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)

What does the County Clerk do?

For Dallas County, the county clerk serves as the custodian of records for the 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 (Not 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 costs and fines assessed in the misdemeanor court.


What divisions make up the County Clerk's office?

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