John D. Kinard, District Clerk
**Our office will be closed January 20, 2020.**
The District Clerk is designated as the custodian of all records relating to or lawfully deposited in the clerk's office. These records include all court pleadings and papers that are part of any cause of action, civil or criminal, in the courts served by the District Clerk. In addition, the clerk is required to index and secure all court records, collect filing fees, and handle funds awarded to minors.
News and Announcements:
** For Felony Criminal Cases filed between 2003 and 2012, you may obtain access to the documents by contacting the District Clerk's office.**
NEW JURY NOTIFICATIONS and SUMMONS
District Clerk John D. Kinard wants the citizens of Galveston County to be aware that the jury notifications and summons they will receive in the mail will look different than those they have received in the past. We are proud to announce our new jury system. This system will utilize the latest technology to improve communication with jurors. It will be an interactive system, using the internet, text messages, emails, and an automated phone line, which will allow jurors to easily respond to the summons and conveniently receive information about their service. If you have any questions or concerns please call the jury clerk at (409) 766-2319.
If you have received a notification, summons or would like to check your juror status, please click on the image link below.
The Galveston County District Clerk now provides you the convenience of using a major credit card over the counter as a form of payment. To make a payment online, please click on the image above.
Visa - MasterCard - Discover are accepted.
Credit Cards cannot be accepted for Child Support or Bond Payments.