Civil Courts Division (County Courts at Law) Division
County Clerk as Clerk of the County Courts at Law (Civil):  Local Government, Rules of Civil Procedure, Civil Practice and Remedies Code

George L. Allen, Sr. Courts Building - 600 Commerce Street, 1st Floor, Suite 101, Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: (214) 653-7099
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday (except for court approved holidays)

The County Court Civil File Desk, located in Suite 101 of the George L. Allen Sr. Courts Building, will temporarily be closed to most in-person services on Fridays beginning Friday, May 13, 2022. Onsite services for Temporary Restraining Orders (TROs) and other emergency orders, time sensitive bond payments and citation/writ pick-up will remain available. In-person services (non-payment related) for existing cases will continue in the fifth floor County Clerk Offices. Filing by mail and e-filing are always accepted. For more information, please call 214-653-7121.

As the clerk of county court the county clerk is responsible for maintaining the records of the civil courts. Dallas County has five (5) county courts at law, which hear all civil court cases. Using our automated case management system, Odyssey, the civil division processes approximately 6100 cases each year.

The civil courts are similar to the state district courts and have an unlimited jurisdiction, meaning the cases filed may range from damages of $20,000 to multi-millions of dollars.

The civil courts also hear cases that are appealed from the justice of the peace courts, cases transferred from the state district courts as well as foreign judgments (judgments executed in other counties or states).