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Kathy Kent

 Kathy Kent

121 North Austin Room 202
Jasper, TX 75951

Phone: 409-384-2721
Fax:409-383-7501


Chief/Criminal Deputy Clerk
Melissa Stark
409-224-7127
 
Civil Deputy Clerk
Cheryl Brown
409-224-7129
 
Child Support and Jury Deputy Clerk
Nancy Horn
409-224-7126
 
Tax and Attorney General Deputy Clerk
Kathy Fitzwater
409-224-7130
 
Civil Deputy Clerk
Rosa Norsworthy
409-224-7128
 
 

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DISTRICT CLERK FEES EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2017
JURY SERVICE INFORMATION
Jury Summons Summons (Grand and Petit)
Grand Jury Summons
INFORMATION ON PRO SE DIVORCE/STANDING ORDER
STANDING ORDER   
REQUEST FOR COPIES   
CIVIL CASE INFORMATION SHEET   
INSTRUCTION FORM FOR CIVIL CASE INFORMATION SHEET 
PASSPORT APPLICATION INFORMATION
Criminal Case Cover Sheet
Juvenile Cover Sheet
Local Rules
E-Filing
Non-Disclosure Information


Appointments and Fees Report
November 2018

We are now accepting Visa and Mastercard debit and credit card
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Welcome to the Jasper County District Clerk’s Office Online! 

Kathy Kent is the District Clerk for the 1-A Judicial District Court, Presiding Judge Delinda Gibbs-Walker, and the 1st Judicial District Court, Presiding Judge Craig Mixson.

The Texas Constitution, Article 5, Section 9 – “There shall be a clerk for the district court of each county, who shall be elected by the qualified voters for state and county officers, and who shall hold office for four years…..”

The District Clerk is elected county-wide by voters for a four-year term and has specific duties outlined in the Texas Constitution, by statutes passed through Legislative action, and rules promulgated by the Texas Supreme Court.  Duties include Clerk of the Court, Custodian of the Records, Records Management, Financial Officer, and Jury Manager.

District clerks are called on to assure that the affairs of the district courts are maintained objectively with the full confidence of judicial authorities.

The Texas Government Code states the duties and powers of the clerk of the district court:  “The clerk of the district court has custody of and shall carefully maintain and arrange the records relating to or lawfully deposited in the clerk’s office.”  The District Clerk shall:

Record the acts and proceedings of the district court;

Enter all judgments of the court under the direction of the judge;

Record all executions issued and the returns issued on the executions;

Administer child support payments;

Administer trust accounts for minors ordered by the courts;

Keep and index of the parties to all suits filed in the court, and make reference to any judgment made in the case; and

Keep an account of all funds collected by the office, by way of fines and fees, and the amount due jurors in district court for service.

The District Clerk is custodian of all civil cases including adoptions, divorce, family law, juvenile, delinquent tax suits, as well as, all felony criminal cases pursued by the District Attorney’s office.  The District Clerk collects the fines and court costs on all felony cases.

 

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