Official Public Records

Official Public Records (OPR) include legal documents such as deeds, deeds of trust, liens, hospital liens, transfer of liens, release of liens, military discharges (DD 214's), assumed name certificates, assignments, power of attorneys, affidavits, cattle brands, plats, and a variety of other important records.  In Texas, property surveys are not recordable documents, so they are not typically maintained at the county level.  We will only have a copy of a survey if it was recorded as an exhibit to another document, which is rare.    

All documents recorded in the McLennan County Clerk's Office from 1849 through 1995 are available in bound volumes located in our office.

       The following documents:

  • All OPR documents recorded in the McLennan County Clerk's office from January 1, 1996 forward 
  • Older hard copy documents contained in our DEED, DEED of TRUST, & MECHANICS LIEN bound volumes, recorded from June 1972 through December 31, 1995

    are available electronically on public workstations in our office, or by visiting our 
    Online Records Search

Please note that the County Clerk's office cannot offer legal advice.  You will need to contact an attorney of your choice, or one of the following organizations may be able to provide some assistance:

Lone Star Legal Aid: (254) 756-7944
Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service: (800) 252-9690;
Texas Law Help:
Texas State Law Library: