The Research Department is responsible for assisting the general public in researching the property records that are kept on file in the Clerk's office. A knowledgeable staff of employees is available. All property transactions, mineral leases, separation and divorce judgments, chattel records, UCC filings, subdivision maps and any other recordings are accessible through a written index and on computer, dating back to 1887. The Research Department uses some of the latest technology available from the moment of recordation - either in original form, microfilm, and electronic imaging. Real estate agents, surveyors, appraisers, abstractors, and attorneys are encouraged to come in and use these facilities and the employees assistance. The Research Department prides itself on fast, friendly, and efficient service to any and all who may find need to visit this office. Request for copies from the Research Department may be received via facsimile if you have an account.
The Records Department is responsible for assisting the general public in researching and retrieving records that are kept on file for all civil , probate, marriage, and military records. They are also responsible for making copies of these files as well as handling the everyday checking in and out of files for attorneys.
A Research/Copy Department fee schedule has been posted on the "Fees & Links" page. For further information about the Research or Records Department, you can call (337)788-8881.