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Frequently Asked Questions - Recording

Frequently Asked Questions - Recording

Renaissance Tower - 1201 Elm Street, 22nd Floor, Suite 2200G, Dallas, TX 75270
Phone: (214) 653-7099
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday (except for Court Approved Holidays)
As of September 1, 2019, Incorporated Assumed Names are no longer required to be recorded/filed in the Dallas County Clerk’s Office Recording Division.

Q. What are your office hours?
A. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. until 4:30 P.M., except for court approved holidays.

Q. Does your office accept credit cards for copies of filings?
A. Yes. Visa, MasterCard, and Discover are accepted.

Our service provider will charge a convenience fee that will be added to your payment amount for each transaction.

  • 2.3% will be added to your payment amount.
  • There is a minimum charge of $3.95.
  • PIN debit cards will be assessed a $3.95 convenience fee.

Q. Does your office search records by phone, fax or e-mail request?
A. No.

Q. Does your office accept personal checks for copies or for filings?
A. Yes, except when issuing a Marriage License, Birth Certificate, or Death Certificate.

Q. What is the cost of a certified copy?

Deed Records (plain)$1.00 per page
Deed Records (certified copies)$1.00 per page plus $5.00 for certification per document.

Q. Is there a notary available to acknowledge documents?
A. No.

Q. What is the cost for recording documents? (deeds, deed of trust, liens, releases, abstract of judgments, etc.)
A. The standard filing fee for recordings is $26.00 for the first page, $4.00 per page thereafter, per document.

Q. How long will it take to get the original document back?
A. 15 to 20 business days. All documents are required to have a name and return address printed or typed on the document for returning purposes.

Q. Does your office post foreclosures at the courthouse?
A. No, we post the one required copy with the County Clerk's office. All other required posting places are up to the trustee to post.

Q. What is the cost for posting a Foreclosure Notice?
A. $3.00 per notice.

Q. Do you file stamp Notice copies?
A. Yes. There is no charge if brought in by the customer.

Q. Does your office furnish copies for proof of filing?
A. Yes. $1.00 per page. If a copy is supplied at the time of filing, then no cost is accrued. If filing is mailed in, then a self addressed stamped envelope is required.

Q. What is redaction?
A. Redaction is the process of removing sensitive information from a document.

Redaction of social security numbers as stated in the House Bill No. 2061.

Q. Requesting the removal of my social?
A. A redaction request form must be submitted to the County Clerk's office by mail or in person.

Click here for the redaction request form.

Q. What information can be redacted?
A. Currently only social security numbers up until the last four numbers can be redacted.