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County Clerk

Christie Wakefield

155 N. Cass Street, First Floor
P. O. Box 98
Centerville, TX 75833

Phone: 903-536-2352
Fax: 903-536-7581

HOURS OF OPERATION


Monday through Friday

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (We are open through the lunch hour, recording ends at 4 p.m.)

Cash, checks and major credit cards accepted.
We will close at noon on November 21, 2018, and December 21, 2018.

2018 Holiday Schedule
2019 Holiday Schedule


DEPUTY CLERKS
Any of our staff members can assist with document recording, copies, and general questions.

Amy Kaiser - Probate court, Civil court, Juvenile court, beer-and-wine licensing, Option 2 phone menu

Courtney Spence - Birth and death registrar, burial transit and cremation permits, marriage licenses, Option 3 phone menu

Pat Jalufka - Criminal misdemeanor court, Option 1 phone menu

Mandy Gilstrap - Copies, Recordings, Commissioner Court Indexing and Military Discharge DD-214 records. 


 

HOW DO I...
File Assumed Names/DBAs - Assumed Name Certificates, etc. Need more info? Click here.

Get a Fee Schedule  - New fees are effective Oct. 1, 2018

Record a Document - Fee is $26 for first page, $4 each additional page per instrument.

Electronically File in Official Records - Please contact one of the following companies:
Simplifile (800-460-5657), CSC (866-652-0111), or ePN (888-325-3365) for more information.

Get Copies of Deeds  - If you have questions about the TexasLandRecords.com website, please call the helpline at 800-782-5652.

Marriage Licenses - For applying for marriage and for searching and/or obtaining a certified copy of Leon County marriage licenses.

Get a Birth or Death Certificate - (Birth Certificates within the State of Texas, Death Certificates for Leon Co. only.) Senate Bill 200, Article 5 amended Section 191.0031 of the Texas Health and Safety Code (HSC) to state that the state registrar or a local registrar may NOT issue a certified copy of a record to a person who has applied for the record by mail unless the person has provided notarized proof of identity.  In accordance with HSC §191.0031, form VS-142.3 has been amended to require applicants provide a notarized proof of identity.  The application also includes form VS-142.3(a), which is the affidavit form.  What type of ID may I use to obtain a birth or death certificate?

How to File a Delayed Birth Certificate
LINKS
Probate Court
Civil Court (Up to $10,000) 

Criminal Court (misdemeanor)
More options (brand registration, location of foreclosure sales, military, etc.)




GUIDELINES FOR VISITING THE LEON COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE

  • We welcome the public! Anyone may research our indices and images for the most up-to-date information. We will show you how to use the indices, and you may perform your own searches.
  • Our deed and official records also are online at www.texaslandrecords.com If you have questions about the website, call the helpline at 800-782-5652.
  • There are 8 public search stations in our office. Deed and Official Records (1888-forward), Probate (1980-forward), Criminal (1995-forward), Plats, and Marriage Records (1885-forward) are available on these stations as well. Follow the instructions above the monitors.
  • We are not attorneys, and cannot give any legal advice. We cannot answer any questions about what may or may not need to be filed.We are not qualified to determine ownership of any surface or mineral rights, or perform searches for any liens.
  • Documents received after 4 p.m. will be recorded the next business day.
  • Removal of any document, page or volume from our office is a state jail felony (Penal Code, Title 7 Chapter 32, Subchapter D, Sec. 32.47), and our offices are under camera surveillance.
  • We are not responsible for any articles, belongings or computers left unattended in our office. Please take all belongings with you when you leave.
  • NO FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY.
  • Elections and voter registration information can be found with our Elections Administrator.

 


RESOURCES
www.SelfHelpSupport.org
(best practices, etc.)

www.texasbar.com/lris
(lawyer referral service)
 
www.TexasLawHelp.org
(forms and instructions)

www.texascourthelp.org 
(assist with legal issues, how to get started, etc.)

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