Texas, Erath County Death Index, 1903 - 1965

The Texas, Erath County Death Records Index holds 10,495 death records between the years 1903 and 1968. These were compiled by the Erath County Clerk's Office. For additional information on the Texas, Erath County Death Records Index, visit the Erath County Clerk's Office website.

Information Available in the Texas, Erath County Death Records Index

Each death record found in the Texas, Erath County Death Records Index displays, when available from the source record, the full name of the decedent, the date and location of death, and the file number of the source death certificate.

About the Erath County Clerk's Office

To request copies of death certificates found in the Texas, Erath County Death Records Index, individuals should contact the Erath County Clerk's Office using the following information.

Erath County Clerk's Office
100 West Washington
Stephenville, Texas 76401
254-965-1482

The Erath County Clerk's Office is in charge of recording and filing a wide variety of documents for the county, including vital records like marriage licenses and birth and death certificates. Also recorded and maintained by the Erath County Clerk's Office are recorded deeds and instruments, tax liens, assumed name certificates, cattle marks and branding, probate documents, wills and estate documents and election records. The Erath County Clerk's Office is also in charge of overseeing local and state primaries and elections, as well as maintaining an accurate financial record of all fees and fines collected.

In order to view death certificates in the state of Texas, 25 years must have passed since the date of death before the death certificate becomes public record. Birth certificates are protected for 75 years after the date of birth. There are no restrictions on viewing marriage certificates, however. The records in the Texas, Erath County Death Records Index from 1903 - 1968 are all older than 25 years, meaning that anyone may view these and obtain copies.

If less than 25 years has passed since the death, to obtain copies of these restricted death certificates, individuals must prove they are authorized to do so. Authorized individuals are related directly by blood or marriage, through legal guardianship or have a court order.

Individuals may obtain copies of death certificates from the Texas, Erath County Death Records Index in person at the Erath County Clerk's Office, by mail or by phone. To order death certificate copies online, individuals can visit the Official Website of the State of Texas, which holds birth and death certificates for the entire state.


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