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Carol Swize

COUNTY CLERK


210 W. Calvert, Suite 100

Karnes City, Texas 78118

Phone: (830)-780-3938

Fax: (830)-780-4576


Office Hours:
Mon-Fri 8:00 am- 5:00 pm
Closed for lunch 12:00pm- 1:00 pm

Chief Deputy Clerk: Jamie Leal    jamie.leal@co.karnes.tx.us
Deputy Clerks: Elie Garcia    elie.garcia@co.karnes.tx.us
                                            Griselda Cantu    griselda.cantu@co.karnes.tx.us

     Mary Rios          mary.rios@co.karnes.tx.us

                               
  • Our office is open for normal business.

    A face mask is optional.

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  • You can view and print Land Records from June 2003 to present at www.countygovernmentrecords.com -documents before 2003 must have the volume and page number to be able to view/print as they are not indexed. Once you are on County Government Records you will need to make a username and password in order to access our records. Printing is $1 per page just like in office. If you are needing help navigating the website please contact our office.

    Official Public Records Filing Requirements

    Information Request Form

    DD214Request

    Karnes County Helpful Tips when researching: Brochure

     

  • Mark and Brands currently on file will expire August 30, 2021. The office will be begin accepting renewals on your brand Tuesday, August 31, 2021. Please see the memo below and application for more information.

    MEMO AND APPLICATION

  • Karnes County Clerk is now accepting online payments for misdemeanor cases.

    DO NOT SUBMIT PAYMENTS FOR JP CASES, FELONY CASES, OR FAMILY LAW CASES.

    Call (830)-780-3938 to verify that payment should be made to this office.

    THE COUNTY CLERK IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR MISDIRECTED PAYMENTS!

    Proceed to the link below to make your payment.

    Pay your COUNTY CLERK ONLY fees here!

  • *AS OF JANUARY 1, 2016, ANY AND ALL PROBATE DOCUMENTS MUST BE 
    E-FILED. WE ARE A CONSTITUTIONAL COUNTY COURT & ARE NOT "AT LAW"


    WE ADVISE YOU TO SEEK THE ADVICE OF AN ATTORNEY

    If you choose not to do so, you may visit one of these websites for guidance.

    https://texaslawhelp.org

    https://www.sll.texas.gov/self-help/

     

    For any further questions please contact our Probate Clerk Elie Garcia at (830)-780-3938 or by email at elie.garcia@co.karnes.tx.us 

     

  • KARNES COUNTY CRIMINAL COURT

    KARNES COUNTY IS A CONSTITUTIONAL COUNTY COURT & IS NOT "AT LAW".

    THIS OFFICE DOES NOT HAVE JURISDICTION OVER JUVENILES OR FELONY CASES. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT (830) 780 3938 WITH ANY QUESTIONS. 

    *ALL CRIMINAL DOCUMENTS MUST BE E-FILED EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2018. THERE IS NO FEE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SERVICE. PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE FOR ASSISTANCE.

    *CRIMINAL PAYMENTS MAY BE MADE BY CASH, CASHIER'S CHECK, MONEY ORDER, OR CREDIT/DEBIT CARD. PLEASE NOTE WHEN USING A CREDIT CARD THERE IS A $3 SERVICE CHARGE PER HUNDRED.

    THIS OFFICE DOES NOT PERFORM CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS.

    REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION MUST BE MADE IN WRITING; COPY FEES MUST BE PREPAID. 

    COPY FEE $1.00/PG
    CERTIFIED COPY FEE $1.00/PG + $5.00 CERTIFICATION FEE

     

    For any further questions please contact our Court Clerk Jamie Leal at (830)-780-3938 or by email at jamie.leal@co.karnes.tx.us 


  • 2023 COUNTY COURT CALENDAR

    Dates and Place are subject to change, please call the County Clerks office for any questions

  • All dockets are subject to change. Please contact the County Clerk's office to confirm your court date.

    County Court will be held at the Karnes County Historic Courtroom, located at 101 N. Panna Maria Avenue, Suite 200, Karnes City, Texas 78118, unless specified different on your court notice.

     

     

     

    January 9, 2023

    January 23, 2023

    February 6, 2023

    February 8, 2023- Jury Trial

    February 13, 2023

    March 6, 2023

    March 13, 2023

    March 20, 2023

    April 17, 2023

    April 24, 2023

    May 1, 2023

    May 15, 2023

    May 22, 2023

    May 24, 2023- Jury Trial

    June 5, 2023

    June 7, 2023- Jury Trial

    June 12, 2023

    June 26, 2023

    July 17, 2023

    August 7, 2023

    August 16, 2023- Jury Trial

    August 21, 2023

    September 11, 2023

    September 18, 2023

    September 20, 2023- Jury Trial

    September 25, 2023

    October 2, 2023

    October 11, 2023- Jury Trial

    October 16, 2023

    October 23, 2023

    November 6, 2023

    November 13, 2023

    December 4, 2023

    December 11, 2023