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

Zapata County, Texas Overview

Zapata County is located in the state of Texas. Named after Colonel Jose Antonio de Zapata, the county was formed in January 22, 1858 and its county seat is Zapata. The county has a total population of 14,018, as of 2010, with its area spanning 1058 square miles (land area being 998 square miles, while water area being 60 square miles). The county consists of 5 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 78076 recorded as the one with the largest population. Zapata County borders the following counties: Webb County, Texas to the north; Jim Hogg County, Texas to the east; Guerrero Municipality, Tamaulipas to the west, and; Starr County, Texas to the southeast.

Zapata County Clerk Information

The main duties of the county clerk are:

  • Administering all county and state elections, including early voting and primaries, unless the commissioners court has transferred the function to the tax assessor
  • Serving as clerk of the county court and the commissioners court and keep 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 and fees, and the amount owed to county court jurors for service.

    The applicant (can be either the registrant, his or her parents, guardian, or the children, spouses, siblings, or grandparents of the registrant) must bring any form of identification when wanting to apply for a certified copy of either a birth or death records. Mailed applications are needed to be attended with the Notarized Proof of Identification form (completed in its entirety). Further information about the registrant and the requestor is needed in the given application form that is linked below.

    Birth and Death Certificate Application:

    The Clerk has supported an online search for property records by partnering with Texas Land Records. You can decide between the following: subscription (will be charged a flat monthly fee per user to view any document available on-line), pay-per-access membership plan(To view any image you will be charged for the entire document at the rate of $1 per page. You will be able to see the number of pages on the results screen before viewing the document. While viewing the document, you can print one page or multiple pages for no additional charge). Below is the link of the website.

    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.

    Fee Schedule:

    Below is the physical address of the County Clerk:
    Mary Jayne Villarreal-Bonoan, County Clerk
    200 E. 7th Avenue, Ste. 138
    Zapata, TX 78076
    Phone: 956.765.9915
    Fax: 956.765.9933

    District Clerk

    The district clerk shall:

  • Record the acts and proceedings of the district court
  • Enter all judgments of the court under the direction of the judge
  • Record all executions issued and the returns issued on the executions
  • Process passport applications
  • Administer child support payments
  • Administer trust accounts for minors ordered by the courts
  • Keep an index of the parties to all suits filed in the court, and make reference to any judgment made in the case
  • Keep an account of all funds collected by the office, by way of fines and fees, and the amount due jurors in district court for service.

    Below is the physical address of the District Clerk:
    Dora Martinez Castañon, District Clerk
    200 E. 7th Avenue, Ste. 119
    Zapata, TX 78076
    Phone: 956.765.9930
    Fax: 956.765.9931

    Zapata, TX Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200913,788
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-2009217
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-200917
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009258
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-2009237
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-200926
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-2009471
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-2009231
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-200916
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-200922
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200929
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200912,264

    Zapata County Clerk’s Office

    Address: 200 E 7th St # 138, Zapata, TX 78076, United States
    Phone: 956-765-9915

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