County Clerk Issuing Marriage Licenses by Appointment Only (Click here for Instructions)

Alternative Ways of Transacting Business with the Fort Bend County Clerk during the Coronavirus Pandemic 

County Clerk Staff


County Clerk Richmond Offices and Missouri City Annex Office Now Open to the Public

Katy and Sienna Plantation Annex Offices Remain Closed


Thank you for visiting the County Clerk's website. My office provides a number of critical services to the citizens of Fort Bend County. Many of our services are available online for your convenience or we have a nearby office to assist you. Please visit  About the County Clerk page for more information on my office's advancements, statistics, budget, and current goals for the office. If you have a question, please contact us at

My staff and I are ready to serve you.

Your Public Servant,

Laura Richard

Office Wait Times


Marriage Licenses are by appointment only. Please call 281-341-8652 to schedule.


Mission Statement

To provide excellent customer service through skilled personnel and leading edge technology to the citizens of Fort Bend County, the Judges, attorneys, and related agencies while being vigilant and efficient with tax payer dollars. 


Duties of the County Clerk and Quick Links

Real Estate and Vital Records – Recording and filing of real estate and many other documents including Doing Business As (DBA). Local Registrar for births and deaths in Fort Bend County. Issue and record Marriage Licenses and Declaration of Informal Marriage. Search Records

Commissioners Court – Responsible for taking, filing, and preserving the minutes and supporting documents of the court meetings. Commissioners Court Online

Clerk of Court – The County Clerk is the first stop for all County Court at Law filings. All applicable cases are available for public viewing. Search Court Records


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