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

Ector County, Texas Overview

Ector County is located in the state of Texas. Named after Mathew Ector, the county was formed in 1891 and its county seat is Odessa. The county has a total population of 159,436, as of 2015, with its area spanning 902 square miles (land area being 898 square miles, while water area being 4.1 square miles). The county consists of 9 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 79762 recorded as the one with the largest population. Ector County borders the following counties: Andrews County, Texas to the north; Crane County, Texas to the south; Midland County, Texas to the east; Winkler County, Texas to the west; Ward County, Texas to the southwest, and; Upton County, Texas to the southeast.

Ector County Clerk Information

In addition to serving as clerk for county court and the county commissioners court, a county clerk records and keeps records pertaining to the county courts, county courts at law, real and personal property, and personal records. Other responsibilities include recording vital statistics, issuing marriage licenses, and administering other miscellaneous licensing and recording requirements.

Qualified applicants may obtain a certified copy of a birth or death record. A qualified applicant is defined as the registrant or an immediate relative or legal representative of the registrant. An immediate family member would be a spouse, parent, grandparent, sibling, or child of the registrant. A legal representative is defined as a court appointed administrator or guardian, or a power of attorney appointee. If the mother is the only parent listed on the birth certificate, the qualified applicant is limited to the mother or maternal grandmother unless the applicant is the person named on the birth certificate and the individual has reached the age of 18 years. Applicant must present a valid photo ID, such as a driver’s license, state issued identification card, or other valid form of photo identification. A legal representative must also present documents showing proof of appointment and specific authorization to obtain the document. It is at the discretion of the County Clerk to determine whether sufficient identification has been provided. If you do not have a valid photo ID, or have questions about ID requirements, please call the Ector County Clerk’s office at (432) 498-4130.

Birth and Death Certificate Application:

Civil Cases maintained in the County Clerk’s Office primarily deal with Bond Forfeitures on misdemeanor criminal cases, Applications for Occupational or Hardship Driver’s Licenses, Civil Appeals from the Justice Court, Appeals of Driver’s License Suspension from Justice Court or Non-Disclosure cases.
Thousands of misdemeanor criminal cases are filed and disposed of at the county court level each year. The Constitutional County Court, County Court at Law and County Court at Law #2 are supported by the county clerk with original jurisdiction encompassing class A and B misdemeanors and appellate cases originally tried in justice and municipal courts.

A misdemeanor case for the county court will usually originate in the office of the county attorney. There, a citizen or peace officer will swear out a complaint alleging that a misdemeanor has been committed. If the county attorney decides that there is probable cause for prosecution and that jurisdiction in the matter lies within the county court, the attorney will have the complaint issued from the attorney’s office and filed with the county clerk. The clerk will also receive a document called the information, which is the county attorney’s formal charge against the defendant. The information serves the same purpose in county court as an indictment does in district court. The clerk should have both the complaint and the information documents before filing the case.
The clerk’s duties in probate cases are varied and include filing cases, issuing processes, maintaining records of proceedings, issuing certified copies and appeals.

Below is the physical address of the County Clerk:

Linda Haney, County Clerk
300 N. Grantstreet, Room 111
Odessa, Texas 79760
Phone: (432) 498-4130
Fax: (432) 498-4177

District Clerk

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.

The various courts in Texas have overlapping jurisdiction in civil cases. The justice of the peace courts have jurisdiction of civil cases in which the amount in controversy is not more than $10,000. Constitutional county courts have jurisdiction of civil cases where the amount in controversy is greater than $200 but no more than $10,000.

The statutory county courts (County Court at Law and County Court at Law #2) have civil jurisdiction in cases where the amount in controversy exceeds $500 but does not exceed $100,000. In Ector County, the District Clerk maintains the records regarding the portion of the statutory county courts (County Court at Law and County Court at Law #2) with jurisdictional amounts over $500 but not to exceed $100,000.

Below is the physical address of the District Clerk:
Clarissa Webster, District Clerk
300 N Grant, Room 301
Odessa, TX 79761
Phone: (432) 498-4290
Fax: (432) 498-4292
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Ector, TX Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-2009132,586
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20097,458
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-2009129
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009208
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009211
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-200977
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009861
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20097,472
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009413
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20092,320
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009235
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200910,893
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009231
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-200978
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20098,764
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20091,172
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-200919
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009484
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009609
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200961
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200943
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20092,137
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20091,718
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200931
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009472
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009603
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200951
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-200930
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009397
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-2009356
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200984,235
Ector County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Ector 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:Ector County Marriage License
Location:200 North Grant Avenue, Odessa, Texas, 79761
Phone:915-498-4130

Ector County Clerk’s Office

Address: 300 N Grant Ave #111, Odessa, TX 79761, United States
Phone: 432-498-4130

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