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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"

Photo of a woman typing on a keyboard.

Harris County Clerk's Office County Clerk in the News

As Harris County prepares to send mail ballot applications, state requests quick ruling in appeal [Community Impact News, 9/13, Hollins]

AG Paxton seeks quick appeal on mail-in ballots as applications are set to go out [Houston Chronicle, 9/12, Hollins]

Texas attorney general appeals ballot application decision [Houston Chronicle, 9/12, Hollins]

RAMSEY: Voting in Texas could be as easy as a trip to the grocery store [Gainesville Daily Register, 9/7, Hollins]

In Texas, Republicans fight voting by mail expansion while encouraging their voters to use it [The Texas Tribune, 9/4, Hollins]

Some Late Friday Political Maneuvering Could Impact How You Vote [Reform Austin, 8/22, Hollins]

Conservatives, GOP candidates sue to block early voting extension [Austin American-Statesman, 8/21, Hollins]

Harris County clerk asks Gov. Greg Abbott to extend deadline to receive mail-in ballots [Community Impact News, 8/20, Hollins]

In Texas, USPS woes and state deadlines could leave voters without enough time to return mail-in ballots [Texas Tribune, 8/20, Hollins]

Everything you need to know about voting by mail in Texas [Houston Chronicle, 8/20, Hollins]

ICYMI: Harris Country tried to implement “voting by email,” judge said NO [The Hayride, 8/20, Hollins]

Harris County clerk requests governor extend deadline to receive mail-in ballots to after Election Day [KHOU, 8/20, Hollins]

McNeely: Assault on post office weakens democracy [Longview News-Journal, 8/20, Hollins]

Houston business owners caught in the middle of post USPS changes [KTRK, 8/17, Hollins]

Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins reaffirms voter safety at the polls [Houston Defender]

Mail-in ballots drive surge in early voting turnout for Harris County runoffs [Houston Chronicle]

New safety protocols in effect during first day of early voting in Harris County [KPRC]

What officials are doing to make runoff election voting safe [KTRK]

Texas Election Officials Stepping Up Precautions During Early Voting [Texas Standard]

Assuring Voter Safety During the COVID-19 Pandemic [OutSmart Magazine]

Masks, distance and plastic dividers: Officials will use runoffs as ‘tests’ for November elections [Dallas Morning News]

Early voting begins Monday with new coronavirus precautions in place [Houston Chronicle]

Start of Early Voting/Keeping Safe in the Face of COVID-19 [Houston Public Media]

Early voting for runoffs begins today [Baytown Sun]

Opinion: US Supreme Court should clear way for expanding vote by mail in Texas [Houston Chronicle]

Harris County Clerk Launches New Public Service Announcement “Vote Early and Stay Safe” [Style Magazine]

Harris County Clerk launches new PSA, ‘Vote Early and Stay Safe’ [Defender]

After chaotic March primary, new Harris County clerk seeks to avoid same mistakes in July runoff [Houston Chronicle]

New Harris County Clerk Unveils Voter Safety Initiatives [Houston Public Media]

Harris County releases details on voting precautions for July runoffs [Community Impact]

Harris County adds additional early-voting sites, preventative measures for July primary runoff [KHOU]

Debates ensue over mail voting as July runoffs approach in Harris County [Community Impact]

County elections officials in Texas taking extra steps to ensure smoother, safer outcomes in July, November [Community Impact]

Mail-in voting is hot during pandemic, but are states ready? [ABC News]

Texas voters will decide for themselves if they need mail-in ballots for July runoffs [Houston Chronicle]

Harris County sends mail ballot applications to every 65-and-over registered voter [Houston Chronicle]

Harris County election night results could be delayed because of late rule change [KHOU.com]

Election Day 2019: The 10 Texas ballot propositions you should know [KTRK, abc13.com]

Last day to vote early for the Joint General and Special Elections [KTRH 740]

Voter’s guide to Election Day 2019 [The Cougar]

Votación temprana hasta este viernes en área de Houston [Telemundo]

MAPPED: Top 10 busiest early voting polling stations in Harris County so far [KPRC, click2Houston.com]

New statute requires county clerk to place address, names of voters online [Chron.com]

Election Day - Nov. 5, 2019: What you need to know [KHOU.com]

New early voting locations at UH, 2 other campuses help gear up for 2020 elections [Houston Chronicle]

Early Voting In Texas’ Constitutional Amendment Election Is Tuesday. Here’s What Voters Will Decide [Houston Public Media]

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo casts her vote on campus [The Cougar]

Headed To Vote? Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Houston’s Municipal Election [Houston Public Media]

Ballots trickling in during early voting [The Leader]

Early voting kicks off in Harris County [Houston Chronicle]

Early voting starts Monday for Nov. 5 elections [Houston Chronicle]

Votación temprana empezó este lunes en área de Houston [KTMD/Telemundo]

Elecciones Tempranas 2019 (Video) [Estrella TV 61]

Early Voting, Countywide Voting Program and How to use a eSlate Voting Machine at the Polls (Video) [SGN TV 51.3]

Early Voting has launched, be sure to check waiting online to avoid waiting in line (Video) [SinovisionNet]

Harris County unveils billboards to promote easier Election Day voting [KHOU]

Harris County Clerk launches voter education and billboard campaign [KTRH]

Harris County's commitment to motivate participation in early voting [UNIVISION]

"Vote your way", the campaign to promote electoral participation in Harris County [UNIVISION]

Easy voting has launched. Checking waiting time online to avoid waiting in line -選舉便民開跑網路查詢免排隊 [World Journal]

Harris County Clerk's Office Press Releases

Our news releases provide helpful information and updates about the Harris County Clerk’s Office. Thank you for visiting our website!

If you are a member of the media and need assistance, please contact:

Rosio Torres-Segura
Communications Administrator
Harris County Clerk’s Office
(713) 274-9725
Rosio.Torres-Segura@cco.hctx.net

Harris County Clerk Announces New Chief Deputy

Teneshia Hudspeth Sworn in as Harris County Clerk

Harris County Clerk’s Office Offering Additional In-Person Services - Real Property Transactions Now Available by Appointment

Harris County Clerk Launches New e-Commerce Website Feature Expands Online Services to Access and Purchase Public Records

Harris County Clerk Announces Online Appointment Scheduling

Governor Abbott Agrees to Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins's Request to Extend the Early Voting Period

Harris County Clerk’s Drive-Thru Voting Pilot Is Highly Successful

Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins Announces Vote by Mail Drop-Off Locations

STATEMENT: Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins on Court Decision to Disenfranchise Sick and Quarantined Voters

Tomorrow is Election Day for the July 2020 Primary Runoff Elections

Early Voting for the 2020 July Primary Runoffs Ends Friday

Record Number of Voters Cast Mail Ballots Ahead of the July 14 Primary Runoff

Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins Reaffirms Voter Safety at the Polls

Early Voting for the 2020 Primary Runoff Elections Starts on Monday

Harris County Clerk Launches New Public Service Announcement "Vote Early and Stay Safe"

Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins Launches 23-Point S.A.F.E. Plan Ahead of July Primary Runoff Elections

Vote by Mail Applications Sent to All Registered Voters in Harris County Age 65 and Up

Chris Hollins Sworn In as Harris County Clerk

Interim Harris County Clerk Appointed

Harris County Clerk Resigns Due to Personal Reasons

Harris County Clerk Urges Voters 65 and Older to Vote by Mail as a Precaution to COVID-19

Primary Election Runoffs Delayed Until July

Harris County Clerk Closing Main Office and Annexes

Early Voting for the 2020 March Primaries Ends Friday

Closures Due to Water Break – Update 1

Closures Due to Water Break

Harris County Implements Virtual Poll Worker for Language Assistance

Tomorrow is Election Day for Special Runoff in Texas House District 148

State Representative District 148 Special Runoff Election Early Voting Begins January 21

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.

Harris County Clerk's OfficeContact Us

Harris County Clerk

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