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District Court Alerts

District Court Alerts

George L. Allen, Sr. Courts Building - 600 Commerce Street, Suite 103, Dallas, TX 75202
Telephone: (214) 653-7307


Effective 12/01/2018

Court of Criminal Appeals Mandates New 11.07 Writ Application Form

Click here for the revised instructions and form
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Effective 12/01/2018

ATTN: APPELLATE ATTORNEYS - Change in theTRAP

Click here for detailed information.


Effective 05/12/2018

Important Notice Concerning Family Court Records

In order to protect the security of minors and protect personal identification of children from misuse, the District Clerk does not make records of the Family Courts available online. The District Clerk has opted to cancel the Dallas County contract with a private firm known as “iDocket” that previously made these records available through their subscription service effective May 12, 2018. The District Clerk makes these records available exclusively through the clerk’s Records Office. Records of the Family Courts may be obtained via email by contacting DCRecords@dallascounty.org. Payment for records may be made in-person or online. Please see the clerk’s website for more information.


Effective 10/30/2017

Important Notice for Juvenile Court Filers

Effective Monday, 10/30/2017, Juvenile Court eFilers will notice significant changes when eFiling pleadings in Juvenile cases:

Subsequent pleadings in Adoption, Adoption and Termination, Foreign Adoption, Gestational Parenting, and Termination of Parental Rights cases may no longer be eFiled. Subsequent filings in those cases must be filed in person at the District Clerk File Desk in the Henry Wade Juvenile Justice Center, 3rd Floor.

In order to be compliant with statute and rules of the Dallas County Juvenile District Courts that require the confidentiality of parties to juvenile cases, the clerk’s office has implemented “party masking” in the eFiling portal. Party masking means that the party names will no longer appear in the eFile Texas portal after you enter a cause number. Instead, filers will see the styling displayed as ‘*******’ .

Once the clerk’s office receives a filing, we will check the party name in the pleading, but it is essential that filers use the correct cause number to avoid any inconvenience. Filers will no longer be able to search for cases by party name but must use the cause number for all subsequent filings. Unfortunately this means that the ability to use a previous envelope to retrieve a cause number will also no longer be available.

We understand the inconvenience this may cause, but trust that attorneys will appreciate the commitment the courts and the clerk’s office are making to protect the confidentiality of your clients.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the District Clerk Juvenile Division at (214) 698-4910.


Effective 07/01/2017

Criminal Court Filers are Reminded that the Statewide eFiling Mandate in the Criminal Courts of Dallas County is effective, July 1, 2017

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eFiling Educational Resources:

  1. Webinar Training with CLE Credit
  2. Training Videos for Filers
  3. Dallas County District Clerk Criminal eFiling FAQ's
  4. How to Handle Subpoenas Criminal eFiling
  5. Office of Court Administration Statewide Rules Governing Electronic Filing in Criminal Cases

Effective 09/01/2016

New Supreme Court Rules for Filers Seeking to Waive Court Costs

  1. Read the Supreme Court's Order Here
  2. Statement of Inability to Afford Payment of Court Costs

Effective 01/15/2014

New Local Rules For Civil Court

  1. Click Here to Review