Which Court is the Probate Court?
The County Court of McLennan County is the Probate Court.
Does the McLennan County Probate Department have any information regarding Adult
Probation or Juvenile Probation?
**No. The Probate Department accepts and files wills, Guardianships and other related Probate Court actions.**
What are the Probate fees?
Please see the fee schedule on the website.
How far back do the Probate Records go?
McLennan County Probate Records date back to 1850.
Does the Probate section do name searches?
Yes, but name searches are not done over the phone. They are $5.00 per name, and a date or starting point is required.
Without a date, the search will be done from 1961 through the present. Search requests, with a $5.00 check
(including Driver’s License #) made out to McLennan
County Clerk and send to:
McLennan County Clerk – Attention: Probate
P.O. Box 1727
Waco, Texas 76703.
What type of payments does the County Clerks
We accept Visa, Mastercard, cash, cashier’s checks, or money orders
**Made payable to McLennan County Clerk**
Are wills recorded?
Wills are not recorded, until they are probated.
Most people keep their Will in a safety deposit box or with important
papers at home, however, the Original Will may be placed in “Safekeeping” in our office (for
a fee). See fee schedule on the website.
How does one obtain a Liquor License?
To begin contact the TABC @ 254-776-7626. In the TABC “Pre-Qualification Packets” the Probate Clerk certifies to what the area
is wet for, per the last Local Option Election.
For further information, you can go to
What type of numbering system do the Probate
The numbering system for McLennan County Probate Records changed in 1983, from a
sequential system (1 through over 36000) to a six-digit system, which repeats each
year, beginning with the last two digits of the year.
It changed again in 2000, to include the entire year in the cause number. A separate numbering system for Guardianships
cases was started in October of 1993.
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