Sharena Gilliland was elected District Clerk in 2010. Before taking office, she practiced law focusing on civil litigation. Sharena received her law degree from Baylor University School of Law and her bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University. In 2019 she was appointed to the Supreme Court Advisory Committee. An active member of the County & District Clerks’ Assoc. of Texas, she is a frequent speaker at educational conferences and serves as a Regional Director. Sharena was a nominee for District Clerk of the Year in 2017 and 2019, and won District Clerk of the year in 2021. She and her husband, Chawn Gilliland, are involved in many local organizations, including their church and kids’ school functions and activities.
The Office of the District Clerk was created by the Texas Constitution. The District Clerk is responsible for filing and docketing all court documents and is charged with the custody, maintenance, and preservation of all court records. The District Clerk is the clerk of the court for the 43rd and 415th Judicial District Courts of Parker County.
All district court civil, family, juvenile and felony cases are filed with the clerk. The clerk updates child support information with the State Disbursement Unit. At the conclusion of felony cases, the clerk is required to report all dispositions with the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Court fees, costs, and fines are collected and registry funds are held by the clerk. The District Clerk also serves as the Jury Coordinator for Parker County which includes overseeing of the selection of names for the jury, summons, and payments for jurors.
E-filing Tips for filing with the Parker County District Clerk:
~~ Proposed Orders should be submitted as a separate lead document.
~~ Exhibits to a motion or pleading should be saved or scanned as 1 document. If the document is too large, the exhibits should be added as an attachment to the lead document.
~~ Family Cases (excluding adoption) must include the names, not just initials, of all parties in the style/caption.
~~ Bookmarks in the PDF are appreciated.
~~ If you are unsure which filing code to use, give us a call: (817) 598-6114.
~~ We are now accepting E-filed documents for criminal cases in District Court! E-filing in criminal cases is optional.