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Acknowledgment of Paternity

 

Acknowledgment of Paternity (AOP) processing daily at our Main Office (William B. Travis Building) from 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM. 

 

 

FORT BEND COUNTY CLERK

MISDEMEANOR FREE STANDING BOND PROCESS NOTICE EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 2, 2017

 

The County Clerk's office has developed an improved process for Unfiled Misdemeanor Case Bonds. As of October 2, 2017, each bond will be given an individual Misdemeanor case number. Instructions on searching for Unfiled Misdemeanor Case Bonds will be available through the County Clerk's web site under Search Databases. Misdemeanor bonds will remain available online via the Court Record Search site for 6 months from the date of receipt. The County Clerk will accept filings prior to new case initiation by the District Attorney.

 

Your Public Servant,

 

Laura Richard

County Clerk of Fort Bend County

 

 

NOTICE: NEW FEE EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2017
Pursuant to Senate Bill 42, Chapter 51 of the Government Code is amended adding Subchapter N which states in addition to other fees authorized or required by law, the clerk of a district court, county court, statutory county court, statutory probate court, or justice court shall collect a $5 fee on the filing of any civil action or proceeding requiring a filing fee, including an appeal, and on the filing of any counterclaim, cross-action, intervention, interpleader, or third party action requiring a filing fee. New fee will be collected for Judicial and Court Personnel Training. Effective date is September 1, 2017.

Your Public Servant,

Laura Richard
County Clerk of Fort Bend County

 

 

To All Attorneys: February 6, 2017

 

Please take note the County Clerk Office has modified the rule requirements regarding email addresses on specific documents submitted to our office for filing.

EMAIL ADDRESSES ARE REQUIRED ON THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS:

  1. Applications – initial only, to open the case
  2. Petitions – initial only, to open the case
  3. Contest/Cross-Action/Count-Claims/Third Party
  4. Motions – all
  5. Answers/Responses – all

EMAIL ADDRESSES ARE NOT REQUIRED ON THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS:

  1. Proposed Orders
  2. Exhibits
  3. Subsequent Applications (initial Application email is required)
  4. Subsequent Petitions (initial Petition email is required)
  5. Documents that are sworn to/notarized - cover letter not required.
  6. Documents filed by an attorney in court
  7. Will/Codicil
  8. Court Instructions
  9. Citation returns
  10. Birth/death certificates
  11. Any document generated by the:
    a) Constable
    b) Private Process Server
    c) Sheriff
    d) District Attorney
    e) County Attorney
    f) Court

As a reminder The Texas Supreme Court issued an order on June 14, 2016 that requires all Texas attorneys provide the State Bar of Texas with an email address for use in the statewide e-filing system and other communications. Please see Supreme Court Order - Misc. Docket No. 16-9095 [PDF] for further information.

Your Public Servant,
Laura Richard

 

FORT BEND COUNTY CLERK
CRIMINAL E-FILING MANDATORY NOTICE

 

Pursuant to the Supreme Court Order - Misc. Docket No. 15-9205 [PDF], an order adopting statewide rules governing electronic filing in criminal cases has been adopted by the Fort Bend County Court at Law Courts, effective January 26, 2017.

 

Criminal electronic filing with the County Clerk's office is now mandatory as of July 1, 2017. If you need assistance with e-filing, please see the FAQ link below or contact the County Clerk's office.

Your Public Servant,

Laura Richard

 

Welcome

Thank you for visiting the Fort Bend County Clerk's web site. I trust the information listed to the left will assist in your data search. We have also listed below links to Frequently Requested Information.

Please bookmark the page and visit again.

Sincerely,
Honorable Laura Richard

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