**Effective 9/1/2017, our Civil/Family filing fees will increase by $5 pursuant to Senate Bill 42 Sec.51.971**
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.
As of April 4, 2018 the Rockwall County District Clerk's Office will begin accepting e-filing in criminal matters on a permissive basis for subsequent filings. As of January 2019 it will be mandatory to e-file all subsequent filings in criminal matters.
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.”