Denton County Clerk Office (2023)

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1450 E McKinney St, #1110
Denton, TX 76202

Phone: 940-349-2012
Fax: 940-349-2013

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Denton County Case Records

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Denton County Court at Law Civil Forms

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Denton County Criminal Court Forms and Information

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Child Support Forms

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Civil Case Information Sheet Pro Se Instructions

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Driver Record Request Form

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Make Texas Child Support Payments

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Denton County District Court and County Court at Law Local Rules

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Denton County Law Library

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Denton County Victim Assistance

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Denton County Victim Help

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Assistance for Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking

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Child Support and Child Protection Courts

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Child Support Information

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Citation Lookup and Court Locator

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Driving Safety Course Information

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Expunction and Sealing of Criminal Records

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Foreclosure Prevention Resources

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Property Distribution Without a Will

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Child Support Services

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General Information about Trial Courts

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Denton County Hot Check Collection

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Denton County Lawyers

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Fort Worth Area Lawyer Referral

The Tarrant County Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service by phone, e-mail, or online form in Denton, Hood, Johnson, Parker, Tarrant, and Wise Counties. An initial consultation is also available for a small fee, which can be waived if the case is taken on contingency.

Public Defender Offices

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Information for Texans Who Cannot Afford a Lawyer

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Who is the county clerk on Denton County? ›

Luke, Honorable Juli

Where do I file an assumed name in Denton County? ›

Assumed Names can be filed in all six County Clerk locations. Hours of operation are 8 am to 4:30 pm , Monday through Friday.

How do I contact Denton County? ›

  1. District Attorney940-349-2600. Administration940-349-2600. ...
  2. District Clerk940-349-2200. Child Support940-349-2220. ...
  3. District / Family Courts940-349-2300. ...
  4. Economic Development940-349-3010. ...
  5. Elections Administration940-349-3200.
  6. Emergency Management940-349-4285.
  7. Human Resources (HR940-349-3080.
  8. Historical Commission940-349-2860.

How do I get a copy of my deed in Denton County? ›

Request for Documents

Request copies of documents from a case on file with this office. Record Request Forms (PDF) can be submitted to this office in-person at 1450 E McKinney Street, Denton, Texas, by mail to P.O. Box 2146, Denton, Texas 76202, by fax to 940-349-5754 or by email to Denton Records.

Can I wear jeans to jury duty Denton County? ›

Dress the Part

Jury service is serious business, and you should dress accordingly. Business attire is recommended. Shorts, tank tops and flip-flop sandals are not considered appropriate attire for court. Jeans are allowed.

Are property records public information in Texas? ›

Unless sealed by a court order or statute, property records in Texas are in the public domain and available upon request. Interested persons must visit the local county recorder or tax assessor-collector's office during business hours to request copies of property records.

Do you need an EIN for a DBA in Texas? ›

Can I get an EIN or Tax ID for my DBA? No. DBAs are not a business entity and do not have separate tax IDs. The business entity that owns the DBA would have an EIN or Tax ID if one is required for the business (in nearly all cases, one is required).

How much does it cost to file an Assumed Name certificate in Texas? ›

Obtaining an Assumed Name or DBA

If you want to establish a DBA in Texas (assumed name), you must file a form with the Secretary of State and pay a filing fee of $25.

How long is an Assumed Name good for in Texas? ›

Duration: The assumed name certificate shall be effective for a term not to exceed ten years from the date the certificate is filed and may be renewed by filing a new certificate within six months of the expiration of the original certificate (TBCC § 71.151).

How do I file a complaint in Denton County? ›

Contact Us
  1. Eric Hill. Grievance Officer. Contact Eric Hill. Phone: 940-349-2400.
  2. Juvenile Intake / Detention Center. Physical Address View Map. 210 S Woodrow Lane. Denton, TX 76205. 210 S Woodrow Lane Denton TX 76205. Directions. Phone: : 940-349-2470. Directory.

How many chickens can you have in Denton County? ›

7. Can I keep chickens on my property? Yes, No more than 8 hens may be kept on any single parcel of property in a residential neighborhood. Any structure used to contain the chickens must be a minimum of 50 feet from any residence, business or commercial establishment or office, school, hospital or nursing home.

How do I get a copy of my house deed in Texas? ›

Once a deed has been recorded by the County Clerk's Office, copies of the deed may be requested if the original deed has been misplaced. Plain copies can be found by using the Official Public Records Search and selecting "Land Records". A certified copy may be purchased through request either in person or by mail.

How long does it take to get a deed in Texas? ›

A properly recorded deed can take anywhere from 14 days to 90 days. That may seem like a long time, but your local government office goes over every little detail on the deed to make sure the property is correct and there are no errors.

Are my title deeds held electronically? ›

The title deeds for most properties are held electronically. If you'd like a copy of your deeds, you can do this by contacting the Land Registry. If you bought your property before 1 November 1999, or if your property is not registered with the Land Registry, you may have paper title deeds instead.

What disqualifies you from jury duty? ›

There are three groups that are exempt from federal jury service: members of the armed forces on active duty; members of professional fire and police departments; and. "public officers" of federal, state or local governments, who are actively engaged full-time in the performance of public duties.

What disqualifies you from jury duty in Texas? ›

Exemptions for Jury Service

Is over 70 years of age. Has legal custody of a child or children younger than 12 years of age and serving on the jury requires leaving the child or children without adequate supervision. Is a student of public or private secondary school.

How can I skip jury duty in Texas? ›

You may submit your excuse or deferment request from the Online Reporting Instructions page. Alternatively, you may: Abilene: Fax your request to (325) 677-6334 or mail your request to: United States District Court, 341 Pine Street, Room 2008, Abilene, Texas 79601, ATTN: Jury Office.

Does Texas have free public records? ›

Viewing or inspecting public records in Texas does not usually cost any money unless in cases where extensive searches are needed and the custodian charges for labor used in preparing the documents.

At what age do you stop paying property taxes in Texas? ›

Property Tax and Appraisals

For many senior homeowners, rising property taxes can be a threat to their financial stability, even though their mortgages may be paid off. The Texas Tax Code, Section 33.06, allows taxpayers 65 years of age or older to defer their property taxes until their estates are settled after death.

Where can I find free public records in Texas? ›

The Texas Public Information Act provides everyone access to Texas public records. All you need to do is submit a written request by email, fax, letter, or other means. The only requirement is that the request is for specific records.

Who is in charge of Denton County? ›

County Judge Eads is a native Texan and fifth-generation resident of Denton County. County Judge Eads lives in Flower Mound with his wife Ginger and their three children, Everett, Addison and Caroline. He enjoys volunteering and camping with his boys' Scout Troop.

Who is John Denton? ›

Bio Current as of September 12, 2022. John W.H. Denton AO is the Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). He is a global business leader and international advisor on policy and a legal expert on international trade and investment.

How much is the over 65 exemption in Denton County? ›

Age and disability exemptions: Individuals 65 or older or disabled as defined by law may qualify for a $10,000 homestead exemption for school taxes, in addition to the $40,000 exemption available to all homeowners.

How many county commissioners are in Denton County? ›

The Commissioners Court is the general governing body of Denton County. The Court is made up of the County Judge who is elected countywide and presides over the full Court, and the four County Commissioners - each elected from one of the County's four precincts.

Who is Eric Denton? ›

Eric Denton (born February 8, 1978 in Falls Church, Virginia) is an American soccer player, currently without a club.

Who owns Hunter Ranch Denton? ›

“About 1,000 acres is going to be left open because of the knobs and the drainage features.” The Perots have owned Hunter Ranch since 1987, Balda said. “We hope to break ground in the fourth quarter to start our first phase.

Who is Jane Turner's husband? ›

She is married to lawyer John Denton and they have 3 children including model Anna Denton.


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