Clerk of the District Courts of Kerr County

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Dawn Lantz

Clerk of the Court

Our mission is to respect and serve others in a professional, empathetic and courteous manner.  The citizens of Kerr County can trust us to take our duties seriously, performing them ethically and with integrity. 

The District Clerk's office continually makes improvements to streamline processes, as well as to innovate and expand our staff's knowledge through training. Through team work, we strive to provide a seamless experience for all who enter our office.

We, at the District Clerk's office, uphold a high ethical standard in our professional and organizational conduct -- not only with our colleagues and judicial partners, but also with all who enter our office. We ensure the accuracy of financial reports, we monitor budgets and we implement financial controls to save money for the taxpayers of Kerr County.

The district clerk performs the duties assigned by the Texas Constitution as registrar, recorder and custodian of all court pleadings, instruments and papers that are part of any legal cause of action in the district courts.

The District Clerk:

  • Serves as clerk and custodian of all records for the dstrict courts.

  • Coordinates the jury panel selection process.

  • Processes passport applications.

  • Manages court registry funds.

  • Indexes and secures all court records, collects filing fees, and handles funds held in litigation and money awarded to minors.

Kerr County Courthouse
700 Main Street #236
Kerrville, Texas 78028
Phone: (830) 792-2281

Hours of Operation:
Mondays-Fridays, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Accepting Passport Applications:
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
(No appointment necessary.)

Clerk & Court Resources

Criminal Court Information

At any stage in a criminal process or case, a defendant is entitled to be represented by an attorney. Most defense attorneys are hired and paid by the defendant, however if a defendant is indigent, he may be entitled to a court-appointed attorney. Requests for court-appointed attorneys may be made at magistration, following an arrest or at any time during the process up until the day of trial.

198th District Court Docket

  • Plea

  • Arraignment / Pretrial

  • Jury Trial

  • Contested

216th District Court Docket

  • Arraignment / Pretrial / Plea

  • Jury Trial

  • Contested

Case or Party Search

2024 Appointments & Fees

Application for Court-Appointed Attorney (In Kerr County)

Application for Court-Appointed Attorney (In-Custody, Outside Kerr County)

Print the required form and complete.
Finished, signed forms may be emailed to:

Payments

Credit Card Payments are now accepted by phone, at the counter or online.

PAY ONLINE:
To pay online using www.certifiedpayments.net, you will need your case number and the district clerk's unique Bureau Code 3580138. Felony case numbers start with either an A or B.

PAY BY PHONE:

Call 830-792-2205 to make a payment over the phone.

PAYMENT PLANS:

Contact the Court Compliance Department to set up a payment plan.

Click to download either of these forms:

Child Support

PAY BY MAIL:
Please provide your 10-digit case number and name, and send to this address:
State Disbursement Unit (SDU)
P.O. Box 659791
San Antonio, Texas 78265-9791

PAY ONLINE:
Smart E-Pay 

PAY BY PHONE:
Call 855-853-8286

Click here for the Child Support Order Information Sheet

Click here to access the Texas Attorney General website.

Request Records

Click here for the form to Request Records Maintained by the District Clerk.

Applications are being taken for online access to court records and images. Judicial records also are now available electronically through the District Clerk's office.

Jury Duty Notices/Electronic Response

198th District Court:

  • Recorded jury duty message: 830-896-7336.

  • The 198th District Court jury panel scheduled for Tuesday June 4, 2024 has been CANCELLED. You DO NOT need to report.

216th District Court:

  • Watch here for notices or call the recorded jury message phone at 830-896-7336.

  • The 216th District Court jury panel scheduled for Monday June, 24 2024 has been CANCELLED. You DO NOT need to report.

Respond Electronically to a Jury Summons

Pro Se Protective Order Information

Effective June 1, 2024 these forms are MANDATORY

https://www.txcourts.gov/rules-forms/standardized-protective-order-forms/

Our Clerks

Goldenseal

Tammy Marquart

District Clerk Chief Deputy

700 Main Street, Room 236
Kerrville, Texas 78028
Phone: 830-792-2281

Goldenseal

Amber Longenbaugh

District Senior Criminal Clerk

700 Main Street, Room 236
Kerrville, Texas 78028
Phone: 830-792-2281

Goldenseal

Jennifer Godwin

District Senior Civil Clerk

700 Main Street, Room 236
Kerrville, Texas 78028
Phone: 830-792-2281

Goldenseal

Terry Lyle

District Senior Collections Clerk

700 Main Street, Room 236
Kerrville, Texas 78028
Phone: 830-792-2205

Jasmine Stehling

District Deputy Clerk

Karen Ploch

District Deputy Clerk

Claire Bush

District Deputy Clerk

Ana Toca

District Deputy Clerk