Texas Counties Deliver
County Clerk
Brenda Fietsam

Address: P.O. Box 59
La Grange, TX  78945
Physical Address: 246 W. Colorado Street
Office Phone: (979) 968-3251
Fax Number: (979) 968-8531

The office of the County Clerk has been in existence in Texas since 1836, superseding the escribano (secretary) of Spanish-Mexican rule.  The clerk serves as the recorder for the County Court and the Commissioners Court.  In addition, the County Clerk records and  keeps records pertaining to the county courts, real and personal property, and personal records.   Other responsibilities include recording vital statistics, issuing marriage licenses, and administering other miscellaneous licensing and recording requirements.

Effective April 27, 2020, the County Clerk’s office will close from 12:00 pm  – 1:00 pm for lunch daily until further notice.

Brenda Fietsam, County Clerk

Image result for binocular clip art    Search Deed Records and Vital Statistics Indexes Online at www.edoctecinc.com.


Please scroll to the bottom of the page for IMPORTANT information concerning the eFile process!

 2021 Marks & Brands Renewal Notice

Mark and Brand Application Form (Effective 8/31/2021 - 8/30/2031)

To register a NEW Mark & Brand, you MUST come in person.  Only RENEWALS can be done through the mail.  Please call our office with questions.

Release/Transfer of Ownership of Registered Brand Form (Notarized Affidavit provided by TSCRA)

**For more information regarding new and renewed brands, and to search current brands, please visit
Texas Brand Registration.  http://www.tscrabrands.com

Foreclosure Notices

Types of Records in the County Clerk's Office:
  • Official Records- including Deeds, Deeds of Trust, Oil, Gas, Mineral Leases, etc.
  • Probate Cases
  • Misdemeanor Criminal Cases
  • Civil Cases
  • Marriage Records
  • Births and Deaths of Fayette County
  • Commissioners Court Minutes
  • Uniform Commercial Code Filings
  • Assumed Name Records (DBA's)
  • Election Records
  • Marks and Brands - In Person Only
  • Naturalization Records (All indexes of Naturalization Records are in District Clerk's Office)

Recording Specs - 2020

Fee Schedule - Effective 1/1/2021

Make a PAYMENT Online:  

As of July 17, 2006, all County, Special and General Elections, as well as VOTER REGISTRATION, became the responsibility of the Fayette County Elections Administrator.

As of October 2014, the County Clerk began accepting e-Filing for all Civil, Probate and Guardianship matters.

The Fayette County Court is a Constitutional County Court that hears Civil Cases with the maximum amount in controversy of $20,000.

  • Criminal e-Filing Notice

    EFFECTIVE: On July 1, 2019, attorneys will be required to e-File documents in criminal cases, except for complaints/indictments, as mandated by the Texas Supreme Court and Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Misc. Docket No. 16-003.

    The Fayette County Clerk is mandated to follow the rules set by the Texas Supreme Court. Should you have any questions concerning e-Filing with the Fayette County Clerk, please contact our office Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:00AM-5:00PM.

    Order Mandating Electronic Filing in Criminal Cases

Quick Reference Guide for e-Filing

Civil e-Filing FAQ


Supplemental Instructions Sheet for Self Represented Litigants

Download Local/State Birth Certificate Request by Mail

Download Death Certificate Request by Mail

Download Assumed Name Records Certificate Application

Download Abandonment of Assumed Name Application

Download Notary Form

Orders of Non-Disclosures


The County Clerk’s office is currently transitioning to a new eFile reviewer tool as required by the State eFiling vendor due to the deprecation of Silverlight. This may result in delays in processing filings while we adjust to the new system. This transition will NOT impact the file stamp time received.

Attorneys should also be aware that the Silverlight version of the State provided EFSP will also be deprecated on 10/10. Attorneys can use the new State provided EFSP, or can select from other EFSPs by visiting https://efiletexas.gov/service-providers.htm.

You may call our office if you have any questions. 

We thank you for your patience as we transition! 

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