The County Clerk is the county recorder. As county recorder, the County Clerk is responsible for:
processing, filing, and recording most of the official county documents (i.e.) real and personal property records, liens, assumed names, abstracts, bonds, livestock marks and brands, city, county and school district budgets, subdivision plats, military discharges, marriage licenses, birth and death certificates, and wills,
providing indexing and public access to these records,
issuing certified and non-certified copies of documents recorded in this office, and
assessing, collecting, and reporting the fees and cost
The County Clerk is also the records administrator for the Commissioner’s Court and the County Courts at Law. The clerk’s office supplies support personnel for civil, criminal, probate and mental health court matters. Also, as an ex-officio member of the Commissioners Court, the County Clerk serves as recorder and records manager.
In an effort to reduce the risk of property fraud, the Angelina County Clerk, Amy Fincher, has partnered with Avenu Insights Property Fraud Alert, a free service for Angelina County constituents. Register at http://pfa.uslandrecords.com/Default.aspx to protect your property from fraud.
The military services encourages military personnel to file their official discharge with the county clerk in the county of residence. This includes members of the United States Armed Forces, the United States Armed Forces Reserve, or an armed forces auxiliary.
Effective September 1, 2017 SB 1705: TX Family Code §2.003 No one under the age of 18 may apply for a marriage license without a court order authorizing the marriage
In the State of Texas, to apply for a marriage license, per Texas Family Code Section 2.002 each person applying for a license must appear before the county clerk; and submit proof of identity and age as provided by Section 2.005(b)
72-hour waiting period
Per Texas Family Code 2.204 a marriage ceremony may not take place during the 72-hour period immediately following the issuance of the marriage license. This waiting period does not apply to a member of the armed forces of the United States and on active duty; Department of Defense; who obtains a written waiver from a Judge with family law jurisdiction; completes a premarital education course approved by the State as described in Section 2.013
Texas Family Code Section 2.007(c) Notwithstanding Subsection (a), the clerk may not issue a marriage license for which both applicants are absent unless the person applying on behalf of each absent applicant provides to the clerk an affidavit of the applicant declaring that the applicant is a member of the armed forces of the United States stationed in another country in support of combat or another military operation. Absent Applicant Form
State-approved premarital education course:
72-hour waiting period is waived and the cost of the license is reduced. For more information, please visit: www.twogetherintexas.com
Copy of Marriage License
Only certified copies of marriage records will be released. This office only has on record the licenses that were purchased in this county and returned for recording, regardless of where the ceremony took place. The fee for a certified copy of a marriage license is $7.00 each. Application for Certified Copy
Correction to Marriage License
Texas Family Code Section 2.209(c) provides for corrections to a recorded marriage license provided that both parties to the marriage execute a notarized affidavit stating the error. Correction Affidavit Form