Deaf Smith County District Clerk
235 East Third Street, RM 304
Hereford, Texas 79045
Thank you, Elaine Gerber
MONDAY THRU FRIDAY 8:00 TIL 5:00
WE ARE CLOSED 12:00 TIL 1:00 FOR LUNCH
Attorney Appointments And Fees Approved DECEMBER, 2022
PAYMENT WILL BE ACCEPTED IN THE FORM OF CASH, CREDIT CARD, CASHIER'S CHECK OR MONEY ORDER.
FORMS: The forms contained on this website are provided for use by law offices or pro se litigants. The office of the Deaf Smith County District Clerk serves as custodian of records for the district court and for family, juvenile, adoption cases. We do not provide legal forms for the use by law offices or pro se litigants.
Pursuant to Rule 78a, Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, a civil case information sheet, in the form promulgated by the Supreme Court of Texas, must accompany the filing of (1) an original petition or application; and (2) a post-judgment petition for modification or motion for enforcement in a case arising under the Family Code. The civil case information sheet must be signed by the attorney for the party filing the pleading or by the party. The civil case information sheet is for data collection for statistical and administrative purposes and does not affect any substantive right. See Tex. Gov’t Code 71.035.
The Texas Legislature recently amended the Property Code to provide a streamlined procedure for addressing discriminatory provisions in real property records. Although state law already declared restrictions and provisions in real property records that prohibit the use, sale or transfer of real property to a person based on race, color, religion, or national origin to be void and unenforceable, Senate Bill 30, which took effect on September 1, 2021, establishes a process for a property owner, or another person that the owner authorizes, to request a judicial review of specific property records to determine whether they contain prohibited discriminatory provisions.
The bill sets out the contents of the documents required to be submitted to the court as well as a suggested format for the court’s findings and order. Under certain circumstances, the court may issue its determination without conducting a hearing. No filing fees may be charged under the statute.
To view the language of the bill and the format for filing with the court as well as the format for the court’s findings and order, use the link: 87(R) SB 30 - Enrolled version (texas.gov)
The deputy district clerks will not provide you with legal advice. If you have questions concerning you legal rights, you should contact an attorney of your choice or you may obtain a referral for legal services through the State Bar of Texas, Legal Referral Service by calling 1-800-252-9690 or 1-877-9TEXBAR (toll free).
txcourts.gov - Court Orders of Nondisclosure
www.sll.texas.gov- State Law Library
TexasCourtHelp.gov, - Self Help Website