Honorable Laura Richard
Honorable Laura Richard, Fort Bend County Clerk


If seeking assistance on any county clerk service, no appointment is necessary. 

County Clerk Richmond Offices, Missouri City Annex Office, Sienna Annex Office, and Katy Annex Office are open to the public 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Obtaining A Marriage License During Covid-19 Pandemic
  • Appointments are not necessary. Be prepared for possible waiting periods.
  • Please see Obtaining a Marriage License for instructions on applying for a marriage license.

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 cclerk@fortbendcountytx.gov.

My staff and I are ready to serve you. 

Your Public Servant,
Laura Richard

Mission statement
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

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.


All Fort Bend County Clerk locations will be observing the holiday hours of 8 AM – 2 PM on Wednesday, December 22. Offices will be closed on Thursday…

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