Teneshia Hudspeth
HARRIS COUNTY CLERK


FAQ

$5 per document and 10 cents per page

In order to better protect the public's interest, restricted documents are not viewable or available to purchase online through the County Clerk's website. Additionally, user access would not include cases and documents that are restricted by Court Order, Rule and Statute including un-redacted documents marked as containing Sensitive Data (referred to as "Restricted Documents").

You will receive an email within a few minutes after payment.

There is no cost to search the index of electronic documents; however to view documents you are required to register with our site and if you choose to purchase a document, you will be charged a fee of $.10 per page purchased and if certified an additional $5.00 certification fee will be charged per document. All sales are final; no refunds will be available for any purchases made through our website.

After completing your purchase you will receive an email. The email will contain links to the documents. Larger documents will be split into 200 page increments to help ease downloading.

A noncertified copy is a duplicate of an original document that has been recorded in the County Clerk’s Office.

A certified copy is a duplicate of an original document that is certified by the official custodian (the County Clerk) as being part of the official public records. The County Clerk certifies a document by placing the Clerk's certificate "on each page or part of a page" of the document.

An exemplified copy (aka exemplification certificate) is an official attested copy or transcript of a public instrument, made under the seal and original pen-in-hand signature of a court or public functionary. This type of copy is also known as an "attested copy", requires the original signatures of the person who is certifying and attesting to the authenticity of the document and those who are verifying and authenticating the signature and title of the person certifying the document.