County Clerk Jackie "JD" Dowdy
Kerr County Courthouse
700 Main Street
Kerrville, Texas 78028
Phone: (830) 792-2255
Fax: (830) 792-2274
Duties of a Texas County Clerk
The County Clerk administers all the County and State elections unless the Commissioner's Court has transferred those duties to the Tax
Assessor-Collector or a county election administrator. The County Clerk may contract with local political subdivisions to conduct their elections.
The County Clerk conducts the primary early voting and, at the party's request, may contract to conduct the general primary and the runoff
The County Clerk also serves as clerk of the court for all misdemeanors, county, criminal and civil courts including Commissioner's Court and
Probate Court; maintaining the official records of the courts they serve. The County Clerk records the acts and proceedings of each of these
courts, entering all judgments, recording all executions issued and the returns issued on the executions as applicable, and administers trust
accounts for minors and registry accounts; additionally, the Clerk must keep an index of the parties to all suits filed in the court, and make
reference to any judgment made in each case. As Clerk of the County Courts, the County Clerk collects and is responsible for money paid in court
costs, fines and fees and for the payment of juror fees.
The Clerk is the custodian of all County records including birth, death, cattle brands, hospital liens, deeds, deeds of trust, liens, Certificates
of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD 214), and a variety of other important records both public and non-public. The County Clerk also
issues and maintains marriage licenses and records assumed name certificates.
In Texas counties with a population of fewer than 8,000, unless there has been a special election, the County Clerk also serves as the District
Clerk, assuming all Constitutional and Statutory duties of the District Clerk, along with those of County Clerk.
As with all elected county officials, both the County Clerk and the District Clerk have ultimate authority over the operations of the office,
including the authority to hire and fire personnel and direct their daily activities. Both the County Clerk and District Clerk also have authority
to determine how to use all other resources allocated to the office during the budget process.
Effective July 1, 2019, it will be mandatory for the Kerr County Clerk's
office to accept electronic filing in criminal cases. For details, please
visit the Judicial Committee on Information Technology's webpage for
e-filing https://www.txcourts.gov/jcit/electronic-filing/ and refer to
the "Statewide Rules Governing Electronic Filing in Criminal Cases".
Monday thru Friday 8:30a.m. to 4:30p.m.
Open during lunch
County holiday schedule
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