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The Honorable Summer Lovelace
Yoakum County Clerk 
Office Personnel:
Rosalie Rivera, 1st Deputy 
Marissa Urias, 2nd Deputy
Valerie Valles, 2nd Deputy

Crystal Vargas, 2nd Deputy

P.O. Box 309 
Plains, Texas 79355 

Phone: 806/456-7491 Ext. 294
FAX: 806/456-2258 

 

Email: CountyClerk@YoakumCounty.org

  • ACCORDING TO ARTICLE 118.001 GOVERNMENT CODE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS, AND ATTORNEY GENERAL OPINION NO. 938, THIS OFFICE CANNOT HOLD OR RECORD ANY INSTRUMENT UNLESS IT IS ACCOMPANIED WITH THE PROPER RECORDING FEE.  INSTRUMENT(S) MUST BE RETURNED ALSO DUE TO THE FOLLOWING:

    INSTRUMENT IS:
     
    ( ) Not eligible for filing
     
    *Requirements:
    Page must be no wider than 81/2 inches
    Page must be no longer than 14 inches
    Print not smaller than 8 point type
    1 inch top margin
    1 inch side margin
     
    ( ) Not signed or dated as required.
    ( ) Wrong County.
    ( ) Only a copy – Original required or certified copy when applicable.
    ( ) Not Notarized as required (No Notary Seal).
    ( ) Return address is missing or incomplete
    ( ) Missing complete address of Grantee.  * In accordance with Property Code 11.003, the complete address of
    Grantee(s) must be shown on the instrument.  If this information is not supplied, the penalty is $25.00, which
    is in addition to the regular filing fee.
    ( ) No Title on Instrument.  WE ARE REQUIRED TO    CHARGE DOUBLE IF DOCUMENTS ARE NOT TITLED.
    ( ) Not Included – Amount Due   $___________________
    ( ) Insufficient Amount
     
     
    FILING FEES:  AS OF JANUARY 2019
     
    First page----------------------------------------$25.00
    Each additional page or portion of page-----$  4.00
    Each attachment or rider-----------------------$  4.00
    Each additional name to be indexed
    in excess of (5)----------------------------------$   .25
     
                             
    MAKE CHECKS OR MONEY ORDERS PAYABLE TO:
    YOAKUM COUNTY CLERK
    P.O. BOX 309
    COWBOY WAY & AVENUE G
    PLAINS, TEXAS 79355

    **INCLUDE SELF ADDRESSED/POSTAGE PAID ENVELOPE TO RETURN YOUR INSTRUMENT IN.**

    Procedures for Providing Copies

    As part of our commitment to providing citizens with efficient, convenient service, the Yoakum County Clerk has partnered with Certified Payments to offer payments of court costs and fees over the Internet at www.certifiedpayments.net and by telephone by calling 1-866-549-1010
    Bureau Code: 8019125
    OCA Reports

    For information regarding other fees (not mentioned above), please call the office.
  • Both applicants must be at least 18 year of age.

    An emancipation order is required for an applicant under the age of 18.

    Both applicants must be present.

    Applicants must have valid driver's license, state issued identification, passport or certified copy of birth certificate.

    "The marriage ceremony may not take place during a 72-hour period immediately following the issuance of the marriage license unless an applicant is a member of the Armed Forces of the United States and on active duty or a Judge waives the 72-hour waiting period for good cause. See SEC. 2.204, V.T.C.A. Family Code"

    The fee for a marriage license is $82.00. With a Twogether in Texas Certificate, the marriage license fee is $22.00. For Twogether in Texas Certificate information, visit the Twogether in Texas website.

     

    An Informal Marriage (Common Law) fee is $46.00. Requirements are the same as a formal marriage, except for requiring the date when you began living together as a married couple.  

     

    HIV/AIDS Information
    Texas county clerks are required to provide marriage license applicants with information about HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) and AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome). More information about HIV and AIDS can be found at www.dshs.state.tx.us/hivstd/info/hiv/  
     

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