District Clerk Duties

Civil Department
The District Clerk receives for filing and processing all documents in a court case. The Clerk maintains the official court records and must:

  • Mark the exact 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, abstracts of judgement, 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 700 Juvenile Cases are filed annually).

Criminal Department
The District Clerk receives indictments from the Grand Jury for processing.

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