records Management

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.

Financial Officer

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

Vital Statistics

The district clerk is also responsible for gathering and reporting data to state and local agencies such as: