Welcome to the Franklin County Clerk's Website
Franklin County Clerk, Betty Crane
MAILING: 200 North Kaufman Street
SHIPPING: 502 East Main Street
Mount Vernon, TX 75457
903-537-2342 x 2
903-537-2962 FAX
bcrane@co.franklin.tx.us
WE ARE MOVING BACK INTO THE BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED COURTHOUSE THE ​​LAST WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 2014!

​​IMPORTANT NOTICE - DEADLINE TO RECORD DOCUMENTS and ISSUE MARRIAGE LICENSE 4:00 PM 


The entrance to our office is located on the west side of the building (metal door with a small window).  You may also use the front door (glass door) of the building to get to our office.  

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The restored Courthouse will be re-dedicated on Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 11:00 AM in the District Courtroom. Courthouse will be open for viewing 12 - 2 PM. Plans are to move back into the courthouse the last week of September.  Our office may be closed to the public for a short time (hopefully) during this move.  ​Our office will be in the same location when we moved out of the courthouse (North side of the courthouse in the basement - come in the back door).  NEW entrance into the office will be located halfway down the hall.

OFFICIAL PUBLIC RECORDS ONLINE - countygovernmentrecords.com You must register a username, password, enter your credit/debit card information before using the website for the first time. You may VIEW for FREE and print for a fee with a credit or debit card. Monthly subscriptions are available or purchase copies as you go. 

Contract and Lien / Oil and Gas Lease Records are now available online (indexed and imaged) from 1910 forward.
Deed records are online from 1843 forward.  (Indexed and Imaged)
If you find a document that does not have an image, let us know.  We will be sure and correct the problem.

Accepted forms of payment include cash,*checks,**credit cards, debit cards, cashiers check, and money order.
​*No out-of-state personal checks accepted.  ​All checks must have the drivers license and phone number of signer otherwise your documents may be returned unrecorded​.​**There is a minimum convenience fee of $1 or 2.85% of the purchase when using a credit or debit card.  USING YOUR CREDIT CARD to make a payment?  - Please call 903-537-2342 x 2 to make a credit card payment over the phone.​​

​​​If you have questions about us accepting your check, please contact us at 903-537-2342 x 2  
Return check fee $30. Returned checks will not be re-deposited.



OFFICE HOURS
Monday - Friday
8AM - 5PM
All Annex East Offices are closed for lunch 12 Noon to 1PM

​​​​​​​​IMPORTANT NOTICE

 WE ARE NOW

​​ABLE TO ISSUE BIRTH

​​ CERTIFICATES IF YOU WERE

​​ BORN IN TEXAS. 

Please call first
​to verify we are able to print your birth certificate.






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2014 HOLIDAY SCHEDULE
New Year's - Wednesday - January 1
Martin Luther King Day - January 20
President's Day - February 17
Good Friday - April 18
Memorial Day - May 26
Independence Day - July 4
Labor Day - September 1
Veteran's Day - November 11
Thanksgiving - November 27, 28
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Christmas - December 24, 25, 26