John D. Kinard, District Clerk
** The District Clerk's office will be closed November 26, 2015 and November 27, 2015. Our office will resume normal business hours November 30, 2015.**
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:
The District Clerk and the County Clerk are hosting a free e-filing update. E-filing issues and updates will be discussed. Participants will also receive information regarding the launch of permissive criminal e-filing in Galveston County.
Who? - Attorneys, paralegals and legal assistants
Where? Jury Assembly Room Galveston County Justice Center,
600 59th Street,First Floor, Galveston, Texas
When? Thursday, November 5, 2015 1:00 p.m.
Fee Schedule Increase
*** Fee Schedule increase - Pursuant to SB 1139; Section 51.8514 (b) the statewide e-Filing Fee will increase from $20.00 - $30.00 and will apply to all case initiations fee and civil actions (except for Fraudulent Liens) & (other than actions outlined in Family Codes 110.002, 2361.202 & 231.204).
E-Filing Fee will increase from $20.00 to $30.00
SB 1139 (Section 51.851 (b) Government Code) .