The District Clerk is elected to a four year term and manages most of the business operations for the 3 District courts in Johnson County that hear Civil, Family and Criminal Cases. The Office of the District Clerk is probably best known for its jurisdiction over the selection of prospective jurors for the 3 district courts, and 4 justice of the peace courts in Johnson County. Juries are drawn from a jury database that consists of names of registered voters and/or holders of a Texas Driver's License - Identification Card.
The Johnson County District Clerk's Office, the official record-keepers for the District Courts, has other far-ranging duties and plays a vital role in the day-to-day operation of the justice system and of the operation of county government. As the official custodian of record, the District Clerk's Office is responsible for the care and safekeeping of all court records for the District Courts of Johnson County.
The office functions with 20 employees who, in addition to their court duties, maintain and manage the records and monies for court fees, over 6 million dollars in custodial accounts which are invested for the benefit of many minor children, bail bond forfeitures and all tax lawsuits. The office also produces a substantial number of court documents including, but not limited to, civil citations, criminal warrants, criminal judgments and sentences and protective orders.