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County Clerk

        
 Connie Becton
Office of the County Clerk
    Hardin County, Texas

**ATTENTION**

As of June 3, 2024, we are now accepting e-recording thru CSC for our title companies, attorneys and other partner organizations.  Thank you for your patience as we navigate this new system!!

 

 

Front Row - Connie Becton, County Clerk & Traci Turner, Chief Deputy Clerk

Deputy Clerks (back row) - Brande Jones, Eryn Freeman, Ashley Holland,

Christy King, Cheyenne Sims & Betty Jo Hinson

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We are located on the first floor of the Hardin County Courthouse, Suite B-110

Mailing Address:

PO Box 38

300 W Monroe, Ste B-110

Kountze, TX 77625

 

Call us at 409-246-5185

hardincountyclerk@co.hardin.tx.us

 

Hours:

Monday - Friday

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

Mission Statement
The Hardin 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. We have tried to make this site as helpful and user friendly as you will find our office and staff if you visited our courthouse location. We encourage you to follow the links at the bottom of the page. These links cover the County Clerk's varied areas of responsibilities. We also welcome any comments or suggestions you might have regarding this web page or our office.


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    Fee Chart

    The Hardin County Clerk's office accepts cash, check, money order, cashier's check or debit/credit cards (fees apply) associated with Assumed Names, Birth Certificates, Death Certificates, Marriage License, Marks & Brands, and Recording Fees.  Additional fees incur with the use of credit/debit cards.  

    Debit/Credit cards accepted are Discover, Visa and Matercard

     

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  • Birth:

    The Hardin County Clerk's office issues Birth Certificates for in-county and out of county births in Texas.   Birth Certificates are $23 and can be issued to the registrant or his/her immediate family members.  BIRTH APPLICATION

     

    Death:

    The Hardin County Clerk's office issues Death Certificates for in-county deaths only.  Immediate family members of the decedent are eligible to purchase a death certificate.  The cost is $21 for the first copy and $4 for each additional copy if purchased on the same day.  DEATH APPLICATION

     

    Marriage License:

    The Hardin County Clerk's office issues Marriage Licenses.  Both applicants should appear in person with a valid photo ID.  The application must be filled out in office.  The fee is $81.00.  If the couple has taken the premarital course, Twogether in Texas, the fee is only $21.  Please note that marriage licenses are issued 8:00 am until 4:30 pm daily.  If you arrive after 4:30 pm, you will have to wait until the following day.

     

    DD214:

    Thank you for your service.  The Hardin County Clerk's office issues certified copies of Military Discharge Records to service members or their immediate family members.  DD214 APPLICATION

     

    Assumed Name/DBA:

    The Hardin County Clerk's office issues Assumed Name Certificates (DBA).  The filing fee is $18.  ASSUMED NAME APPLICATION

     

    Marks and Brands:

    The Hardin County Clerk's office is the record keeper for all Marks and Brands.  Please click HERE to find more information regarding the filing procedure.  

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  • In January 2024, Hardin County appointed Election Administrator, Alysa Freeman.  Please feel free to contact the Elections Department at 409-209-5445 and click HERE for all ELECTION INFORMATION

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  • Hardin County Clerk's Office is the record keeper for the probate and guardianship filings in Hardin County.  Please see our FILING PROCEDURES for attorneys.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call us at 409-246-5185.  We value our relationship with the probate attorneys and their clients and our hope is to make this difficult time as seamless as possible.  

    Probate Filing Fees:

    Letters Testamentary - $360

    Muniment of Title - $360

    Small Estate Affidavit  - $360

    Temporary Administration - $360

    Administration and Determination of Heirship - $560

    Guardianship - $510

    Filing into an Existing Estate - $120

    Issue Citation served elsewhere - $8

    Affidavit of Heirship

    Annual Report of Guardian of the Person 

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  • The Hardin County Clerk's Office is the record keeper for the misdemeanor cases filed in our county.  Feel free to contact our office at 409-246-5185 to check on your court date or to pay your fines/court costs over the phone via credit card.  Please note using a card will incur additional fees.  

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  • The Hardin County Clerk's Office holds the records for the civil cases in our county.  These could include debt collection cases, eviction appeals, bond forfeitures and occupational drivers license.  

    The filing fee for Civil Cases is $350.00.  

     

    For evictions please contact your local JUSTICE OF THE PEACE.

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  • The County Clerk's office, Hardin County, Texas provides this website as a public service. This website is not intended to replace any official source of information. Information available on this website is collected, maintained and provided solely for the convenience of the 
    public users. No information contained within this website should be mistaken for legal advice, nor should anyone make legally binding decisions based on this information. While every effort is made to assure that this information is accurate, the County Clerk does not certify that authenticity of the information contained herein. The County Clerk shall under no circumstance be responsible for any error or omission which may occur in these records, nor liable for any actions taken as a result of reliance upon any information contained within this website from whatever source, or any other consequence from such reliance.    

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