Texas, Montgomery County Death Records Index, 1860-1986
The Texas, Montgomery County Death Records Index holds 17,491 records that date back to 1860 and continue through 1986. These death records come from the Montgomery County Clerk's office. To gain additional information regarding the Texas, Montgomery County Death Records Index, visit the website online at the Montgomery County Clerk .
Information Available In This Collection
Records in the Texas, Montgomery County Death Records Index usually feature the full name of the deceased, along with date of death and death location. Also included are the file date, case number, record ID, document number and document sort number from the source death record.
About the Montgomery County Clerk
The source records for the Texas, Montgomery County Death Records Index are maintained by the Montgomery County Clerk's office. Individuals who wish to obtain copies of death records should contact the Montgomery County Clerk using the following information:
In Texas, the County Clerk came about in 1836 after Mexican and Spanish rule ended, replacing the Escribano, or secretary. The Montgomery County Clerk is responsible for preserving historic records that date back to 1836, as well as continuing to record and preserve vital records and county and court records so they last for years to come. Birth and death certificates and marriage licenses for the county are stored by the Montgomery County Clerk.
The Montgomery County Clerk allows individuals to request death certificates in person or by mail. In Texas, death certificates are protected for the first 25 years before becoming public record. Before 25 years has passed, however, only immediate family members or legal representatives may access the death certificate.
In addition to storing vital records, Montgomery County Clerk also supports the local court system by filing criminal, civil and probate documents. The office also collects related filing fees and court-induced fines. Other types of public records available through the Montgomery County Clerk's office include land patents, deeds, liens, judgments, real estate transactions and surveys. Assumed name certificates are also distributed and recorded for the county. The Montgomery County Clerk also files official notes for all meetings held by the Commissioners Court, as well as records relating to the county budget.
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