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    LEE HAIDUSEK CHAMBERS

    Mailing Address:
    P.O. Box 369
    Liberty, Texas 77575



    Physical Address:

    Liberty County Courthouse

    1923 Sam Houston
    Liberty, Texas 77575

    Phone: 936-336-4670
    Fax : 936-334-3236

    Located on the 2nd Floor of the Courthouse - Room 209

     

     

    Liberty County Courthouse Annex

    304 Campbell Street

    Cleveland, Texas 77327

    Phone: 281-593-8413

    Fax: 281-593-1825

    Located on the North side of the building

     

    Our E-Mail address is: CoClerk@co.liberty.tx.us

  •          OFFICIAL NOTICE:

     

    HOLIDAY HOURS:

     

    ALL LIBERTY COUNTY OFFICES, THE LIBERTY COUNTY COURTHOUSE AND ALL ANNEX BUILDINGS WILL BE CLOSED ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:

     

    1/2 DAY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, NOVEMBER 23, 2022, AND ALL DAY THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2022 AND FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2022, FOR THANKSGIVING.

     

     

    WE ARE USING A NEW JURY SOFTWARE PROGRAM FOR JURIES. IF YOU RECEIVE A JURY SUMMONS FOR THE COUNTY COURT AT LAW,

    ACCESS ONLINE REGISTRATION AT https://jury.libertycountytx.com 

    OR USE THIS QR CODE TO REACH THE JURY REGISTRATION SITE:

    YOU CAN EMAIL A REQUEST FOR YOUR JUROR I.D. NUMBER OR OTHER INFORMATION TO:

    coclerkjury@co.liberty.tx.us.

    PLEASE PROVIDE YOUR SUMMONS NUMBER. 

     

     

    You may contact the Liberty County Clerk’s Office through the following:

    Telephone (Liberty Office): 936-336-4670

    Telephone (Cleveland Office): 281-593-8413

    Text Message: 936-391-1218

    E-mail: coclerk@co.liberty.tx.us

    Regular Mail: P.O. Box 369, Liberty, Texas 77575

    The Liberty County Clerk's Office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. 

    We are located in the Liberty County Courthouse at 1923 Sam Houston Street, Room 209, Liberty, Texas 77575, and the Cleveland Courthouse Annex at 304 Campbell Street in Cleveland, Texas 77327.  Our mailing address is P. O. Box 369, Liberty, Texas 77575.

     

    We request that you fill out any necessary forms required for your transaction prior to visiting the office. Forms are available on this page on the bar labeled ONLINE FORMS below. Filling out a form alone will not complete your transaction. You will still need to come to the office and present identification to pick up your document. 

    Anyone needing to make a payment on a misdemeanor case should go to the Misdemeanor Docket section on this page and follow the instructions to make a payment to Official Payments, or may visit the office at the Courthouse and make a payment in person.

     

    Go to the bar below for Online Records Search to access our public records database. 

     

    THE LIBERTY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT AND COUNTY COURTS AT LAW WILL BE USING ZOOM MEETINGS AND BROADCASTING FOR THE PUBLIC ON THE FOLLOWING YOU-TUBE CHANNELS AT THE TIME OF THE HEARINGS ONLY:

    Click here for COMMISSIONERS COURT

    Click here for COUNTY COURT AT LAW (1)

    **Click here for more information on the County Court at Law.

     

    DO NOT COME TO THE COURTHOUSE IF YOU BELIEVE YOU HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO THE CORONAVIRUS OR HAVE SYMPTOMS OF THE VIRUS. CALL OUR OFFICE AND WE WILL DISCUSS WHAT OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE TO YOU WITH REGARD TO YOUR CASE, OR YOUR RECORDING OR COPY NEEDS.  936-336-4670.

  • The Liberty County Clerk acts as the recorder and custodian of important public records in Liberty County--including all deeds and land instruments, bonds, birth and death certificates, assumed names, county plats, and livestock brands--ensuring that the records are maintained in a secure, archival manner. The County Clerk's Office also issues and records marriage licenses for Liberty County. The Liberty County Clerk serves as clerk and custodian of records for the Liberty County Commissioners Court, the Constitutional Court (County Court), and the Statutorily-created County Courts at Law (1 and 2).   

    LIBERTY COUNTY CLERK:   Lee Haidusek Chambers

    CHIEF DEPUTY:   Hope Cross

    ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT:  Kyle White 

    RECORDS MANAGEMENT: 

    Liberty--  Veronica Sierra (bilingual)

                           Adrian Driver

                           Tiffany Hall

             Valeria Tiscareno (bilingual)

    Cleveland--Marilyn Tenorio  (bilingual)

                              Kyle Miller

     

    COURT CASE MANAGEMENT:

    Shelbeigh Drake-Department Head & Criminal Cases

    Kristi Jennings-Criminal Cases

    Claudette Thompson-Criminal Cases

    Shonda Riley-Civil Cases

    Lori Wright-Probate & Guardianship Cases

    Stephanie Wallace-Probate & Guardianship Cases

    Open Position-Court Case Management

     

    * The Liberty County Clerk and her deputies have no authority over, nor any influence on, the Courts this office serves. The County Clerk's Office is tasked with recording and filing all information provided to the office related to the hearings held, as well as bringing the files to the appropriate court when requested. The County Clerk position is administrative in nature, and does not make decisions on policy, spending, taxation, nor any of the day-to-day issues addressed by the Courts.

    For assistance with finding an attorney or pro se filings, visit http://www.texascourthelp.gov.   

    All parties or their attorneys must provide a formal notice of address change to the clerk of the court for call cases pending. To fill out a mandatory change of address form with the County Clerk's Office for civil law suits, click on:

    CHANGE OF ADDRESS FORM

    • The Liberty County Clerk's Office is in the process of updating its software programs. 

       

      WE ARE USING A NEW JURY SOFTWARE PROGRAM FOR THE OCTOBER JURIES. IF YOU RECEIVE A JURY SUMMONS FOR THE COUNTY COURT AT LAW FOR OCTOBER, PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE USING YOUR JUROR ID NUMBER. TO ACCESS ONLINE REGISTRATION, GO TO https://jury.libertycountytx.com OR USE THIS QR CODE TO ACCESS THE JURY WEBSITE:

      YOU CAN EMAIL A REQUEST FOR YOUR JUROR I.D. NUMBER TO:

      coclerkjury@co.liberty.tx.us.

      PLEASE PROVIDE YOUR JURY DATE AND SUMMONS NUMBER. YOU CAN ALSO CALL 936-336-4670 TO REQUEST YOUR JUROR ID NUMBER.

       

       

      The first conversion will affect the Official Public Records, Vital Records, and Marriage Licenses. The database is up and available. . If you have any issues using the new software, please call the office at 936-336-4670.

      The second conversion will affect the Case Management System used for all Misdemeanor, Probate and Civil Cases and the corresponding records handled by this office. Attorney access and public access will be available shortly.

      For Attorneys: Issues with E-File are being addressed. If you are confused about options on E-File, please call the office at 936-336-4670.

      We are now adding programs to allow for online vital records applications as well as online requests for public information. You will find information and links to these programs on this webpage. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience while we get these programs up and running. 

      Thank you.

  • All positions with the County Clerk are currently full. 

    Applications should be submitted to the Liberty County Treasurer's Office, located at 1901 Cos Street, Liberty, Texas 77575. For more information, please contact Lee Haidusek Chambers, Liberty County Clerk, 936-336-4670. Click here to access the required employment form: APPLICATION

  • Public Information Requests made according to the Texas Government Code, Section 552, may be submitted by accessing the Public Information Request Portal or by sending a request in writing to Liberty County Clerk, P. O. Box 369, Liberty, Texas 77575. 

    Please note that the public records in the County Clerk's Office are not subject to public information requests. These documents are already publicly available. You may search the County Clerk's information through the following:

    Liberty County Clerk's Public Records

    Liberty County Clerk's Court Case Information

     

    Charges for copies of these records are required by state statute. Current fees are $1.00 per page. There may be a credit card service fee added. Certified copies are an additional $5.00 per document along with the $1.00 per page fee. Certified copies must be picked up in the County Clerk's Office. Documents may be viewed for free in the Liberty County Clerk's Office. Please call the County Clerk's Office at 936-336-4670 for additional information. 

  • The Texas Legislature recently amended the Property Code to provide a streamlined procedure for addressing discriminatory provisions in real property records. Although state law already declared restrictions and provisions in real property records that prohibit the use, sale or transfer of real property to a person based on race, color, religion, or national origin to be void and unenforceable, Senate Bill 30, which took effect on September 1, 2021, establishes a  process for a property owner, or another person that the owner authorizes, to request a judicial  review of specific property records to  determine whether they contain prohibited discriminatory provisions.

     

    The bill sets out the contents of the documents required to be submitted to the court as well as a suggested format for the court’s findings and order. Under certain circumstances, the court may issue its determination without conducting a hearing. No filing fees may be charged under the statute.

     

    To view the language of the bill and the format for filing with the court as well as the format for the court’s findings and order, use the link: 87(R) SB 30 - Enrolled version (texas.gov)

     

  • INFORMATION ON eRECORDING DEEDS AND OTHER OFFICIAL RECORDS AND DOCUMENTS:

    CSC eRECORDING 

    866-652-0111
    www.erecording.com

    SIMPLIFILE
    800-460-5657
    simplifile.com

    ePN (eRecording Partners Network)
    888-325-3365
    www.goepn.com

     

    INFORMATION ON E-FILING COURT CASE DOCUMENTS:

     

    The new Odyssey court case management system is now available. Click here to access Odyssey: Liberty County Clerk's Court Case Information

     

    State law requires the use of e-Filing for all Civil Cases and many Criminal Case filings.

    For E-Filing Assistance, please go to:  EfileTexas.gov

     

     

     For Judicial Records, please go to i-Docket:

    I Docket

     

     

    Petition for Nondisclosure

    The Texas Office of Court Administration has forms and instructions available  to petition for nondisclosure of certain criminal histories. You may access the information on nondisclosure by clicking on: Petition for Nondisclosure

     

    TO MAKE A PAYMENT ON AN EXISTING MISDEMEANOR COURT CASE, BRING CASH, CASHIERS CHECK, OR MONEY ORDER TO THE COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE IN THE LIBERTY COUNTY COURTHOUSE, OR YOU MAY PAY BY CREDIT CARD THROUGH THE ONLINE PORTAL:

    ONLINE CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS THROUGH THE TYLER ODYSSEY PORTAL

    USE THIS QR CODE TO ACCESS THE SITE:

     

    PAYMENTS CAN STILL BE MADE ON OLDER CASES THROUGH OFFICIAL PAYMENTS:

                                           
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    To search thLiberty County Clerk's Property Records, Vital Records, and other public records including business filings, click on the following:

     

    To search the Liberty County Clerk's Court System Records, please click on the following:

    COURT SYSTEM RECORDS

     

    Protect your most valuable investment with a FREE alert service to help monitor your property records.

    Click here and follow the prompts to subscribe.

    FRAUD GUARD

     

    For information on how to request copies of the Liberty County Clerk's Records, including property records (especially in bulk), and the related costs, click on the following:

    Public Records Duplication Information and Costs

    Please note that the Liberty County Clerk's Records are public records and, as such, are not subject to Open Records Requests under the Texas Public Information Act. These records are available for public view in our office or online. If you wish to request a copy or copies of the public records, please read the information in the above link. Thank you.

  • Ag/Cattle Marks and Brands

    The agricultural/cattle marks and brands renewal period has ended. All brands that were not renewed now have to be re-registered. Unregistered brands may be subject to appropriation, so re-register as soon as possible. 

    Please give us a call if you have any questions about renewing your marks and brands for 2021-2031. To view current marks and brands filed in this office, visit: Cattle Brands.

    To visit the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association website to conduct a brand search, visit Texas Marks and Brands

  • The Liberty County Clerk's Office provides access to vital records at both the Liberty Courthouse location and the Cleveland Courthouse Annex. Computer kiosks and staff are available to assist you with your request.

    936-336-4670 (Liberty)

    281-593-8413 (Cleveland)

     

    IF YOU LIVE OUT OF THE COUNTY, OR OUT OF THE STATE, AND CANNOT VISIT THE OFFICE TO FILL OUT YOUR APPLICATION:

    We are proud to offer an alternative to coming into the office in person. We now offer an online application request program. (*Online applications for marriage licenses are not available yet. Marriage license applications must still be performed in our office.)

    To access the online application program, click on the Permitium logo below. Please make sure you are specific about the form of delivery you want. For instance, regular or expedited mail, pickup at the Liberty or Cleveland office, etc. Please note that there is an extra charge assessed for this service in addition to the regular fees required by Texas statutes. The link to our fee schedule is after the Permitium logo below.   

     

    (Please consult the Fee Schedule for information about the costs of these services:

    LIBERTY COUNTY FEE SCHEDULE

     

    RECORDS SEARCH: To determine whether the vital record you are seeking is in the Liberty County records, click here to access the database:  Vital Records

     

    Marriage License Application Form

    Marriage licenses must be processed in our office. However, you may fill out the form prior to your visit by accessing the link below. Please make an appointment and bring the required identification: Marriage License Application

     

    For information on obtaining a burial transit permit, please call 936-641-3183

    Need help with a legal problem? www.texascourthelp.gov

     

  • Assumed Name Certificates, or D.B.A.s

    A person must file a certificate with the County Clerk if the person regularly conducts business or renders a professional service in this state under an assumed name other than as a corporation, limited partnership, limited liability partnership, limited liability company, or foreign filing entity.

    A corporation, limited partnership, limited liability partnership, limited liability company, or foreign filing entity must file a certificate with the Texas Secretary of State if the entity: (1) regularly conducts business or renders professional services in this state under an assumed name; or (2) is required by law to use an assumed name in this state to conduct business or render professional services.

    Fill out the form, make an appointment, and bring identification to file an Assumed Name Certificate for Unincorporated Business or Profession Form

    Click here for information on where to file your entity

    Click here for the Texas Secretary of State filing information and form

     

    Alcoholic Beverage Permits

    Information on Alcoholic Beverage Permits, including forms and instructions, can be accessed through the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. Click here to access their page: TABC

    Information on fees associated with alcoholic beverage licenses and permits is accessible here: Licensing Fees

     

  • THE ADDITION OF A $15.00 FEE FOR ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION TO ALL CIVIL AND PROBATE CASES FILED (WITH THE EXCEPTION OF CONDEMNATION/EMINENT DOMAIN AND MENTAL HEALTH CASES) WAS APPROVED BY THE LIBERTY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT ON APRIL 27, 2021. THE FEES ARE EFFECTIVE BEGINNING MAY 1, 2021. THE CHANGES TO THE FEE SCHEDULE ARE POSTED BELOW.

     

    THE ADDITION OF THE COUNTY CLERK ARCHIVE FEE TO THE FEE SCHEDULE HAS INCREASED THE COST OF FILING DEEDS BY $10.00 FOR THE FIRST PAGE. IT IS NOW $26.00 FOR THE FIRST PAGE AND $4.00 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL PAGE. ANY DEEDS RECEIVED WITH INSUFFICIENT PAYMENT WILL BE RETURNED WITH A REQUEST FOR PROPER PAYMENT. OTHER FEES HAVE INCREASED AS WELL WITH THE NEW FEE. PLEASE VERIFY THE FEES IN THE SCHEDULE BELOW BEFORE MAILING IN YOUR PAYMENT. 

     

    WITH THE PASSAGE OF SENATE BILL 41 BY THE TEXAS LEGISLATURE IN 2021, ALL CIVIL AND PROBATE FILING FEES CHANGED. MOST CIVIL AND PROBATE FILING FEES HAVE INCREASED. PLEASE CHECK THE FEE SHEET LISTED BELOW BEFORE SUBMITTING A CASE.

    FOR MORE INFORMATION ON SENATE BILL 41, CLICK HERE.

     

    For information on the filing fees for recording Official Public Records, Marriage Licenses, other Vital Records, copies and certified copies, Probate cases, Guardianship cases, Civil Actions, and related matters, click on the links below:

     

    LIBERTY COUNTY FEE SCHEDULE 

     

    ARCHIVE VERSIONS:

    LIBERTY COUNTY 2022 FEE SCHEDULE (WITH S.B. 41 CHANGES)

    LIBERTY COUNTY 2021 FILING FEE SCHEDULE WITH MAY 1, 2021 CHANGES

    LIBERTY COUNTY FILING FEE SCHEDULE FOR 2021

    LIBERTY COUNTY FILING FEE SCHEDULE FOR 2020

    Co Clerk Archive Fee Notice

    Liberty County Filing Fees 2019