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County Clerk

Elaine Cárdenas
Hays County Clerk

All office locations will be closing for the day at noon on Friday, April 19, 2024.

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


Apply for a marriage license remotely


re:SearchTX

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 ccsearches@co.hays.tx.us.

Below is a link for non-disclosure forms and other helpful info:

https://www.txcourts.gov/forms/


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.

Apply for a marriage license remotely

Hays County residents can apply for a marriage license remotely; click here.

Use this link for other helpful info:

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.)

 

 

Locations:

Hays County Government Center
712 S. Stagecoach Trail
Suite 2008
San Marcos, TX. 78666
512.393.7330

All offices will be closed at noon on Friday, April 19, 2024.

Days & Hours:
Monday – Friday

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

Payment options include credit and debit cards, checks and cash.

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


Hays County Precinct 2
5458 FM 2770
Suite 120
Kyle, TX 78640
512-878-6687

Payment options include credit and debit cards, checks and cash.

Days & Hours:

Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Closed for lunch from Noon – 1 p.m.


Hays County Precinct 3
200 Stillwater
Suite 101
Wimberley, TX. 78676
512.878.6684

Payment options include credit and debit cards, checks, and cash.

Days & Hours:
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 4:30 pm.
Closed for lunch from Noon – 1 p.m.


Hays County Precinct 4
195 Roger Hanks Pkwy
Suite 113
Dripping Springs, TX. 78620
512.878.6683

Payment options include credit and debit cards, checks, and cash.

Days & Hours:
Monday – Friday

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

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:

Courts (Criminal, Civil, Probate and Guardianship)
ccsearches@co.hays.tx.us

Records (Property and Vitals)
recordsdivision@co.hays.tx.us

Online Services

Courts

Records

Order Birth, Death and Marriage records online. 

You can now apply for a marriage license remotely!

Fraud Guard

 

Hays County