County and District Clerk

County Clerk

  • Serves as clerk and custodian of records for the Commissioners Court, Constitutional County Court and Statutory County Courts.
  • Acts as a recorder and custodian of important public records, including all bonds, deeds, birth and death certificates, assumed names and livestock brands, ensuring that records are maintained in a secure, archival manner.
  • Issues marriage licenses.
  • Services as chief elections officer in most counties.

Visit the County & District Clerks’ Association of Texas’ website to learn more.

What Does Your Texas County Clerk Do?

District Clerk

  • Serves as clerk and custodian of all records for the District Courts.
  • Indexes and secures all court records, collects filing fees, and handles funds held in litigation and money awarded to minors.
  • Coordinates the jury panel selection process.
  • May process passport applications.
  • Manages court registry funds.

In Texas, counties with a population of fewer than 8,000 (unless there has been a special election), the County Clerk also serves as the District Clerk and assumes all constitutional and statutory duties of both positions.

Local Public Servants

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