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County Clerk

Mary Jayne Villarreal-Bonoan

Mary Jayne Villarreal-Bonoan

Zapata County Clerk
Serving Since 2007

Physical & Mailing Address
200 E. 7th Avenue, Ste. 138
Zapata, TX 78076
Phone: 956.765.9915
Fax: 956.765.9933

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 Appointment and Fees Report  Assumed Name Certificates
 Birth & Death Records  Cattle Brands
 Civil Court  Commissioners Court Minutes
 Conflict of Interest  Criminal Court
 Fee Schedule  Foreclosures
 Marriage Licenses  Marriage Records Request
 Military Discharge  Probate Court
 Property Records & Plats

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The County Clerk’s Office will NO LONGER charge $1.00 for Courthouse Security Fee as stated in Senate Bill No. 1612 (Repealed fee under LGC Chapter 291).


This fee affected Official Recordings, Assumed Name Certificates, Marriage Licenses, Informal Marriage Licenses, Notice of Trustee’s Sale, as well as Cattle Brands.


The new Recording Fee for Official Record filings will be $25.00 for the 1st page and $4.00 each additional.
Please check our new fee schedule before mailing documents for recording to avoid return of document for excessive fee.


Any questions or concerns, please contact our office at 956-765-9915.

The main duties of the county clerk are:

  • Administering all county and state elections, including early voting and primaries, unless the commissioners court has transferred the function to the tax assessor-collector or an office of county election administrator;
  • Serving as clerk of the county court and the commissioners court and keep records of the proceedings;
  • Acting as recorder of deeds and other instruments;
  • Filing and recording birth and death certificates;
  • Recording assumed names, wills and probate;
  • Issuing marriage licenses; and
  • Accounting for all funds paid to the office by way of fines and fees, and the amount owed to county court jurors for service.

The County Clerk's Office is located on the 1st floor of the Zapata County Courthouse.

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Last updated: January 4, 2024