County Clerk - Recording

Real Property Fees and Information

All recordings must be sent to the Denton location.

You must include the appropriate request/payment form if submitting your document or copy request via mail or fax. Download the required forms »

Filings & Plats received for roundtrip processing will not be accepted after 4:00 PM.  Package may be left to be filed of record no later than the next business day.

Electronic Submission: Real Property documents for Recording

The following is contact information for the Denton County Clerk electronic recording partners.  You must choose an electronic recording partner in order to submit a document for any electronic recordings.  Partners will be able to provide additional details specific to their operation. 

REAL PROPERTY RECORDING FEE SCHEDULE

(Effective October 1, 2013)    

Accepted forms of payment include: cash, money order, cashier check, credit card, business check or personal check.

GENERAL RECORDING FEES:

Total Cost

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First page

$26.001,2,4

TX Local Gov. Code §118.011(a)

       PLUS Recording information page (Required)

$4.00

TX Local Gov. Code §118.011(a)(2)

        PLUS Each additional page

       (any print on the back is considered a page)

$4.00

TX Local Gov. Code §118.011(a)(2)

 

BLANKET ASSIGNMENT:

Total Cost

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PLUS each additional name, after the first five (5) names

$0.25

TX Local Gov. Code §118.011(a)(2)

 

UCC FEES:

Total Cost

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UCC filed in person/writing 1-2 pages

$40.001,2,4

TX Bus. & Comm. Code §9.525(a)(1)

UCC filed in person/writing 3 pages or more

$55.001,2,4

TX Bus. & Comm. Code §9.525(a)(2)

UCC filed by other authorized means; any number of pages

$30.001,2,4

TX Bus. & Comm. Code §9.525(a)(3)

 

PLAT FEES:

Total Cost

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24"x36" see requirements for filing plats

$50.00 per page

TX Local Gov. Code §118.011(c)

each additional file-marked page

$0.25 each

TX Local Gov. Code §118.011(c)

Copy of plat on file (24"x36")

$5.00

TX Local Gov. Code §118.011(c)

 

MISCELLANEOUS FEES:

Total Cost

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DBA/Assumed Name Certificate (notarized)

$24.001,2,4

TX Bus. & Comm. Code §71.155(a)

Plus for each additional name listed

$0.50

TX Bus. & Comm. Code §71.155(a)

DBA/Assumed Name Certificate (clerk acknowledged)

$25.001,2,3,4

TX Bus. & Comm. Code §71.155(a)

Plus for each additional name listed

$0.50

TX Bus. & Comm. Code §71.155(a)

Abandonment of DBA/Assumed Name Certificate

See Assumed Name fees

TX Bus. & Comm. Code §71.153(c)

Federal Tax Lien

$31.001,2,4

TX Property Code §14.005

State Tax Lien

$16.001,2

TX Local Gov. Code §118.011(a)

Release of Federal Tax Lien

$31.001,2,4

TX Property Code §14.005

Military Honorable Discharge/DD-214

No Charge $0.00

TX Gov. Code §603.003; LGC §192.002

Posting Notice of Sale – Flat fee

$3.002

TX Property Code §51.002(f)

Mark & Brand Registration

$26.001,2,4

TX Local Gov. Code §118.011(a)(9)

Bond to Indemnify Fee

 

COPIES (certified or non-certified):

Total Cost

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Clerk's Certificate (if applicable)

$5.00

TX Local Gov. Code §118.011(a)(3)

        PLUS per page or part of a page

$1.00

TX Local Gov. Code §118.011(a)

Records search (if applicable)

$10.00 per entry

TX Local Gov. Code §118.011(c)

1.  Fee includes a $10.00 Records Management and Preservation Fee (TX Local Gov. Code §118.011(b)(2)).

2.  Fee includes a $1.00 Courthouse Security Fee (TX Local Gov. Code §291.008(d)).

3.  Fee includes a $1.00 Oath Administration Fee (TX Local Gov. Code §118.011(a)(10)).

4.  Fee includes a $10.00 Records Archive Fee (TX Local Gov. Code §118.011(f)).

VITAL RECORDS FEE SCHEDULE

(Effective October 1, 2013)

Accepted forms of payment include: cash, money order, cashier check, credit card, business check or personal check.

MARRIAGE LICENSE FEES:

Total Cost

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License (without authorized premarital education certificate)

$82.001,2,3,5

TX Local Gov. Code §118.011(a)(7)

License (with authorized premarital education certificate)

$22.001,2,3,5

TX Local Gov. Code §118.018(b-1)

Declaration of Informal Marriage

$47.001,2,3,5

TX Local Gov. Code §118.011(a)(8)

Duplicate marriage license

$34.00

TX Local Gov. Code §118.011(c)

 

MARRIAGE LICENSE COPIES:

Total Cost

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Certified copy of marriage license

$16.003,4

TX LGC §118.011(a)(3)

        PLUS per page or part of a page

$1.00

TX Local Gov. Code §118.011(a)(3)

Non certified copy of marriage license

$1.003

TX Local Gov. Code §118.011(a)(4)

        PLUS per page or part of a page

$1.00

TX Local Gov. Code §118.011(a)(4)

Record verification/search conducted by clerk (includes certification)

$16.00

TX LGC §118.011(a)(3) & TAC § 181.22(h)

 

BIRTH CERTIFICATE FEES:

Total Cost

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Search and Copy of birth certificate

$23.003,4,6

TX Admin. Code §§181.22(a) & (c)

Additional copies of birth certificate

$23.00 each3,4,6

TX Admin. Code §§181.22(a) & (c)

Birth verification/search conducted by clerk (includes certification)

$17.00

TX LGC §118.011(a)(3) & TAC § 181.22(g)

 

DEATH CERTIFICATE FEES:

Total Cost

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Search and first copy of death certificate per request

$21.003,4

TX Admin. Code §181.22(b)

Additional copies requested at time of initial request

$4.00 each3

TX Admin. Code §181.22(b)

Death verification/search conducted by clerk (includes certification)

$17.00

TX LGC §118.011(a)(3) & TAC § 181.22(g)

1.  Fee includes a $10.00 Records Management and Preservation Fee (TX Local Gov. Code §118.011(b)(2)).

2.  Fee includes a $1.00 Courthouse Security Fee (TX Local Gov. Code §291.008(d)).

3.  Fee includes a $1.00 Vital Statistics Records Preservation Fee (TX Health & Safety Code §191.0045(h))

4.  Fee includes a $10.00 Texas Online Fee (TX Admin. Code §181.22(s)).

5.  Fee includes a $10.00 Records Archive Fee (TX Local Gov. Code §118.011(f)).

6.  Fee includes a $2.00 Surcharge Fee (TX Health & Safety Code §191.0045(e)).