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WELCOME!

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 my 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 cclerk@fortbendcountytx.gov.

My staff and I are ready to serve you.

Your Public Servant,

Laura Richard


 

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 Records – Recording and filing of real estate and many other documents including Doing Business As (DBA). In 2017 over 143,000 records were recorded and indexed in the office of the County Clerk. Search Records

Vital Records – Local Registrar for births and deaths in Fort Bend County. Issue and record Marriage Licenses and Declarations of Informal Marriage. In 2017 over 10,500 vital records were filed and over 4,200 marriage licenses issued in the office of the County Clerk. 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. In Fort Bend County, there are six (6) full County Courts at Law and two (2) Associate Courts. All applicable cases are available for public viewing. Search Court Records

Filings for these courts are as follows:

Misdemeanor Court – The County Clerk receives filings, collects fines and fees assessed, and continues to process until the case is closed. In 2017 over 6,000 misdemeanor cases were filed in the office of the County Clerk.

Juvenile Court – Juvenile cases are filed and maintained. In 2017 over 690 juvenile cases were filed in the office of County Clerk.

Civil Court – Cases up to $200,000 are filed and maintained. In 2017 over 2,300 civil cases were filed in the office of County Clerk. 

Probate Court – Cases dealing with property due to death or incapacitating illness are filed and maintained. In 2017 over 900 probate cases were filed in the office of the County Clerk. 

Mental Health Court – Cases filed when a patient needs mental health treatment and is a potential danger to himself/herself or others. In 2017 over 790 mental health cases were filed in the office of the County Clerk. 

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