Norma Favela Barceleau
District Clerk Office
500 E. San Antonio, Suite 103
El Paso, Texas 79901
Phone (915) 546-2021
Fax (915) 546-8139
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.
House Bill 504 of the 86th legislature is effective September 1, 2019, amends section 122.001 of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code, which includes employment protections to grand jurors.
A JUROR’S RIGHT TO REEMPLOYMENT; NOTICE OF INTENT TO RETURN.
(a) A private employer may not terminate the employment of a permanent employee because the employee serves as a juror or grand juror.
(b)An employee whose employment is terminated in violation of this section is entitled to return to the same employment that the employee held when summoned for jury or grand jury service if the employee, as soon as practical after release from that service, gives the employer actual notice that the employee intends to return. Click on the following link to view the entire house bill:
Self-help resources are available for the public
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”.
Schedule of Fees
Effective September 1, 2017
Instructions for completing case information sheet
Case Information Sheet (fillable pdf)
Case Information Sheet (print and fill)
Administrative Specialist Senior
Administrative Specialist Senior
Administrative Services Manager
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 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