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

Wise County, Texas Overview

Wise County is located in the state of Texas. Named after Henry Alexander Wise, the county was formed in 1856 and its county seat is Decatur. The county has a total population of 59,127, as of 2010, with its area spanning 923 square miles (land area being 904 square miles, while water area being 18 square miles). The county consists of 15 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 76234 recorded as the one with the largest population. Wise County borders the following counties: Montague County, Texas to the north; Parker County, Texas to the south; Denton County, Texas to the east; Jack County, Texas to the west; Cooke County, Texas to the northeast, and; Tarrant County, Texas to the southeast.

Wise County Clerk Information

The Wise County Clerk has permissively accepted e-filings since October 31, 2014. Effective July 1, 2015 it will be mandatory for attorneys to electronically file (E-file) on all Civil and Probate Cases in Wise County, Texas as required by the Texas Supreme Court. Paper filings across the clerk’s counter will no longer be accepted from attorneys at that time.

To request a certified copy of a birth or death certificate by mail: Please complete the correct form below and attach a photocopy of your driver’s license. The form must be filled out completely and signed. Requests can be sent along with a check or money order to: Wise County Clerk, 200 N. Trinity St., P.O. Box 359, Decatur, TX 76234.Effective September 1, 2015 all applications for certified copies of Birth and Death certificates which are mailed into the County Clerk’s Office must provide notarized proof of identity per Health and Safety Code, Sec. 191.0031.

Birth and Death Certificate Application:

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. This sheet, approved by the Texas Judicial Council, is intended to collect information that will be used for statistical purposes only. It neither replaces nor supplements the filings or service of pleading or other documents as required by law or rule. The sheet does not constitute a discovery request, response, or supplementation, and it is not admissible at trial.

Civil Filing Fees (effective September 1, 2017):

Probate Guardianship Filing Fee (effective September 1, 2017):

The application (Annual Application For Certificate Of Registration) must be: made to the clerk of the county having venue of the proceeding for the appointment of a guardian; and accompanied by a nonrefundable fee of $40 to cover the cost of administering this subchapter. Application and $40.00 payment (payable to Wise County Clerk) may be delivered in person or mailed to: Attn: Court Department, Wise County Clerk
P.O. Box 359, Decatur, TX 76234.

Application:

Foreclosure Notice:

Please note that we do not conduct Title Searches, Lien Searches, or Asset Searches. You must request a copy of a specific document. All requests are processed by mail or in person only. We do not accept requests by phone. If requesting a search by mail, the nonrefundable fee is a $10.00 per document. please enclose a check or money order and address your request to: Wise County Clerk, 200 N. Trinity St., P.O. Box 359, Decatur, TX 76234. Include a phone number so that we may call you back and as much of the following information you have with your request: Type of document, Full name of Grantor, Full name of Grantee, Approximate recording date, Volume and page or Instrument Number (if known).

Below is the physical address of the County Clerk:
Sherry Lemon, County Clerk
200 N. Trinity
Decatur, TX 76234
Phone: (940) 627-3351
Fax: (940) 627-2138
Hours: 8:00 a.m.— 5:00 p.m. (Records Room closes at 4:30 p.m.), Monday— Friday

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
  • 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 Wise County District Clerk has been accepting documents permissively by e-filing since October 31, 2014. But as of July 1, 2015 it will be mandatory for attorneys to e-file on all civil and family cases in Wise County. This is pursuant to Supreme Court Order 13-9165. See the links below on this page for training opportunities. E-filing guides and other helpful information are also available at :

    Juror 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.

    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. If the original petition, application or post-judgment petition or motion is e-filed, the case information sheet must not be the lead document.

    This sheet, required by Rule 78a of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, is intended to collect information that will be used for statistical and administrative purposes only. It neither replaces nor supplements the filings or service of pleading or other documents as required by law or rule. The sheet does not constitute a discovery request, response, or supplementation, and it is not admissible at trial

    Case records, Jail records, and Law Enforcement Records that are available in the office of the District Clerk are now available online. Link is given below:

    Below is the physical address of the District Clerk:
    Brenda Rowe, District Clerk
    101 Trinity Street
    1st Floor County Courthouse
    Decatur, Texas
    P.O. Box 308
    Decatur, Texas 76234
    Phone: (940) 627-5535
    Fax: (940) 627-0705
    Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Wise, TX Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200947,399
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20095,406
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-2009109
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200930
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009136
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009116
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009984
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20095,176
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009223
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20091,660
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009171
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20096,800
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-200997
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-200922
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20095,956
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009365
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-200916
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009277
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009367
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200936
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200998
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20091,038
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009710
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009166
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009231
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009151
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009261
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-2009132
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200916,339
    Wise County Marriage License Office
    In order to obtain a marriage license in Wise 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:Wise County Marriage License
    Location:200 N. Trinity, Records Bldg, Decatur, Texas, 76234
    Phone:940-627-3351

    Wise County Clerk’s Office
    County Government Office

    Address: 200 N Trinity St, Decatur, TX 76234, United States
    Phone: 940-627-3351

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