Announcements and Notices

NOTICE - REMINDER OF 01-01-2024 CLOSURE AND NEW FILING FEES

Denton County will be closed on January 1, 2024, in observance of the New Year’s Holiday. Any subsequent actions that include or require a filing fee that are submitted/filed to this office on December 30, 2023 will receive a file date of January 2, 2024 and the filing will be subject to the new subsequent action Family Filing Fees that go into effect on January 1, 2024. In accordance with Texas Rules of  Civil Procedure 21(f)(5)(A), if a document is electrically filed/ transmitted to the electronic filing service provider on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, it is deemed filed on the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday.

NOTICE - CIVIL/FAMILY AND OTHER FILING FEES TO INCREASE EFFECTIVE 1-1-2024

Per Senate Bill 1612 of the 88th State of Texas Legislative session, the filings fees associated with subsequent actions filed into family cases received a fee increase. Please see the Filing Fee Schedule effective 1-1-2024.

NOTICE - PROVE-UPS ONLY BY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION

Per the Fifth Amended Denton County  District Courts Temporary Guidelines Regarding Health and Safety Concerns issued on May 29, 2020 all uncontested prove-ups must be submitted electronically through this office. There will be no in-person prove-up hearings until further notice.  Please see notice issued by District Court Administration – Denton County District Court Prove-Up Schedule.

For electronic filing registration, E-filing guides and other helpful information please go to the E-Filing Website. For more information, please go to our Electronic Filing and Service page.

NOTICE - CERTIFIED COPY POLICY CHANGE

Effective beginning 05/01/2020, this office no longer certifies a copy of any document that did not originate from this office. If you would like a certified copy of any record held on file by this office, you will need to complete a Record Request Form. Record Request Forms can be submitted to this office by mail to P.O. Box 2146, Denton, Texas 76202, by fax to (940) 349-5754 or by email at dcrecords@dentoncounty.gov.

No record requests or research regarding record requests will be performed without a completed Record Request Form.

Certified Copies are $1.00 per page plus $5.00 certification fee. Payment can be made by cash, money order, or credit card (American Express, MasterCard, Visa and Discover). Credit card payments are subject to a 2.75% transaction fee of the total amount charged ($1.00 minimum transaction). Personal checks are not accepted.

Documents sealed by order or statute will not be provided unless permitted by law.

REQUEST COPIES OF DOCUMENTS

Request copies of documents Adobe Acrobat PDF from a case on file with this office. Record Request Forms (PDF) can be submitted to this office in-person at 1450 E. McKinney Street, Denton, Texas, by mail to P.O. Box 2146, Denton, Texas 76202, by fax to (940) 349-5754 or by email at dcrecords@dentoncounty.gov. No record requests or research regarding record requests will be performed without a completed Record Request Form.

NOTICE - DISTRICT CLERK DESIGNATED AS CLERK TO MAGISTRATE COURT

Effective January 1, 2020, per standing order (PDF), the District Clerks office has been designated as the assigned clerk to the Magistrate Court for Denton County. Documents on an unfiled charge must be filed and will be maintained through the Denton County District Clerk. Documents filed prior to January 1, 2020, will remain in the district or county clerk’s offices they were originally filed in.