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

Cooke County, Texas Overview

Cooke County is located in the state of Texas. The county was formed in 1849 and its county seat is Gainesville. The county has a total population of 39,141, as of 2016, with its area spanning 898 square miles (land area being 875 square miles, while water area being 24 square miles). The county consists of 14 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 76240 recorded as the one with the largest population. Cooke County borders the following counties: Love County, Oklahoma to the north; Denton County, Texas to the south; Grayson County, Texas to the east; Montague County, Texas to the west, and; Wise County, Texas to the southwest.

Cooke County Clerk Information

The Cooke County Clerk’s Office is currently accepting documents by e-filing, but e-filing is not yet required. Beginning January 1, 2016, e-filing will be mandatory for all Civil and Probate cases pursuant to Supreme Court Order.
Linked below is the Civil Filing Fees of the County Clerk as of 2017:

Linked below is the Probate Filing Fees of the County Clerk as of 2017:

The Clerk has partnered with Texas Land Records to provide an online search for property records. You can opt for a subscription, or for a pay-per-access membership plan. The website is linked below.

Requests for access to or copies of county government public records should be made in writing directly to the department that has custody of the records. In county government, each elected official is the public information administrator of his department. No department has control, possession or authority over the records of any other department. A request made to the wrong department can cause unnecessary delay. The department that received a request for records in another department has no duty to forward the request to the correct department.
You can pay citations, property taxes and hot checks, one can also search for public records and real property.

Below is the physical address of the County Clerk:

Rebecca Lawson, County Clerk
Cooke County Courthouse
101 South Dixon, Room 108
Gainesville, Texas 76240
Phone: 940-668-5474

District Clerk

Linked below is the civil filing fees of the District Clerk:

You can search for criminal/civil records in the given link below:

A civil case information sheet must be completed and submitted when an original petition or application is filed to initiate a new civil, family law, probate, or mental health case or when a post-judgment petition for modification or motion for enforcement is filed in a family law case. The information should be the best available at the time of filing.

Below is the physical address of the District Clerk:

Marci A Gilbert, District Clerk
Cooke County Courthouse
101 South Dixon, Room 207
Gainesville, TX 76240
Phone: 940-668-5450
Fax: 940-668-5476

Cooke, TX Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200937,994
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20092,966
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200967
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200930
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009152
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009122
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009599
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20093,977
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009135
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009881
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009115
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20098,729
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-200924
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20094,653
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009473
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009251
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009419
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009124
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20091,027
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009574
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-200948
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009149
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200968
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-200925
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009215
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-2009221
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200911,663
Cooke County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Cooke 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:Cooke County Marriage License
Location:100 South Dixon Street, Gainesville, Texas, 76240
Phone:940-668-5421

Cooke County Clerk’s Office

Address: 101 South Dixon, Room 108 Gainesville, Texas 76240
Phone: 940-668-5474

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