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

Erath County, Texas Overview

Erath County is located in the state of Texas. The county was formed in 1856 and its county seat is Stephenville. The county has a total population of 37,890, as of 2010, with its area spanning 1090 square miles (land area being 1083 square miles, while water area being 6.7 square miles). The county consists of 10 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 76401 recorded as the one with the largest population. Erath County borders the following counties: Palo Pinto County, Texas to the north; Hamilton County, Texas to the south; Somervell County, Texas to the east; Eastland County, Texas to the west; Hood County, Texas to the northeast; Comanche County, Texas to the southwest, and; Bosque County, Texas to the southeast.

Erath County Clerk Information

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.

    A copy of one’s valid ID is a must in applying for a certified copy of a birth or death certificate through mail and the application must be notarized. Linked below is the application form that requires further information of the titleholder and contact details of the requestor.
    Birth and Death Certificate Application:

    The office of the County Clerk has made website where an individual is allowed to search information regarding public information. This site is used to search for documents that have been recorded in the County Clerk’s office in various counties. One should also be a registered user to be able to use the site.

    Below is the physical address of the County Clerk:
    Gwinda Jones, County Clerk
    100 West Washington
    Stephenville, Texas 76401
    Email: countyclerk@co.erath.tx.us
    Phone: 254-965-1482
    Fax: 254-965-5732
    District Clerk
    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.

    The Civil Filing Fees of the District Clerk can be seen as link below:

    Below is the physical address of the District Clerk:
    Wanda Pringle, District Clerk
    112 West College Street
    Stephenville, Texas 76401
    Phone: 254-965-1486
    Fax: 254-965-7156
    Email: districtclerk@co.erath.tx.us

    Erath, TX Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200934,663
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20093,048
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-2009101
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200974
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009417
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-20093
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009661
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20092,934
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009190
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009849
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200979
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20095,067
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-200973
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-200931
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20094,385
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009440
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-200953
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009241
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009183
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200974
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200911
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009638
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009520
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200910
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-200916
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009218
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-20099
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-200910
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009195
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-200956
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200913,799
    Erath County Marriage License Office
    In order to obtain a marriage license in Erath 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:Erath County Marriage License
    Location:100 West Washington Street, Stephenville, Texas, 76401
    Phone:254-965-1482

    Erath County Clerks’ Office

    Address: 100 West Washington Stephenville, Texas 76401
    Phone: 254-965-1482

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