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    How do I........ ? (documents and filing)

     

    ...get a copy of Death Certificate?

    Death certificates are filed/issued by the Local Registrar of the area that the death occurred in. In Tarrant County, the common practice of the incorporated cities is to file for their city exclusively. The records for unincorporated areas are all filed with the Tarrant County Clerk's office at 200 Taylor Street, 3rd Floor, Ft. Worth, TX 76102.

    The person requesting the record must:

    • be an immediate family member
    • provide the full name of the deceased
    • provide the date of death
    • provide the city of death
    • provide the parent's names (if possible)
    • give a reason for requesting the record
    • provide a photocopy of THE REQUESTOR'S ID

    The fee is $21 for the first copy and $4 for each additional copy requested at the same time. No searching is done without meeting these requirements as death records are confidential records in the State of Texas.

    Download an application to request a birth or death record

     

    ...get a marriage licence?

    Both parties must be present at the County Clerk's Office.

    Vital Records Locations

    You will need:

    • Proof of identification with a government-issued document
    • $71

    Note: The license is good for 90 days and may be used after a three day waiting period.

    Information on the "Twogether in Texas" Marriage Initiative Class Schedule

     

    ...get a passport?

    You must submit proof of United States citizenship; present valid government-issued photo identification and must pay the required fees.  For more information, please visit our Tarrant County Clerk passport information page.

     

    ...get forms for simple legal procedures, such as divorce or name changes?

    For most legal procedures, including divorce and name changes, standardized forms do not exist. Documents must be created using sample wording obtained from legal form books.

    The Tarrant County Law Library staff can direct you to the relevant information that you can use to select the proper paperwork. You can then photocopy the information and use it to create your own personalized documents. Be advised that the library staff cannot select the documents for you or advise you in drawing them up. It will be your responsibility to read the information and identify what is necessary for you own individual situation. In addition the library does not keep track of the various filing fees.

    Please contact the Family Law District Clerk at 817-884-1265 for the fees for family law procedures.

     

    ...register for a D.B.A. (Doing Business As)/Assumed Name and what fees are associated with this filing?

    An application for a D.B.A. (Doing Business As) can be downloaded from the County Clerk's office via the internet listing for our Vital Statistics office or picked up in person at any of our office locations. The locations are:

    • 200 Taylor Street, 3rd Floor, Fort Worth, TX
    • 6551 Granbury Rd, Ft. Worth, TX
    • 700 E. Abram Street, Arlington, TX
    • 645 Grapevine Hwy. Hurst, TX
    • 6713 Telephone Rd, Lake Worth, TX
    • 1100 E. Broad St, Mansfield, TX
    • 1400 Main St., Southlake, TX

    Each applicant must appear in person in our office with valid picture identification or each applicant must appear before a notary public to have their signature acknowledged on the completed form before it can be accepted for filing. Please visit the Tarrant County Clerk's Fee page for fee information.

    All parties wishing to list their names as owners on these certificates must present positive legal identification. Documents may be notarized in the County Clerk's Office or staff can acknowledge signatures.

    D.B.A. certificates are issued at all County Clerk Offices, call 817-884-1195 for the location nearest you.

     

    ...register for an Assumed Name and what fees are associated with this filing?

    An application for an Assumed Name or D.B.A. (Doing Business As) can be downloaded from the County Clerk's office via the internet listing for our Vital Statistics office or picked up in person at any of our office locations. The locations are:

    • Room 180A of the Old Courthouse at 100 W. Weatherford St
    • 6551 Granbury Rd, Ft. Worth, TX
    • 724 E. Border St, Arlington, TX
    • 645 Grapevine Hwy. Hurst, TX
    • 6713 Telephone Rd, Lake Worth, TX
    • 1100 E. Broad St, Mansfield, TX
    • 1400 Main St., Southlake, TX

    Each applicant must appear in person in our office with valid picture identification or each applicant must appear before a notary public to have their signature acknowledged on the completed form before it can be accepted for filing. For information on fees, please visit the Tarrant County Clerk's fee page.

    All parties wishing to list their names as owners on these certificates must present positive legal identification. Documents may be notarized in the County Clerk's Office or staff can acknowledge signatures.

    D.B.A. certificates are issued at all County Clerk Offices, call 817-884-1195 for the location nearest you.