Probate Courts Division
County Clerk as Clerk of the County Courts (Probate):  Texas Constitution, Local Government, Estate Code, Family Code, Rules of Civil Procedure, Civil Practices and Remedies Code

Renaissance Tower - 1201 Elm Street, Suite 2200E, Dallas, TX 75270
Phone: (214) 653-7099
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday (except for court approved holidays)

The County Probate Clerk’s Office, located in Suite 2200E of the Renaissance Tower (1201 Elm St.), will temporarily be closed to most in-person services on Fridays beginning Friday, July 1, 2022. Onsite services for Temporary Restraining Orders (TROs) and other emergency orders, urgent letter requests, time sensitive bond payments and citation/writ pick-up will remain available. Filing by mail and e-filing are always accepted.  For more information or other urgent matters, please email

The county clerk is responsible for maintaining the records of the probate courts. Dallas County has three (3) county probate courts which hears all cases regarding wills, estates and guardianships. The probate courts also hear cases related to mental health and mental health assessments. Using our automated case management system, Odyssey, the probate division processes approximately 5200 cases each year. Probate court records have a permanent retention.

The probate courts estate matters can range from small estates and can exceed up to multi-millions of dollars, based on the wealth of the decedent.

The county clerk holds in trust, special fund accounts for incapacitated persons in access of ten million dollars.

The county clerk also receives Wills that are held on deposit until the death of the testator (one who has made a legal will before death).