The County Clerk's Office consists of two divisions: the Records Division, and the Courts Division. Led by an elected County Clerk, the staff provides a number of services for the residents of Hays County, to include the recording and maintenance of all Commissioners' Court minutes and documents, and the filing and maintenance of County Court cases. County Clerk Fee information is available in Portable Document Format (PDF) -- viewing it requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.
The RECORDS DIVISION is where you record official public records such as deed, deeds of trust, liens, etc.; issuing Marriage License, Birth Certificates, and Death Certificates. And the Commissioners Court Records.
The COURTS DIVISION where Misdemeanor Criminal Cases, County Court at Law Civil Cases, and Probate Cases are filed. Jury information is available on the Courts Division page. NOTE: FELONY Criminal Cases and DIVORCES are filed in the District Clerk's office.
Services at the Hays County Clerk’s Offices
The Hays County Clerk provides services at three locations:
Hays County Government Center Suite 2008 (main office)
712 S. Stagecoach Trail, San Marcos, TX 78666
County Clerk Precinct 2 Substation
5458 FM 2770
Kyle, TX (co-located with the Precinct 2 Commissioner’s Office)
County Clerk Precinct 4 Substation
195 Roger Hanks Parkway Suite 113 Dripping Springs, TX 78620
Both Substation office's are close for lunch from 12-1 daily. Substations accepts only debit/credit cards for payment.
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday at all locations,
with extended hours until 6 p.m. Wednesday at the San Marcos location only.
Note: Plat Map Printing and Issuance of Writs is available only at the main office at the Hays County Government Center. The Kyle and Dripping Springs Substation accepts only debit/credit cards for payment. The San Marcos office accepts cash, checks, money orders and debit/credit cards.
Services available at all locations
Recording Official Public Records including filing of subdivision plats (paper copy for the Clerk’s records)
Vital Records: Birth Records (including access to State Bureau of Vital Statistics via the Internet), Death Records, Marriage Licenses
Real Property Searches Kiosk
Copies of filed Probate, Guardianship, Civil & Criminal cases
Issuance of Citations
eFiling Kiosk – for all Civil Cases
Official Meeting Agendas
Criminal Records Searches
Accept Original Wills
Beer and Wine License Applications
Note: Plat Map Printing and Issuance of Writs is available only at the main office at the Hays County Government Center. The Kyle & Dripping Springs Substations accepts only debit/credit cards for payment. The San Marcos office accepts cash, checks, money orders and debit/credit cards. Both offices are open M-F 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; the Government Center office is open until 6 p.m. on Wednesdays; the Kyle and Dripping Springs offices close from Noon to 1 p.m. for lunch.