103 E Main
P O Box 1010
Fairfield, TX 75840
Chief Deputy County Clerk
Monday - Thursday 8-5
The County Clerk's office serves as the Official Record Keeper for Freestone County,
County Court, and the Commissioner's Court.
The County Clerk preserves all documents pertaining to real property records, including deeds,
tax liens, deeds of trust, affidavits, UCCs, and files assumed names (DBA's).
Freestone County Real Property Recording Fees
$26.00 for the 1st Page
$4.00 for each ADDITIONAL PAGE attached per document
Our Land Records are Indexed/Imaged from 1980 to the Present online. We are in the process of adding 1970-1979 at this time. We will be working backwards periodically to make more records available.
Enter website address choose Freestone County
$1.00 per page to print/Credit Card Required
Fee Schedule - effective January 1, 2016
Make a Payment Online (Certified Payments)
USE BUREAU CODE 2057006 when prompted.
(you may copy/paste this number)
YOU WILL NEED TO CONTACT THE COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE IMMEDIATELY BY EMAIL WITH PAYMENT CONFIRMATION AND FULL COPY REQUEST TO COMPLETE THE PROCESS
If you have any questions please call 903-389-2635
DO NOT PAY fines etc.....
DO NOT PAY PROPERTY TAXES HERE
TO PAY PROPERTY TAXES, PLEASE SEE
THE TAX ASSESSOR-COLLECTOR PAGE
The County Clerk issues marriage licenses and Declaration of Informal Marriage licenses.
Recording of Marriage Records for the County of Freestone began in 1851.
The fee for a marriage license is $81.00. However, there is a way to get part of this fee waived.
The legislature passed HB 2685 last session which authorizes a statewide initiative to promote "Healthy Marriages". The healthy marriage initiative in Texas promotes free, skills-bases marriage education and provides couples with the tools they need to manage challenges inherent to relationships.
Classes taught in various venues around the state include eight hours of training
focusing on communication skills, conflict resolution and the elements of a healthy marriage.
The couples who take the courses and are provided a certificate by the approved providers will have the added benefit of having $60.00 of the marriage license waived. The only cost to the couple who have the certification is $21.00 instead of the regular $81.00. Those who do not take the course, will pay the regular $81.00 for a marriage license.
The County Clerk files and maintains all birth and death records for Freestone County.
The Freestone County Clerk will only retain death records for individuals who died in Freestone County. Maintenance of birth and death records for the State of Texas began in 1903.
(NOTE: If requesting birth and death records, valid identification is REQUIRED under State Law.)
The County Clerk's office is NOW a REMOTE BIRTH ACCESS.
If you are a native born Texas you can get a birth certificate.
You no longer have to travel to the State Vital Statistics Office in Austin or
Vital Records Office in the County where you were born.
Birth/Death Certificate Application
Probate Matters Probate Requirements & Civil Case
Misdemeanor and Criminal Offenses
The County Clerk records information on all class A and B misdemeanor offenses such as DWI's, thefts, assaults, and drug cases. The office also issues Occupational Licenses for individuals. This office also provided administrative support to the county court through the issuance of warrants, summons, bond forfeitures, subpeonas, commitments, etc. (NOTE: The only people that are NOT charged for copies in misdemeanor criminal cases are District Attorney's and the Defendant's Attorney of Record at the time of the offense.)
The office maintains records for civil and probate court. The Office issues citations, writs of execution,
letters of guardianship, letters testamentary, notices, and other documents as required by law or
requested by the customer. The probate court hears cases concerning wills to be probated, administration of estates, mental health commitments, guardianships, etc.
Our Office has joined the growing consortium of counties that use iDocket.com online database to display court information on the Internet. This service will allow Attorneys who practice in the County Courts of Freestone County and any other individuals and entities access to view cases that are filed in this office. Our endeavor is to constantly improve customer service, and save taxpayers dollars.
TO VIEW COURT CASES FILED IN THIS OFFICE CLICK ON SITE BELOW:
Scanning and Records Management
The County Clerk scans real property records, public records, probate, criminal and commissioner's
court minutes; manages and preserves these records. These records are scanned daily and ready for
viewing images. Our records are computerized from 1980 to the present.