Hays County Clerk
San Marcos Office & Substation Hours:
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Substations are closed between Noon-1 p.m.
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.
Plat map printing and issuance of writs are available ONLY at the San Marcos office, located inside the Government Center. All other services are available at open substation locations.
Use our Permitium System for Vital Records requests
If you need copy requests for cases filed after 2016, please complete the following steps:
Click the re:SearchTexas link below.
If you do not already have a re:SearchTX account, you can create one for free.
Any copy request desired, except for sealed records and records filed before 2016, can be accessed for FREE on re:SearchTX.
Anything filed pre-2016 can be requested via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below is a link for non-disclosure forms and other helpful info:
The Hays County Clerk’s Office received the Five Star Vital Registration Award from the Texas Department of Health, State Health Services Vital Statistics Section. This award is given annually. Award criteria include:
- TxEVER training – attending annual and bi-Annual conferences as well as monthly conferences;
- Customer Service – registering 96% of birth and death records within one business day;
- Self-Assessment Survey –Submitted a completed local registrar self-assessment survey provided by the Vital Statistics Section electronically no later than April 30, 2022 [HSC 191.022 (g)]; and
- TxEVER Maintenance – user to local administrator ratio of 20%.
The Hays County Clerk’s Office was then recognized by Hays County Commissioners Court on February 14, 2023, for earning the Five Star Exemplary Award. This marks the fifth time the County Clerk’s Office won the Five Star Exemplary or Five Star Award in the last six years. Great job!
The Hays County Clerk’s Office is 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.
Visit the Hays County Records Division page for the following:
- Birth/Death Certificate Information
- Assumed Name Certificate for Businesses
- Meeting Notices
- Marks & Brands
- Marriage License Information
Order Vital Records
Use Permitium to order vital records online!
See this flyer for more information about using Permitium. Be sure to read the fine print.
Hays County residents can apply for a marriage license remotely; click here.
Use this link for other helpful info:
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.
(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.)
Elaine H. Cárdenas, MBA, PhD
Hays Government Center
712 S. Stagecoach Trail
San Marcos, Texas 78666
Courts (Criminal, Civil, Probate and Guardianship)
Records (Property and Vitals)
Order Birth, Death and Marriage records online.
You can now apply for a marriage license remotely!