Welcome to the Franklin County Clerk's Website
Franklin County Clerk, Betty Crane
NEW MAILING: PO Box 1047
SHIPPING: 200 North Kaufman Street

Mount Vernon, TX 75457
NEW PHONE 903-537-8357
903-537-2962 FAX
bcrane@co.franklin.tx.us
​​IMPORTANT NOTICE - DEADLINE TO RECORD DOCUMENTS and ISSUE MARRIAGE LICENSE 4:00 PM 

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 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 903-537-8357 to make a credit card payment over the phone.​​

​​​If you have questions about us accepting your check, please contact us at 903-537-
 8357  
Return check fee $30. Returned checks will not be re-deposited.




OFFICE HOURS
Monday - Friday
8AM - 5PM
Closed for lunch​  12 - 1

​​​​​​​​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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Christmas - December 24, 25, 26