The district clerk has a duty to keep the records of the district court safe and properly arranged. The district clerk must, among other things record the acts and proceedings of the district court, enter all judgments of the court under the direction of the judge, record all executions issued and the returns issued on the executions, administer child support payments, administer trust accounts for minors ordered by the courts keep an index of the parties to all suits filed in the court, and make reference to any judgment made in the case and keep an account of all funds collected by the office, including fines and fees, and determine the amount due to citizens who serve on a jury in district court.
The District Clerk serves as the recorder, registrar and custodian of court pleadings, instruments or other papers that are part of any District Court civil or criminal case. In addition to those duties, the District Clerk:
- prepares and records documents impaneling both Petit and Grand Juries
- staffs the courtroom during trials and hearings in order to record verdicts, judgments and other documents in the Minutes of the Court
- maintains the court docket
- collects filing fees in civil cases
- collects court costs, fines and restitution in criminal cases
- processes documents for civil and criminal cases transmitted to the Court of Appeals
- manages trust accounts for the Court
- administers child support
- processes passport applications. Note- We DO NOT take PHOTOS in the office & Effective Monday October 17th our new passport acceptance days/hours will ONLY be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8am to 5pm.
Notice of Change in Texas Law
On June 24, 2013, in Msc. Docket No 13- 9092 the Supreme Court of Texas issued an Order stating that all counties in Texas would transition into mandatory e-filing by attorneys for all civil, probate and family law cases. (http://www.txcourts.gov/jcit/efiling/efilinghome.asp)
Since Comal County already accepts e-filing we are on the fast track
for the new implementation from Tex. File. This means we have an
E-Filing Go-Live target date of October 2nd, 2013. We strongly encourage
all attorneys to begin using Tex. File e-filing for Texas on that date.
By January 1st, 2015, District Clerk, Civil and Family Departments will no longer be allowed by law to accept any paper filings from attorneys; they must be e-filed. For more information about E-Filing go to http://www.texfile.com/
Executive Office Manager