Lookup Public Records in Bell CountyTexas. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

Bell County, Texas Overview

Bell County is located in the state of Texas. The county was formed in 1850 and named after Peter Hansborough Bell. The county seat is Belton. As of 2010, the county has a population of 310,235. The county has a total area of 1088 square miles, 1051 square miles of which is land, and 37 square miles is water. The county consists of 23 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 76549 recorded as the one with the largest population. Bell County borders the following counties: McLennan County, Texas to the north; Williamson County, Texas to the south; Lampasas County, Texas to the west; Falls County, Texas to the northeast; Coryell County, Texas to the northwest; Burnet County, Texas to the southwest, and; Milam County, Texas to the southeast.

Bell County Clerk Information

The County Clerk provided a form for requesting a probate record search. It only entails a record search, which will only provides a positive or negative result as to the existence of a case(s). Documentation of the existence of the case will be provided. Instruments associated with a case are available for an additional charge and must be specifically requested. Fees are given in the document. The document is linked below. There is also a similar misdemeanor record search form available.

Probate Record Search Form:

Misdemeanor Record Search Form:

Alternatively, the criminal misdemeanor index is available for search in iDocket.com.
For civil cases, you can use the civil case index search to search for a case by case number, name/company, attorney, and date filed. You can view comprehensive civil case data in the matched items.

The Clerk has supported an online search for property records by partnering with Texas Land Records. You can decide between the following: subscription, pay-per-access membership plan. Below is the link of the website.

All mailing requests for birth and death certificates must include a birth certificate application completed by a qualified applicant, proof of identification, Affidavit of Personal Knowledge and payment. These forms are linked below. All in-person requests for birth and death certificates in person must also complete the birth certificate application, be a qualified applicant, have proof of identification and payment. A separate form is also linked below.

Mailing Birth/Death Certificate Request Form:

In-Person Birth/Death Certificate Request Form:

Below is the physical address of the County Clerk:
Shelley Coston, County Clerk
Bell County Justice Center
1201 Huey Road
Belton, Texas 76513
Email: shelley.coston@bellcounty.texas.gov
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday
Phone: (254) 933-5160
Fax: (254) 933-5176

District Clerk

You can request copies of a divorce, civil, or criminal case from the District Clerk. A request form is made available in their website.

The Bell County jury schedule is set on Friday. You will need to call 254-933-5360 at any time over the weekend between 5:00 PM friday and 8:00 AM Monday morning to hear specific instructions as to who should report and where. Depending on the court schedule, you may not need to report at all so please call to be sure. If you have been selected to serve on a jury, the following information may be of assistance.

District Clerk Website:

Below is the physical address of the District Clerk:

Joanna Staton, District Clerk
1st Floor Bell County Justice Complex
1201 Huey Road
Belton, Texas 76513
Phone: 254-933-5197

Bell, TX Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-2009304,168
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-200912,248
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-2009618
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009790
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-20093,964
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009282
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20092,499
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-200923,444
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-20092,087
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20095,425
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009980
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200938,359
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009389
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009412
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-200919,891
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20095,839
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-2009350
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20091,467
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20093,425
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-2009563
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009546
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20095,327
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20094,437
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-2009125
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20091,517
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20091,831
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009295
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-2009179
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-20091,161
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20091,168
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-2009161,777
Bell County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Bell County, the applicants must apply together, in person, at the County Clerk’s office. Both parties must present their state-issued picture ID, military ID, or passport, and know their social security number
State Law:The Marriage Relationship – Family Code, Ch. 1 to 5 and Premarital and Marital Property Agreements – Family Code, Ch. 4
All State Statutes: Information is online at the State Website
Office:Bell County Marriage License
Location:550 East 2nd Avenue, Belton, Texas, 76513
Phone:254-939-3521

Bell County Clerk’s Office

Address: 1201 Huey Dr, Belton, TX 76513, United States
Phone: 254-933-5160

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