COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE WILL BE CLOSING AT NOON ON THURSDAY, JULY 2ND
AND ALL DAY ON FRIDAY, JULY 3, 2020 !
MARRIAGE LICENSE CUSTOMERS NEED TO CALL TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT BEFORE COMING TO THE OFFICE. YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO FILL OUT THE ONLINE MARRIAGE LICENSE APPLICATION PRIOR TO YOUR VISIT. WALK-INS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED. NO EXCEPTIONS.
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY WE WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTING MARRIAGE LICENSE APPLICATIONS FOR GRIMES COUNTY RESIDENTS ONLY.
According to the FBI, property and mortgage fraud is the fastest growing white-collar crime in the United States. The County Clerk’s office has taken a proactive step in providing a free on-line automated service in which Grimes County property owners can sign up to have their name monitored to track possible fraudulent activity. Sign up with Property Fraud Alert (PFA) takes a few moments and participants will be notified only when the exact name they have provided is listed as a Grantor or Grantee on over 90 different document types recorded in the County Clerk’s office. PFA is customizable in that alerts can be generated by email or telephone call from a PFA Representative.
While PFA will not prevent fraud from happening, it provides an early warning system that will allow property owners to take appropriate action should they believe fraudulent activity has occurred with their property.
YOU CAN SUBMIT REQUESTS FOR COPIES ONLINE AND/OR USE OUR PUBLIC SEARCH PORTAL. PLEASE SUBMIT ALL REQUESTS TO COUNTYCLERK@GRIMESCOUNTYTEXAS.GOV
ALL REQUESTS FOR COPIES MUST BE IN WRITING.
PUBLIC SEARCH PORTAL
E-RECORDING IS NOW AVAILABLE
ALL COURT DOCKETS HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL JULY 1, 2020
You will receive notification by mail of when your next scheduled court date will be. Please be sure we have your current address. If you have moved or changed your mailing address please let us know by calling 936-873-4407 or 936-873-4472.
If you need to inquire about any upcoming court dockets please call the County Court Coordinator at 936-873-4472.
The County Clerk's office cannot give legal advice. If you need legal advice please speak with an attorney prior to visiting our office. We do not provide legal forms and cannot give instructions on how to fill out legal documents as that would be giving legal advice. Thank you!
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Certified copies of birth certificates are $23.00 each.
Note: If you are needing a birth certificate to obtain a passport or a Drivers License, please contact your county of birth as you will need to submit a "long form" birth certificate, issued by the county of your birth, to the passport office.
Who can purchase a Birth Certificate? - Qualified applicants are defined as the person named on the certificate, i.e., mother, father, brother, sister, spouse, grandparent, legal guardian or legal representative. Applicants must provide valid identification.
Note: Birth records are considered "closed" for 75 years, except to qualified applicants. Only Certified copies can be issued.
For those born in Grimes County- birth records from 1903 to present are available. Some earlier births were filed as Delayed Birth Certificates (records filed more than 1 year after birth).
For those born in other Texas counties - Abstract Birth Certificates (short form) can be accessed by the County Clerks' Office via the state remote birth system. The remote birth site access begins in 1926. Anyone needing a birth certificate prior to 1926 must contact the county of birth. Remote access is not available for those having a Delayed Birth Certificate. A remote birth certificate cannot be used to obtain a passport.
All new probate and guardianship cases must be e-filed by an attorney.
Effective June 1, 2018 all guardianships in the state of Texas must be registered with the Judicial Branch Certification Commission (JBCC). All guardianship applicants will be required to submit certain information to JBCC, which will be registered in the guardianship database. A hearing on a Guardianship Application cannot be heard until all requirements have been met. Below are links to the JBCC registration and Identogo for those that are required to submit fingerprints in guardianship of the estate cases that exceed $50,000.
Should you have any questions about this process, please call Carolyn Neuman at 936-873-4407.
Grimes County Courthouse
100 Main Street
Anderson, Texas 77830
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