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

Ellis County, Texas Overview

Ellis County is located in the state of Texas. The county was formed in 1850 and named after Richard Ellis. The county seat is Waxahachie. As of 2010, the county has a population of 149,610. The county has a total area of 952 square miles, 936 square miles of which is land, and 16 square miles is water. The county consists of 17 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 75165 recorded as the one with the largest population. Ellis County borders the following counties: Dallas County, Texas to the north; Henderson County, Texas to the east; Johnson County, Texas to the west; Kaufman County, Texas to the northeast; Tarrant County, Texas to the northwest; Hill County, Texas to the southwest, and; Navarro County, Texas to the southeast.

Ellis County Clerk Information

The main duties of the County Clerk are:

  • Administering all county and state elections unless otherwise designated by the Commissioners’ Court
  • Serving as clerk of the County Court and the Commissioners’ Court and keeping records of the proceedings
  • Acting as recorder of deeds and other instruments
  • Filing and recording birth and death certificates
  • Recording assumed names, wills, and probate
  • Issuing marriage licenses
  • Accounting for all funds paid to the office by way of fines, fees, and monies owed to the county court jurors for service

    The County Clerk has put up a website where an individual can get an access to the County’s Public Records Online. The website could help you seek for public records of the county clerk of your choice. When in confusion on how to use the site, you can go to the help section to guide you on how to use it.

    Below is the physical address of the County Clerk:
    Cindy Polley, County Clerk
    109 S Jackson St.
    P.O. Box 250
    Waxahachie, TX 75168
    Phone: 972-825-5070
    Fax: 972-825-5075

    District Clerk

    The District Clerk is charged with maintaining and arranging records deposited in the clerk’s office. The District Clerk

  • Records the acts and proceedings of the district court
  • Enters all judgments of the court under the direction of the judge
  • Records all executions issued and the returns issued on the executions
  • Processes passport applications
  • Administers child support payments
  • Administers trust accounts for minors ordered by the courts
  • Keeps an index of the parties who file in the court, and makes reference to any judgments made in the case
  • Keeps an account of all fines and fees collected by the office
  • Keeps an account of the amount due jurors for service in district court

    The link shown below shows the Fee Schedule of the County Clerk as of 2017:

    eFiling is now accepted in the office of the District Clerk. Link is shown below for additional information:

    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:
    Melanie Reed, District Clerk
    109 S Jackson St.
    Second Floor
    Waxahachie, TX 75165
    Phone: 972-825-5091
    Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    Ellis, TX Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-2009151,449
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-200911,629
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-2009549
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009313
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-20093,199
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009175
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20092,166
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-200912,527
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009862
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20093,591
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009356
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200918,898
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009180
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009214
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-200916,453
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20092,634
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-200981
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20091,082
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20091,369
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-2009193
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009234
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20093,301
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20092,913
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-2009212
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009319
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20091,334
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009143
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-200929
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009528
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-2009392
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200963,641
    Ellis County Marriage License Office
    In order to obtain a marriage license in Ellis 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:Ellis County Marriage License
    Location:109 South Jackson Street, Waxahachie, Texas, 75165
    Phone:972-825-5070

    Ellis County Clerk’s Office

    Address: 109 S Jackson St, Waxahachie, TX 75165, United States
    Phone: 972-825-5070

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