What is the County Clerk’s Office?
The County Clerk is the one county official whose office tracks the important events in the lives of each and every Texan. The clerk’s office is with you from the day you are born, until after you have passed on. The day that you are born, we record your birth certificate. As time goes by, you chose to get married; we of course record your marriage license. As more time goes by you purchase some property or a house and we keep that record as well. At some point in your life, you may choose to start your own business; we record your "assumed name certificate. With all that property, business dealings and the birth certificates from your children, a will becomes necessary. The Clerk’s office records and often files for safe keeping your will. Of course after you have died, the Clerk’s office keeps the record of the probate of your will and records your death certificate.
Adapted from "Counties, the Glue that holds Texas Together" Texas Association of Counties
CLERK OF COUNTY COURT and COUNTY COURT AT LAW
On Misdemeanor, Probate, Civil and Juvenile
LOCAL REGISTRAR OF VITAL STATISTICS
ASSUMED NAME CERTIFICATES
The County Clerk’s Office is open from 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday thru Friday.
Due to the time involved in preparing a marriage license, please arrive prior to 4:30 P.M. A cutoff time for all recordings is at 4:30 P.M.
When should I renew my brand?
Marks and brands must be renewed every 10 years regardless of when you initially applied for them. Everyone has to renew at the same time. The next renewal will be September 1, 2011. The filing fee for a brand is $16.00. Brand Application Form.
Release of Brand Registration form. This form releases the brand to another person.