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Norma Favela Barceleau
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Norma Favela Barceleau

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District Clerk Office
500 E. San Antonio, Suite 103
El Paso, Texas 79901
Phone (915) 546-2021
Fax (915) 546-8139

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To serve the judiciary and the public with integrity through high moral standards, firm principles, professionalism, and compliance with the laws of the United States and the State of Texas.

Our office will be closed from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 12, 2018. 

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Self-help resources are available for the public
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Important Notice:  On October 18, 2018, the Council of Judges took action to direct the District Clerk to only accept the Statement of Inability to Afford Payment of Court Costs or an Appeal Bond as approved by the Texas Supreme Court.  Effective November 1, 2018, forms submitted that do not comply with the Council of Judge’s action will be rejected by the District Clerk.
Statement of Inability Form

Statement of Inability Form - Spanish

File your case on the internet:
Statement of Inability to Afford Payment of Court Costs (Fee Waiver)

Phone Scam Public Service Announcement: The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office wants to make the citizens of El Paso County aware of a telephone scam that has claimed several victims. Several people around El Paso County have received phone calls from a person claiming to Dep. Paul Cross of the “Sheriff’s Department”.
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Important Notice: In an effort to save taxpayers money, the El Paso County jury summons has changed. The color printing and paper perforation was removed. Please read your jury summons carefully.

Effective March 1, 2013
Texas Rule of Civil Procedure 78a requires that a case information sheet accompany the filing of an original petition or application in a civil case and certain post-judgment motions and petitions in cases arising under the Texas Family Code.

Schedule of Fees
Effective September 1, 2017
Instructions for completing case information sheet
Case Information Sheet (fillable pdf)
Case Information Sheet (print and fill)

Civil (Family) Cases


Family Rules



Gabriela Holguin
(915) 546-2021
Ext #8255

Laura Yeager
Office Manager
(915) 546-2021
Ext # 3723

The Criminal Division is responsible for assisting the courts and attorneys in the assignment of all new criminal suits and other filed pleadings. The Criminal Division works in conjunction with the Jail Magistrate and preindictment pleadings. The Criminal Division issues warrant numbers and coordinates with jail personnel. Criminal case files are stored within this division. The Criminal Division maintains documentation and processing of cash bonds and all ledgers for bail bond forfeitures. Because of the need to provide each of the 13 District and 7 County Courts with a clerk, it is the largest division in the District Clerk's Office. This makes it necessary to divide the division in two.
The Criminal Division, upon request, will provide background checks. To search pending criminal cases please visit

An expungement of records is a procedure whereby a court orders the annulment and destruction of records of an arrest or other court proceedings. For more information, please call our Expungement Clerk, Annette Thompson.

Link to Courts

This Division maintains hundreds of thousands of cases that have been filed in the District Clerks Office. They are also responsively accessible to the public on submission of a request form to the Customer Service Division. This division also maintains locations on all case files.

Request a File
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Rebecca Santos
Criminal Appeals/Post Conviction Writs
(915) 546-2021
Ext #4508

Giovani Aldana
Civil Appeals
(915) 546-2021
Ext #4408

Lori Gonzalez
Family/JPD Appeals
(915) 546-2021
Ext #3422

The Appeals Division handles criminal (felony) and civil cases on direct appeal, as well as Post Conviction Writs of Habeas Corpus. This division is responsible for docketing appellate cases and the preparation of the clerk's records to be presented to the Eighth Court of Appeals and/or the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. The Appeals Division is also responsible for the data entry and scanning of all documents filed with the division. Requests to view these files are to be directed to this division.
Lori Gonzalez
Office Specialist, Senior
(915) 546-2021
Ext #3422

Requests for viewing an adoption file or obtaining a decree of adoption are granted to very few individuals actually involved in the case due to their sensitive matter. Requests for the former and latter should include as a minimum:
- The case number
- The name of the child BEFORE and AFTER the adoption
- The adoptive parent's names
- The child's date of birth