Tex. Gov't Code Section 29.010


In a municipality that provides for the election of a municipal judge, the municipal court clerk is elected in the same manner unless by ordinance the city secretary serves as clerk. A city secretary who serves as clerk may be authorized to appoint a deputy clerk.


The clerk serves a two-year term of office unless the municipality provides for a longer term pursuant to Article XI, Section 11, of the Texas Constitution. If the city secretary serves as clerk, that person serves as clerk during the term as city secretary.


The clerk shall keep minutes of the proceedings of the court, issue process, and generally perform the duties for the municipal court that a county clerk performs for a county court.


Subsection (a) does not apply to a home-rule municipality that provides by charter for the appointment of the clerk.
Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 480, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1985. Amended by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 774, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1991.

Source: Section 29.010 — Clerk, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/GV/htm/GV.­29.­htm#29.­010 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 29.010’s source at texas​.gov