County Clerk

Denton County Civil Departments


The Sheriff and Constable fees will changing January 1,2014. ****

EFFECTIVE 9/1/2013, Pursuant to HB2302 and HB410 Civil and Probate Filing fees will increase $25.00.***

***Mandatory e-filing and paperless system beginning January 1, 2014. Please see Supreme Court Mandate for details.***

  • Pursuant to HB2302 and HB410 Civil and Probate Filing fees will increase $25.00.
  • UPDATED REGISTRY INFORMATION - Before any Registry Funds can be released, a Registry Information Sheet must be filled out with the person's or entity's information (those receiving the funds) once the Order to release the funds is signed by the Judge. The information must include social security numbers and/or tax ID numbers. The only time we need the Registry information sheet when money is being deposited is when it is being deposited on behalf of a minor.  

(940) 349-2016
(940) 349-5215 (Fax)

E-Filing information

Bulk Data

 Civil/Family Case Information Sheet  Show Cause Request
 Civil/Family Case Information Sheet-Spanish  Subpoena Request
 Civil Fees  Request for Writ
 Affidavit of Inability Address Change
 Registry Information
 Civil Request for Citation
Copy Request
 Credit Card
 Business Check
No Personal Checks

Second Court of Appeals-Attorney Portal

The office hours of the Denton County Civil Department are:

Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Notice - All documents will be file-marked the day they are submitted, however the fees will not be posted until the next business day.

Civil Helpful Tips:

  • The file clerks/cashiers are located on the 2nd floor. The civil courtroom has moved to the 4th floor.
  • All requests for issuance must be in writing. There are helpful forms attached here for your use.
  • There must be an Order Approving Bond when a Surety Bond is filed.
  • Registry Money: Please make sure that the “interest” is addressed in your Order Releasing Funds from the Registry of the Court.
  • Please send a self- addressed stamped envelope with any copies you would like returned to your office.
  • Clerks cannot read and interpret entire documents to determine whether they are copies or a separate filing.
  • If your documents are stapled together they will be treated as one document. Each document intended to be filed for record must be stapled separately.
  • See County Court at Law 2 web site for Local Rules .
  • All questions regarding hearings must be directed to the Civil Coordinator Cassy Miller, (940) 349-2120