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

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WE ARE MOVING BACK INTO THE BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED COURTHOUSE THE ​​LAST WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 2014!  Plans at this time are to be closed September 22 - 26.  We are going to accept recordings as long as possible in the old office and try to get set up as quickly as possible to begin recording and to accept filings in the new office.  The phone system may be down during that time.  Please call 903-588-0386 for updated information during that time.  If you need to do research, Official Public Records / Contract and Lien / Oil and Gas Records can be found online at countygovernmentrecords.com


​​​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.   

​​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