The District Clerk receives for filing and processing all documents in a court case. The Clerk maintains the official court records, as well as:

  • filing of original petitions involving civil suits and family law matters and designating case numbers and courts.
  • file mark pleadings with date and time of receipt.
  • issue papers during the life of a case and for many years after a case is final. For example: subpoenas, notices, citations, writs, temporary restraining orders, executions, abstract of judgment, orders of sale, protective orders, etc.
  • prepares transcripts or proceedings for appeals and writs of Habeas Corpus.
  • responsible for the processing of Juvenile Cases (about 550 Juvenile Cases are filed and disposed every year).
  • files all Dependent and Neglected cases initiated by Child Protective Services which are confidential and require special attention.