Quicklinks
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http://www.efiletexas.gov/
eFile now is mandatory for attorneys filing in our Civil, Probate and Criminal courts. Click here for more information.

 

The clerk’s office is currently transitioning to a new eFile reviewer tool as required by the State eFiling vendor due to the deprecation of Silverlight. This may result in delays in processing filings while we adjust to the new system. This transition will NOT impact the file stamp time received. We thank you for your patience as we transition.

Attorneys should also be aware that the Silverlight version of the State provided EFSP will also be deprecated on 10/27. Attorneys can use the new State provided EFSP, or can select from other EFSPs by visiting https://efiletexas.gov/service-providers.htm

 
Cattle Marks and Brands Registration - In accordance with Article 144.044 of the Agriculture Code, the marks and brands that have been previously recorded will expire on August 30, 2021. The owner of the brand will have from August 31, 2021 until February 28, 2022, to renew their mark or brand. On March 1, 2022, all marks and brands that have not been renewed will have no force or effect and will be available for use on a “first-come” basis.     Renewals will begin August 31, 2021, with the Leon County Clerk, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 155 North Cass St. 1st floor, Centerville, Texas 75833. The recording fee for a mark or brand is $16 for first site, $5 for each additional site. Have additional questions? Click here.


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

NEED TO MAKE MISDEMEANOR CRIMINAL PAYMENT?

click here to pay your misdemeanor criminal fee.

Need to email us? Click here to send us a request or question. 

HOURS OF OPERATION


Monday through Friday

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

Cash, checks and major credit cards accepted.

2021 Holiday Schedule

2022 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

Mandy Gilstrap - Birth and death registrar, burial transit and cremation permits, marriage licenses, Commissioner Court Indexing and Military Discharge DD-214 records. Option 3 phone menu

Pat Jalufka - Criminal misdemeanor court, Option 1 phone menu

Michelle Duvall - General recording and indexing, copy requests, cattle marks and brand registration

 

DEPARTMENTS AND LINKS

Probate Court
Civil Court (Up to $10,000) 

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

File Assumed Names/DBAsAssumed Name Certificates, etc. Need more info? Click here.

HOW DO I...

Make a MISDEMEANOR Criminal Payment - Click here to pay criminal fee with a credit card.

Get a Fee Schedule  - New fees are effective Feb. 22, 2019. 

Record a Document - Fee is $16 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.

Cattle Marks and Brands Registration - In accordance with Article 144.044 of the Agriculture Code, the marks and brands that have been previously recorded will expire on August 30, 2021. The owner of the brand will have from August 31, 2021 until February 28, 2022, to renew their mark or brand. On March 1, 2022, all marks and brands that have not been renewed will have no force or effect and will be available for use on a “first-come” basis.     Renewals will begin August 31, 2021, with the Leon County Clerk, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 155 North Cass St. 1st floor, Centerville, Texas 75833. The recording fee for a mark or brand is $16 for first site, $5 for each additional site. Have additional questions? Click here.

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

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 866-211-1802.
  • There are 8 public search stations in our office. Deed and Official Records (1869-forward), Probate (1848-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.
  • Also, per AG Opinion WW-607, the County Clerk has no duty to search the records under his control and guarantee the correctness thereof.
  • Documents received after 4 p.m. will be recorded the next business day.
  • The large Tobin maps and all images on the public stations are proprietary; photography of these images is prohibited.
  • 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.

 

ELECTION CANDIDATE INFORMATION:

Looking to run for a public office? Here is the latest Candidate Information. Finally, here's what you need to know about campaign signs.

Per Title 15 of the Elections Code, the county campaign finance authority is responsible for providing certain forms to candidates; however, it is NOT the county campaign finance authority's responsibility to notify candidates of certain filing deadlines. That is, it is the candidates' responsibility to meet the required filing deadlines. See the details in this Guide to a County Filing Authority's Duties Under Campaign Finance Law.

 


RESOURCES

www.txcourts.gov

www.sll.texas.gov


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.)

Tenth Court of Appeals serving Leon County.