The Harris County, Texas, County Clerk (http://www.cclerk.hctx.net) is responsible for maintaining original county records and vital statistics, with copies available from the state. Records include birth and death certificates; verifications of marriage and divorce are available directly from the state (http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/vs/). Certified copies are provided only to qualified applicants, but anyone can obtain a verification letter. A certified birth certificate costs $23.00. Death certificates are $21.00 and $4.00 for each additional certificate if ordered at the same time. Marriage and divorce verifications are available for $20.00 each. Requests can be made online or by mail through the state.
PO Box 1525
Houston, TX 77251-1525
Hours of Operation: 8AM-4:30PM CST
Real Estate: 713-755-6405
Vital Records: 713-755-6438
Recording Officer: County Clerk
Records Online: Real Estate, Grantor/Grantee, Lien, Judgment, Appraiser, Voter, UCC, Assumed Name, Vital Statistic, Probate
Note: Personal checks are not accepted for mail requests.
Assessor Fax: 713-368-2409