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District Clerk  (Website Under Construction)

Janice L. Hawthorne

1700 7th Street

Room 307

Bay City, Texas 77414-5092

Email the District Clerk's Office:


Office Hours:
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Closed 12-1 for lunch

Monday through Friday

  • Pay Fees Online

    Court Costs & Filing Fees

    Civil 2022

    Criminal 2020


    Electronic Filing

    Once a filing has been submitted to the clerk's office for review, please allow 24-48 hours for processing.  

    Statewide E-File Rules



    J.C.I.T. Standards regarding E-File

    Child Support

    Pro-Se Information 

    As of January 1, 2019, the District Clerk's office no longer processes passports. The Bay City Post Office is able to provide this service to you.

    March 2020

E-File Request for Service Abstract Judgment/Writ of Execution
E-File Request Order Withholding to Employer
E-File Request for Issuance (updated 09/15/2020)
Child Support Program of the Office of the Attorney General.
Thirteenth Court of Appeals serving Matagorda County.
Help with Legal Aid

 Nondisclosure - The Office of Court Administration has created forms for the filing of a petition electronically or by mail, plus an instructional overview of the nondisclosure application process. Click here to access these forms.

 Exhibit Retention Schedule

Vital Statistics 165 for Family Relations Form-

*Vital Statistics form MUST be printed Double-Sided

Request to Redact Social Security Number

Self-Represented Litigants - Pro Se