Dallas County will be closed on Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day

Recording Filing Fees & Payment Information

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)


Payment Methods Accepted

No personal checks are accepted.

  • Cash
  • Money order
  • Cashier’s check
  • Business checks

Please make money orders, cashier's checks and business checks payable to John F. Warren, Dallas County Clerk.

  • Credit/Debit cards ($2.95 convenience fee) 
    Visa MC AmEx and Discover Icons
 

 

Filing Fees

There are NO Filing Fees for the following:

  • Military Discharge
  • Assumed Name Application (with valid veteran I.D.)
  • Withdrawal of Assumed Name (with valid veteran I.D.)
  • Child Support Lien
 

 

Standard Filing Fees per Document

First page
Standard Filing Fee Breakdown:
  • $5.00 for Recording
  • $10.00 Records Preservation
  • $10.00 Archiving Records
$25.00
All remaining pages$4.00 per page

The Following Documents have a Set Fee

State Tax Lien - Public Filing Fee$25.00
State Tax Lien - State Filing Fee$15.00
Release of State Tax Lien - Public Filing Fee$25.00
Release of State Tax Lien - State Filing Fee$15.00
Federal Tax Lien - Real Estate of Personal Property $30.00
Release of Federal Tax Lien - Real Estate or Personal Property $30.00
Bond of Public Weigher$27.00
Marks and Brands$27.00
Embalmers License$27.00
Hospital Liens$27.00
Optometry License$27.00
Polygraph License$27.00
Blanket Assignments0.25¢ per name after the 5th + regular page fees
Notice of Sale$3.00
Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) Application - Service Fee$5.00

Assumed Name Certificates and Assumed Name Certificate Withdrawals

First Signature$23.00
Each Signature Thereafter per Assumed Name Filed0.50¢
Additional - Each Certificate (if all parties are present with valid I. D.) for the Purpose of Taking Acknowledge Before a Deputy of the County Clerk's Office.$2.00

If mailed in for Recording, a self addressed stamped envelope is required for the return of the File-Stamped Duplicate Copy.

Maps/Plats 

24 x 36$59.00
Tax Certificates$4.00
After the first page, if multiple pages $25.00 per page

Tax certificates must be obtained from all taxing entities (city, school, and county) purchased within a 30-day timeframe.

**Tax Certificates issued through a tax service are not acceptable for recording.**

Requirements: two black lines are required. One must have all original signatures for recording. The second copy will be forwarded to the appraisal district. All duplicate copies will be clocked in at the time received only.

All signatures must be acknowledged. The plat must be approved by the city secretary, or city planning and zoning commission.

Any plat or replat filed after September 1st, taxes must be paid in full for the current year.

Performance Bond, Payment Bond and a Contract

First page$25.00
All remaining pages that follows on both the Payment Bond and the Performance Bond.$4.00 per page
Contract$27.00

Bond To Indemnify

BTI - Real Property Recording
First page$25.00
All remaining pages$4.00 per page
BTI - Bond and Notice
Notice$67.00
Three (3) Page Claimant Letter$12.00

Financing Statements (UCC-1, UCC-3) - Real Estate Only

UCC-1

Standard Forms (no attachments)$35.00
Additional debtor after the first. (Form must be dated after 05-22-2002 or current)$5.00 per debtor
Non-Standard Forms (no attachments)$50.00
All remaining pages (after debtors signature)$4.00 per page
Additional debtor after the first. (Attachments to or forms dated prior to 05-22-2002)$5.00 per debtor

UCC-3

Standard Forms (no attachments), per box marked. (Form must be dated after 05-22-2002 or current)$35.00
Additional debtor/secured party amended after the first.$5.00 per debtor/secured party
Non-Standard Forms (no attachments), per box marked. (Attachments to or forms dated prior to 09-01-1992)$50.00
All remaining pages, per box marked.$4.00 per page
Additional debtor after the first.$5.00 per debtor

Financing Statements (UCC-1, UCC-3, UCC-11) - Personal Property Only

UCC-1

Filed with Secretary of State. Due to the revised Article Nine. Contact the Secretary of State at (512) 475-2700.

Index Section – Copies

Copy Fee - plain copy$1.00 per page
Additional if you request a certified copy$5.00 per document
Plat Copy Fee (18 x 24) – plain copy$6.00 per page
Plat Copy Fee (8.5 x 11) – plain copy$1.00 per page
Additional per plat if you request a certified copy$5.00 per plat
 

 

Payment Methods Accepted

  • Credit/Debit cards ($2.95 convenience fee)
    We accept credit cards

  • Cash
  • Money Order - made payable to John F. Warren, Dallas County Clerk
  • Checks - made payable to John F. Warren, Dallas County Clerk
Mailing Address:
Dallas County Clerk’s Office
Recording Division
500 Elm Street, STE 2100
Dallas, Texas 75202