All available appointments have been booked until October 15, 2020. We are not accepting online appointments at this time. Our Office is still following social distancing guidelines and health screenings are given before entering the building. Refusals will prevent entrance.
The County Clerk's Office and annexes, in compliance with State and Local guidelines and the Stay Home Work Safe policy, is currently closed to the Public. We are still actively accepting mail and eFilings. You should expect a delay as we process eFilings and mail due to reduced staff. The County Clerk's Office will continue this schedule through August 27th or until any revisions are made.


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Harris County Clerk's Office Payment Options

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Cash – U.S. currency only

Checks

  • Money Orders
  • Cashier’s Checks
  • Business Checks
  • Personal Checks

Note

  • All checks and money orders should be made payable to the Harris County Clerk.
  • All checks and money orders must be drawn on a bank located in the United States.
  • All checks and money orders must be made payable in United States currency.
  • Personal Checks must have a local street address, proper identification, and supervisor approval.

Credit Cards

  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Discover
  • American Express

Legalease – escrow account that is set up with Frost Bank.

The mailing address is: Harris County Clerk, P.O. Box 1525, Houston, TX 77251-1525.

Do not send cash through the mail.


Checks

  • Money Orders
  • Cashier’s Checks
  • Business Checks

Note

  • All checks and money orders should be made payable to the Harris County Clerk.
  • All checks and money orders must be drawn on a bank located in the United States.
  • All checks and money orders must be made payable in United States currency.
  • No Personal Checks will be accepted through the mail.

Credit Cards

  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Discover
  • American Express

Note

  • There is a 4% surcharge when using credit cards with this method of payment.

Legalease – escrow account that is set up with Frost Bank.

Credit Cards

  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Discover
  • American Express

Note

  • There is a 4% surcharge when using credit cards with this method of payment.

Legalease – escrow account that is set up with Frost Bank.

We do not accept payments over the internet at this time.

Harris County Clerk's Biography

Chris Hollins, an attorney and fourth-generation Houstonian, was appointed as Harris County Clerk on May 19, 2020. Prior to his appointment, he was the principal attorney at Hollins Law Group PLLC, which he has stepped away from to dedicate his full attention to the residents of Harris County and the duties of this office.

Before transitioning into private practice, Chris attained a strong strategic skillset by working at some of the world’s most distinguished professional service firms. As a management consultant, he flourished in applying analytics and organizational best practices to transform public safety, defense, and security agencies. He also served in the White House Office of Presidential Personnel. Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with Phi Beta Kappa honors from Morehouse College. Chris also completed a joint program with Yale Law School and Harvard Business School, earning both his Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration degrees. Today, Chris is admitted to the State Bar of Texas and Federal Courts for the Southern District of Texas. Chris has served on numerous nonprofit boards and has been a Big Brother for over a decade. He was recently appointed by the Mayor and City Council of Houston to sit on the board of the East Downtown Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ).

Before taking office, Chris interacted with the County Clerk’s Office often--as a small business owner, voter, homeowner, husband, and father, Chris utilized the Clerk’s Office to obtain his marriage license, his child’s birth certificate, and records for his clients. As such, Chris has made it a priority to maintain the high level of service this office provides to the people and businesses of Harris County. In addition, Chris is committed to ensuring that residents of Harris County can exercise their right to vote safely, conveniently, and with the peace of mind that their vote will be counted.

Harris County Clerk's OfficeContact Us

Harris County Clerk

Hours of Operation

  • Monday – Friday
  • 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Mailing Address

  • Chris Hollins, Harris County Clerk
  • P.O. Box 1525
  • Houston, TX 77251-1525