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Frequently Asked Questions

 

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  Civil  
  How much are the Filing Fees?  
  Where do I file my pleadings?  
  Do you have computer terminals that the public can use?  
  Can I request copies by mail?  
  How do I get a certified copy?    
  I'm an attorney and would like to change my name/address information.  How do I do this?  
 
  Civil Post Judgment Information - Abstracts and Executions
  What is the fee to request an Abstract or Execution?  
 

I need to have an Abstract or Execution issued. What do I do?

 
 

I am requesting an Abstract or Execution. May I pay with a check?

 
 

Do I need to supply a certified copy of the judgment with my request for Abstract or Execution?

 
  My judgment is against different defendants. Can't I request an Abstract against each defendant?    
  Can I request an Execution against each defendant?  
  I need to have my Execution served, can you send it to the Sheriff?  
  What do I do with the abstract now that I have it?  
  What is the filing fee to file an Abstract?  
 

The Execution was returned ďNulla bona.Ē What does that mean?

 
  My judgment is almost 10 years old and I need to keep it alive; how can I do this?  
 
 

We bought this judgment and we are the assignee. Can we be listed as the Plaintiff in the abstract or execution?

 
 
  Civil Post Judgment Information - Appeals
  I need to appeal my case, what do I do?  
 

Do you have a form to fill out for that?

 
 

Where do I go to file a Notice of Appeal?

 
 

Is there a fee for filing a Notice of Appeal?

 
  What are the costs of my appellate clerk's record?  
  I didnít do a written request designating the clerk's record, so how do you know what to include in the record?  
  When will I be notified of the amount due on the clerk's record?  
  Where do I go to pay for the clerk's record?  
  Why did I get a bill in the mail when Iíve already paid for the clerk's record?  
 

How can I get a copy of the clerk's record?

 
  How do I request a supplemental record?  
 
 
  Civil Post Judgment Information - Supersedeas Bonds
  How much do I put up for a Supersedeas Bond?  
 

A Mandate was issued and I need to know how to get a copy of that Mandate.

 
 

There is a Mandate issued on our case. We won on appeal and we need to know how to get the funds from the Supersedeas Bond released to us.

 
 
 
  Civil Post Judgment Information - Transfers Of Venue
  What is the time frame to transfer a case out of Brazoria County?  
 

What is the cost for transferring a case to another county?

 
 
 
  Customer Service
 

Where do I get a copy of my court documents?

 
 

What is the fee for a copy?

 
 

Can you give me my case number?

 
 

Where do I obtain a copy of my marriage license?

 
 

How can I obtain a copy of a record kept by the District Clerk?

 
 

How long does it take to get a copy?

 
 

Can I request certain pages of the document or do I have to purchase the entire file?

 
 

Is there a fee for a search?

 
 
 
  Intake
 

Where do I file a civil lawsuit?

 
 

Do I have to hire an attorney to file a lawsuit?

 
 

How do I file a lawsuit?

 
 

I was served with a citation stating that I am being sued. What do I do next?

 
  Where do I file an answer to a lawsuit?  
  How do I find out if someone has been served?  
  What is the filing fee for filing a civil suit?  
  Do you accept personal checks for filing?  
  When will my case go to trial?  
 

Can I choose the court where I want to hear my case?

 
 

How do I get my money from a cash bond?

 
  Where do I pay my delinquent taxes?  
  Where do I pay court costs on a Tax Suit?  
 

What if I donít have the money to pay my taxes?

 
   

 

 
 
  Courts
 

When filing attorney vacation schedules, what months are considered summer designations and non-summer designations?

 
 

Can I speak with the judge?

 
 

How do I get my case set for trial?

 
 

 

  How much are the Filing Fees?
           
Filing fees vary depending on the type of action. Please refer to the fee schedule. The total fee is the sum of the applicable filing fee, the process/issuance fee (if applicable), and the service fee (if applicable) follows

 

  Where do I file my pleadings?
           
If you wish to mail your documents to our office, please mail to Brazoria County District Clerk, 111 E. Locust, Ste. 500, Angleton, TX  77515.   If you wish to file your documents in person, please file at 111 E. Locust, Ste. 500, Angleton, TX  77515.  

 

  Do you have computer terminals that the public can use?
 
Yes. The public can search for civil records. Just come to the Courthouse,
located at 111 E. Locust, Ste. 500, Angleton, TX.  

 

  Can I request copies by mail?  
           
Yes.  The mailing address is 111 E. Locust, Ste. 500, Angleton, TX  77515. Copies are $1.00 per page plus $1.00 for certification. We accept cashier's checks and money orders made payable to Jerry Deere, Brazoria County District Clerk, and accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover Card.  

 

  How do I get a certified copy?
           
If you wish to purchase certified copies of public records in person, you may between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday in the Brazoria County District Clerkís Records Division, 111 E. Locust St., Ste. 500, Angleton, TX  77515.

 

  I'm an attorney and would like to change my
name/address information. How do I do this?
           
To register an attorney change of name and/or address, please send a signed letter, which includes your bar number, or fill out and sign an attorney register change form.  

The form can be found on our Website in the Downloadable Forms.  

You may pick up a copy at the Intake Department in our office at 111 E. Locust St., Ste. 500, Angleton, TX  77515. 

Mail it to the District Clerk's Office, 111 E. Locust St., Ste. 500, Angleton, TX  77515.

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
 

 

 

 

 

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