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The Texas Constitution provides that the County Clerk is to be elected in each county and shall be "Recorder of the 
County." As the county’s official recorder, the County Clerk is to perform four tasks in regard to each instrument that 
is presented for recording:

  1. Determine whether the instrument will be accepted for filing
  2. File the instrument
  3. Record the instrument
  4. Index the instrument
Our Recording Department files all official documents that prove ownership or interest in real or personal property.
This includes instruments that facilitate or restrict transfer of property. Some documents filed with the county clerk
are “Filed for Recording” while other documents are simply filed and not recorded.

The documents or “instruments” that are filed for recording are generally public records such as deeds, liens and 
judgments. Many, but not all, of these instruments deal with the conveyance of ownership interests in real property.

Documents filed in this department include, but are not limited to: Warranty Deeds, Federal and State Tax Liens, 
Cemetery Deeds, Trustee's Deed, Foreclosures, Judgments, Subdivision Plats, and Financing Statements.

The Recording Department processes the following forms:

Effective: September 1, 2017 
Relating to the waiver of certain fees for an assumed name certificate or statement of abandonment of use of an
assumed name filed by a military veteran. Authorizes a county clerk to waive all fees for an assumed name certificate
or a statement of abandonment of use of an assumed name for a registrant who is a military veteran.

Acceptable Forms of Identification (PDF)