Tina Morgan Freeman
Greetings from District Clerk Tina Freeman and the staff of the Caldwell County District Clerk’s Office, located at the Caldwell Co. Justice Center, 1703 S. Colorado, Box 3, Lockhart, Texas 78644. Our phone number is 512-398-1806 and our fax number is 512-398-1805. Our office is open from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday. (closed from noon until 1pm for lunch) Jury Updates: 512-398-1840
Section 9, Article 5 of the Texas Constitution states “CLERK OF DISTRICT COURT. 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, subject to removal by information, or by indictment of a grand jury, and conviction of a petit jury. In case of vacancy, the Judge of the District Court shall have the power to appoint a Clerk, who shall hold until the office can be filled by election.” The District Clerk supports the District Courts and is registrar, recorder and custodian of all court pleadings, instruments and papers that are part of any cause of action in any civil or criminal district court. The courts supported by the District Clerk in Caldwell County include the 421st, 22nd, and 207th District Courts, Caldwell Co. Court at Law Judge for Juvenile cases, and 2 Associate Judges for CPS Cases and Child Support Attorney General Cases.
Tina Freeman was elected Caldwell Co. District Clerk in November 2006 and took office January 1, 2007. She worked in the District Attorney’s Office in Caldwell County for 10 years prior to being elected. She is a member of the Texas District Court Alliance and the Texas County and District Clerk’s Association, where she has served on the Education Committee.
(For Criminal payments – FELONY only)
(For copies/search fee - Contact the office prior to payment)
eFiling is mandatory in Caldwell County beginning January 2016 for civil cases. See E-Filing Business Processes for more information (and additional forms in form section) If you are appearing in court for a hearing within 24 hours of filing thru eFile, you will need to provide a courtesy copy of the filing to the Court.
(Asst. District Clerk)
Jury Coordinator/Juv. Crt. Coord.
|Dana Richter, Deputy
Tax Case Coordinator
|Linda Jeffrey, Deputy
Attorney General/Child Support
||Robin West, Deputy
|Debra Beverly, Deputy
Criminal Case Coordinator
|Juanita Allen, Deputy
Civil Case Coordinator
*For settings, please see the Court Coordinator information at the end of this page*
Jurors are selected electronically at random from a list complied by the Secretary of State's Office, utilizing a list of voter registrations and a list of driver's license registrations from this County. Please read your summons carefully. The exemptions and disqualifications for petit jury service are stated on the summons (see example below). If any disqualification applies to you, you cannot serve. You must circle the disqualification and return the card to the District Clerk. If any exemption applies to you, you do not have to claim it and you may serve. If you claim an exemption or disqualification, please do so immediately upon receipt of your summons. Please circle the appropriate number, then sign and date the summons card and return it to the District Clerk. For all individuals not claiming a disqualification or exemption, please fill out the questionnaire portion of the summons and return it to our office. IT IS IMPORTANT that you call the JURY INFORMATION NUMBER printed on the front of your summons the weekend prior to your summons date. A recorded message will provide information regarding any cancellation of the jury panel.
Qualifications and Exemptions
Request for Exemption from Jury Service for Physical or Mental Impairment
Request for Permanent Exemption from Jury Duty (Over 70)
(The order must be completely filled out by the appointed party)
Efiling Request for Issuance
Efiling Request for Abstract or Writ of Execution
Efiling Request for Withholding Order
Efiling Request for Issuance Order of Sale
Petition for Non-Disclosure
Caldwell County Standing Order Regarding Children, Property and Conduct of the Parties
Process Request Form
Civil Case Information Sheet
Instructions: Civil Case Information Sheet
Monthly Appointments and Fees Reports
For B.V.S forms:
VS-160 (For Adoptions)
Child Support Program of the Office of the Attorney General
Third Court of Appeals serving Caldwell County
The Clerk's Office cannot give you legal advice and does not provide forms. Texas Law Help has various forms and brief Instructions to help guide you.
“District Clerk Reporting Requirements” – Information on various duties of deputies aside from daily processing/preparation of legal documents and courtroom responsibilities.
Court Coordinator for the 22nd, 207th, and 421st Judicial District Court
(call for settings)