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The Honorable Patti L. Henry
Since 2008, I have taken great pride in providing our citizens with the highest quality of service possible.
Our office is dedicated to ensuring the preservation of Chambers County's history through the protection and conservation of its records. The dedicated and hardworking staff of my office are committed to providing excellent customer service.
Please verify your summons specifies Grand Jury
Linda Haynes - Civil & Family Deputy/Appeals
Peyton Sanders - Criminal Deputy
Hannah Barefield - Civil & Family Deputy
Heather Lanferman - Chief Deputy
Melissa Fechner - Criminal Deputy/Appeals
Jasmine Selva - Quality Control
Sara Ogden - Quality Control/Jury
Beth Till - Civil, Family Deputy
Monday - Friday 8am to 12pm and 1pm to 5pm
Monday - Friday 8am to 11am and 1pm to 4pm
Monday through Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday and Thursday 1:30pm to 4pm
Friday 8:30am to 11am and 1pm to 4pm
Passport applications are accepted by appointment through Christy Gobert at (409) 267-2604. Walk-ins are welcome on a first come-first served basis.
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District Court Filing Fees As of January 2020
Significant Change to Criminal Fees
The Texas Constitution, Article 5, Section 9 – “There shall be a Clerk for the District Court of each county, who shall be elected by the qualified voters and who shall hold his office for four years.”
The District Clerk provides support for the district courts, is the custodian of all court pleadings and papers that are part of any cause of action, civil or criminal, in all courts served by the Clerk. The District Clerk’s duties also include indexing and securing all court records, collecting filing fees, handling funds held in litigation and money awarded to minors, and is the jury manager for the county.
The District Clerk serves the following courts:
Pro Se Litigant (represent yourself):
We suggest you hire an attorney, however, if you cannot afford one, visit www.texaslawhelp.org for forms and legal questions.
Self Help Through E-File
Chambers County does not have one department that magistrates. Any of our six elected Justices of the Peace officials can magistrate and normally take turns doing so. Therefore, you must include (along with all other relevant agencies) the correct magistrate in your Application and Order to ensure your client’s case is completely expunged.
In addition, the Office of Court Administration (OCA) should be sent the final Order. E-Filing the Application for Expunction places the document in re:SearchTx, governed by the OCA, therefore, you must notice the OCA of the order. Per House Bill 685, 86th legislative session “a court clerk is not responsible for the management or removal of a document from the state database”.
You can send the executed Order two ways:
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
USPS to OCA Legal Division, 205 W. 14th Street, Suite 600, Austin, Texas 78701
They will not accept a fax.
Pro-se litigants are strongly encouraged to consult an attorney for an expunction of their records. If you cannot afford an attorney please visit the following websites for guidance:
TexasCourtHelp.gov or TexasLawHelp.org
Jury Notices are posted on the Public Notices Page.
Effective March 1, 2018 the district clerk’s office will be going paperless. This means paper case files will no longer be available for viewing.
We offer two methods of viewing cases. The Online Court Records will direct you to Chambers County – Portal where you can register to view case records and purchase available documents. Or you can come to either of the District Clerk locations, located at the Anahuac Courthouse and West Annex, to view records on our public access terminals.
Pursuant to the Texas Rules of Civil Procedures-Rule 21(F) (13), “Official Record. The clerk may designate an electrically filed document or a scanned paper document as the official court record. The clerk is not required to keep both paper and electronic versions of the same document unless otherwise required by local rule.”
We are excited to offer these services. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact our office for assistance.
The Chambers County District Clerk’s office is a designated Passport Acceptance Agency.
You can complete the passport application and bring it in or fill one out in our office. We can take a picture for you (an additional cost of $10.00) and complete the application process in the office.
Costs are as follows:
Adult passport book - $110.00, adult passport card - $30.00,
Children under 16 - book - $80.00, children under 16 - card - $15.00. Children must be present.
Both payable to the U.S. Department of State by check or money order.
In addition, an execution fee of $35.00 per person payable to Chambers County by any means.
If you were born in Chambers County and you do not have your birth certificate you can purchase one down stairs in the County Clerk’s office. The courthouse is a one stop shop!
We take passport applications Monday through Friday 8am to 11am and 1pm to 4pm in the Chambers County Courthouse and Wednesday and Thursday 1:30pm to 4pm and Friday 8:30am to 11am and 1pm to 4pm in the Mont Belvieu Annex located at 10616 Eagle Drive, Mont Belvieu, Texas 77523. Please no hats, shirts with logos, or white shirts allowed for the passport photo.
Purchase either a passport book or a card. I recommend you purchase both. It is good to keep the book in the safe of your cruise ship or hotel when leaving the country. You carry your card with you for proof of citizenship. That way, if your wallet or purse is stolen you still have your book to get back into the country. If you take a cruise and you have an emergency and have to fly back, you cannot fly without the book.
For specifics questions about travel, to download the application ahead of time or to view the costs to purchase a book and a card, see the link below to the U.S. Department of State:
How to: Case Search
Chambers County is happy to announce a
new feature “search hearings” available on Portal. This feature
allows you to search hearing settings, or what we call “dockets”, by cause
number, party name, attorney name and court. Please follow the link to a
short tutorial about this new feature and follow us on Facebook @ Chambers County District Clerk's Office for information about future tutorials. They can also be viewed here on our Chambers County website.
How to: Hearing Search
Pro Se Litigant Self Help Through E-File
404 Washington Avenue
Anahuac, Texas 77514
Phone: (409) 267-2400
Hours: Monday - Friday
8:00 AM-12:00 PM
1:00 PM-5:00 PM
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