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Denton County, Texas - County Clerk

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NOTICE - Effective October 1, 2013: RECORDING FEES will increase due to an increase of the Records Archive Fee and Records Management and Preservation Fee, pursuant to HB 1513. The new fees can be found under "Fees - Effective 10-1-13 Real Property and Vital Statistics" on the left column of this page.

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Please remember our files are public record; however, our office can only give out general information in reference to the cases filed.

The Honorable Cynthia Mitchell, Denton County Clerk Cynthia Mitchell

The Office of the County Clerk touches many peoples' lives in Denton County and across the State.  The County Clerk is the record keeper of most information affecting our lives.  It has been my primary objective since taking office in 1999, to increase your access to the county clerk's office and records, a goal in which I can proudly say has been met.  This goal has now become our method of operation in this office, seeking to increase access and convenience any chance we have.  My office is divided into these three main departments that comprise most of the information that we record and store: real property/vital statistics, civil/probate and the criminal misdemeanor department - adult and juvenile. 

I am proud of the strides made in providing the most efficient and reliable access to our records!  In the real property department, anyone can come into the office and search our indices and images on 24 state-of-the-art computers for the most up-to-date information, all for no fee.  Our land records are also now available on the Internet, too!  Denton County is one of the first counties in the State of Texas to offer these records on the Internet. 

Because of a computer link with the State of Texas, we are able to offer our customers certified copies of their birth certificate if they were born anywhere in Texas, not just Denton County.  For the first time in the history of Denton County, marriage licenses are now automated.  Information is input and licenses are generated by a computer and printed, instead of hand-typed.  Numerous man-hours have been slashed from the process on the input time and the storage/retrieval time for copies.  Finally, access to plats filed with Denton County are now available electronically (in the Denton office only), and can be printed on the same 24" x 36" sized paper as they are filed.  Plat images are not available on-line.  The U.S. Department of State recognizes this office as a passport application receptacle, in which we accept applications for passports and are able to take photos for your convenience, all closer to home. 

Our court records have been electronically accessible via the Internet for some time.  We have however, implemented an imaging system that will greatly increase the efficiency of the entire court system.  Currently, the imaging system is only available within county offices.  The efficiency is a result of images of original court documents being shared, or able to be viewed, by several people in several departments (ie., the probation department, district attorney's office, even a judge on the bench in trial), all without each person requiring the actual court file.  The people within the system that need the clerk's information have access to that information from their desk.  An additional benefit of the imaging system is the integrity of the original documents in the clerk's file remains paramount; fewer times the files leave the supervision of the clerk, fewer incidences of lost/misplaced papers, etc...

Again, I am honored to serve each citizen of Denton County, providing more access to the county clerk's office than ever!  Our records have been automated for the ease of retrieval and security in storage.  The volume of information for which my office is responsible is tremendous.  We have experienced exponential growth and have been able to accommodate this growth primarily through automation and reorganization, of which I am also very proud.  I continually develop and implement ways to make more services available to you with your convenience in mind.



D'Lynne Shelton, Chief Deputy

Thomas Reece, Department Supervisor Administration

Stacy Welch, Department Supervisor Recording Department
Recording Department Duties include:
                 Marriage Licenses
                 Assumed Names/DBA
                 Birth/Death Records
                 Land/Deed Records
                 All Real Property Records

Kerensa Stevens, Courts Manager
Criminal Misdemeanor Courts Duties include:
                 Providing Support Staff for all Five County Criminal Courts
                 Providing Support Staff for County Court at Law No. 1
                 Maintaining Permanent Records and Files for all Criminal Misdemeanor Cases

              Civil/Probate Courts Duties include:
                 Providing Support Staff for the Denton County Probate Court
                 Providing Support Staff for County Court at Law No. 2
                 Providing Support Staff for Associate Judge
                 Probating Wills/Estates
                 Maintaining Trusts for Minors
                 Maintaining Permanent Records of Civil Proceedings


Hours & Location:

Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
8:00am - 4:30pm Wednesday
Building: Denton County Courts Building, First Floor
Address: 1450 E. McKinney St.
Denton, Texas  76209-4524
Mail: P.O. Box 2187
Denton, TX  76202-2187
Phone: Metro (940) 349-2012 or (972) 434-8843 (Administration)
Metro (940) 349-2010 or (972) 434-8820 (Birth & Death Certificates)
Metro (940) 349-2016 or (972) 434-8815 (Civil Court Clerk)
Metro (940) 349-2525 or (972) 434-8846 (Juvenile Clerk)
Metro (940) 349-2010 or (972) 434-8820 (Marriage License)
Metro (940) 349-2014 or (972) 434-8814 (Misdemeanor Court Clerk)
Metro (940) 349-2010 or (972) 434-8820 (Passports)
Metro (940) 349-2036 or (972) 434-8844 (Probate Court Clerk)
Metro (940) 349-2010 or (972) 434-8820 (Recording)
Metro (940) 349-2018 or (972) 434-8848 (Vital Statistics)
Fax: Metro (940) 349-2013 (Administration Only No Filings Accepted)


Branch Office:

Building: Sandy Jacobs Government Center - Carrollton
Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm Monday-Friday
(For security reasons, the last customer accepted in the Carrollton office will be no later than 4:15 daily.)
Address: 1029 W. Rosemeade Parkway
Carrollton, Texas  75007
Phone: (972) 434-7170 (Metro)
Fax: (972) 434-7171 (Metro)

Cross Roads Office:

Building: Steven E. Copeland Government Center
Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm Monday-Friday
(For security reasons, the last customer accepted in the Cross Roads office will be no later than 4:15 daily.)
Address: 1400 FM 424,
Cross Roads, TX
Suite 105
Phone: (940) 349-4400
Fax: (940) 349-4401


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