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Honorable Annie Rebecca Elliott, Fort Bend County District Clerk

District Clerk Staff




The Fort Bend County District Clerk's Office will be closed to Passport

Applicants on Monday, March 19th to transition to our new office. Our

office will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, March 20th.


In an effort to provide additional assistance to our passport applicants, our

office will begin providing appointments on February 5th, 2018

Monday – Friday from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. Please call 281-633-7630 to

make an appointment. Note: Appointments will exclude holidays and

emergency office closures. 

Your Public Servant,

Annie Rebecca Elliott
Fort Bend County District Clerk


Attention: Move - New Office Welcome Notice


We are moving! Beginning the week of March 19, 2018, the Fort Bend County

District Clerk’s Office will be located on the third (3rd) floor of the new expansion

building at the Fort Bend County Justice Center, 1422 Eugene Heimann Circle,

Room 31004. Richmond, Texas 77469. Please Note: The District Clerk’s

Main Lobby is in Room 31004 and the District Clerk’s Passports Acceptance

Facility is in Room 31050. Providing the highest quality of professional

customer service in a timely and respectful manner is very important to us.

During this transition, we will do our best to provide you with the efficient service

that our office strives to accomplish. We would like to welcome you to our new

office and we thank you in advance for your patience during this transition.

Your Public Servant,
Annie Rebecca Elliott
Fort Bend County District Clerk


Mission Statement
Direct business activities to provide first class service to our customers; contribute to the welfare of county government through efficient, cost-effective management; maximize customer satisfaction by meeting customer expectations; maximize employee participation in management decisions; and ensure that we are first class public servants.

About the District Clerk's Office
The District Clerk's Office is an integral part of the function of the district courts as provided by Article 5, Section 9 of the Texas Constitution. The district clerk performs the Constitutional duties as registrar, recorder, and custodian of all court pleadings, instruments, and papers that are part of any legal cause of action in any district court. Fort Bend County Consists of:

  • 8 District Courts
  • 5 Associate Judges
  • Attorney General Court
  • CPS Cluster Court
  • Sanctions Court

The clerk's office is the nerve center of the district courts, the link between the courts and the people, as well as the heart of a large network that provides vital information to other agencies and offices.

One important duty of the clerk is the managing and summoning of jurors for all of the District, County, and Justice Courts, as well as the Grand Jury. Persons are summoned for petit jury service from a computerized tape that consists of the names of registered voters and persons having a Texas Driver License or identification card. Names are randomly selected from the tape and the list is reconstituted every two years.

Case filed and disposed with the District Clerk's Office from January 1, 2015 to January 1, 2017 are as follows:

Filed Disposed
Civil 13,127 13,751
Family 15,343 15,397
Criminal   6,789   6,982

The District Clerk is a fee officer. The majority of civil legal filings require a fee or the filing of an Affidavit of Inability to Pay. From January 1, 2015 to January 1, 2017 , this office collected over $5,485,613.51 in fees. Court costs are collected for other county departments such as the cost for service of process by the sheriff or constables. This office also collects fines levied by the courts in criminal cases.

Fees Collected 2015-2017

Some of the other ministerial duties that the district clerk performs are:

  • Filing and assigning causes of action in civil, criminal, and family matters, including divorces, name changes, serious personal injury, child support and custody, delinquent taxes, product liability, contracts, real estate, felony indictments, revocations, bond forfeitures, and expunctions;
  • Issuing writs, citations, abstracts of judgment, executions, warrants, restraining orders, temporary orders, show cause orders, and subpoenas;
  • Preparing civil and criminal appeals;
  • Maintaining exhibits;
  • Attending trials;
  • Providing clerical support in courtrooms;
  • Indexing records;
  • Performing background searches;
  • Maintaining permanent court records; and
  • Depositing and maintaining funds paid into the Registry of the Court

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