Lookup Public Records in Cherokee County, Texas. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.
Cherokee County, Texas Overview
Cherokee County is located in the state of Texas. Named after Cherokee people, the county was formed in July 13, 1846 and its county seat is Rusk. The county has a total population of 50,845, as of 2010, with its area spanning 1062 square miles (land area being 1053 square miles, while water area being 9.3 square miles). The county consists of 12 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 75766 recorded as the one with the largest population. Cherokee County borders the following counties: Smith County, Texas to the north; Anderson County, Texas to the west; Rusk County, Texas to the northeast; Henderson County, Texas to the northwest; Houston County, Texas to the southwest, and; Nacogdoches County, Texas and Angelina County, Texas to the southeast.
Cherokee County Clerk Information
The County Clerk
- Serves as clerk and custodian of records for the Commissioners Court, Constitutional County Court and Statutory County Courts.
- Acts as a recorder and custodian of important public records, including all bonds, deeds, birth and death certificates, assumed names and livestock brands, ensuring that records are maintained in a secure, archival manner.
- Issues marriage licenses.
- Serves as chief elections officer in most counties.
The civil filing fees of the office of the County Clerk as of 2017 is seen as link below:
Linked below is the Probate Filing Fees of the office of the County Clerk as of 2017:
Acquiring a certified copy of one’s birth or death certificate through mail could be obtained by providing a copy of one’s valid ID and the application is needed to be notarized. The application form that is linked below requires further information about the owner and contact details of the requestor.
Birth and Death Certificate Application:
Below is the physical address of the County Clerk:
Laverne Lusk, County Clerk
P.O. Box 420
Rusk, Texas 75785
The District Clerk
- Serves as clerk and custodian of all records for the District Courts.
- Indexes and secures all court records, collects filing fees, and handles funds held in litigation and money awarded to minors.
- Coordinates the jury panel selection process.
- May process passport applications.
- Manages court registry funds.
Jury Settings for Cherokee County Juries can be seen in the link of the District Clerk’s Office
Linked below is the District Clerk fees:
Below is the physical address of the District Clerk:
Janet Gates, District Clerk
135 South Main, 2nd Floor
Rusk, Texas 75785
Office Hours: 8AM-12PM & 1PM-4PM, Monday thru Friday, excluding Holidays
Cherokee County Clerks Office
County Government Office
Address: 135 South Main Street, Rusk, TX 75785, United States