Effective at 4:00 P.M. March 18, 2020, the Denton County District Clerk’s Office will temporarily suspend all walk-in services. This includes all walk-in services provided by civil, family, criminal and jury departments.
This decision was not made lightly and is in the best interest of both the public we serve and the District Clerk’s Office employees.
We will maintain our normal business hours. Our hard working staff will continue working all mailed or electronically filed case documents, issuance requests for District Court cases, orders issued by the District Courts, and all mailed or emailed records requests.
General case information is available to the public at all times online at: http://justice1.dentoncounty.com
Read the full press release for more information.
NOTICE - CERTIFIED COPY POLICY CHANGE
Effective immediately, this office will no longer certify a copy of any document that did not originate from this office.
If you would like a certified copy of any record held on file by this office, you will need to complete a Record Request Form.
Record Request Forms can be submitted to this office by mail to P.O. Box 2146, Denton, Texas 76202, by fax to (940) 349-5754 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
No record requests or research regarding record requests will be performed without a completed Record Request Form.
Certified Copies are $1.00 per page. Payment can be made by cash, money order, or credit card (American Express, MasterCard, Visa and Discover).Credit card payments are subject to a 2.75% transaction fee of the total amount charged ($1.00 minimum transaction). Personal checks are not accepted.
Documents sealed by order or statute will not be provided unless permitted by law.
AVOID A TRIP TO THE COURTHOUSE – FILE ONLINE!!
The Denton County District Clerk’s Office has been a proud supporter of electronic filing since 2012. E-filing is a fast, efficient and convenient way to file any lawsuit or any document. E-filing is available to all self-represented parties (commonly known as pro se), attorneys, mediators, court liaisons and more. E-filing guides and other helpful information are also available at https://efile.txcourts.gov/ofsweb
For more information, please go to our Electronic Filing and Service page.
Notice - District Clerk Designated as Clerk to Magistrate Court Effective January 1, 2020
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.
The Honorable David Trantham
The District Clerk is elected for a four-year term and supports the district courts. The Clerk is registrar, recorder and custodian of all court pleadings, instruments and papers that are part of any cause of action in any civil or criminal district court.
Denton County Courts Building
1450 East McKinney Street
Denton, TX 76209-4524
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
P.O. Box 2146
Denton, TX 76202-2146
Request copies of documents from a case on file with this office. Record Request Forms can be submitted to this office in-person at 1450 E. McKinney Street, Denton, Texas, by mail to P.O. Box 2146, Denton, Texas 76202, by fax to (940) 349-5754 or by email at email@example.com. No record requests or research regarding record requests will be performed without a completed Record Request Form.
District Clerk Office
(940) 349-2201 (Fax)
Criminal (felony records)
(940) 349-2211 (Fax)
(940) 349-2201 (Fax)
Jury Information Services
(940) 349-2231 (Fax)