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This page lists online resources for the Tarrant County District Clerk Office, online resources applicable to courts generally in Tarrant County, Texas, as well as resources applicable to all courts in Texas.



 

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Tarrant County District Court Records
Search Tarrant County District Court and Criminal District Court records through this paid subscription service offering access to case information about criminal, civil, and family cases. Available records include civil, delinquent tax, family, felony, and misdemeanor.

Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases

Tarrant County District Court Civil Dockets
View Tarrant County District Court civil dockets by district for current and upcoming trials and hearings.
Tarrant County Criminal Court Dockets
Search Tarrant County District Court, Criminal District Court, County Criminal Court, Magistrate Court, Auxiliary Court, and Court of Deferred Prosecution criminal dockets by court type and date range, or by party name.

Published opinions and orders

Attorney General Opinions
Search official opinions of the Texas Attorney General opinions by keyword, or view the full index of opinions, letter opinions and advisories, subject index, overruled/modified/affirmed/withdrawn opinions, requests for opinions, and pending requests. Search options are in the left column.

Self help, legal research, general information

Tarrant County Elder Law Information
View and download an Elder Law Handbook with information about personal finances, health, and death planning. A service directory for seniors is included.
Tarrant County Law Library
View information about the Tarrant County Law Library, which is open to the public for legal research. A link to the online catalog is in the left column.
Tarrant County Local Court Rules
View the local rules for Tarrant County District Courts, Criminal District Courts, and County Courts at Law.
Tarrant County Child Support
The Tarrant County Child Support Office offers information about child support payments, monitoring, and other services. Links to information for self-represented parties, forms, and an online payment history search are included.
Tarrant County Probation and Court Program Information
The Tarrant County Community Supervision and Corrections Department offers information about probation and criminal court programs including domestic violence intervention, mental health diversion, felony alcohol intervention, youthful offenders, additional specialized offender programs, community service restitution, and victim services.
Tarrant County Criminal Court Programs
View information about Tarrant County specialized courts including mental health, drug, veterans', and felony alcohol. These courts can set up treatment programs in lieu of jail for some offenders. Links are at the upper right corner of the page.
Tarrant County Victim Help
The Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney's Office offers information about services for crime victims, including Victim Impact Statements, crime victims' compensation, restitution, court accompaniment, protective orders, and links to additional online resources.
Tarrant County Computer and Identity Theft Criminal Prosecution
The Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney's Office offers information about prosecution of computer and economic/identity crimes, with links to required complaint forms.
Tarrant County Family Violence and Protective Orders
The Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney's Office offers information about family violence prosecution, with links to additional online resources and information about protective orders.
Tarrant County Criminal Information
The Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney's Office offers answers to frequently asked questions about criminal procedure, crime reporting, dropping charges, tips for witnesses, subpoenas, and victim services.
Tarrant County Juvenile Services
View information about Tarrant County juvenile justice services, procedure, court, probation, Juvenile Drug Court, detention, community service, restitution, and victim assistance.
Online Legal Research Resources
Including Texas laws, administrative code, and municipal codes.
Trial Court Jurisdiction by County
A detailed description of case type jurisdiction for Texas trial courts, listed by county.
Trial Court Jurisdiction by Case Type
A detailed description of trial court jurisdiction, listed by case type, subject matter and court type.
General Information about Trial Courts
A summary explanation about the Texas court system and an overview about the types of cases that each court may exercise jurisdiction over.
Legal Information and Legal Resources
Legal information and resources are organized by topic, including Civil Rights, Crime Victims, Disaster Relief, Employment, Health, Immigration, Benefits, Consumer, Disability, Elder Law, Family Law, Domestic Violence, Housing, Military and Veterans, and Wills & Estates.
Ask a Law Librarian
The Texas State Law Library offers a free service to ask reference librarians questions about legal research by telephone or an online form. Or, search the Law Library catalog online.
Child Support Services
The Attorney General of Texas offers an interactive website with child support information and services, including how to apply for services, help finding an absent parent, forms, and how to find case and payment information.
Foreclosure Prevention Resources
View information on residential foreclosure prevention resources in Texas, including a directory of housing counseling agencies and a general guide to avoiding foreclosure.
Legal Guides and Brochures
View guides and brochures from the Texas Bar Association on a variety of legal topics, including subpoenas, attorney complaints, consumer, dispute resolution, criminal record expunction, traffic court, how to select a lawyer, how to sue in Justice Court, name changes, and the criminal justice process.
Elder Law Information
Guides and brochures on Elder Law topics, including dealing with dementia, scams, elder abuse, wills, and probate, provided by the Texas State Bar Association.
Family Law Information
Guides and brochures on Family Law topics, including adoption, involuntary commitment, protective orders, pro se divorce, guardianship, child abuse, and what to expect in family court, provided by the Texas State Bar Association.
Tenants and Consumer Rights Information
Guides and brochures on a variety of Tenant and Consumer Rights issues, including liens, loan scams, bankruptcy, foreclosure, identity theft, mold, and a Tenants' Rights Handbook, provided by the Texas State Bar Association.
Landlord & Tenant Legal Information and Assistance
Information on landlord-tenant issues in Texas and housing discrimination, including forms and form letters. The organization also provides housing counseling and legal counseling for Texas residents, with priority given to income-eligible Travis County residents.
Non Custodial Legal Assistance
View legal resources and information for non-custodial parents. Resources cover access, visitaion and custody, paternity issues and child support. Information is offered in both English and Spanish.
Information on Expunction and Sealing of Texas Criminal Records
View information on Texas sealing of juvenile records, expunctions, orders of nondisclosure and other related topics.
Court Rules
View and download Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, Texas Rules of Evidence, Code of Judicial Conduct, Texas Rules of Judicial Administration, and rules governing attorneys including Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct.
Child Support and Child Protection Courts
View information about the Specialty Courts Program, which includes Child Support Courts and Child Protection Courts.
Crime Victim Help
The Texas Attorney General's Office offers information about the Crime Victims' Compensation Program, victims' rights, child abuse, family violence, protective orders, sexual assault, stalking, and victim notification. Application forms and instructions for Crime Victims' Compensation are included.
Child Support Information
The Texas Attorney General's Office offers information for parents and guardians about child support, with links to an interactive website that can be used to apply for services, check case and payment status, and pay support online. Additional links include downloadable publications in English or Spanish, office locations, access and visitation help, family violence information, forms, and more.
Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Help
The Texas Advocacy Project provides information, legal hotlines, assistance with obtaining protective orders, and other legal services for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Links to additional online resources are included.
Defending Yourself in Criminal Cases
The Texas State Bar offers information for parties considering defending themselves in criminal cases, including eligibility for court-appointed lawyers, services that criminal defense lawyers provide, and consequences of conviction, probation, and deferred adjudication.

Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral

Northwest Texas Legal Aid
Free legal assistance in most civil matters, including Family, Housing, Health and Probate for income-eligible residents of Northwest Texas.
Fort Worth Area Lawyer Referral
The Tarrant County Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service by phone, e-mail, or online form in Denton, Hood, Johnson, Parker, Tarrant, and Wise Counties. An initial consultation is also available for a small fee, which can be waived if the case is taken on contingency.
Tarrant County Free Legal Advice
The Tarrant County Bar Association offers free legal advice by phone during specified hours.
Legal Help for Terminally Ill and HIV Patients
Legal Hospice of Texas provides free condition-related legal services to income-eligible persons with AIDS, HIV, and terminal illnesses in Collin, Cooke, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Fannin, Grayson, Henderson, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Navarro, Parker, Rockwall, and Tarrant Counties.
Tarrant County Worthless Check Collection and Prosecution
The Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney's Office offers information about its worthless check collection and prosecution services, with tips for merchants and instructions and forms for filing a complaint.
Lawyer Referral Services
The State Bar of Texas offers a statewide telephone lawyer referral service and a list of additional lawyer referral services.
Attorney Complaint Information
The State Bar of Texas offers information about the complaint process and several dispute resolution services.
Find Attorney Discipline Records
The Texas Board of Disciplinary Appeals reviews certain types of discipline cases against attorneys. Summaries of recent decisions and an archive of past decisions are available online. Search by the first letter of the last name of an attorney.
Information for Texans Who Cannot Afford a Lawyer
View information that can help low-income Texans find an attorney.
Legal Resources for Veterans
View information on legal resources available to Veterans in Texas, including veterans legal clinics and disability rights information.
Bar Association - Lawyer Directory
Search the Texas Bar Association directory of member attorneys. Search by name, firm name or bar number.
Find Legal Help
TexasLawHelp offers a search for legal services for low-income residents by location, type of problem, and client category; or click "Legal Aid Directory" in the top menu bar to view legal service providers by name or service area.
Free Legal Assistance
View a directory of statewide and county organizations that provide pro bono legal assistance to income-eligible residents.
Public Defender Offices
View contact information for Public Defender Offices, which provide criminal defense services for defendants who cannot afford an attorney.

Forms and related information

Tarrant County District Clerk Civil and Family Forms
View and download various Tarrant County District Clerk civil and family forms.
Required Civil Case Information Sheet
The State of Texas requires that a Civil Case Information sheet be completed and submitted when an original petition or application is filed to initiate a new civil, family law, probate, or mental health case or when a post-judgment petition for modification or motion for enforcement is filed in a family law case.
Instructions for Completing Civil Case Information Sheet
Step-by-step instructions for completing the Civil Case Information Sheet required in Texas for a new civil, family law, probate, or mental health case or when a post-judgment petition for modification or motion for enforcement is filed in a family law case.
Advance Directive Forms
Find forms and information regarding Advance Directives in Texas, including Power of Attorney and Directive to Physicians.
Child Support Forms
View and download child support forms in English or Spanish.
Texas Juvenile Court Forms
View and download various forms for use in Texas Juvenile Court proceedings.
Protective Order Guide and Forms
View and download a Protective Order Kit with information about protective orders, what to expect in court, contacts for additional help, and instructions on how to complete the Application for Protective Order.
Civil Case Information Sheet Pro Se Instructions
View supplemental instructions and definitions for self-represented parties completing the Civil Case Information Sheet required in Texas for a new civil, family law, probate, or mental health case or when a post-judgment petition for modification or motion for enforcement is filed in a family law case.

Online fine payments

Pay Tarrant County District Clerk Felony Criminal Court Costs and Fines
Pay Tarrant County District Clerk felony criminal court costs and fines online. You must have your case number to use this service. A convenience fee applies.
Pay Tarrant County District Clerk Family Court Fees and Fines
Pay Tarrant County District Clerk family court fees and fines online. You must have your case number to use this service. A convenience fee applies.
Pay Tarrant County District Clerk Civil Court Fees and Fines
Pay Tarrant County District Clerk civil court fees and fines online. You must have your case number to use this service. A convenience fee applies.
Pay Tarrant County District Clerk Tax Court Costs and Fees
Pay Tarrant County District Clerk tax court costs and fees online. You must have your case number to use this service. A convenience fee applies.
Pay Tarrant County Juvenile Services Fees
Pay Tarrant County Juvenile Services attorney, court, monitoring, graffiti, restitution, and supervision fees online. You must have your PID number to use this service. A convenience fee applies.
Make Texas Child Support Payments
Make Texas child support payments online by credit card or bank account debit. There are fees associated with either service.


 
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