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“The District Clerk’s office is now open as of today, Jan. 4th to the public at our regular office hours. We do ask that the public wear a mask or face covering when coming into our office. We have also resumed taking in Passport Applications. See our website at http://www.co.jasper.tx.us/page/jasper.District.Clerk  for the fees and to download the passport applications or they can come into our office to pick up an application. Please contact us at 409-384-2721 with any other questions or concerns. Thank you for your patience as we continue to maneuverer through the pandemic. As always, my prayers are with the citizens of Jasper County and their families. God Bless you.”

 

Rosa Norsworthy

District Clerk

District Clerk
Rosa Norsworthy

121 North Austin Room 202
Jasper, TX 75951

Phone: 409-384-2721
Fax:409-383-7501


Chief Deputy Clerk
Kathy Fitzwater
409-224-7126

Criminal Deputy Clerk
Carlene Morton
409-224-7127

Civil Deputy Clerk
Colton Barber
409-224-7128

Civil/Family Deputy Clerk
Sharley Markovich
409-224-7129

Tax/Attorney General Deputy Clerk
Candice West
409-224-7130

 

 


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December 2020


We are now accepting Visa, Discover and Mastercard debit and credit card payments in our office and by telephone.

 
About the Jasper County District Clerk

Rosa Norsworthy is the District Clerk for the 1-A Judicial District Court, Presiding Judge Delinda Gibbs-Walker, and the 1st Judicial District Court, Presiding Judge Craig Mixson.

 

The Texas Constitution, Article 5, Section 9 – “There shall be a clerk for the district court of each county, who shall be elected by the qualified voters for state and county officers, and who shall hold office for four years…..”

The District Clerk is elected county-wide by voters for a four-year term and has specific duties outlined in the Texas Constitution, by statutes passed through Legislative action, and rules promulgated by the Texas Supreme Court.  Duties include Clerk of the Court, Custodian of the Records, Records Management, Financial Officer, and Jury Manager.

District clerks are called on to assure that the affairs of the district courts are maintained objectively with the full confidence of judicial authorities.

The Texas Government Code states the duties and powers of the clerk of the district court:  “The clerk of the district court has custody of and shall carefully maintain and arrange the records relating to or lawfully deposited in the clerk’s office.”  The District Clerk shall:

Record the acts and proceedings of the district court;

Enter all judgments of the court under the direction of the judge;

Record all executions issued and the returns issued on the executions;

Administer child support payments;

Administer trust accounts for minors ordered by the courts;

Keep and index of the parties to all suits filed in the court, and make reference to any judgment made in the case; and

Keep an account of all funds collected by the office, by way of fines and fees, and the amount due jurors in district court for service.

The District Clerk is custodian of all civil cases including adoptions, divorce, family law, juvenile, delinquent tax suits, as well as, all felony criminal cases pursued by the District Attorney’s office.  The District Clerk collects the fines and court costs on all felony cases.