Hays County Clerk
NOTICE: Effective Monday, 6/6/2022, the Wimberley substation will be closed until further notice.
Effective 6/16/2022: The Kyle substation will be closing until further notice.
The above closings are due to staffing issues; your next career may begin right here in Hays County! Visit our open postings website.
San Marcos Office & Substation Hours:
Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 4 :30 p.m.
Fridays, 8:00 a.m.- Noon
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 all four locations.
At the 67th Annual Conference of Vital Statistics (virtual) held Dec. 7-9, 2021, the Hays County Clerk’s Office received the Exemplary 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 conferences and through a self-assessment survey;
- Customer Service – registering 100% of birth and death records within one business day;
- Security – maintaining 98% completion of searches ending with printed records; and
- TxEVER Maintenance – user to local administrator ratio of 20%.
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
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)