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County Clerk
Stephanie G. Garza

P.O. Box 1327
Kingsville, TX 78364


Phone: 361-595-8548 / Fax: 361-593-1355
 
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday, except holidays
Office will close during lunch when short of staff or during Elections

2018 County Holidays

Email Addresses for staff:
Stephanie G. Garza / Co. Clerk         sgarza@co.kleberg.tx.us
Connie Martinez / Chief Deputy         cmartinez@co.kleberg.tx.us

Pattie Garcia / Supervisor                 pgarcia@co.kleberg.tx.us
Clarissa Moreno / Supervisor             cmmoreno@co.kleberg.tx.us
Anna Ramirez / Vitals                       aramirez@co.kleberg.tx.us
Claudia Buras / Vitals                        cburas@co.kleberg.tx.us
Ofie Gutierrez / Criminal                   ogutierrez@co.kleberg.tx.us
Sonja Reyna / Criminal                     sreyna@co.kleberg.tx.us
DeAnna Esquivel / Commissioners Court      desquivel@co.kleberg.tx.us
Nicole Sanchez / Probate                   nsanchez@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 must present an Acceptable form of ID to obtain a Birth Certificate / Death Certificate. An applicant can be either the registrant, his or her parents, guardian, or the children, spouses, siblings, or grandparents of the registrant. 

    If requesting documents through mail, you will need to send the application for Birth/Death record, photo copy of our ID,notarized proof of identity form and payment. 


    Acceptable form of payment - money order
                                                    cashiers check
                                                    debit / credit card 
    (Authorization Form)
                                                    personal check (no temporary checks will be accepted)

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


        

    Documents available for purchase:

     

    •  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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    Acceptable Forms of payment for Court Costs, Fine and/or Attorney's Fee :
        Cash
        Money Order
        Cashier's Check
        Debit/Credit Card (3% charge for every $100)



    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 361-595-8583

    Probation Department 361-595-8558

    Sheriff's Office 361-595-8500



    Thirteenth Court of Appeals serving Kleberg County.

    Order of Non Disclosure - 
    www.txcourts.gov/rules-forms/forms.aspx
  • Commissioners' Court Hearings are held at the Law Enforcement Center, Courthouse Annex at 1500 E. King, Kingsville, TX at 9:30 a.m. on the second Monday of each month and at 1:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month. Agendas for each meeting may be found on the Quicklinks tab under Public Notices. 

     

     

  • 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/

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