NOTICE - PROVE-UPS ONLY BY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION

Per the Fifth Amended Denton County  District Courts Temporary Guidelines Regarding Health and Safety Concerns issued on May 29, 2020 all uncontested prove-ups must be submitted electronically through this office. There will be no in-person prove-up hearings until further notice.  Please see notice issued by District Court Administration – Denton County District Court Prove-Up Schedule.

For electronic filing registration, E-filing guides and other helpful information please go to https://efile.txcourts.gov/ofsweb

For more information, please go to our Electronic Filing and Service page.


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 dcrecords@dentoncounty.com.

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.


REQUEST COPIES OF DOCUMENTS

Request copies of documents Adobe Acrobat PDF 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 dcrecords@dentoncounty.com. No record requests or research regarding record requests will be performed without a completed Record Request Form.

AVOID A TRIP TO THE COURTHOUSEFILE 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.

District Clerk

The Honorable David Trantham
District Clerk

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 
1st Floor
Denton, TX 76209-4524
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 2146
Denton, TX 76202-2146

Denton County Standing Orders for Divorce/Family cases effective February 15, 2019 Adobe Acrobat PDF 

Contact

District Clerk Office
(940) 349-2200
(972) 434-8822

Civil/Family
(940) 349-2200
(972) 434-8822
(940) 349-2201 (Fax)

Criminal (felony records)
(940) 349-2210
(972) 434-8839
(940) 349-2211 (Fax)

Jury Information Services

(940) 349-2230
(972) 434-8830
(940) 349-2231 (Fax)

FAQs

Q:
How may I obtain a copy of a divorce decree or other documents from a case file?
A:

You may download the Record Request Form Adobe Acrobat PDF  or the form is available in the District Clerks office. The form must be completed in its entirety including the cause no., the name of the parties involved, the date(s) of the document(s) and the name(s) of the document (s). If you do not know this information you can do a public record search at the site of Denton County Records Inquiry; all documents which have been filed are listed on the case and updated as soon as the document is entered on the case management system.


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