The County Clerk is the clerk for the County Court at Law #1, County Court at Law #2, presiding Judge Laura Barker, County Court at Law #3, presiding Judge Doug Arnold, and County Court at Law #4, presiding Judge John McMaster. The County Clerk files criminal, civil and probate cases in the County Courts at Law and collects all judgments from these courts.
Criminal Case Management
County Courts occupy the middle level of hierarchy of the court structure. The clerk files Class A and B misdemeanor cases and continues process until the case is closed or appealed to a higher court. The County Clerk has the responsibility to collect fines and the court costs of people who have been ordered by the court to pay them.
For more information, please review the answers to this list of frequently asked questions on criminal court issues.
Civil Case Management
Civil cases do not deal with criminal activities, but rather with disputes between parties. Cases may be filed in County Court when the matter in controversy exceeds $500 but is not more than $200,000.
For more information, please review the answers to this list of frequently asked questions on civil court issues.
Probate Case Management
Probate cases deal with protecting the wishes, rights, and obligations of persons regarding their property when these persons are unable to do so as a result of death or incapacitating illness, either physical or mental. The County Clerk is responsible for filing, recording, and maintaining probate records.
For more information, please review the answers to this list of frequently asked questions on probate court issues.
Our offices are at the Williamson County Justice Center, 405 MLK, 2nd Floor, Georgetown, TX 78626. Our office hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm weekdays and we are open during the lunch hour.
Please see the list of the fees which we are required by law to charge for our services. The most frequently used forms for this division, which you can print on your printer, are listed on the left under "Forms & Documents."