John D. Kinard, District Clerk
The District Clerks Office will be closed Thursday November 23rd and Friday November 24th for Thanksgiving. We will re-open for normal business hours Monday November 27th, 2017.
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:
Announcement Regarding the Availability of Electronic Service Issuance:
Starting July 1, 2017, the District Clerk will no longer assess fees for “service copies” at $.25 per page for any customer requesting a civil citation if the citation is returned to the customer via e-mail. This is more commonly referred to as “Electronic Service”. Please indicate on the service request form (available on-line), the citation delivery method of e-mail. All Citations not electronically issued are subject to all service copy fees.
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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.