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

Harris County, Texas Overview

Harris County is a county located in the state of Texas. The county was formed in 1837. The county seat is Houston and it has a population of 4,652,980 as of 2017. The county has a total area of 1777 square miles, with its land area encompassing 1703 square miles, and its water area 74 square miles. The county consists of 141 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 77084 recorded as the one with the largest population. Moreover, Harris County borders the following counties: Montgomery County, Texas to the north; Brazoria County, Texas to the south; Chambers County, Texas to the east; Liberty County, Texas to the northeast; Waller County, Texas to the northwest; Fort Bend County, Texas to the southwest, and; Galveston County, Texas to the southeast.

Harris County Clerk Information

Services Provided by the Harris County Clerk:

  • Records documents related to real property transactions
  • Maintains an index and issues copies of all recorded documents
  • Maintains and issues copies of birth, death and marriage licenses
  • Issues marriage licenses
  • Files Assumed Name Certificates
  • Administers County and State Elections

    In the given link below, you could see the Fee Schedule of the office of the County Clerk as well as the payment options:

    You should bring a copy of your valid ID when you want to apply for a certified copy of a birth and death records, the application should also be notarized. Further information about the registrant and the requestor is needed in the given application form that is linked below.

    Birth and Death Certificate Application:

    Notarized Proof of Identification:

    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.

    Harris County began eRecording in 2003 and e-Filing in 2007. Today, we’re eRecording approximately 60% of the County’s Property records and almost all of the County’s Civil and Probate Court records that are filed by attorneys are filed electronically. Pro Se litigants are currently given the option of filing electronically or in person.
    For further information regarding eFiling or eRecording, you may click on the link below:

    Below is the physical address of the County Clerk:
    Stan Stanart, County Clerk
    201 Caroline
    Houston, TX 77002
    Phone: 713-274-8600
    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.

    Searching for Official Public Records has been made possible by the County Clerk by providing an online site. Seeking for Civil /Family, Criminal, Party Inquiry, Background Check, Historical, Trial Judgments Records can now be done easily in the site. One can also search for other things in the site. If you are having problems on how to search, the Help section gives detailed instructions on how to function on the page you are on. It is better for you to follow the instructed directions. In order to better protect court documents, it is now require for you to have a registered login with site. All public case information is still available to everyone, once they login, and can be viewed FREE of charge.

    Linked below is the civil and family cases filing and service fees as of 2018:

    Information regarding the jury and it’s duty could be seen in the link that is given below:

    District Clerk Website:

    Below is the physical address of the District Clerk:
    Chris Daniel, District Clerk
    201 Caroline, Suite 420
    Houston, Texas 77002
    Phone: 832-927-5800

    Harris, TX Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-20094,202,629
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-2009170,097
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200923,209
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200916,707
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-200929,686
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-20097,066
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-200928,819
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-2009224,275
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-200929,095
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-200990,173
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200911,594
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-2009334,696
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20099,671
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20095,780
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-2009226,530
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-200980,119
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20092,629
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-200917,869
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-200946,176
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20094,357
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200916,859
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-200952,919
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-200952,760
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20092,025
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-200960,306
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-200920,720
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-20095,171
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20094,001
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-200913,624
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-200916,290
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20092,534,526
    Harris County Marriage License Office
    In order to obtain a marriage license in Harris 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:Harris County Marriage License
    Location:201 Caroline Street, Houston, Texas, 77002
    Phone:713-755-6411

    Harris County Clerk Office
    County Government Office

    Address: 101 SRichey Street, Pasadena, TX 77506, United States
    Phone: 713-274-6230

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