Burn Ban Status
Effective: Oct 17, 2014
Jury Information
Jury Hotline - (817) 558-1982
County Court at Law #2
Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014
413th District Court
Monday, Oct 20, 2014
Justice of the Peace Precinct #4
Monday, Oct 20, 2014
Online Jury Check In
Tax Rate Information
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OWA Email
Employee Intranet
Welcome to the Recording / Vital Statistics Section
Located at 2 N. Main St. at the Historic Courthouse in Downtown Cleburne, the Recording/Vital Statistics Department of the County Clerk's Office includes a multitude of records listed below.  

The Burleson Sub-Courthouse also has a Vitals/Passport Division of the County Clerk's Office. Located at 247 Elk Dr. in Burleson, this office is able to provide assistance to qualified applicants who wish to obtain a Marriage License, Texas Birth Certificate, Johnson County Death Certificate or a U.S. Passport Application and/or Photo.

Public access terminals are available for searching and purchasing copies of public records.
Office Hours
Recording Weekdays 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (817) 202-4000 x1625
Vitals Weekdays 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (817) 202-4000 x1633
Passport Weekdays 8:00 - 12:00 noon, 12:30 - 4:00 pm (by appointment only after 4:00) (817) 202-4000 x1627

Vitals Weekdays 8:00 - 12:00 noon, 1:00 - 4:30 pm  (817) 558-0111 x1726
Passport Weekdays 8:00 - 11:00 am, 12:00 - 4:00 pm (by appointment only after 4:00) (817) 558-0111 x1725
Property Record Searches
Real Property Recording
Effective 1/1/14 most Real Property recording fees are $26 for the 1st page and $4 for each additional page-no personal checks.  Any stamps or marks on the back of a page count as an extra page.  Documents must have original... Read More
Deed/Land Records
Deed Record Room located at Historic Courthouse in Cleburne (817-202-4000 x 1625). Public access computers available for research/copies at Cleburne and Burleson sub-courthouse.  Recording accepted at Cleburne only. Copies - $1/page, $5.00 for Certification plus $1.00 per page, $3.00 fax... Read More
Assumed Names
Assumed Name Recording Fee effective 01/01/14 - One owner is $26.00 plus $.50 for each additional owner. All signatures must be notarized. Notary Public not available at the Courthouse. Research the name you are interested in and record your original notarized document at the Historic Courthouse... Read More
Military Discharges
As of September 1, 2003, the military records are confidential.  Only a qualified applicant may secure this information.  GC §552.140  The record is confidential for the 75 years following the date it is recorded with or otherwise first comes into... Read More
Plat Records
Effective 1/1/14 - Filing Fees 18"x24" - $46.00; 24"x36" - $71.00; each additional page $25.00.  Plat copies $1-$5 (depending on size); Certified Stamp $5.00. Required for recording-original tax certificate from each taxing unit with jurisdiction of the real property indicating that... Read More
Livestock Marks & Brands
Effective 1/1/14 Brand Recording Fee $26 each, $5 for additional location on same animal, $10 for same brand different animal.  Brand Application valid Aug. 31, 2011 to Aug. 30, 2021 and then must be re-registered to reserve ownership. OBTAINING A LIVESTOCK... Read More
Foreclosure Sale Notice Information
Effective Jan. 1, 2014, the fee for posting a Notice of Sale is $13.00 if posted by the Trustee, or $15.00 if posted by the Clerk's Office. Foreclosure Sale Notices must be posted at least 21 days prior to the... Read More
Required check/money order for each application payable to the U.S. Dept. of State.  Passport Book-Adult 16&up-$110, Child under 16-$80.  Passport Card-Adult 16&up-$30, Child under 16-$15. Optional Fees - Expedited Processing Fee-$60 (2-3 wk. return), Overnight return-$14.85. Air travel requires Passport Book.  Passport Card limited to land... Read More
Marriage Records
Prices effective 1/1/14 - Marriage Licence $82.00, Informal License $47.00, Certified Copy $8.00 (Johnson County only).Marriage License Applications are accepted at the County Clerk's Office at the Historic Courthouse at 2 N. Main St. Room 128 in Downtown Cleburne (817-202-4000 x... Read More
Birth Records
Certified Copy of Texas Abstract - $23.00.  Certified Copy of Johnson County Long Form - $23.00.  Abstract (Texas births only) may not be acceptable for Passports, Immigration or Indian Registry.  Offices are located at the Historic Courthouse at 2 N. Main St. Rm.... Read More
Death Records
Certified Copy of Death Certificate $21.00 for 1st copy + $4.00 for each additional copy purchased at the same time.  (Death must have occurred in Johnson County). The Vital Statistics office is located at the Historic Courthouse at 2 N. Main St. Rm 128... Read More
Burial-Transit Permit
If the urgent need for a Burial-Transit Permit arises which cannot wait until regular business hours, please contact us at one of the emergency numbers listed below.  Keep in mind that we cannot issue a permit until the Certificate of... Read More
Copy Of Real Property Recording
Effective 1/1/14 most Real Property recording fees are $26 for the 1st page and $4 for each additional page-no personal checks.  Any stamps or marks on the back of a page count as an extra page.  Documents must have original... Read More