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CHEROKEE COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE


 

Cherokee County Clerk's Office
P.O. Drawer 420
Rusk, Texas 75785
(903) 683-2350

The Cherokee county Clerk's Office has maintained birth and death records since 1903, school census records for the period of 1940-1969 and the other records since statehood in 1846.

To obtain microfilm copies of these records contact the East Texas Research Center at
http://www.lib.sfasu.edu/etrc/collect/rhrd/cheroke/chermain.htm#top

The records are as follows:
Births
Deaths
Probate
Marriage
Land Records
Military Discharges
Financing Statements (since passage of the Uniform Commercial Code)
Chattel Mortgages (prior to passage of the Uniform Commercial Code)
Cattle Brands
Subdivision Plats
Election Records
Civil War Records
Cemetery Deed Book (This is NOT a complete list of all persons buried, but some recorded deeds)
School Census (1940-1969)
Assumed Name Certificates
Nurses Licenses
Abstracts of Judgements
State Tax Liens
Federal Tax Liens

CHEROKEE COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE
 FEES OF OFFICE

IN GENERAL, FEES WILL BE AS FOLLOWS:

The minimum filing fee for any filing in our records

For the first page a fee of ---------------------- $ 9.00
Each additional page or part of page ------------$ 2.00
Each 8 1/2" X 14" attachment or rider ----------- $ 2.00
Additional attachment or rider on same page ----- $ 4.00
Each name over 5 names to be indexed ------------ $ .25
Copy of each page ------------------------------- $ 1.00
Clerk's certificate ----------------------------- $ 5.00
Deposit of Wills for safe keeping ---------------- $ 11.00
Withdrawal of will from safe keeping ------------ $ 11.00
Brands ------------------------------------------ $ 11.00
Assumed name certificates -------------------------- $ 9.00
Assumed name withdrawal certificates ------------$ 9.00
Public Weigher's Bond --- (State Fee) ------------- $100.00
                                             (Clerk's Fee) ------------ $ 10.00
Warehouse Bond ---------------------------------- $ 10.00
Nurses, Optometry,  Chiropractor Certificates ------ $ 9.00
Mortician's Certificate -------------------------$ 9.00
Hospital Lien ----------------------------------- $ 11.00
Notice of Trustee Sale-Posting ------------------- $ 6.00
Posting Public Meetings -------------------------$ 6.00
Federal Tax Lien Notice -------------------------- $ 16.00
Federal Tax Lien Release ------------------------ $ 16.00
State Tax Lien ---------------------------------- $ 9.00
Release State Tax Lien -------------------------- $ 9.00
Plat-Rev. Size 18" X 24" (Must be approved if out of city limits by Commissioner's Court) ---------- $ 31.00 Plat-Cemetery (does not have to be approved) ----- $ 11.00
Patent: Covers all Patents & Grants from State of Texas, No acknowledgment ------------------ $ 11.00
Abstract of Judgment ----------------------------- $ 11.00
Abstract of Judgment, filed in more than one county ------------------------------------------ $ 11.00
Marriage License --------------------------------- $ 31.00
 Marriage License-Certified copy ------------------ $5.00
 Each additional copy of the same license ---- $3.00
 Birth Certificate-Certified copy ----------------- $11.00
Death Certificate-Certified copy ----------------- $ 9.00
Each additional copy of the same certificate-$ 3.00
Military Discharge-Certified copy -------------- No charge
Birth Certificate-Court Ordered Delayed --------- $ 25.00
    Plus $11.00 for copy
Criminal Search-Per Name ------------------------- $ 10.00
Search Fee-Birth, Death, Marriage License, Land, Civil, Probate, School Records -------------- $ 5.00

Instruments to be recorded are in our office 10 days to 2 weeks, then returned to the rightful person. Please state on the back page of each instrument the person/company filing the instrument, and the name and address of the person or company to return the instrument to.

To confirm a recording, you may send a copy of each instrument that we will file mark and write the file number of original on; or you may send a letter/form with each instrument listed and a space to fill in the file number, time and date of filing and filing fee of each instrument. These will be returned to you at no additional cost. However, they will not reflect a Volume/Page number. The original instruments will have that information on them.

Instruments  to be recorded may be sent to the following address:
     Cherokee County Clerk
     P.O. Drawer 420
     Rusk, Texas 75785