What is a District Clerk?

The district clerk performs the duties assigned by the Texas Constitution as registrar, recorder and custodian of all court pleadings, instruments and papers that are part of any legal cause of action in the district courts.

What Does a District Clerk Do in Texas?

  • Serves as clerk and custodian of all records for the District Courts
  • Indexes and secures all court records, collects filing fees, and handles funds held in litigation and money awarded to minors
  • Coordinates the jury panel selection process
  • May process passport applications
  • Manages court registry funds

For more complete information about the responsibilities of a district clerk and other county officials, see the “2018 Guide to Texas Laws for County Officials."

Please note: Some duties performed by officials may vary within individual counties. In Texas Counties with a population of fewer than 8,000 (unless there has been a special election) the county clerk also serves as the district clerk and assumes all constitutional and statutory duties of both positions.

District Clerk Requirements

District clerks are required to attain 20 hours of continuing education during each calendar year that begins after election or appointment.

See the full continuing education requirements and more.

Legal source: Government Code, Section 51.605

* 101 West Main St. Mail Unit 3 Room 204 *
* Fredericksburg, TX 78624-3700 *
* Phone 830-997-6517 * Jury Info Line 830-992-2610 *
* Fax 830-992-2613 *



HOURS 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM


The Gillespie County District Clerk’s Office is taking precautionary measures to reduce potential exposure to our staff and our local community members. We will practice social distancing and customers are asked to wait in line until asked to enter the office.  

Electronic Filings accepted through E-File Texas.

We will accept Pro Se filings through the mail or at the counter however, filings which require filing fees or payments for court costs will not be accepted after 3:00 p.m. Please have all documents ready and paperwork completed before entering the office. Payment may be made by cash, personal check or money order.

Criminal payments can still be made on-line by credit card at website or mail payments to: Gillespie County District Clerk, 101 W. Main St., Rm. 204, Fredericksburg, Texas 78624.

Copies of filed documents are available by US mail, email or in person pickup. Please contact our office to find out the cost of the document and have payment ready when appearing in person.

At this time, we have suspended passport acceptance agent services. We look forward to re-activating these services at a future date.

Our office telephone number 830-997-6517 and the email address is jdavis@gillespiecounty.org.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation and please stay safe.

District Clerk

Jan Davis

(Click above for the E-file Texas Website)

Supreme Court Ruling: 
E-filing will be mandatory in civil cases in the district courts, statutory county courts, constitutional county courts and statutory probate courts according to the following implementation schedule based upon the counties’ 2010 Federal Census population; therefore, Courts in Gillespie County (with a population of 20,000 to 49,999) must begin using E-File on January 1, 2016.  
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