District Clerk Penny Clarkston
The office of District Clerk is established by Article 5, Section 9 of the Texas Constitution. The District Clerk is the office of record for all proceedings heard in District Courts, and in Smith County, some civil and family matters heard in County Courts at Law. This includes the most serious personal injury, contract, real estate, and consumer lawsuits; all divorces, child support and custody cases; as well as tax collection cases.
Records of felony cases are kept in the District Clerk's office. Note: These records are currently available on-line.
Deputy Clerks of the District Clerk carry out the decisions of the courts by issuing writs, abstracts of judgment, preparation of warrants, commitment documents in criminal matters.
The District Clerk is the Administrator of the Smith County Jury System.
Smith County District Clerk
100 North Broadway, Room 204
Tyler, Texas 75702
Phone: (903) 590-1660
Fax: (903) 590-1661
2019 Holiday Schedule
November 27 - Close at 2:00 p.m.
November 28 & 29 - Closed
December 24 & 25 - Closed
The District Clerk's office is now accepting criminal E-filing, mandated as of January 1, 2018.
Attorneys wanting access to the District Clerk documents, please see our Subscription Agreement that you can electronically sign and email back to our office after you receive payment confirmation.
Notice: Effective November 14, 2016, the Smith County Clerk and District Clerk offices will be updating fees to e-mail a regular copy of a document to a requestor (per LGC 118.011(c) & GC 51.319(3)).
To have a document emailed to you, the following will apply
- 0-15 pages - $1 per page
- 16 pages and up - $15 per document
If you are needing a paper copy or a certified copy of a document, you will be charged $1 per page.
Most recent Monthly Appointments and Fees Report.
Please Note: The District Clerk's Office has a new refund policy effective immediately.
- Over-payments that are less than $10.00 will only be processed if request of a refund is received in writing within 30 days of the purchase date along with a copy of the receipt.
- Refunds of $10.00 or more will continue to be automatically processed. For more information, contact the District Clerk Bookkeeping Department at (903) 590-1667 or (903) 590-1665.
Rules and standards exist which establish the qualification of attorneys to be appointed to represent indigent defendants in death penalty cases.
- Qualified Attorneys
- County Court at Law Number Two--list of Amicus/Ad Litem Attorney's
- Self help legal resources
|Penny Clarkston, District Clerk||(903) 590-1660|
|Attorney General Suits Division||(903) 590-1668|
|Bookkeeping||(903) 590-1665 or 1667|
|Child Support||(903) 590-1687|
|241st Civil Cases||(903)590-1663|
|114th Civil Cases||(903) 590-1677|
|7th Civil Cases||(903)590-1669|
|Front Intake||(903) 590-1660|
|Jury Coordinator||(903) 590-1700|
|Juvenile Coordinator||(903) 590-1664|
|Tax Suits||(903) 590-1673|
|7th District Court Felony Clerk||(903) 590-1678|
|114th District Court Felony Clerk||(903) 590-1680|
|241st District Court Felony Clerk||(903) 590-1679|
|321st District Court Family Clerk||(903) 590-1674|
|County Court At Law Family Clerk||(903)-590-1663|
|County Court At Law 2 Family Clerk||(903)-590-1687|
|County Court At Law 3 Family Clerk||(903)590-1669|
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