The County Clerk is the office of record for a few types of Civil proceedings. Most Civil Cases are filed with the Justice of the Peace and the District Clerk's office. Civil Cause Numbers that were filed in the County Clerk's office always start with CV. The following are the most common types of Civil cases filed in the County Clerk's office:
Bond forfeitures (Nisi cases)
Essential Need Driver's License (Occupational license)
Petition for an Occupational License is filed and filing fee must be paid. Petition and order need to be prepared before the hearing. It is advisable to use an attorney but you may research requirements at the Law Library. Forms or applications are not available at the County Clerk's office.
Appeals from Justice of the Peace Court
Notice of Appeal must be filed at the J.P. Court. An Appeal bond may be required at the discretion of the Justice of the Peace. The transcript will be forwarded to the County Clerk's office and the Clerk will send notices to all parties. The filing fee must be paid within 20 days or the appeal will be remanded back to the J.P. Court.
Liquor license permits
Applications are available at T.A.B.C. All requirements on the application must be met before filing at the County Clerk's Office. The Clerk will post a public notice of the hearing for a minimum of 5 days prior to the hearing before the County Judge.
|Appeal from JP Court