MANDATORY ELECTRONIC FILING
Civil Cases - January 1, 2014
Criminal Cases - July 1, 2017
The Supreme Court of Texas ordered mandatory electronic filing in all civil cases statewide in counties with populations of 500,000 or more beginning January 1, 2014.
The Court of Criminal Appeals ordered mandatory electronic filing in all criminal cases statewide in counties with populations of 500,000 or more beginning July 1, 2017.
Welcome to the Office of the Bexar County District Clerk
When Texas became a state in 1845, the new Texas Constitution made all County Offices elective positions. The Office of the District Clerk is elected for a four-year term and is primarily the Clerk of Court for all District Courts that hear Civil, Criminal, Juvenile, and Family Court cases. Deputy District Clerks are assigned to each court to act as court clerks, and there are additional deputies supporting court operations and administration. The District Clerk is the administrator of all district court files, records, effects, and conservator of the court registry.
Serving the 19th largest County in the entire United States and the 4th largest County in Texas, the Office of the Bexar County District Clerk currently administers 27 District Courts, 10 auxillary courts, and 1 Magistrate court. These courts are comprised of 14 Civil (4 auxillary), 10 Criminal (3 auxillary), and 3 Juvenile (3 auxillary). To meet these complex requirements, the staff of the District Clerk have made implementing cost-saving technologies one of their highest priorities. Please use this website to find the many online sites for information, services, and searches pertaining to district court matters as well as links to some of these technologies such as the soon to be initiated eFile.TXCourts.gov e-filing system. Let us know if you have any ideas as to how we might improve our website so that we may better serves your needs.
In addition to serving the district courts, deputy district clerks manage the paperwork at the Central Magistrate's office where all those arrested by local law enforcement officers are taken to be advised of the charges being brought against them and either processed out on bond or sent to jail. The Magistrate Search on our website gives information about those being held there.