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Harris County Clerk's Office Payment Options

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.

Harris County Clerk offers new feature for online sales of records "Payments Now Accepted Online"

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Harris County Clerk's Office Free Legal Aid Resources

Harris County Clerk's Office does not provide direct legal services or maintain a list of pro bono attorneys. Below is a list of sites that may be able to assist you with your legal needs.

Harris County Clerk's Office About the County Clerk

Teneshia Hudspeth is County Clerk of the third-largest county in the nation and the largest county in the State of Texas. Harris County has a population of more than 4.7 million. She is also the first African-American woman to serve in this role. Clerk Hudspeth is a native of Austin, Texas, but has called Houston home for more than 20 years. She and her husband Samson Babalola are the happy parents of Josiah.

Clerk Hudspeth has been with the County Clerk’s office for more than 15 years and has served under four County Clerks. She began her career as the Public Affairs Administrative Assistant, was promoted to Voter Outreach Coordinator and Public Information Officer, eventually becoming the Administrator of Communications and Voter Outreach. In January 2020, she was appointed Chief Deputy, responsible for office operations and in less than a year was elected Harris County Clerk.

Clerk Hudspeth earned her degree in Communications at Texas Southern University. She is also a graduate of the Leadership Houston (Class XXXIV) and the Women’s Campaign School at Yale University. Clerk Hudspeth is an active member of the Houston Chapter of Women Professionals in Government and many other school and community organizations. Her innate desire to serve the community through volunteer work and leadership positions, has taught her that service to the community is not a chore, but a way of life.

As County Clerk, her primary goal is to provide the public with quality customer service. She is committed to improving government services through new technology to make them readily available and accessible.

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Hours of Operation

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

Mailing Address

  • Teneshia Hudspeth, Harris County Clerk
  • P.O. Box 1525
  • Houston, TX 77251-1525