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Dallas County Clerk


Renaissance Tower - 1201 Elm Street, 21st Floor, Suite 2100, Dallas, TX 75270
Phone: (214) 653-7099
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:15 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
Recording Documents
Assumed Name Application



Assumed Name Applications

To observe proper social distancing protocols, assumed names will no longer be processed over-the-counter.  Assumed Name applications must be completed and properly notarized prior to coming to the office.  Upon arrival, place your completed application in the drop box station outside of our office (envelopes provided).  Once it has been filed, you will receive a plain copy via email within 3-4 business days. The original will be mailed within 7-14 business days. Please make sure the email and mailing address are legible.  We do not accept personal checks; the $24.00 payment (plus .50 fee for each additional owner) must be made by cash, money order, or cashier’s check and placed in the envelope with the application.   

Assumed Name Application



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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.

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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