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County Clerk Elaine Cardenas

Elaine Cardenas, County Clerk

Effective Friday, March 27, 2020, all Hays County Clerk’s locations will be closed to the public until further notice. We will have staff available to continue to assist customers by processing  E-file, E-Record, fax, mail and email. 

We will begin issuing Marriage Licenses on May 18, 2020 by appointment only with the following guidelines:

  • Both applicants must complete the online application prior to their appointment: https://erss.co.hays.tx.us/web/.
  • Face masks must be worn the entire time in the office.
  • Only applicants are allowed in the lobby; no one else, including children, may enter.
  • No same-day appointments.

Contact Information:
Hays County Clerk’s Office
712 S. Stagecoach Trail, Suite 2008
San Marcos TX 78666
Phone 512-393-7330   FAX 512-393-7735  Email: ccsearches@co.hays.tx.us

 

The County Clerk’s Office includes two divisions – Records and Courts – both led by the elected County Clerk. The staff provides a number of services for the residents of Hays County, including the recording and maintenance of all Commissioners Court minutes, Official Public Records, and County Court Records.

County Clerk fee information is available as a PDF (Portable Document Format) and requires the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to be installed. Information about paying by credit card.

Plat map printing and issuance of writs are available ONLY at the San Marcos office. All other services are available at all four locations.

The department for official public records, including Commissioners Court archives, property deed recordings, liens, marriage licenses, birth and death certificates, beer and wine license applications, DBA’s, Military discharges, and Marks & Brands.

We will begin issuing Marriage Licenses on May 18, 2020 by appointment only with the following guidelines:

  • Both applicants must complete the online application prior to their appointment: https://erss.co.hays.tx.us/web/
  • Face masks must be worn the entire time in office
  • Only applicants are allowed in lobby; no one else, including children, are allowed.
  • No same-day appointments.

 Birth/Death Certificate Information

 Marriage License Information

 Assumed Name Certificate for Businesses

 Marks & Brands

 Posting of Meeting Notices

 Helpful Links

The department where criminal misdemeanor cases, civil, probate and guardianship cases are filed, accepts criminal payments, accepts original wills for filing (for probate or safekeeping), Letters of Testamentary, Administration and Guardianship, and issuance of citations.

Find out more about the Courts department and its services.

Juror Information for County Courts-at-Law.

 

 

 

(Felony Criminal Cases and Divorces are filed in the District Clerk’s Office. Juror information for District Courts. For juror information for Justice of the Peace courts, contact the court where you are serving as juror.)

COUNTY CLERK OFFICE LOCATIONS

 

NOTICE: PLEASE See Main County Clerk Page on doing business with Hays Co during COVID-19 Pandemic

Locations:
  1. Hays County Government Center

712 S. Stagecoach Trail Ste. 2008 San Marcos, TX. 78666 (512) 393-7330  Payment options
include credit and debit cards, checks, and cash–exact amount only. 

NOTE: Plat Map printing and Issuance of Writs is available ONLY at the San Marcos office.

Days & Hours:  Mon. – Fri. from 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. This office is no longer
open late on Wednesdays

  1. Hays County Precinct 2

5458 FM 2770, Ste. 120 Kyle, TX. 78640 (512) 393-7330

Days & Hours:  Tues.-Fri. from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. CLOSED for lunch from Noon-1 p.m. Payment options include credit and debit cards, checks, and cash–exact amount only.

  1. Hays County Precinct 3

200 Stillwater Ste. 101 Wimberley, TX. 78676 (512) 878-6684

Days & Hours: Tues.-Fri. from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CLOSED for lunch from Noon – 1 p.m.  Payment options include credit and debit cards, checks, and cash–exact amount only.

 

  1. Hays County Precinct 4

195 Roger Hanks Pkwy Ste. 113 Dripping Springs, TX. 78620 (512) 878-6683

Days & Hours:  Tues.-Fri. from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. CLOSED for lunch from Noon-1 p.m. Payment options include credit and debit cards, checks, and cash–exact amount only.

 

 

County Clerk
Elaine H. Cárdenas, MBA, PhD

Address:
Hays Government Center, Suite 2008
712 S. Stagecoach Trail
San Marcos, Texas 78666

Phone:
(512) 393-7330

Fax:
(512) 393-7735

Email:
ccsearches@co.hays.tx.us

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