The County Clerk serves as record keeper for all Official Public Records which includes Real Property, Vital Statistics, Civil, Probate, and Criminal Misdemeanor records. The Clerk's office is also responsible for recording all documents for County Court, Commissioners Court, and the County Courts at Law. The County Clerk is the Local Registrar for Smith County providing Birth and Death Records when the event occurred outside the city limits of Tyler.
January 2013 we began making available the purchase of a birth certificate to anyone born in the State of Texas; simultaneously our newly designed Marriage License became available. This 4-color license displays a beautiful burgundy rose representing our "Rose City" and is recognized as one of the most attractive Marriage License in the State. Browse to Vital Statistics -> Marriages web page to view the new license.
If our office can be of assistance in any way please give us a call at (903)590-4670.
ATTENTION ATTORNEYS FILING IN SMITH COUNTY PROBATE AND CIVIL COURTS:
During the last legislative session, SB 1369 was passed regarding additional reporting of Appointments and Fees for all attorneys in Civil and Probate Courts.
This new bill will take effect September 1, 2016.
Please see the following link: http://www.txcourts.gov/reporting-to-oca/sb-1369-appointments-fees-reporting/
We will soon have an Order available on our web page for information needed to accurately report the required information.