Screenshot taken 10/11/2021: https://www.cclerk.hctx.net/

Screenshot taken 10/11/2021: https://www.cclerk.hctx.net/

On September 29, 2021, the Harris County Clerk’s Office (HCCO) announced that an additional 1.2 million marriage licenses are now available on its website, closing a gap in records from 1944 to 2008. So, we thought this would be a good time for a blog post on the types of records available on the HCCO’s website and how to search for them.

Screenshot taken 10/11/2021: https://www.cclerk.hctx.net/applications/websearch/MAL.aspx

Screenshot taken 10/11/2021: https://www.cclerk.hctx.net/applications/websearch/MAL.aspx

There are eight (8) categories of searchable records available on the HCCO website:

  • Marriage License: information and images available from 11/9/1944

  • Probate: probate case records from 11/17/1837, with images available from 1/1/2008

  • County Civil: civil case records from the county courts of Harris County from 1/3/1977, with images available from 1/1/2008

  • Real Property: property records, with images available from 1/1/1961  

  • Maps and Condos: condo and map plat records, originating dates unknown

  • Assumed Names: DBA (“doing business as”) records from 1/3/1978, with images available from 12/31/1991

  • Misc. Personal Records: personal records from 5/30/1962, with images available from 8/8/1996

  • Animal Brands: images available from 9/8/2011

  • Foreclosures: images available from 12/3/2013

Steps for Searching:

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  1. From the homepage, click on “Search Records.”

  2. Click on the type of records you wish to search, such as “Marriage License.” NOTE: click on the arrows on either side of the record categories to see more types.

  3. Fill in as much information as you know and click “SEARCH.”

Certified and non-certified copies of records are available for a fee, and both options require creating an account through the HCCO Document Search Portal.