District Clerk

Lynne Finley, District Clerk
Elected Official
Lynne Finley
District Clerk

Our Role 

The District Clerk performs 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 of Collin County. Additionally, the District Clerk's office provides jury services for all statutory District, County and Justice of the Peace courts in Collin County.

The District Clerk is elected for a four year term and manages most of the business operations for the 13 elected District Courts and 1 Magistrate Court in Collin County that hear Civil, Family and Felony Criminal cases. The office functions with over 70 employees who maintain and manage the records and felony payment plans, over ten million dollars in our court registry, criminal fee, civil/family fee and attorney general fee accounts, bail bond forfeitures and all tax lawsuits. The office also produces a substantial number of court documents including civil citations, criminal warrants, criminal judgments and sentences, and performs other ministerial duties. Currently, the office receives over 17,300 new case files every year.

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​Electronic Filing

The Texas Supreme Court requires all Civil, Family and Probate cases to be filed electronically. This applies to all levels of our local court system: Justice Courts, County Courts at Law and District Courts. Collin County is already live and accepting filings.

View the Local Rules for the District Courts of Collin County, Supreme Court Rules for eFiling, and the JCIT Technology Standards for more information.

Collin County District Clerk eFiling FAQs

More information can be found at

Helpful links

The District Clerk’s Office does not recommend specific software with which to participate in the eFiling process, however, we have provided a few links to videos on the Adobe website that explain some of the features required in filed documents.

How to add a bookmark (sample in Acrobat X)

How to OCR (sample in Acrobat X)

How to add page numbers (sample in Acrobat XI)

Helpful Information 

New Program available to Collin County Residents

Guide and File is now available to Collin County residents. The program allows individuals to create certain legal forms for filing online using pre-formatted, step-by-step templates that will generate a completed form. Click here for additional information.

Attorney Online Subscriber Access

Attorneys may subscribe to online access to District Clerk, County Court at Law Clerk and Justice of the Peace records through a secure Internet site. For complete information please view the Attorney Subscriber Agreement or contact Mindi Johns. ​Annual renewals are available.

New public portal makes most civil court records available online

Historical Case Searches

Criminal Case Searches for cases prior to the year 1988 and Civil Case Searches for cases prior to the year 1984 must be requested in person or by mail.

The online Case Search applications contain District Court Criminal cases that were filed or completed anytime from 1988 to the present and Civil cases that were filed or completed anytime from 1984 to the present.

For Criminal case record searches for cases completed from the 1800’s to 1987 or Civil case record searches for cases completed from the 1800s to 1983, please visit or submit a written request to the District Clerk’s Office, 2100 Bloomdale Rd., McKinney, TX 75071.

All record searches conducted at the District Clerk's office are $5 each. If sending a written request, please provide the following information:  the individual’s complete name and date of birth, a self-addressed stamped envelope, and a check or money order for the search fee.

Payment for a record search can be made by check, money order or cash.

Searches are normally processed within one or two days of receipt and can be requested in person or by mail. We do not provide record searches by phone. 

New! Criminal felony payments can be made online at: Criminal Online Payments
Additional Services

Collin County Standing Order Regarding Children, Property and Conduct of Parties
Collin County District Court Local Rules

Legal and Community Resources

Self Help Resources

Senate Bill 1369 Monthly Appointments and Fees Report

Contact Us

Russell A. Steindam Courts Building
2100 Bloomdale Rd., Suite 12132
McKinney, TX 75071

972-548-4320 (McKinney)
972-424-1460 ext. 4320 (Metro)

Criminal-Felony: 972-548-4430 (McKinney) or
972-424-1460 ext. 4430 (Metro)

Child Support: 972-548-4385 (McKinney)
972-424-1460 ext. 4385 (Metro)

Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

Credit Cards

The District Clerk's Office accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Cash, In-State Checks and Money Orders.