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Official Public Records & Recording

Send Documents for Recording to:

Hall County Clerk's Office

512 W. Main St., Suite 8

Memphis, TX 79245

Recording Fees: 

$16.00 for the first page

$4.00 for each additional page or part on which there are visible marks of any kind

$0.25 per name for each name indexed over the first five names

The Texas Legislature recently amended the Property Code to provide a streamlined procedure for addressing discriminatory provisions in real property records. Although state law already declared restrictions and provisions in real property records that prohibit the use, sale or transfer of real property to a person based on race, color, religion, or national origin to be void and unenforceable, Senate Bill 30, which took effect on September 1, 2021, establishes a process for a property owner, or another person that the owner authorizes, to request a judicial review of specific property records to determine whether they contain prohibited discriminatory provisions.

The bill sets out the contents of the documents required to be submitted to the court as well as a suggested format for the court’s findings and order. Under certain circumstances, the court may issue its determination without conducting a hearing. No filing fees may be charged under the statute.

To view the language of the bill and the format for filing with the court as well as the format for the court’s findings and order, use the link: 87(R) SB 30 - Enrolled version (texas.gov)

 

PLEASE PROVIDE A SELF-ADDRESSED STAMPED ENVELOPE FOR PROPER RETURN OF ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS AFTER RECORDING.

Official Public Records Filing Requirements

                    We kindly request a margin of at least two (2) inches at the top, right side of the first page            and the bottom, right side of the last page.

• MUST HAVE ORIGINAL SIGNATURES Texas Property Code Sec. 12.0011 (b)

• MUST BE PROPERLY ACKNOWLEDGED/NOTARIZED Texas Property Code Sec. 12.001 (a)(b)

• MUST HAVE A CLEARLY IDENTIFYING HEADING OF DOCUMENT LGC 191.007 (c) LGC 193.001 (c)

• MUST BE TYPED OR WRITTEN IN AT LEAST 8 PT. FONT LGC 191.007 (b)(3)

• MUST BE ON PAPER NO LARGER THAN 8.5 IN. X 14 IN. LGC 191.007 (b)(1)

• MUST HAVE NAME’S LEGIBLY PRINTED/TYPED UNDER SIGNATURE LGC 191.007 (e)

• MUST HAVE GRANTEE’S MAILING ADDRESS ON DOCUMENT Texas Property Code Sec. 11.003  

• MUST BE BLACK TYPING ON A WHITE BACKGROUND LGC 119.007 (f)

• MUST BE IN ENGLISH Texas Property Code Sec. 11.002

What Should Not be Filed in Official Public Records

• MILITARY DISCHARGE RECORDS LGC 192.002

• LETTERS TESTAMENTARY AG OPINION H-410

• BIRTH & DEATH CERTIFICATES GOV. CODE 552.115

• UNPROBATED WILL (unless attached to an affidavit) AG OPINION M-511

The Clerk has no duty to search records under their control and guarantee the correctness thereof. AG OPINION WW-607

The Clerk is not responsible to determine effect or legality.                              AG OPINION JM-904

Redacting of SS numbers available by written request only.                          GOV. CODE 552.147