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County Clerk                                                                                  
Stephanie G. Garza                                                                                                       

P.O. Box 1327
Kingsville, TX 78364


Phone: 361-595-8548 / Fax: 361-593-1355


Monday - Friday
Office Hours:   7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
                        12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

2020 County Holidays


 NOTICE

Beginning Monday, July 13, 2020 all in person service will be suspended for the safety of the customers as well as the employees until further notice. Business will be conducted by either the drop box provided outside the office door, by mail, email, fax or efile.

Form of payment accepted will include Personal Checks, Money Orders, Cashier Checks or Debit/Credit Cards. If using a Debit/Credit Card, there is a $3.00 processing fee for every $100. NO CASH will be accepted.

Staff will continue to answer phone calls. Instructions and forms needed to obtain a certified copy of a birth or death certificate, marriage licence as well as an Assumed Name certificate are online. You may also pick up the forms from the stand outside the office door. All requests will be processed within 24/48 hours. Couples needing to get their marriage license will need to make an appointment as well as those needing an Acknowledgement of Paternity.    

 

  • Stephanie G. Garza / Co. Clerk         sgarza@co.kleberg.tx.us
    Connie Martinez / Chief Deputy         cmartinez@co.kleberg.tx.us
    Clarissa Moreno / Supervisor             cmmoreno@co.kleberg.tx.us
    Pattie Garcia / Supervisor                 pgarcia@co.kleberg.tx.us
    Estefana Mechell / Vitals                   emechell@co.kleberg.tx.us
    Anna Ramirez / Vitals                        aramirez@co.kleberg.tx.us
    Ofie Gutierrez / Criminal                   ogutierrez@co.kleberg.tx.us
    Sonja Reyna / Criminal                     sreyna@co.kleberg.tx.us
    Norma De La Garza / Criminal           ndelagarza@co.kleberg.tx.us
    DeAnna Esquivel / Commissioners Court      desquivel@co.kleberg.tx.us

  • Effective September 1, 2015 Senate Bill 200 article 5 requires a notarized proof of identity when applying for a birth or death certificate by mail or email.


    Properly qualified applicant for purchase of a birth or death certificate must present an Acceptable form of ID. An applicant can be either the registrant, his or her parents, guardian, or the children, spouses, siblings, or grandparents of the registrant. 

    Acceptable form of payment other than debit/credit card -

                                    Money Order
                                   
    Cashiers Check
                                  Personal Check (Checks must have personal information. No temporary checks will be accepted)

            Made payable to: Kleberg County Clerk

            Mailing address:  Kleberg County Clerk
                                                           P. O. Box 1327
                                                           Kingsville, TX 78364

     

                                             
                                     
     
    Documents available for purchase:

    Requesting a Certified Copy of a Birth/Death or Marriage Certificate by MAIL OR EMAIL

           The following information is needed: 

                        Application for Birth/Death Certificate or Application for Marriage License
                        Notarized Proof of Identification
                        Credit Card Authorization Form if paying with debit / credit card
                        Copy of Acceptable form of ID
                                          
                     

    • Fees for Certified copies  

      Birth Certificate-  $23.00 
      Death Certificate- $21.00 for first $4.00 each additional 
      Marriage License - $21.00

     

    To apply for Birth or Death Certificate with the State of Texas:     http://www.dshs.texas.gov/vs/reqproc/default.shtm

    •  For couples needing a Marriage License - due to the COVID19 / Coronavirus Disease Marriage Licenses will be issued by appointment only to Kleberg County Residents. You can call the office at 361-595-8548 or 361-595-8549. You may download the application for a Marriage License to speed the process. Both applicants will need a valid picture ID. If you took a marriage course, you will need to submit a copy of the certificate issued by the entity.

             Application for a Marriage License (must be submitted to the County Clerk's Office)

             Cost of Marriage License:
                   
    Marriage License - $82.00 
         
              Marriage License with Together in Texas Certificate - $22.00 
         
              Informal Marriage - $47.00 

    Requirements for marriage ceremony conductors: Texas Family Code.

  • Self help information can be found at www.TexasCourtHelp.gov This website provides links to specific information e.g., lawyer referral services and legal aid offices.

    State Law Library Website: www.sll.texas.gov.

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    •  Defendants can pay Court Costs / Fines / Attorney Fees online at www.paytexas.com/index for MISDEMEANOR CLASS A OR B CASES ONLY

     

    **IF PAYMENT WAS DONE IN ERROR, IT CAN TAKE UP TO 1 MONTH TO GET YOUR REFUND.

    • Defendants can also pay Court Costs, Fine and/or Attorney's Fee in person or by mail using the listed acceptable forms of payment. Defendants need to add the $2.00 Transaction Fee to each payment
          Cash
          Money Order
          Cashier's Check
          Debit/Credit Card (3% charge for every $100)

    • Criminal Records on file with the County Clerk's Office can be found at   www.texasonlinerecords.com 
                
    • Criminal Record Search Fee - $10.00
      Copies - $1.00 per page
      Certification of documents - $5.00 per document

    • Phone numbers frequently asked for:

      County Court at Law, Judge Jaime E. Carrillo 
      361-595-8565

      County Attorney, Kira Talip-Sanchez
      361-595-8583

      Probation Department
      361-595-855

      Sheriff's Office 

      361-595-8500
            
  • REAL PROPERTY RECORDS

    Any Deed conveying an interest in real property, executed after December 31, 1981, shall contain a mailing address of each GRANTEE appearing in the document (or separate instrument signed by Grantor or Grantee and attached to the document).  If the address is missing, said document(s) WILL be rejected.

    *Legal Description of Property Required on Document before Filing


    SPECIFICATIONS FOR RECORDING IN OFFICIAL RECORDS

    1. Document must have original signatures.
    2. Document must be notarized
    3. First page must contain a clear identifying heading indicating the type of legal instrument
    4. Page cannot be larger than 8 ½ X 14 (legal size)
    5. Margins must be 1” at top of each page.
    6. Page must be legible or otherwise suitable for reproduction
    7. Name of grantor and grantee needs to be legibly typed or printed beneath each signature
    8. Riders or attachments cannot be larger than the size of the pages as defined above or more than one rider included
    9. Font size cannot be smaller than eight point type.

    OFFICIAL RECORDS 

    (Deeds, Deed of Trusts, Affidavits, Assignments, Releases, State, Federal & Hospital Tax Liens, Abstracts, UCC filings etc...)

    First page -  $26.00

    Each additional pg of same instrument - $  4.00

    More than Five Names to Be Indexed - $  .25

    Notice of Trustee’s Sale - $3.00 
                      
    ($2.00 to Recording and $1.00 H1934)

    Comptroller – Abstract of Judgment or State Tax Liens - $15.00
                                              ($10 to Recording and $5 H1513)

    Child Support Liens - waived
     

  • Plats - $56.00
    (County Plats need to be approved at Commissioner’s Court & printed on Mylar paper)

    Copies of Plats -
    Regular Plat - $10.00
    Class B Plat (11x17) - $2.00
    Plat on 8 1/2 x 14 - $1.00                        
    Plat on 8 1/2 x 11 - $1.00   

    Official Records CD Images:
    Weekly                   $15.00
    Every two Weeks     $25.00
    Monthly                  $40.00


    Marks and Brands (one location) $26.00
    Additional Locations…………………    $10.00
    Military Discharge Records…………NO CHARGE

    NOTICE:  Texas requires that brands be re-registered in the county every ten years. Click on the link below for more information.  
    http://www.tscrabrands.com/

  • Local Assistance * when funds are available*

    First Christian Church
    1900 S. Brahma Blvd.
    Contact: Terry Neel
    361-592-4911
    Assist with Food Pantry
    Open T W TH 9am - 11am

    St. Martin's Catholic Church
    715 N. 8th St.
    Contact:  Maria Guerra
    361-592-4602
    Assist with food vouchers & utilities

    St. Gertrude's Catholic Church Outreach
    1120 S. 8th St.
    361-592-7351
    Assist with food & utilities
    Open Tues. 9am - 12 noon

    Other Area Resources

    211 Texas
    211 texas.org
    77-541-7905
    Helps citizens find services they need in their
    local community

    American Red Cross
    1721 S Brownlee Blvd.
    Corpus Christi, TX 78463
    361-887-9991

    Catholic Charities of Corpus Christi
    615 Oliver Ct., Corpus Christi, TX
    361-884-0651
    Assist with food pantry
    www.catholiccharities-cc.org