Dallas County Clerk


Records Building - 500 Elm Street, Suite 2100, Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: (214) 653-7099
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday (except for Court Approved Holidays)


Dallas County Clerk’s Post COVID-19 Processes

We are honored to serve the citizens of Dallas County evening during these stressful and chaotic times. Please know that while we are here to serve, the COVID-19 virus is still part of our lives, and the number of cases continue to increase. We have implemented new processes that protect both our staff as well as the citizens we serve.




To reduce the amount of time spent at our office, please collect the information you need before you arrive.
Click the links below to learn what information you need for:

How to Apply for a Marriage License
Obtaining Copies of Birth and Death Records



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Mission Statement

The Dallas County Clerk's mission is to provide exceptional customer service when assisting the public. This includes being on the leading edge of operational best practices as well as further improving and increasing the knowledge and skills among staff for a more positive form of customer service. Service is not what we do, service is who we are!

We strive to instill:

  • Positive values
  • Integrity
  • Accountability
  • Excellence
  • Innovation
  • Team work
  • Respect for others

These values, by far, determine the overall operations and services which will lead to a cohesive relationship between management, staff, and the community.



What does the County Clerk do?

For Dallas County, the county clerk serves as the records custodian for Dallas County. These duties consist of the following:

  • County level courts; county criminal (misdemeanor) courts, County Courts at law (civil), probate/mental Illness as well as truancy courts.
  • Local registrar for vital records; Birth and death records (No including births and deaths within the City of Dallas). Please contact the city for assistance.
  • Issuance of marriage license and recording them.
  • Recorder of official public records, i.e. property records, military discharges (DD2-14), Assume Names for Business (DBA)
  • Trust account administrator: for minors and incapacitated individuals.
  • Ex Officio member of the commissioner’s court.
  • Collector of court cost and fines assessed in the misdemeanor courts.


What divisions make up the County Clerk's office?

County Clerk Org Chart



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