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Honorable Annie Rebecca Elliott, Fort Bend County District Clerk

District Clerk Staff

 Notice: Office Closure

Thursday, October 26th from 11:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M. for the District Clerk's 11th Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon Closure.

 

Effective Immediately:

Notice of Electronic Judge’s Docket Entries

 

In an effort to better serve the public our case management system is now

displaying electronic docket entries made by some District Judges.

 

Online Example:

                           

                              REGISTER OF ACTIONS 

                             CASE NO. 17-DCV-123456 

                09/22/2017 Judge Docket Entry 
                                   Agreed Order signed on submission

During this technological progress you may see both computer generated

docket entries and the traditional Docket Sheet image containing the

written minutes.

 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our

office at 281-633-7630.

 

Your Public Servant,

Annie Rebecca Elliott
Fort Bend County District Clerk

 

Notice to Attorney's / Pro Se Litigants

With the creation of the 458th District Court and in compliance with an Order

from the Administrative Judge for the District Courts dated August 18, 2017;

effective September 18, 2017 twenty percent (20%) of all pending civil and

criminal cases on the dockets of the 240th, 268th, 400th, and 434th Judicial

District Courts will be transferred to the 458th Judicial District Court.

 

Notice 08-18-2017 [PDF]

 

Please be aware that you will need to confirm the court with jurisdiction of

your case(s) using the District Clerk’s online case

search http://tylerpaw.co.fort-bend.tx.us/default.aspx.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our

office at 281-633-7630

Your Public Servant,


Annie Rebecca Elliott

Fort Bend County District Clerk

 

 

Attention: NOTICE OF NEW FEE

Effective September 1, 2017, a $5.00 fee shall be collected on the filing of any
civil action or proceeding requiring a filing fee, including an appeal, and on the

filing of any Counterclaim, Cross-Action, Intervention, Interpleader, or Third Party

Action requiring a filing fee, pursuant to Senate Bill No. 42;

 Chapter 51, Government Code is amended by adding Subchapter

 N – Additional Filing Fee for Judicial and Court Personnel Training.

Your Public Servant,

Annie Rebecca Elliott

Fort Bend County District Clerk 

 

Mission Statement
Direct business activities to provide first class service to our customers; contribute to the welfare of county government through efficient, cost-effective management; maximize customer satisfaction by meeting customer expectations; maximize employee participation in management decisions; and ensure that we are first class public servants.

About the District Clerk's Office
The District Clerk's Office is an integral part of the function of the district courts as provided by Article 5, Section 9 of the Texas Constitution. The district clerk performs the Constitutional duties as registrar, recorder, and custodian of all court pleadings, instruments, and papers that are part of any legal cause of action in any district court. Fort Bend County Consists of:

  • 8 District Courts
  • 5 Associate Judges
  • Attorney General Court
  • CPS Cluster Court
  • Sanctions Court

The clerk's office is the nerve center of the district courts, the link between the courts and the people, as well as the heart of a large network that provides vital information to other agencies and offices.

One important duty of the clerk is the managing and summoning of jurors for all of the District, County, and Justice Courts, as well as the Grand Jury. Persons are summoned for petit jury service from a computerized tape that consists of the names of registered voters and persons having a Texas Driver License or identification card. Names are randomly selected from the tape and the list is reconstituted every two years.

Case filed and disposed with the District Clerk's Office from January 1, 2015 to January 1, 2017 are as follows:

Filed Disposed
Civil 13,127 13,751
Family 15,343 15,397
Criminal   6,789   6,982

The District Clerk is a fee officer. The majority of civil legal filings require a fee or the filing of an Affidavit of Inability to Pay. From January 1, 2015 to January 1, 2017 , this office collected over $5,485,613.51 in fees. Court costs are collected for other county departments such as the cost for service of process by the sheriff or constables. This office also collects fines levied by the courts in criminal cases.

Fees Collected 2015-2017

Some of the other ministerial duties that the district clerk performs are:

  • Filing and assigning causes of action in civil, criminal, and family matters, including divorces, name changes, serious personal injury, child support and custody, delinquent taxes, product liability, contracts, real estate, felony indictments, revocations, bond forfeitures, and expunctions;
  • Issuing writs, citations, abstracts of judgment, executions, warrants, restraining orders, temporary orders, show cause orders, and subpoenas;
  • Preparing civil and criminal appeals;
  • Maintaining exhibits;
  • Attending trials;
  • Providing clerical support in courtrooms;
  • Indexing records;
  • Performing background searches;
  • Maintaining permanent court records; and
  • Depositing and maintaining funds paid into the Registry of the Court

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Last updated: 10/17/2017 3:11:48 PM