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You will need to send in a completed application form & a copy of your ID. View our Order Request page for a list of required information.
No, we only have certificates for births & deaths that occurred in the rural areas of McLennan County. The Waco-McLennan County Public Health District (254-750-5462) may be able to produce a birth certificate from another county.
You will need the following items to obtain an occupational driver's license:
* A copy of your driving record
* SR-22 from your insurance company
* Petition for occupational driver's license
* Waiver of hearing
* Order granting occupational driver's license. The form for this order can be obtained by clicking the link below. It's the only order the judges will accept. Note, you will need to provide at least 3 copies of each of the items above. Otherwise, if we have to make copies, they are $1.00 per page.
Yes, we do collect service fees for our constables, which are $90.00 per citation, $175.00 per writ.
The county courts have no paperwork or forms to fill out to help you along with filing a suit. We are clerks and can not give legal advice.
Please call 254-757-5140 for more information.
Yes, but criminal name searches are not done over the phone, unless you pre-pay by credit card. Criminal name searches only include McLennan County. Criminal searches are $5 per name. Criminal search letters are $5. Copies are $1 per page. Certified copies are an additional $5 per case. To request a criminal name search by mail, we will need a written request, which includes the name to search for and any identifiers (i.e.- Date of Birth), along with a cashier’s check or money order, and a return address and phone number.
No. A defendant must set up payment arrangements with the Judge at the time of conviction.
Marriage Records for McLennan County start in 1850, and through 1995 were recorded and indexed in books here in our office. Marriage Records from 1996 to the present were recorded and indexed electronically.
Yes. Currently, all marriage records from 1878 to the present are available electronically on the public workstations in our office, or online via the McLennan County website.
You can obtain a copy of your marriage license by mail or online. See the instructions above on how to do this.
View the list of options above in the blue margin for people who can officiate your wedding.
If one or both parties to a marriage license discover an error on the recorded marriage license, both parties to the marriage shall execute a notarized affidavit (see Fees & Forms) stating the error. The County Clerk then files and records the notarized affidavit as an amendment to the marriage license.
Official Public Records for McLennan County recorded electronically started in 1996 and continue through the present. Deeds, Deeds of Trust, and Mechanic's Liens from September 1990 through December 1995 have recently been added.
You will need to draw up and file a new document. This office is not authorized to advise you on legal matters. We only record real property documents once they are completed and meet all filing requirements.
Please refer to the Recording Fee Schedule link above.
Please view our Probate Fee Schedule above.
If you have an attorney, contact your attorney’s office the day before the court date to see if changes have been made. You can also call the administrator's office for your Court.
If you are unsure which court your case is filed in, you can contact any of the 3 county courts at law.
If you are ill or have an unavoidable conflict with your court date, you MUST contact the Court administrator in advance and request a new date. Otherwise, you MUST appear in court as scheduled.
You can apply in person at the courthouse. (501 Washington Ave. Waco, TX) The Indigent Defense Coordinators office is Room 109. You can also call their office at 254-759-7540.
Yes. You can come to the courthouse and apply with the Indigent Defense Coordinator’s office prior to your court date. If you do qualify, you need to take your order of appointment to the administrator’s office for the Court in which your case is filed in, and your court date will be reset accordingly. If you do not qualify for a court appointed attorney, you will need to appear on your scheduled court date.
Please contact our office at 254-757-5049 to set up an appointment or calendar / appointment information can be e-mailed to [email protected].
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You may obtain computer access outside of the District Clerk's Office or the County Clerk's Office located at:215 North 5th Street2nd FloorWaco, TX 76701
**Call the number above (254-759-5973) and let us know you will be coming in to complete an application for a Mental Health Warrant. Give us a brief description of the proposed patient’s behavior. Our office is located in the main Courthouse on the 2nd floor, suite 215.
**Yes, anytime the Court is involved with a mental health proceeding, there will be court fees assessed. Depending on the proceeding, the fees could be $633.00 for an Order of Protective Custody hearing (OPC- proceeding which can hold a person for up to 14 days) or $898.00 for Commitment hearing (CMIT- proceeding which can hold a person for up to 90 days).
The Conflicts Disclosure Statement bill, requires local government officers and employees to file a conflict disclosure statement regarding a person who is seeking to contract with the governmental entity.
A person who wishes to conduct business with the County, must file a Questionnaire with the Purchasing Department, no later than seven (7) days after the date the person begins contract discussions or negotiations with the County.
Businesses that contract with or seek to contract with the County, whether they are successful or not, for the sale, purchase of property, goods, individuals or businesses in their dealings with the County, must file a Conflict of Interest Questionnaire, with the McLennan County Purchasing Department.
Local government officers: a member of a governing body of a local governmental entity.
More information can be located at https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/LG/htm/LG.176.htm, Texas Local Government Code, Title 5, Subtitle C, Chapter 176.
Detailed information can be located on the CIQ form located at https://www.ethics.state.tx.us/data/forms/conflict/CIQ.pdf
Filing updates are required by the seventh (7th) business day after an event that makes a statement in previously filed questionnaire incomplete or inaccurate.
Veterans, including activated Reservists and members of the National Guard, are eligible if theyserved on active duty in a theater of combat operations after November 11, 1998, and have beendischarged under other than dishonorable conditions.Additional conditions and or requirements may apply. Please see your local Veteran Service Officer for additional questions.