Civil / Family
Our office requests that all financial transactions are to be finalized by 4:30 P.M.
In December, 2012, the Texas Supreme Court requires that efiling be used by attorneys for civil matters. The implementation date mandated for Rockwall County was 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.
Rockwall County’s District Clerk’s Office treats all members of the public with courtesy, respect, and dignity. The service that a customer receives in our office is a direct reflection upon the District Clerk, and Rockwall County. In regards to this effort to provide the highest quality of customer service, please do not ask clerks for legal advice. Unauthorized Practice of Law - Government Code, Sec. 81.101 states clerks cannot give advice or the rendering of any service requiring the use of legal skill or knowledge, such as preparing any instrument.
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Notice of Self-Help Procedures
Below is a link to the Office of Court Administration’s self-help website. It will include several sources of information for those who do not have legal representation.
District Clerk’s Filing Fees
Case information forms:
A link to the electronic application and printable application form for a petition for an order of nondisclosure available on the Office of Court Administration’s website is below:
Click on this link to take you to the Court of Criminal Appeals for a printable application for a Writ of Habeas Corpus. After clicking on the link, click on Rules & Forms then click on Forms from the drop down selection. Scroll down to the Appellate section and click on Court of Criminal Appeals. The application is in PDF or Word format.
Acceptable payment methods in the District Clerk’s Office in regards to civil or family filings:
Personal check or money order made payable to ’Rockwall County District Clerk.’
Credit Card - Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express *
* A convenience fee of 2.35% ($1 minimum) will be charged by the credit card merchant if using one of the above cards.