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Recording and Research

Real Property Recording $26.00 LGC § 118.011 , LGC § 291.008(d)
                   **Each additional page $4.00 LGC § 118.011 (a)(1)
*Each additional name to be indexed in excess of five $.25 LGC § 118.011(a)(2)
Federal Tax Lien $21.00

PC § 14.005,LGC § 118.011,LGC § 291.008(d)

State Tax Lien $16.00 LGC § 118.011, LGC § 291.008
Plats $100.00 LGC § 118.011, LGC § 291.008
Cattle Brands $21.00 LGC § 118.011,LGC § 118.020, LGC §291.008
Cattle Marks $5.00 LGC § 118.011,LGC § 118.020, LGC §291.008
Alcohol Permit $5.00 LGC § 118.011(a)(3)
Military Discharge No Charge LGC § 192.002(b)
*Certified copy of DD214 No Charge TGC § 603.003(a)

 

 

Recording Overview

Instruments are filed for recording and are generally public records such as deeds, liens, and judgments. Many of these instruments deal with the conveyance of ownership in real property.


Recording Requirements

  • The County Clerk's Office requests a minimum of 1" at the top of the first page and 4" at the bottom of the last page for recording purposes.
  • Any instrument conveying real property must be signed by the grantor and be notarized (or be signed by two witnesses)
  • Any instrument conveying real property must have each grantee's mailing address in or attached to the document.

For filing requirements and additional fees, please review the following statutes: Texas Property Code 11.003, 12.001(b), 12.011; Local Government Code 191.007

 

Cattle Brands/Marks

Each person who has cattle, hogs, sheep, or goats shall have and may use one or more earmarks, brands, tattoos, or electronic devices. These must be recorded with the County Clerk of the county in which the animals are located. Brands and Marks may be recorded in multiple counties and need to be re-recorded every 10 years.

MARK AND BRAND APPLICATION

 

Military Discharge

Veterans are encouraged to record discharge papers with the County Clerk for safekeeping and proof of service for V.A. benefits. 

**On behalf of the entire Polk County Clerk's Office: We Thank You For Your Service**

 

APPLICATION FOR COPY OF DD214

 

Research
Noncertified copies  $1.00 LGC § 118.011(4), LGC § 1180145
*includes letter or legal size / 11" x 17" is   $2.00
Certified copies $5.00 LGC § 118.011(3), LGC § 118.014
Fax/Email Fee $2.00 LGC § 188011(c)
Clerk search fee $5.00 LGC § 118.011
  • Property Records are available for review at no charge in our Research Department during normal business hours from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Property Records date back to 1846)
  • To request a Clerk search of the records, You must mail or fax in a request. (Please provide Grantor/Grantee name and/or Volume and Page. As well as contact information for payment)
**The County Clerk's Office has up to 10 days to fulfill research requests**
Mail to:   Polk County Clerk Fax to: (936) 327-6874
               P.O. Drawer 2119
               Livingston, Texas 77351

NOTICE: THIS OFFICE CAN NOT SEARCH BY PROPERTY DESCRIPTION 

 

Online Records

The Official Public Records are now available to view on our Private Web-Site. You may access our records anytime from the convenience of your own PC with a monthly subscription.

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Note: We accept cashier’s checks, money orders, checks, credit cards, and cash. Make any checks and/or money orders payable to "Polk County Clerk".

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