The Hays County Clerk’s Office is upgrading its software. The Kyle substation at the Precinct 2 Office will close at Noon on Friday, June 24 and expects to reopen Monday, July 11. Check back here for updates. The Clerk’s Office at the Government Center in San Marcos will remain open, but during this time will not have access to its computer system, so documents/receipts, etc., will be processed by hand. Documents will not be returned to you until the software upgrade is complete, at which time you will be notified to either pick up your documents or request they be mailed to you. Individuals can pay by cash, check, credit card, money order or Legal Ease.
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 two 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)
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday at both locations
Note: Plat Map Printing and Issuance of Writs is available only at the main office at the Hays County Government Center. The Kyle Substation accepts only debit/credit cards for payment. The San Marcos office accepts cash, checks, money orders and debit/credit cards.
Services available at both 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 Substation 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 office closes from Noon to 1 p.m. for lunch.