Criminal

Notice - 

District Clerk Designated as Clerk to Magistrate Court Effective January 1, 2020 Effective January 1, 2020, per standing order, 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.

Online Payments

  • Fines paid after business hours will not be applied until the next business day.
  • Open capias pro fine warrants will not be recalled until all fines are paid. Fines paid after business hours will not prompt a recall of the warrant until the next business day.
  • Juvenile payments made using a debit or credit card must be made in person and cannot be made online.
  • $1 minimum or 3% processing fee per transaction will be added to your total balance due when paying online. (Example: If 5 payments are made, $5 or 3% added to total balance)

Pay fine and courts costs for Criminal Misdemeanor Cases online. Once you find and view the details of your case, a "Make Payment" button will be available in the right top corner of the screen.

Law Enforcement & Government Agencies Only

Please fax or email request for copies or background search to 940-349-2015 or CountyClerkCriminalRequest@dentoncounty.com on your agency’s official letterhead.

Helpful Tips

  • All criminal files pertaining to the County Criminal Courts filed prior to 1993 have now been destroyed. In criminal cases from 1993 to 1996, only judgments are available. This is in compliance with the Texas State Library and Archive Commission retention schedule.
  • You may come to our office in person for any copy request and background search information if you choose not to submit the required forms by fax or mail.
  • Forms of payment accepted are cash, money order, cashier’s checks, credit/debit cards, and business checks. We accept Discover, Master Card, and Visa. However, there is a 4% fee for credit card transactions and a $2.50 fee for debit card or check transactions.
  • Contact our office for additional information at 940-349-2014.

No Personal Checks