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District Clerk

  • AG Family

    • Where do I file my pleadings?

      If you pro se, please mail or come in person to Brazoria County District Clerk, 111 E. Locust, Ste. 500, Angleton, TX 77515.
    • Can you give me my case number?

      This information can be obtained by calling 979-864-1128. There is a search $5.00.
    • What are the methods of payment accepted? Can I pay by check?

      In Person, Cash, Credit Card (with proper ID), Money Order or Cashier's Check, Via Internet, Credit Card www.CertifiedPayments.net Bureau Code 4375276, By Mail, Cashier's Check and Money Order, By Phone, Credit Card 1-866-549-1010 Bureau Code 4375276, By Western Union, Pay to: Brazoria County District Clerk, Code City: Brazoria, State: Texas. WE DO NOT ACCEPT PERSONAL/BUSINESS/ or ATTORNEY CHECKS
    • How much are the Filing Fees?

      Filing fees vary depending on the type of action. Please refer to the Fee List for Civil and Family.
    • What are your hours of operation?

      The Brazoria County Courthouse is open on M-F from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • What is your address?

      Physical and mailing address is 111 E. Locust St., Ste. 500, Angleton, TX 77515.
    • Is there a number I can call to get case information?

      We do not give out information over the phone. You can get information by checking the Judicial Record Search on our website at http://publicbrazoria-county.com/PublicAccess/default.aspx.
    • How can I e-File?

      Please visit the Texas Online Web site at TexasOnline.com.
    • How can I obtain a copy of my divorce decree?

      You may obtain a copy in person or by mail. To obtain a copy in person, please visit 111 E. Locust, Ste. 500, Angleton. You will receive your copy the same day. To obtain a copy by mail, please mail your request to Brazoria County District Clerk, 111 E. Locust, Ste. 500, Angleton, TX 77515. The cost is $1 per page plus an additional $1.00 if you want the copy certified. The request will need to contain the case number and what you would like a copy of. Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope. General processing time is between two to three days via mail.
    • How much does it cost to file a case in the Brazoria County District Clerk's Office?

      Family Filing Fees vary depending on the type of action. Please refer to the fee schedule. The total fee is the sum of the applicable filing fee, the process/issuance fee (if applicable), and the service fee (if applicable).
    • When filing attorney vacation schedules, what months are considered summer designations and non-summer designations?

      June, July and August are summer designations. All other months (September - May) are non-summer designations. Any days at the beginning of June that fall in the last week of May are also non-summer days. This last week of May is counted fully as a week in May.
  • Appeals

    • Where do I file my pleadings?

      If you pro se, please mail or come in person to Brazoria County District Clerk, 111 E. Locust, Ste. 500, Angleton, TX 77515.
    • Can you give me my case number?

      This information can be obtained by calling 979-864-1128. There is a search $5.00.
    • What are the methods of payment accepted? Can I pay by check?

      In Person, Cash, Credit Card (with proper ID), Money Order or Cashier's Check, Via Internet, Credit Card www.CertifiedPayments.net Bureau Code 4375276, By Mail, Cashier's Check and Money Order, By Phone, Credit Card 1-866-549-1010 Bureau Code 4375276, By Western Union, Pay to: Brazoria County District Clerk, Code City: Brazoria, State: Texas. WE DO NOT ACCEPT PERSONAL/BUSINESS/ or ATTORNEY CHECKS
    • How much are the Filing Fees?

      Filing fees vary depending on the type of action. Please refer to the Fee List for Civil and Family.
    • What are your hours of operation?

      The Brazoria County Courthouse is open on M-F from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • What is your address?

      Physical and mailing address is 111 E. Locust St., Ste. 500, Angleton, TX 77515.
    • Is there a number I can call to get case information?

      We do not give out information over the phone. You can get information by checking the Judicial Record Search on our website at http://publicbrazoria-county.com/PublicAccess/default.aspx.
    • When filing attorney vacation schedules, what months are considered summer designations and non-summer designations?

      June, July and August are summer designations. All other months (September - May) are non-summer designations. Any days at the beginning of June that fall in the last week of May are also non-summer days. This last week of May is counted fully as a week in May.
  • Civil

    • Where do I file my pleadings?

      If you pro se, please mail or come in person to Brazoria County District Clerk, 111 E. Locust, Ste. 500, Angleton, TX 77515.
    • Can you give me my case number?

      This information can be obtained by calling 979-864-1128. There is a search $5.00.
    • What are the methods of payment accepted? Can I pay by check?

      In Person, Cash, Credit Card (with proper ID), Money Order or Cashier's Check, Via Internet, Credit Card www.CertifiedPayments.net Bureau Code 4375276, By Mail, Cashier's Check and Money Order, By Phone, Credit Card 1-866-549-1010 Bureau Code 4375276, By Western Union, Pay to: Brazoria County District Clerk, Code City: Brazoria, State: Texas. WE DO NOT ACCEPT PERSONAL/BUSINESS/ or ATTORNEY CHECKS
    • How much are the Filing Fees?

      Filing fees vary depending on the type of action. Please refer to the Fee List for Civil and Family.
    • What are your hours of operation?

      The Brazoria County Courthouse is open on M-F from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • What is your address?

      Physical and mailing address is 111 E. Locust St., Ste. 500, Angleton, TX 77515.
    • Is there a number I can call to get case information?

      We do not give out information over the phone. You can get information by checking the Judicial Record Search on our website at http://publicbrazoria-county.com/PublicAccess/default.aspx.
    • How can I e-File?

      Please visit the Texas Online Web site at TexasOnline.com.
    • When filing attorney vacation schedules, what months are considered summer designations and non-summer designations?

      June, July and August are summer designations. All other months (September - May) are non-summer designations. Any days at the beginning of June that fall in the last week of May are also non-summer days. This last week of May is counted fully as a week in May.
    • Where do I pay court costs on a Tax Suit?

      Court costs can be paid at the Brazoria County District Clerk's Office, Bookkeeping Department, 111 E. Locust St., Ste. 500, Angleton, TX 77515.
  • Criminal

    • Where do I file my pleadings?

      If you pro se, please mail or come in person to Brazoria County District Clerk, 111 E. Locust, Ste. 500, Angleton, TX 77515.
    • Can you give me my case number?

      This information can be obtained by calling 979-864-1128. There is a search $5.00.
    • What are your hours of operation?

      The Brazoria County Courthouse is open on M-F from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • What is your address?

      Physical and mailing address is 111 E. Locust St., Ste. 500, Angleton, TX 77515.
    • Is there a number I can call to get case information?

      We do not give out information over the phone. You can get information by checking the Judicial Record Search on our website at http://publicbrazoria-county.com/PublicAccess/default.aspx.
    • When filing attorney vacation schedules, what months are considered summer designations and non-summer designations?

      June, July and August are summer designations. All other months (September - May) are non-summer designations. Any days at the beginning of June that fall in the last week of May are also non-summer days. This last week of May is counted fully as a week in May.
  • Jury Duty

    • May I claim a legal exemption (be excused) from jury duty?

      Please note:
      You are not required to claim an exemption even though one might apply to you. If you would like to serve even though you are eligible for an exemption then we certainly appreciate your choosing to do so. At this time the only type of employment that may claim an exemption from jury duty is exemption No. 4 below.

      You MAY claim an exemption from jury duty if you are:

      1. You are 70 years of age or older.
      2. You have legal custody of a child under the age of 12 and serving on jury duty would necessitate leaving this child(ren) without adequate supervision. This exemption does not apply if you work outside the home during normal business hours. You may be excused if you are working part-time or unusual hours.
      3. You are a high school or college student. This exemption applies for those who are currently in actual attendance. You must be attending during hours that would conflict with your jury service. Jury service is usually 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
      4. You are an officer or employee of the Senate, the House of Representatives or any department, commission, board, office or agency of the legislative branch of government. This exemption does not apply to a person who is just a member of a board: (A) To be an officer means president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, etc.; (B) To be an employee means to be on the payroll of the Senate, House, committee, board, or any agency in the legislative branch.
      5. You have served as a petit juror in the last 48 months period prior to the date you are to appear for this summons. This exemption is for those who were one of six or twelve jurors chosen for a trial and were sworn in by the judge. This does not apply to those who served on a Municipal Court or Federal Court jury.
      6. You are a primary caretaker of an invalid who is unable to care for him/herself. To qualify for this exemption, you must be the only caretaker and you must live at the same address as that person. Invalids in nursing or residential homes have caretakers. If you work as a health care provider, you are not eligible for this exemption.
      7. Medical conditions. (Physical or mental impairment) If you have a medical condition which would make it impossible or very difficult to serve as a juror, you may request an exemption by submitting a request for mental exemption or physical exemption.  These forms are available in our Forms Library.
      8. Active Duty Military. You are a member of the United States military forces serving on active duty and deployed to a location away from your home station and out of your county of residence.
    • Am I qualified to serve as a Juror in Brazoria County?

      To be qualified to serve as a juror you must:

      1. Be at least 18 years of age.
      2. Be a citizen of the United States.  Note: If you state that you are not a U.S. citizen, you will no longer be eligible to vote if you fail to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship to your county voter registrar.
      3. Be a resident of this county in which you are to serve as a juror.  Note:  If you claim to be disqualified based on lack of residence in the county, you may no longer be eligible to vote.
      4. Be qualified under the Constitution and laws to vote in this county in which you are to serve as a juror. Note:  You do not have to be registered to vote to be qualified to vote in this county.
      5. Be of sound mind and good moral character
      6. Be able to read and write
      7. Not have served as a juror for 6 days during the preceding three months in the county court or during the preceding six months in the district court.
      8. Not have been convicted of, or be under indictment or legal accusation for, a misdemeanor theft or a felony; not be on probation for a misdemeanor theft or a felony.
    • How long does jury service last?

      The length of time a case may be in trial varies with each case.  The judge will give you an approximate time when you are assigned to a particular court.  
    • Are Jurors paid for their service?

      Jurors are paid for their service. Each juror receives ten dollars ($10) for the first day of appearance and forty dollars ($40) for the second and any subsequent days of appearance. Jurors may donate their pay to a number of organizations that have been approved by the Brazoria County Commissioners Court.

      *Payment is processed at the end of jury service, and a check is mailed to each juror within three to four weeks of their service.*

    • What do I do if I am sick on jury duty day?

      Call your District Clerk's office. (979) 864-1836
    • What are your hours of operation?

      The Brazoria County Courthouse is open on M-F from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • What is your address?

      Physical and mailing address is 111 E. Locust St., Ste. 500, Angleton, TX 77515.
    • Can I change my report date?

      YES! Except for specially called jury panels (which are very rare) Brazoria County allows every juror one postponement for any reason at all in order for everyone to have the opportunity to pick a date better suited for their individual schedule. Before choosing to reschedule your service please understand that you are limited to just ONE change so please be sure that you choose your new appearance date carefully.

    • Must my employer pay me while I’m on jury service?

      Unfortunately your employer is not currently required by Texas state law to pay you while you are serving jury duty. However the law states that an employer can not terminate your employment for attending jury service.
    • What if I am self-employed?

      Unfortunately there are no business/self-employment exemptions administered by the state legislature at this time.
    • What if I don’t have transportation?

      There are no transportation exemptions. If you have not been rescheduled before, then you may request a postponement in order to make better arrangements to appear.
    • I have received a summons for a person who is active duty military. How do I handle this?

      Please write on the front or back of the summons “Active duty military” and return to our office.
    • I have received a summons for a person who does not live at this address. What do I do with the summons?

      The summons needs to be returned indicating that the person does not live at the address.
    • I have received a summons for a person who is now deceased. What do I do to take care of this?

      Please write on the front or back of the summons “Deceased” and return to our office. We will then forward this information to the Brazoria County elections department.

    • I have received a summons for my son or daughter who is away attending college. May I take care of this for them or do I have to mail it to them?

      Yes, you may take care of this matter by indicating on the back of the summons that they are enrolled in college and just sign your name as a parent and return to Jury Services.
  • Records/Data Information

    • Can you give me my case number?

      This information can be obtained by calling 979-864-1128. There is a search $5.00.
    • What are the methods of payment accepted? Can I pay by check?

      In Person, Cash, Credit Card (with proper ID), Money Order or Cashier's Check, Via Internet, Credit Card www.CertifiedPayments.net Bureau Code 4375276, By Mail, Cashier's Check and Money Order, By Phone, Credit Card 1-866-549-1010 Bureau Code 4375276, By Western Union, Pay to: Brazoria County District Clerk, Code City: Brazoria, State: Texas. WE DO NOT ACCEPT PERSONAL/BUSINESS/ or ATTORNEY CHECKS
    • Can I request copies by mail?

      Yes. The mailing address is 111 E. Locust, Ste. 500, Angleton, TX 77515. Copies are $1.00 per page plus $1.00 for certification. We accept cashier's checks and money orders made payable to Rhonda Barchak, Brazoria County District Clerk, and accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover Card.
    • How do I get a certified copy?

      If you wish to purchase certified copies of public records in person, you may between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday in the Brazoria County District Clerk's Records Division, 111 E. Locust St., Ste. 500, Angleton, TX 77515.
    • What are your hours of operation?

      The Brazoria County Courthouse is open on M-F from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • What is your address?

      Physical and mailing address is 111 E. Locust St., Ste. 500, Angleton, TX 77515.
    • Is there a number I can call to get case information?

      We do not give out information over the phone. You can get information by checking the Judicial Record Search on our website at http://publicbrazoria-county.com/PublicAccess/default.aspx.
    • How can I obtain a copy of my divorce decree?

      You may obtain a copy in person or by mail. To obtain a copy in person, please visit 111 E. Locust, Ste. 500, Angleton. You will receive your copy the same day. To obtain a copy by mail, please mail your request to Brazoria County District Clerk, 111 E. Locust, Ste. 500, Angleton, TX 77515. The cost is $1 per page plus an additional $1.00 if you want the copy certified. The request will need to contain the case number and what you would like a copy of. Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope. General processing time is between two to three days via mail.
    • When filing attorney vacation schedules, what months are considered summer designations and non-summer designations?

      June, July and August are summer designations. All other months (September - May) are non-summer designations. Any days at the beginning of June that fall in the last week of May are also non-summer days. This last week of May is counted fully as a week in May.
    • Can I request certain pages of the document or do I have to purchase the entire file?

      You may request any or all pages of the document.
    • Do you have computer terminals that the public can use?

      Yes. The public can search for civil records. Just come to the Courthouse, located at 111 E. Locust, Ste. 500, Angleton, TX.
  • Registry/Bookkeeping

    • What are the methods of payment accepted? Can I pay by check?

      In Person, Cash, Credit Card (with proper ID), Money Order or Cashier's Check, Via Internet, Credit Card www.CertifiedPayments.net Bureau Code 4375276, By Mail, Cashier's Check and Money Order, By Phone, Credit Card 1-866-549-1010 Bureau Code 4375276, By Western Union, Pay to: Brazoria County District Clerk, Code City: Brazoria, State: Texas. WE DO NOT ACCEPT PERSONAL/BUSINESS/ or ATTORNEY CHECKS
    • How much are the Filing Fees?

      Filing fees vary depending on the type of action. Please refer to the Fee List for Civil and Family.
    • What are your hours of operation?

      The Brazoria County Courthouse is open on M-F from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • What is your address?

      Physical and mailing address is 111 E. Locust St., Ste. 500, Angleton, TX 77515.
    • Is there a number I can call to get case information?

      We do not give out information over the phone. You can get information by checking the Judicial Record Search on our website at http://publicbrazoria-county.com/PublicAccess/default.aspx.
    • How can I e-File?

      Please visit the Texas Online Web site at TexasOnline.com.
    • Where do I pay court costs on a Tax Suit?

      Court costs can be paid at the Brazoria County District Clerk's Office, Bookkeeping Department, 111 E. Locust St., Ste. 500, Angleton, TX 77515.