District Clerk

County Courts Building

Public Notice SealDenton County Mission Statement

Denton County will be recognized as the leader in local government through its excellent service to citizens and quality workforce. We will carry out our duties by respecting citizens, maintaining fiscal responsibility, demonstrating accountability, and fairly and equitably allocating resources.

Position of the District Clerk

The District Clerk is elected for a four-year term and supports the district courts. The Clerk is a registrar, recorder, and custodian of all court pleadings, instruments, and papers that are part of any cause of action in any civil or criminal district court.

AVOID A TRIP TO THE COURTHOUSE - FILE ONLINE

The Denton County District Clerk’s Office has been a proud supporter of electronic filing since 2012. E-filing is a fast, efficient, and convenient way to file any lawsuit or any document. E-filing is available to all self-represented parties (commonly known as pro se), attorneys, mediators, court liaisons, and more. View our E-filing guides and other helpful information. For more information visit our Electronic Filing and Service page.

Request for Documents

Request copies of documents 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 to Denton Records. No record requests or research regarding record requests will be performed without a completed Record Request Form.

Due to COVID-19 our office has initiated specific COVID-19 protocols in effort to protect our staff and reduce potential exposure. This office will not be fulfilling record/copy requests received at our front-counter immediately or while a requester waits. These measures have been put in place to minimize foot-traffic and prolonged time in our front lobby and as a safeguard for both the health and welfare of our staff and the public we serve.