The Rockwall District Clerk's Office will be transitioning to a new case management software beginning on June 2, 2016. On June 2, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. through June 3, 2016 our office will have limited functionality. Please note that while our office will remain open to the public, we will be limited on the services that can be accommodated. If you have any questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact our office.
In December, 2012, the Texas Supreme Court requires that efiling be used for civil matters. The implementation date mandated for Rockwall County is on July 1, 2015. Please be advised that as of July 1, 2015, attorneys will no longer be able to file paper documents at the clerk's counter.
The District Clerk is called on to assure that the affairs of the District Court and County Court at Law are maintained objectively with the full confidence of judicial authorities.
The District Clerk shall:
Record the acts and proceedings of the District Court
Enter all judgments of the court under the direction of the Judge
Record all executions issued and the returns issued on the executions
Administer trust accounts for minors ordered by the courts
Keep an index of the parties to all suits filed, and make reference to any judgment made in the case
Keep an account of all funds collected by the office, by way of fines and fees, and the amount due jurors in District Court for service
The Texas Government Code states the duties and powers of the clerk of the District Court: “The clerk of the District Court has custody of and shall carefully maintain and arrange the records relating to or lawfully deposited in the clerk office.”