Texas Counties Deliver
County Clerk
Linda Jarvis
103 E Main
P O Box 1010
Fairfield, TX  75840
Phone: 903-389-2635
Fax: 903-389-6956

Chief Deputy County Clerk

Alicia Davis
Office Hours:  

8:00 am to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday
8:00 am to 4:30 p.m. on Friday

As of June 28, 2021 the County Clerk Office will be closing for lunch from 12:00-1:00

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 1970 to the Present online.
Enter website address choose Freestone County
$1.00 per page to print/Credit Card Required

1851 - 1975 Indexes Only

Fee Schedule - effective May 6, 2021

Copy Notice Fees

Juror Questionnaire

Marriage Licenses
(by Appointment Only)

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.

For more information concerning Marriage License go to     
For more information on where these courses are offered go to

Birth & Death Certificates

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.

FAQ's and Instructions for Filling out Birth/Death Certificate Application
ID Requirements for Birth and Death Certificates

Birth/Death Certificate Application

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.) 

NOTICE: Proposed Guardian Background Check Requirement

Probate Matters         Probate Requirements & Civil Case

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. 

Civil Case Information Sheet

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.