The office of the county clerk is the official keeper for real property records, misdemeanor court records, probate court records, and juvenile court records. These duties include preserving these records for future generations to access for historical purposes.
Other departments offering services under the umbrella of the county clerk are the collections department and law library.
Effective January 1, 2020, per standing order, the District Clerks office has been designated as the assigned clerk to the Magistrate Court for Denton County. Documents on an unfiled charge must be filed and will be maintained through the Denton County District Clerk. Documents filed prior to January 1, 2020 will remain in the district or county clerk's offices they were originally filed in.