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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

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