Tarrant County District Clerk
Tarrant County District Clerk
Tarrant County District Clerk
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District Clerk

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Thomas A. Wilder, District Clerk

The District Clerk is elected for a four year term and manages most of the business operations for the 27 District Courts in Tarrant County that hear Civil, Family and Felony Criminal cases. The office functions with 148 employees who maintain and manage the records and money for court fees and fines collected, over 20 million dollars in approximately two thousand custodial accounts which are invested for the benefit of many minor children on orders from the courts, bail bond forfeitures and all tax lawsuits. The office also produces a substantial number of court documents including civil citations, criminal warrants, criminal judgments and sentences, and performs other ministerial duties. Currently, the office receives over 60,000 new case files every year.

The District Clerk's Office implemented remote filing for lawsuits in 1995 with the approval of the Texas Supreme Court and Board of District Judges and has successfully implemented a new e-Filing application as of January 1, 2014. In 2004 the office began offering Web Based Access to images of court case documents, many of the courts' computerized records, and other information of use to employers, attorneys, and the general public. 


Effective June 16, 2014

On June 16, 2014 eFileTexas will implement new e-filing standards

Please click on the link below to review the new standards

Technical standards

Effective June 2, 2014
Effective on June 2, 2014 the District Clerk Felony/Civil section (Expunctions,
Non-Disclosures, Seizures, Occupational Licenses) will be accepting electronic filings. The District Clerk will not accept paper filings beyond Monday, July 7th.   A Case Information Sheet promulgated by the Supreme Court should accompany each new suit and motion that reactivates a case.

On January 1, 2014, mandatory e-Filing will begin in the Tarrant County Civil and Family District Courts. Please click on the link below for additional information
e-Filing Information

Effective March 1, 2013, Texas Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 78a requires a Civil Case Information Sheet to be filed with all new suits and motions that reactivate a case. The Civil Case Information Sheet form, the Supreme Court Order, and form can be found here:

Pro Se Instructions

Effective September 1, 2013 each county or district clerk’s office with a website must provide a hyperlink to the OCA forms for Non-Disclosure. Please click on the link below to access the Non-Disclosure form

The 141st and 342nd Civil District Courts are located in the Family Law Center (200 E Weatherford St.). The 141st District Court is located on the 4th Floor of the Family Law Center and the 342nd District Court on the 5th Floor. The clerk for each court is located on the 3rd floor of the Family Law Center. All phone and email contact information will remain the same.

All new civil case filings will continue to be accepted at the District Clerk 3rd Floor offices in the Tim Curry Criminal Justice Center. Any subsequent filings (not requiring a fee) in the 141st and 342nd courts will be accepted at the Family Law Center location on the 3rd Floor. The 141st and 342nd Civil District Courts will continue to hear civil cases.

Hours of operation for all offices listed below are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. except when otherwise indicated next to the office location and for scheduled County Holidays.

For Information About Telephone
Civil Division
Justice Center
401 W. Belknap
Ft. Worth, TX 76196
(817) 884-1240
(817) 212-6953
Criminal Division
Justice Center
Ft. Worth, TX 76196
(817) 884-1342
(817) 884-1343
Family Division
Family Law Center
Ft. Worth, TX 76196

(817) 884-1265
(817) 212-6954
Juvenile Division
Scott D. Moore Juvenile Justice Center
2701 Kimbo Road,
Ft. Worth, TX 76111
(817) 838-4645
Passport Division
Justice Center
Ft. Worth, TX 76196
(817) 884-2520
Mansfield Sub-Courthouse
Mansfield, TX 76063
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
(817) 473-5113
Northwest Sub-Courthouse
Lake Worth, TX 76135
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
(817) 238-4457
Southlake Sub-Courthouse
1400 Main Street, Ste 340
Southlake, TX 76092
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
(Entended Office Hours-
Subject to change)
(817) 481-8190
Southwest Sub-Courthouse
6551 Granbury Road,
Ft. Worth, Texas 76133
Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
(817) 370-4570
Southeast Sub-Courthouse
700 East Abram Street
Arlington, TX 76010
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
(817) 548-3963
Records Division
Family Law Center
Ft. Worth, TX 76196
(817) 884-1870
Web Based Access
Justice Center
Ft. Worth, TX 76196
(817) 884-1898

District Clerk's Office
Tim Curry Criminal Justice Center
401 West Belknap, Fort Worth, Texas 76196, Telephone: (817) 884-1574

Please send questions and comments regarding the District Clerk web site to District Clerk Webmaster.

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