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Documents & Filing Fees
Overview
The following fees will go into effect on January 1, 2014.

For indices online from 1967 to present, go to Texas Land Records.

Filing Fees & Requirements
  • $26 fee for the first page and $4 fee for each page thereafter
  • Abstract Of Judgment - $26 fee for the first page and $4 fee for each page thereafter
  • DD214 (military discharge) - no filing fee
  • Plats - $73
  • In order to file a document into the official records we require an original (no copies), original signatures, and a notary / notary seal
  • DBA / Assumed Name Certificates - $30.00

Copies of Legal Instruments
  • Certified copy - $1 per page plus $5 for certification
  • Plain copy - $1 per page

Birth Certificates
  • $23 fee to obtain a certified copy of a birth certificate
  • Only the person, mother / father, brother / sister, or grandparents may request a copy of a birth certificate
  • The person requesting the copy must complete a form and have proper identification
  • When requesting a copy by mail, a notarized proof of identification and affidavit is required – money order or cashier’s checks only are accepted (download application)
  • When requesting a copy in person – cash or credit cards (no personal checks accepted)

Death Certificates
  • $21 fee to obtain a single certified copy of a death certificate - additional certified copies of the same death certificate may be purchased at the same time for $4 each
  • Only the mother / father, son / daughter, brother / sister, grandparents, or grandchildren may request a copy of a death certificate
  • The person requesting the copy must complete a form and have proper identification
  • When requesting a copy by mail, a notarized proof of identification and affidavit is required – money order or cashier’s checks only are accepted (download application)
  • When requesting a copy in person – cash or credit card (no personal checks accepted)

Marriage Licenses
  • $82 fee to obtain a marriage license for the purpose of getting married if the couple has not obtained a state certified class certificate (cash or credit card) NO CHECKS
  • $22 fee to obtain a marriage license for the purpose of getting married if the couple has obtained a state certified class certificate (cash or credit card, no checks / credit cards)
  • Information and schedules for state certified classes may be obtained at Together In Texas
  • $47 fee to obtain an informal marriage license (cash or credit card, no checks / credit cards)
  • A certified copy of the marriage license can be obtained for $21
  • The couple must appear in person in the County Clerk's Office
  • The couple must have proper identification (valid drivers license, state issued ID, or passport)
  • The couple must provide proof of Social Security numbers
  • If one or both of the couple is divorced, they must have been divorced at least 31 days before obtaining another marriage license
  • If one or both of the couple is under 18-years-old, contact the County Clerk's Office
  • Once the marriage license is purchased, the couple must wait at least 72 hours before getting married, but no longer than 90 days from the day the license was purchased (the marriage license becomes void 90 days after the date of purchase)

Probate
  • $249 fee for opening a new probate case as letters testamentary, muniment of title, administration or guardianship
  • For all other filings within the case - please contact the probate department at (979) 361-4126 or (979) 361-4135.
  • Wards Bill of Rights

Miscellaneous
  • Civil Cases of $500 or less - filing fee of $242
  • Civil Condemnation - filing fee of $227
  • License To Sell Alcohol - filing fee of $17
  • Registration Of Cattle Brand - $26 per brand
  • Judicial Records Search (JusticeWeb)
  • Traffic Appeals - fees are accessed by the County Court at Law Judge