The County District Clerks in the State of Texas serve as the registrar, recorder, custodian, and administrator of legal documents, instruments, records, and all court pleadings in any and all legal cases filed in the District Courts.
The Bexar County District Clerk's office also facilitates and processes local passport applications, preserves the records for local rules as they pertain to the District Court's procedures and rules, and maintains the Court Registry which is responsible for preservation of all monies deposited from lawsuits, cash bail bonds, cash bonds, and any other funds tendered to the District Clerk's office in relation to legal cases filed with the District Courts.
Bexar County is the 19th largest county in the United States and the 4th largest county in Texas.
The Bexar County District Clerk serves 27 District Courts (14 civil, 10 criminal, 3 juvenile), 10 Auxiliary Courts (4 civil, 3 criminal, 3 juvenile), and one Magistrate Court.
Clerks of the District Courts in Texas have been elected positions designated by the Constitution of 1836 Article IV, Section 6. The Constitution of 1845, 1866, and 1868 changed the District Clerk's term to two year terms. In 1956 an Amendment changed the term of office for the District Clerks to four year terms throughout the State of Texas.
Currently, there are over 50,000 lawsuits filed each year.