271st District Clerk
Honorable Tracie Pippin
Since first taking office in 2003, I have taken great pride in providing the citizens of Jack County with the highest quality of service possible. Our office is dedicated to ensuring the preservation of Jack County’s history through the protection and conservation of its records.
In addition to being the custodian of record for the District Court the District Clerk is responsible for managing the records so they can easily be retrieved for court use and public information. The Jack County District Clerk’s office maintains records dating back to the late 1800’s. As the custodian of these permanent records, the Clerk must assure that they are preserved and archived.
The District Clerk’s office manages all filings and proceedings for the following Courts:
- 271st Judicial District Court - Civil, Family, Delinquent Taxes and Felony Criminal - Judge Brock R. Smith
- Title IV-D Attorney General Child Support Court - Judge Diane Dockery
- Department of Family & Protective Services Court (CPS) - Judge Cheryl Vaughan
- Juvenile Court - Judge Brian Keith Umphress
The District Clerk is also the officer of the Court in charge of the jury selection process for Jack County. Jurors are randomly selected by a computer program from a source consisting of the current voter registration lists from all the precincts in the county and residents of the county that have a valid Texas driver’s license or valid personal identification card or certificate issued by the Department of Public Safety.
To provide the Judicial system and the public with efficient and accountable service while:
- Preserving the integrity of the court records the office is charged to index and secure;
- Managing and safeguarding the collection of fees;
- Demanding impeccable work ethics in order to adhere to the Statutory and Constitutional duties of the office;
- Sustaining transparency in government operations
Responsibilities & Services
The district clerk perform the duties assigned by the Texas Constitution as registrar, recorder and custodian of all court pleadings, instruments and papers that are part of any legal cause of action in the district courts.
• Enters all judgements of the court under the direction of the judge
• Keeps an account of all fines and fees collected by the office
• Keeps an account of the amount due jurors for service in district court
• Administers child support payments
• Administers trust accounts for minors ordered by the courts
• Keeps an index of the parties who file in the court, and makes reference to any judgments made in the case
• Records the acts and proceedings of the district court
• Records all executions issued and the returns issued on the executions