Comal County District Clerk
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
Clerks and Court Personnel May:
- Provide public information contained in dockets, calendars, case files, indexes, and other reports.
- Recite common, routinely-employed court rules, court procedures, administrative practices, and local rules, and explain generally how the court and judges function.
- Refer self-represented litigants to a law library or the court’s website for statutes, court rules, or forms.
- Explain the meaning of terms and documents used in the court process.
- Answer questions concerning deadlines or due dates (without calculating due dates).
- Identify and refer self-represented litigants to court forms.
Clerks and Court Personnel May NOT:
- Recommend whether to file a certain pleading.
- Recommend wording or content for a pleading.
- Recommend specific people against whom to file pleadings.
- Recommend specific claims or arguments to assert at trial.
- Recommend what type of damages to seek or from whom to seek them.
- Recommend techniques for presenting evidence in pleadings or at trial.
- Recommend which objections to raise or which motions to file.
- Recommend whether a party should ask for a continuance.
- Recommend whether or not parties should try to settle their dispute prior to trial.
- Interpret applications of statutes.
- Perform legal research for a party by researching case law, statutes, opinions, etc.
- Predict the outcome of a case.
Notice of Change in Texas Law
On June 24, 2013, in to Msc. Docket No. 12-9208 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.
Child Support Information can be obtained Monday - Friday from 8AM to 5:00PM | (830)-221-1250
Parking for Jury Duty:
Free public parking is available at the corner of Seguin and Bridge Streets. The parking garage is for handicapped drivers and employees only. To view a map of showing the layout of the courthouse grounds and parking, click here.