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    LEE HAIDUSEK CHAMBERS

    Mailing Address:
    P.O. Box 369
    Liberty, Texas 77575



    Physical Address:

    Liberty Office

    Liberty County Courthouse

    1923 Sam Houston
    Liberty, Texas 77575

    Phone: 936-336-4670
    Fax : 936-334-3236
    Located on the 2nd Floor of the Courthouse - Room 209

     

    Cleveland Office
    Liberty County Courthouse Annex
    304 Campbell Street
    Cleveland, Texas 77327
    Phone: 281-593-8413
    Fax: 281-593-1825
    Located on the North side of the building

     

    Our E-Mail address is: CoClerk@co.liberty.tx.us

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  •          OFFICIAL NOTICE:

     

    All Liberty County Offices will be closed on Monday, July 8, 2024, for weather conditions related to Hurricane Beryl

    LIBERTY COUNTY DECLARATION OF DISASTER- HURRICANE BERYL 

    STATE OF TEXAS DECLARATION OF DISASTER-HURRICANE BERYL

     

    NOTICE WEBSITE:

    THE COUNTY CLERK HAS A NEW NOTICE WEBSITE WHICH IS THE BASIS FOR THE KIOSK SYSTEM FOR THE COURTHOUSE. VISIT THE NEW WEBSITE, AT https://www.notices.libertycountytx.com/

     

    NEW FILING FEES!

    COUNTY CLERK FILING FEES, EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2024

    THE FILING FEES FOR PROPERTY RECORDS AND OTHER OFFICIAL PUBLIC RECORDS CHANGE ON JANUARY 1, 2024. MOST ARE REDUCED BY $1.00. PLEASE CHECK THE NEW FEE SCHEDULE BEFORE MAILING IN PAYMENTS FOR DEEDS AND OTHER RECORDS. INCORRECT PAYMENTS WILL RESULT IN THE RETURN OF THE DOCUMENTS AND THE PAYMENT TO THE SENDER FOR CORRECTION BEFORE FILING. 

     

    NEW NOTICE WEBSITE:

    THE COUNTY CLERK HAS A NEW NOTICE WEBSITE WHICH IS THE BASIS FOR THE KIOSK SYSTEM FOR THE COURTHOUSE. VISIT THE NEW WEBSITE, AT https://www.notices.libertycountytx.com/

      


    WE ARE USING A NEW JURY SOFTWARE PROGRAM FOR COUNTY COURT AT LAW JURIES. IF YOU RECEIVE A JURY SUMMONS FOR THE COUNTY COURT AT LAW, ACCESS ONLINE REGISTRATION AT https://jury.libertycountytx.com 

    OR USE THIS QR CODE TO REACH THE JURY REGISTRATION SITE:

    YOUR JUROR ID NUMBER IS ABOVE YOUR NAME ON THE FRONT OF THE CARD. YOU NEED YOUR JUROR ID NUMBER AND DATE OF BIRTH TO SIGN ON TO THE SYSTEM.

    IF YOU CANNOT FIND YOUR JUROR ID, YOU CAN EMAIL A REQUEST FOR YOUR JUROR I.D. NUMBER OR OTHER INFORMATION TO: coclerkjury@co.liberty.tx.us.

    PLEASE PROVIDE YOUR SUMMONS NUMBER. 

     

    COUNTY CLERK INFORMATION:

    You may contact the Liberty County Clerk’s Office through the following:

    Telephone (Liberty Office): 936-336-4670
    Telephone (Cleveland Office): 281-593-8413
    Text Message: 936-391-1218
    E-mail: coclerk@co.liberty.tx.us
    Regular Mail: P.O. Box 369, Liberty, Texas 77575

    The Liberty County Clerk's Office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. 

    We are located in the Liberty County Courthouse at 1923 Sam Houston Street, Room 209, Liberty, Texas 77575, and the Cleveland Courthouse Annex at 304 Campbell Street in Cleveland, Texas 77327.  Our mailing address is P. O. Box 369, Liberty, Texas 77575.

    We request that you fill out any necessary forms required for your transaction online prior to visiting the office. Filling out a form alone will not complete your transaction, however. You will still need to come to the office and present identification to pick up your document. 

    Anyone needing to make a payment on a misdemeanor case should go to the Misdemeanor Docket section on this page and follow the instructions to make a payment through Defendant Access, or may visit the office at the Courthouse and make a payment in person.

     

    Go to the bar below for Online Records Search to access our public records database. Public Information Request should be submitted online through the Public Information Request portal under Quicklinks to the left. 

     

    THE LIBERTY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT AND COUNTY COURTS AT LAW WILL BE USING ZOOM MEETINGS AND BROADCASTING FOR THE PUBLIC ON THE FOLLOWING YOU-TUBE CHANNELS AT THE TIME OF THE HEARINGS ONLY:

    Click here for COMMISSIONERS COURT

    Click here for COUNTY COURT AT LAW (1)

    **Click here for more information on the County Court at Law.

     

    DO NOT COME TO THE COURTHOUSE IF YOU BELIEVE YOU HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO THE CORONAVIRUS OR HAVE SYMPTOMS OF THE VIRUS. CALL OUR OFFICE AND WE WILL DISCUSS WHAT OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE TO YOU WITH REGARD TO YOUR CASE, OR YOUR RECORDING OR COPY NEEDS.  936-336-4670.

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  • The Liberty County Clerk acts as the recorder and custodian of important public records in Liberty County--including all deeds and land instruments, bonds, birth and death certificates, assumed names (DBAs), county plats, and livestock brands--ensuring that the records are maintained in a secure, archival manner. The County Clerk's Office also issues and records marriage licenses for Liberty County. The Liberty County Clerk serves as clerk of the court and custodian of records for the Liberty County Commissioners Court, the Constitutional Court (County Court), and the Statutorily-created County Courts at Law (1 and 2). The Liberty County Clerk is the elections official for Liberty County and administers the elections for the county.   

     

     

    LIBERTY COUNTY CLERK:   Lee Haidusek Chambers

    CHIEF DEPUTY:   Hope Cross

    ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT:  Tiffany Thornton

     

    FINANCIAL RECORDS ASSISTANT:  Kyle White 

     

    INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ASSISTANT: John McCulloch

     

    RECORDS MANAGEMENT: 

    Liberty- Veronica Sierra (bilingual)

                           Adrian Driver

             Valeria Tiscareno (bilingual)

                           Jana Coker

    Cleveland--Claribet Macias  (bilingual)

                              Kyle Miller

     

    COURT CASE MANAGEMENT:

    Shelbeigh Drake-Court Case Department Head & Criminal Cases

    Kristi Jennings-Civil Cases

    Claudette Thompson-Criminal Cases

    Jennifer Croft-Probate & Guardianship Cases

    Candice Dryden - Probate & Guardianship Cases

    Ashtyn Berka - Criminal Cases

    Jayda Lott - Guardianship Investigator

     

    ELECTIONS DEPARTMENT:

            Elections Director - Derian Sones 

            Deputy Clerk for Elections - Wendell Hubert III

       

     

     * The Liberty County Clerk and her deputies have no authority over, nor any influence on, the Courts this office serves. The County Clerk's Office is tasked with recording and filing all information provided to the office related to the hearings held, as well as bringing the files to the appropriate court when requested. The County Clerk position is administrative in nature, and does not make decisions on policy, spending, taxation, nor any of the day-to-day issues addressed by the Courts. Neither does the Liberty County Clerk or her deputies have any influence over elections or the candidates that run for elected office. The Elections Department is administrative in nature and must follow all federal, state, and local laws that apply to elections.

     

    For assistance with finding an attorney or pro se filings, visit http://www.texascourthelp.gov.   

    All parties or their attorneys must provide a formal notice of address change to the clerk of the court for call cases pending. To fill out a mandatory change of address form with the County Clerk's Office for civil law suits, click on:

    CHANGE OF ADDRESS FORM

    • The Liberty County Clerk's Office is in the process of updating its software programs. 

      THE JURY FOR CCAL1 ON MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2024, HAS BEEN CANCELLED. IF YOU RECEIVED A SUMMONS FOR THE JURY IN THE COUNTY COURT AT LAW 1, YOU DO NOT NEED TO APPEAR.

      JURIES:

      WE ARE USING A NEW JURY SOFTWARE PROGRAM FOR COUNTY COURT AT LAW JURIES. IF YOU RECEIVE A JURY SUMMONS FOR THE COUNTY COURT AT LAW, PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE USING YOUR JUROR ID NUMBER. TO ACCESS ONLINE REGISTRATION, GO TO https://jury.libertycountytx.com OR USE THIS QR CODE TO ACCESS THE JURY WEBSITE:

      YOU CAN EMAIL A REQUEST FOR YOUR JUROR I.D. NUMBER TO:

      coclerkjury@co.liberty.tx.us.

      PLEASE PROVIDE YOUR JURY DATE AND SUMMONS NUMBER. YOU CAN ALSO CALL 936-336-4670 TO REQUEST YOUR JUROR ID NUMBER.

       

      PUBLIC INFORMATION REQUESTS:

      We have implemented an online public information request tracking system for the county. We request that all public information requests be submitted through this system. You can access the system by going to the Public Information Request button under QUICKLINKS on this page and other county webpages of click here: Public Information Requests

       

      PUBLIC NOTICE SYSTEM:

      THE COUNTY CLERK IS IN THE PROCESS OF ROLLING OUT A NEW NOTICE WEBSITE WHICH WILL BE THE BASIS FOR THE KIOSK SYSTEM FOR THE COURTHOUSE. VISIT THE NEW WEBSITE, AT https://www.notices.libertycountytx.com/

      The online notice system will replace the physical bulletin boards in the courthouse. This notice system will include a webpage for reviewing notices as well as a digital kiosk in front of the courthouse and on the second floor of the courthouse. More information will be provided as the system progresses. We  also plan to add an "instant notice" feature for the citizens of the county to receive emergency and closure notices along with other notices. 

       

      Thank you.

      Lee Haidusek Chambers

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  • The Liberty County Clerk hires full-time, part-time, and intern Deputy Clerks. 

     

    NOW HIRING: Interns for County Clerk Internship Program. College students and/or High School Seniors.

     

    ***IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN WORKING ELECTIONS, WE HAVE LOTS OF OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE. POLL WORKERS ARE PAID $12.00 PER HOUR. CALL THE ELECTION OFFICE AT 936-253-8050.

      

    Applications should be submitted to the Liberty County Treasurer's Office, located at 1901 Cos Street, Liberty, Texas 77575. For more information, please contact Lee Haidusek Chambers, Liberty County Clerk, 936-336-4670. Click here to access the required employment form: APPLICATION

     

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  • Public Information Requests made according to the Texas Government Code, Section 552, may be submitted by accessing the Public Information Request Portal or by sending a request in writing to Liberty County Clerk, P. O. Box 369, Liberty, Texas 77575. 

    Please note that the public records in the County Clerk's Office are not subject to public information requests. These documents are already publicly available. You may search the County Clerk's information through the following:

    Liberty County Clerk's Public Records

    Liberty County Clerk's Court Case Information

     

    Charges for copies of these records are required by state statute. Current fees are $1.00 per page. There may be a credit card service fee added. Certified copies are an additional $5.00 per document along with the $1.00 per page fee. Certified copies must be picked up in the County Clerk's Office. Documents may be viewed for free in the Liberty County Clerk's Office. Please call the County Clerk's Office at 936-336-4670 for additional information. 

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  • The Texas Legislature recently amended the Property Code to provide a streamlined procedure for addressing discriminatory provisions in real property records. Although state law already declared restrictions and provisions in real property records that prohibit the use, sale or transfer of real property to a person based on race, color, religion, or national origin to be void and unenforceable, Senate Bill 30, which took effect on September 1, 2021, establishes a  process for a property owner, or another person that the owner authorizes, to request a judicial  review of specific property records to  determine whether they contain prohibited discriminatory provisions.

     

    The bill sets out the contents of the documents required to be submitted to the court as well as a suggested format for the court’s findings and order. Under certain circumstances, the court may issue its determination without conducting a hearing. No filing fees may be charged under the statute.

     

    To view the language of the bill and the format for filing with the court as well as the format for the court’s findings and order, use the link: 87(R) SB 30 - Enrolled version (texas.gov)

     

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  • INFORMATION ON eRECORDING DEEDS AND OTHER OFFICIAL RECORDS AND DOCUMENTS:

    CSC eRECORDING 

    866-652-0111
    www.erecording.com

    SIMPLIFILE
    800-460-5657
    simplifile.com

    ePN (eRecording Partners Network)
    888-325-3365
    www.goepn.com

     

    INFORMATION ON E-FILING COURT CASE DOCUMENTS:

    State law requires the use of e-Filing for all Civil Cases and many Criminal Case filings.

    For E-Filing Assistance, please go to:  EfileTexas.gov

     

    The new Odyssey court case management system is now available. Click here to access Odyssey: Liberty County Clerk's Court Case Information

    Not all images from Odyssey are available online. If you need a copy of an image, call the office for assistance. 

     

     i-Docket provides access to court case documents:

    I Docket

     

     

    Petition for Nondisclosure

    The Texas Office of Court Administration has forms and instructions available  to petition for nondisclosure of certain criminal histories. You may access the information on nondisclosure by clicking on: Petition for Nondisclosure

     

    TO MAKE A PAYMENT ON AN EXISTING MISDEMEANOR COURT CASE, BRING CASH, CASHIERS CHECK, OR MONEY ORDER TO THE COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE IN THE LIBERTY COUNTY COURTHOUSE, OR YOU MAY PAY BY CREDIT CARD THROUGH THE ONLINE PORTAL:

    ONLINE CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS THROUGH TYLER DEFENDANT ACCESS 

    USE THIS QR CODE TO ACCESS THE SITE:

     

     

    PAYMENTS CAN STILL BE MADE ON OLDER CASES THROUGH OFFICIAL PAYMENTS:

                                           

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    To search thLiberty County Clerk's Property Records, Vital Records, and other public records including business filings, click on the following:

     

    To search the Liberty County Clerk's Court System Records, please click on the following:

    COURT SYSTEM RECORDS

     

    Protect your real estate investment with a FREE alert service to help monitor your property records.

    Click here and follow the prompts to subscribe.

    FRAUD GUARD

     

    For information on how to request copies of the Liberty County Clerk's Records, including property records (especially in bulk), and the related costs, click on the following:

    Public Records Duplication Information and Costs

    Please note that the Liberty County Clerk's Records are public records and, as such, are not subject to Open Records Requests under the Texas Public Information Act. These records are available for public view in our office or online. If you wish to request a copy or copies of the public records, please read the information in the above link. Thank you.

     

     

     

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  • Ag/Cattle Marks and Brands

    The agricultural/cattle marks and brands renewal period has ended. All brands that were not renewed now have to be re-registered. Unregistered brands may be subject to appropriation, so re-register as soon as possible. 

    Please give us a call if you have any questions about renewing your marks and brands for 2021-2031. To view current marks and brands filed in this office, visit: Cattle Brands.

    To visit the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association website to conduct a brand search, visit Texas Marks and Brands

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    The Liberty County Clerk's Office provides access to vital records at both the Liberty Courthouse location and the Cleveland Courthouse Annex. Computer kiosks and staff are available to assist you with your request.

    936-336-4670 (Liberty)

    281-593-8413 (Cleveland)

     

    IF YOU LIVE OUT OF THE COUNTY, OR OUT OF THE STATE, AND CANNOT VISIT THE OFFICE TO FILL OUT YOUR APPLICATION:

    We are proud to offer an alternative to coming into the office in person. We now offer an online application request program. (*Online applications for marriage licenses are not available yet. Marriage license applications must still be performed in our office.)

    To access the online application program, click on the Permitium logo below. Please make sure you are specific about the form of delivery you want. For instance, regular or expedited mail, pickup at the Liberty or Cleveland office, etc. Please note that there is an extra charge assessed for this service in addition to the regular fees required by Texas statutes. The link to our fee schedule is after the Permitium logo below.   

     

    (Please consult the Fee Schedule for information about the costs of these services:

    LIBERTY COUNTY FEE SCHEDULE

     

    RECORDS SEARCH: To determine whether the vital record you are seeking is in the Liberty County records, click here to access the database:  Vital Records

     

    Marriage License Application Form

    Marriage licenses must be processed in our office. However, you may fill out the form prior to your visit by accessing the link below. Please bring the required identification: Marriage License Application

     

    For information on obtaining a burial transit permit, please call 936-336-4670 (after hours: 936-391-1218)

    Need help with a legal problem? www.texascourthelp.gov

     

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  • Assumed Name Certificates, or D.B.A.s

    Applications must be completed in person at the County Clerk Office in the Liberty County Courthouse room 209 or at the Cleveland Annex Courthouse office on Campbell Drive.

    Fill out the form online and bring identification to the office to complete processing: Assumed Name Registration

    A person must file a certificate with the County Clerk if the person regularly conducts business or renders a professional service in this state under an assumed name other than as a corporation, limited partnership, limited liability partnership, limited liability company, or foreign filing entity.


    A corporation, limited partnership, limited liability partnership, limited liability company, or foreign filing entity must file a certificate with the Texas Secretary of State if the entity: (1) regularly conducts business or renders professional services in this state under an assumed name; or (2) is required by law to use an assumed name in this state to conduct business or render professional services.

    Click here for information on where to file your entity

    Click here for the Texas Secretary of State filing information and form

     


    Alcoholic Beverage Permits

    Information on Alcoholic Beverage Permits, including forms and instructions, can be accessed through the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. Click here to access their page: TABC

    Information on fees associated with alcoholic beverage licenses and permits is accessible here: Licensing Fees

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  • COUNTY CLERK FILING FEES, EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2024

    THE FILING FEES FOR PROPERTY RECORDS AND OTHER OFFICIAL PUBLIC RECORDS CHANGE ON JANUARY 1, 2024. MOST ARE REDUCED BY $1.00. PLEASE CHECK THE NEW FEE SCHEDULE BEFORE MAILING IN PAYMENTS FOR DEEDS AND OTHER RECORDS. INCORRECT PAYMENTS WILL RESULT IN THE RETURN OF THE DOCUMENTS AND THE PAYMENT TO THE SENDER FOR CORRECTION BEFORE FILING. 

     

    THE ADDITION OF A $15.00 FEE FOR ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION TO ALL CIVIL AND PROBATE CASES FILED (WITH THE EXCEPTION OF CONDEMNATION/EMINENT DOMAIN AND MENTAL HEALTH CASES) WAS APPROVED BY THE LIBERTY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT ON APRIL 27, 2021. THE FEES ARE EFFECTIVE BEGINNING MAY 1, 2021. THE CHANGES TO THE FEE SCHEDULE ARE POSTED BELOW.

     

    THE ADDITION OF THE COUNTY CLERK ARCHIVE FEE TO THE FEE SCHEDULE INCREASED THE COST OF FILING DEEDS BY $10.00 FOR THE FIRST PAGE. IT IS $25.00 FOR THE FIRST PAGE AND $4.00 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL PAGE. ANY DEEDS RECEIVED WITH INSUFFICIENT PAYMENT WILL BE RETURNED WITH A REQUEST FOR PROPER PAYMENT. OTHER FEES HAVE INCREASED AS WELL WITH THE NEW FEE. PLEASE VERIFY THE FEES IN THE SCHEDULE BELOW BEFORE MAILING IN YOUR PAYMENT. 

     

    WITH THE PASSAGE OF SENATE BILL 41 BY THE TEXAS LEGISLATURE IN 2021, ALL CIVIL AND PROBATE FILING FEES CHANGED. MOST CIVIL AND PROBATE FILING FEES HAVE INCREASED. PLEASE CHECK THE FEE SHEET LISTED BELOW BEFORE SUBMITTING A CASE.

    FOR MORE INFORMATION ON SENATE BILL 41, CLICK HERE.

     

    For information on the filing fees for recording Official Public Records, Marriage Licenses, other Vital Records, copies and certified copies, Probate cases, Guardianship cases, Civil Actions, and related matters, click on the links below:

     

    LIBERTY COUNTY FEE SCHEDULE 

     

    ARCHIVE VERSIONS:

    LIBERTY COUNTY 2022 FEE SCHEDULE (WITH S.B. 41 CHANGES)

    LIBERTY COUNTY 2021 FILING FEE SCHEDULE WITH MAY 1, 2021 CHANGES

    LIBERTY COUNTY FILING FEE SCHEDULE FOR 2021

    LIBERTY COUNTY FILING FEE SCHEDULE FOR 2020

    Co Clerk Archive Fee Notice

    Liberty County Filing Fees 2019

     

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    The Liberty County Clerk is required to compile reports on the courts served by the office and submit these reports monthly to the Office of Court Administration (OCA). The reports are viewable on the OCA website.


    TO ACCESS THE OFFICE OF COURT ADMINISTRATION, CLICK ON OCA REPORTING DATABASE ACCESS

     

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