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County Clerk's Office


Located on the Main Level of the County Courthouse

Please call 830-792-2255 to schedule an appointment.
Forms are available on the left hand column.
Call us and we will assist you over the phone.

* Accepting all major credit cards.
*Payments by phone have been authorized.

County Clerk Jackie "JD" Dowdy

Jackie Dowdy
Kerr County Courthouse
700 Main Street
Suite 122
Kerrville, Texas 78028
Phone: (830) 792-2255
Fax: (830) 792-2274
Email: jdowdy@co.kerr.tx.us

Duties of a Texas County Clerk

The County Clerk administers all the County and State elections unless the Commissioner's Court has transferred those duties to the Tax Assessor-Collector or a county election administrator. The County Clerk may contract with local political subdivisions to conduct their elections. The County Clerk conducts the primary early voting and, at the party's request, may contract to conduct the general primary and the runoff primary elections.

The County Clerk also serves as clerk of the court for all misdemeanors, county, criminal and civil courts including Commissioner's Court and Probate Court; maintaining the official records of the courts they serve. The County Clerk records the acts and proceedings of each of these courts, entering all judgments, recording all executions issued and the returns issued on the executions as applicable, and administers trust accounts for minors and registry accounts; additionally, the Clerk must keep an index of the parties to all suits filed in the court, and make reference to any judgment made in each case. As Clerk of the County Courts, the County Clerk collects and is responsible for money paid in court costs, fines and fees and for the payment of juror fees.

The Clerk is the custodian of all County records including birth, death, cattle brands, hospital liens, deeds, deeds of trust, liens, Certificates of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD 214), and a variety of other important records both public and non-public. The County Clerk also issues and maintains marriage licenses and records assumed name certificates.

In Texas counties with a population of fewer than 8,000, unless there has been a special election, the County Clerk also serves as the District Clerk, assuming all Constitutional and Statutory duties of the District Clerk, along with those of County Clerk.

As with all elected county officials, both the County Clerk and the District Clerk have ultimate authority over the operations of the office, including the authority to hire and fire personnel and direct their daily activities. Both the County Clerk and District Clerk also have authority to determine how to use all other resources allocated to the office during the budget process.


Effective July 1, 2019, it will be mandatory for the Kerr County Clerk's office to accept electronic filing in criminal cases. For details, please visit the Judicial Committee on Information Technology's webpage for e-filing https://www.txcourts.gov/jcit/electronic-filing/ and refer to the "Statewide Rules Governing Electronic Filing in Criminal Cases".

Office Hours

Monday thru Friday 8a.m. to 5p.m.
Open during lunch
Excluding holidays County holiday schedule

Opposed candidates who are participating in a runoff election and who did not choose the modified reporting schedule must file this runoff report. The report is due no later than 8 days before the runoff election. For all candidates and officeholders who file locally, this report must be received by the filing authority no later than 5 p.m. on the report due date. Definition: You are an "opposed" candidate if you have an opponent, including a minor party candidate, whose name is printed on the ballot.

Texas Ethics Commission filing deadlines for March 3, 2020 primary election

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