Welcome to the Franklin County Clerk's Website
Franklin County Clerk, Betty Crane
PO Box 1047
 200 North Kaufman Street
Mount Vernon, TX 75457
Phone - 903-537-2342 x 2​
903-537-2962 FAX


Office location - We are on the bottom (partially underground) floor of the beautifully restored courthouse​. Enter the South entrance and go down the outside steps located to the left of the main entrance steps.  Entrance into the office will be located on the right side of hallway halfway down the hall.  Parking is available in front of the courthouse.  Handicap parking is available behind the courthouse. 

Researchers - records are online - Official Public Records / Contract and Lien / Oil and Gas Records can be found online at countygovernmentrecords.com

​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, cashier check, and money order.
​*No out-of-state personal checks accepted.  ​All checks must have the driver's 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?  We accept Discover, MasterCard and Visa - 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.

Monday - Friday
8AM - 5PM
Closed for lunch​  12 - 1
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New Year's - January 1
Martin Luther King Day - January 19
President's Day - February 16
Good Friday - April 3
Memorial Day - May 25
Independence Day - July 3
Labor Day - September 7
Columbus Day - October 12​

Veteran's Day - November 11
Thanksgiving - November 26, 27​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Christmas - December 24, 25, 

NOTICE - County Offices will be closed April 3, 2015 for Good Friday