District Clerk

Mrs. Maricela Gonzalez

Honorable Maricela G. Gonzalez

103 N. 5th Street
Carrizo Springs, Texas 78834
Phone: (830) 876-4243
Phone: (830) 876-4244
                                                                                                   DIMMIT COUNTY DISTRICT CLERK

The office of the District Clerk has been included in every Texas Constitution since the Republic, Article 5, Section 9 of the Texas Constitution provides that there shall be a District Clerk in each county.  The District Clerk is an elected official who serves a four-year term.  If the office becomes vacant, a district court judge appoints a new Clerk, who holds office until it is filled by election.

The District Clerk provides support for the district courts in each county.  The Clerk is the custodian of all court pleadings and papers that are part of any cause of action, civil or criminal, in the district courts served by the Clerk.  The District Clerk indexes and secures all court records, collects filing fees, and handles funds held in litigation and money awarded to minors.

The District Clerk is responsible for gathering data and reporting to several local agencies including the County Auditor, County Treasurer, Voter Registration, Department of Public Safety, Attorney General and the Office of Court Administration among others.

Dimmit County is a part of a tri-county district which includes Dimmit, Maverick and Zavala Counties.   The 293rd and 365th Judicial District Courts preside over this district.

The District Clerk's Office is located on the 2nd floor of the Dimmit County Historical Courthouse, 103 N. 5th Street, Carrizo Springs, Texas.
We may be contacted by telephone at (830) 876-4243 or fax (830) 876-4200.
Hours of operation Monday through Friday 8:00am to 12:00pm - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Dora A. Balderas - Chief Deputy Clerk
Aleida Garcia - Deputy Clerk
Sara Garza - Deputy Clerk

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties & Responsibilities of the District Clerk from the Texas Association of Counties.

As pro se litigant, you have decided to represent yourself in a case.  Please be informed, you will be expected to know and follow the law and court rules just as any attorney.  The law prohibits the District Clerk to give legal advice.

Helpful links for Pro Se Litigants:

Texas Law Help: https://texaslawhelp.org - This guide offers civil legal information to Texans who cannot afford legal help

State Bar of Texas:  https://www.texasbar.com - Provides a "Pro se Divorce Handbook" for individuals representing themselves in family court

Office of the Attorney General of Texas:  https:www.texasattorneygeneral.gov - The attorney general of Texas serves as the lawyer for the state of Texas and defends the laws and constitution of the state of Texas

E-FILING: https://www.efiletexas.gov - E-filing is mandatory for all attorneys filing civil, family and criminal in all district and county courts.  While not required, non-attorney filers are encouraged to efile as well.

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  • Rules of the Fourth Administrative Judicial Region of Texas
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Standing Orders for 365th Judicial District Court3 documents

  • Standing Order Requiring Certificate of Conference Between Counsel in all Civil and Family Law Cases
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  • Standing Order Regarding Child(ren), Property and Conduct of Parties in Divorce and Suits Affecting the Parent - Child Relationship
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  • Judge's Memorandum
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Standing Orders for 293rd Judicial District Court1 document

  • Standing Order for Signing of Orders & Submission to the Court.pdf
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