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Salvador "Sonny" Barrera III
County Clerk 
P. O. Box 1327
Kingsville, TX 78364

 

Office Schedule: 

Monday thru Friday from 8 am to 12 noon and then again from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Marriage Licenses will be accepted between the hours of  8am- 4pm only. 

 Acknowledgement  of Paternity  will be by appointment only.

Method of payment accepted: CASH, DEBIT / CREDIT CARD, MONEY ORDER OR CASHIER'S CHECK. 

 

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

THE OFFICE IS CLOSED DURING THE LUNCH HOUR. HOWEVER; WE WILL WORK WITH YOU AND SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT DURING THE TIME THAT IS CONVENIENT TO YOU, THE CUSTOMER, INCLUDING THE LUNCH HOUR.  

 

2024 County Holidays

 

The County Clerk is not responsible for Voter Registration.
You may click on this link

https://teamrv-mvp.sos.texas.gov/MVP/voterDetails.do

or call

Victoria Valadez, Voter Registrar at 361-595-8542 for information.

Other Election information can be found at following link:

https://www.co.kleberg.tx.us/page/kleberg.Elections

 

  • Salvador “Sonny” Barrera III - County Clerk                                                              sbarrera@co.kleberg.tx.us

    Delma Trevino - Chief  Deputy Clerk                                                                          dtrevino@co.kleberg.tx.us

    Clarissa Moreno - Senior  Deputy Clerk                                                                      cmmoreno@co.kleberg.tx.us

    Anna Ramirez  - Deputy Clerk                                                                                     aramirez@co.kleberg.tx.us

    Crystal Martinez   - Deputy Clerk                                                                                cnmartinez@co.kleberg.tx.us

    Amanda Rabe - Deputy Clerk   arabe@co.kleberg.tx.us

    Lionel Moreno- Deputy Clerk      lmoreno@co.kleberg.tx.us

    Ruth Garcia  -    Deputy Clerk       rgarcia@co.kleberg.tx.us

    Norma Alaniz-   Deputy Clerk       nalaniz@co.kleberg.tx.us

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  • Real Property search from sovereignty to August 1987

    *Images of documents are distorted until purchased, to prevent unauthorized copying. Purchased document images are clear, free of distortion and available to download and print. 

    https://kofilequicklinks.com/Kleberg/

     

     

    *Images of documents in Vanguard will be watermarked as an unofficial copy until purchased.

    Search Real Property from September 1987 to Present

    Search Birth, Marriage License INDEX

    Assumed Name and Commissioners Court Minutes

    https://kleberg.tx.publicsearch.us/

     

     

    Criminal and Probate Records Search from September 1987 to Present  

    www.texasonlinerecords.com

     

    Useful Website:

             Kleberg County Appraisal District: http://www.kleberg-cad.org/

             Kleberg County Tax Office:  https://www.texasonlinerecords.com/tax/?office_id=8

     

     

    *Electronic Plats are available upon request.

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  • 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:

    If 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 - Marriage Licenses will be issued by appointment only. You can call the office at 361-595-8548 or 361-595-8549 to schedule an appointment. 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 - $81.00 
         
              Marriage License with Together in Texas Certificate - $22.00 
         
              Informal Marriage - $47.00 

    Requirements for marriage ceremony conductors: Texas Family Code.

    •  Business Forms

    Download form that pertains to you. Fill out the form and sign it before a notary then file it in the County Clerk's Office OR fill out the form and sign it at the County Clerk's office. 

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  • 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, 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 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
      361-595-8558

      Sheriff's Office 

      361-595-8500
            

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  • 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 -  $25.00

    Each additional page 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
     

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  • 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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  • 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

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