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County Clerk

Jana Kennon

1700 Wilbarger Street Room 15

Vernon, TX 76384

Phone: (940) 552-5486

FAX: (940) 553-1202
Email: jkennon@co.wilbarger.tx.us

View County Clerk Forms

Applications & Forms (state.tx.us) Request forms for Birth or Death applications from Texas Health and Human Services, Texas Vital Statistics Records

Elections (click here)  

Deed Recording Fees - $25.00 for the first page, $4.00 for each additional page.

Please allow 1 1/2 inch on first page for recording information and 1/12 inches on bottom of last page for filing information.

Birth Certificates - $23.00 for each

All Texas birth certificates can be printed in short form in our office now. If you were born in Texas you can come to our office and get a copy of your birth certificate.

Death Certificates
 - $21.00 for first, $4.00 for each additional page

Marriage License - $81.00

Assumed Name Record (DBA) - $23

Mark and Brand Application 

Real property records are available at US Land Records (from 1934 to present only).

Foreclosures can be found here.

Texas Court Help

Texas State Law Library

  • Without county clerks, many of government's underlying responsibilities would go undone.

    The main duties of the county clerk are:

    §    Administering all county and state elections, including early voting and primaries, unless the commissioners court has transferred the function to the tax assessor-collector or an office of county election administrator;

    §    Serving as clerk of the county court and the commissioners court and keep records of the proceedings;

    §    Acting as recorder of deeds and other instruments;

    §    Filing and recording birth and death certificates;

    §    Recording assumed names, wills and probate;

    §    Issuing marriage licenses; and

    §    Accounting for all funds paid to the office by way of fines and fees, and the amount owed to county court jurors for service.

    In Texas counties with a population of less than 8,000, unless there has been a special election, the county clerk also serves as the district clerk, assuming all constitutional and statutory duties of the district clerk, along with those of county clerk.   

    The County Clerks Office has Birth, Death, Marriage, Probate, Civil Court Land Records from 1900.

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An excerpt from the Texas State Historical Association:
The office of clerk of the county court, or county clerk's office, has been in existence since 1836, when it superseded the office of escribano of Spanish and Mexican Texas. Under the Constitution of 1876 the county clerk was to be elected biennially; in 1954, however, a constitutional amendment changed the term of office to four years. The main duties of the county clerk are to serve as clerk of the county court and the county commissioners' court, act as recorder of deeds and other instruments, issue marriage licenses, and take depositions. The clerk is also responsible for conducting countywide special and general elections and for handling absentee voting. In counties of less than 8,000 population the office of county clerk is combined with that of clerk of the district court.