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Hello All,

This is a courtesy notice to inform you that due to increased cost in our office supplies, it has become necessary to increase the recording fee for our Mylar Plats, and we will also be adding a Public Notice filing fee. All changes made are at the discretion of the County Clerk Gina Champion.

Medina County Clerk’s Office would like to remind you that all Agenda’s need to be submitted 72 hours prior to date of said meeting in compliance with Texas Government Code 551.043. Please take into consideration Holiday hours and Weekends. Anything submitted after 3:30 pm will not be reviewed until the next business day. Starting February 1, 2024, our Office will be charging $2.00 each whether in person or by email.

The changes will be as follows:

Public Notice Filing Fee - $2.00 each
(In Person - & Emails)

Itemized Fees for Plats-

Recording Fee per Mylar - $61.00
(this is the only change made)

Records Management & Preservation Fee $10.00

Record Archives Fee $10.00

Security Fee $ 1.00

New fee Total Per Mylar $82.00

1/1/2024

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 Medina

County Clerk 

Gina Champion

Office Hours - Monday - Friday 8:am - 12:pm / 1:pm - 4:30pm

Closed for Lunch 

Medina County Annex 

1300 Ave. M Room 163
Hondo, TX 78861
(830) 741- 6040

(830) 741-6015 Fax
Email:
 
click here to e-mail

 



Please Note: 
Office Recording Times 
                          

Recording for Land Records, Civil and Probate...ENDS AT 3:30 PM

Please allow 3-5 business days for all mail in and walk in documents to be recorded        



Duties  & Services Provided:

Official Public Records (land records), Deed Records, Birth Certificates, Death Certificates, Marriage Licenses, Probate, Criminal, Civil, Juvenile, Collections of Fines and Fees.  

Notice to the Public:   County Vault is currently closed to the public.

 

  

County Clerk's Office Staff: 

Eva Rivera, Chief Deputy Clerk

 Leeann Quintanilla,                        Asst. Chief Deputy,   Probate/Guardianship Clerk

Isabel Rodriguez, Chief Collections Court Clerk

Janay Oranday,            Probate/Guardianship Clerk

Delia Colon, Chief Land Clerk 

Jaylen Parra, Deputy Clerk

Julie Schneider, Chief Records Clerk          

Kimberly Bermea, Deputy Clerk 

Vangie Garcia, Deputy Clerk 


RECORD SEARCH BY THE PUBLIC

Records from the County Clerk’s Office, County Court at Law which have been filed with the Medina County Clerk are public records. Indexes and a computer terminal are available in the County Clerk’s Office for research by the public.


Please call our office with your questions before you come to the Annex.  We will do our absolute best to help make sure we have the documents you looking for before you make an unnecessary trip.

830-741-6040

The County Clerk's Office only accepts the following forms of payment:

Cash 

Business/Cashier Checks

Money Orders

Debit/Credit Cards (fee applied)

To make Debit/Credit Card payments please visit:

NOTE: PLEASE ONLY MAKE PAYMENTS TO MEDINA COUNTY, TX BETWEEN 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

www.certifiedpayments.net

 

Record search by the County Clerk or Deputy

 

In accordance with Government Code 51.318., there is a $5.00 fee per person for a record search which is performed by the County Clerk or a Deputy Clerk.

 

Request by mail

 

A record search requested through the mail must be accompanied by a written request, indicating the person’s name, the period of time to be searched and specific results, if any, needed for the search. In addition to a cashier’s check or money order, a self-addressed envelope must also accompany the request so that results may be returned.

There will be no telephone calls to verify the results of a search.

 

Copies

 

Copies of records may be purchased at $1.00 per page. Certified copies may be purchased at $5.00 for certification and $1.00 per page.                                 

Updated: February 15, 2024 



Birth/Death & Marriage Forms:

Issuance of Marriage Licenses and Birth/Death Records ends at 4:00 PM The County Clerk's Office does not issue Marriage License for Minors.

Application for Birth/Death Record by Mail

Application for copy of Marriage License by Mail

**If you would like to fill out your paperwork for a marriage license online before you come in to our office you can do so with our eform process, please follow the link below. You must complete the directions in green as well to complete the process. 

Marriage License Application eForm

PLEASE NOTE:

**You have 2 days to come to the Clerk's Office  and COMPLETE your application process.  Please check your email for order number and instructions from Clerk's office after completed.

 

Informal Marriage Application eForm

For Proxy is for Military Personnel only

TX Family Code Sec. 2.203 Subchapter A 

IF the person is:(1) a member of the Armed forces of the United States while stationed in another country in support of combat or  another military operation; and (2) unable to attend the ceremony. 



Land Records Forms:

Medina County Clerk - Public Search

Assumed Name/DBA Form

Assumed Name/DBA Abandonment Form

Marks & Brands Registration (Registration available as of September 01, 2021)

Marks & Brands Application

Marks and Brands eForm

Marks & Brands Notice

Request for a Military Discharge/DD214 Form

Military Discharge Certified Copy Request eForm

The following can be e-filed or mailed to our office,  Land Records please call the office to get setup for e-filing land records. 

Note: Simplifile, CSC, & EPN, are all capable of eRecording into the Official Public Record of the County Clerks Office.  



 

Civil/Probate/Juvenile Forms:

2024 Probate Calendar 

2024 Probate/Guardianship

The following can be e-filed or mailed to our office.                Please call our office to setup you up for e-filing with Criminal Records, Civil Records, & Probate/Guardianship Records.

Medina County Case records Search: 

 



 

 

 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:

 TX HB2626

  SECTION 1.

Section 254.0401, Election Code, is amended by adding Subsections (b), (e-1), and (h) to read as follows:

(b) The clerk or secretary of a political subdivision's governing body or, if the governing body does not have a clerk or secretary, the governing body's presiding officer shall make a report filed with the political subdivision by a candidate, officeholder, or specific-purpose committee under this subchapter available to the public on the political subdivision's Internet website not later than the 10th business day after the date the report is received. (e-1) Before making a report available on the Internet as required by Subsection (b), the authority with whom the report is filed may remove each portion, other than city, state, and zip code, of the address of a person listed as having made a political contribution to the person filing the report. The address information removed must remain available on the report maintained in the authority's office. (h) A report made available on an Internet website under this section must be accessible on that website until the fifth anniversary of the date the report is first made available.

  SECTION 2.

The following provisions of the Election Code are repealed: (1) Sections 254.0401(a-1) and (c); and (2) Section 254.04011.

  SECTION 3.

The changes in law made by this Act apply only to a report under Chapter 254, Election Code, that is required to be filed on or after the effective date of this Act. A report under that chapter that is required to be filed before the effective date of this Act is governed by the law in effect on the date the report is required to be filed, and the former law is continued in effect for that purpose.

This Act takes Effect September 1, 2023.

*Note - This will begin with all campaign finance reports filed in January of 2024. 

All State Offices sought will be filed with the Texas Ethics Commission those reports can be located at the link below.

https://www.ethics.state.tx.us/

The link below is for Current Medina County Elected Officials.             NOTE: Once on the site click on the arrow next to the name. >>

  VistaSG Campaign Finance

** Current candidates are being added to the link above there was an issue but it has been resolved and we are working on getting everyone added to the link and all of their current reports. Thank you for your patients. 

Respectfully,       

Gina Champion

2/28/2024