Joanna Staton - District Clerk
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Bell County District Clerk - Joanna Staton
Our mission at the District Clerk's Office is to serve the public, attorneys, and District Courts of Bell County in a professional, courteous, and timely manner.
***JURY DUTY PHONE SCAM ***
In the past there have been reports of phone calls being made by scammers to residents in several counties throughout the state of Texas that appear to be from county officials. The scammers tell people that they have missed jury duty and are threatening residents with arrest and fines for failing to appear.
The scammers tell the victim that a family member, whom they name, had failed to appear for jury duty and that they would be arrested if the victim did not immediately pay a fine for failure to appear for court and an additional fine for the charge of contempt of court.
The scammer then instructs the victim to purchase a money pack, after which the scammer would call back to get the control number which would allow the scammer to cash out the money pack.
Please be advised that the Bell County Courts, District Clerk's Office, or Jury Administrator will NEVER call you, text you or email you and ask for social security numbers, credit cards or other sensitive information. We will NEVER demand payment over the phone of a fine for failure to appear, including the placing of any amount of money on a green dot card to pay any fine.
If you have doubts about a caller, please contact the District Clerk's Office.