Welcome to the Franklin County Clerk's Website
        Franklin County Clerk
​Betty Crane

     PO Box 1047
   200 North Kaufman Street
   Mount Vernon, TX 75457
  Phone - 903-537-2342 x 2​
903-537-2962 FAX

                                       Mon - Thurs HOURS WE ISSUE MARRIAGE LICENSE 8 AM - 11:30 AM & 1 PM - 3:30 PM​

                                       ​Friday DEADLINE TO RECORD DOCUMENTS 3:45 PM​
                                       Friday HOURS WE ISSUE MARRIAGE LICENSE 8 AM - 3:30 PM

Office location - We are on the bottom (partially underground) floor.   Enter the South entrance and go down the outside steps located to the left of the main entrance steps.  Entrance into the office will be located on the right side  of hallway. Parking is available in front of the courthouse.  Handicap parking is available behind the courthouse. 

 Records Online -  countygovernmentrecords.com  You may VIEW for FREE and print for a fee with a credit or debit card. Monthly subscriptions are available or purchase copies as you go.  PUBLIC USERS will only see the index (no images).  Contract and Lien / Oil and Gas Lease Records are now available online (indexed and imaged) from 1910 forward.  Deed records are online from 1843 forward.  (Indexed and Imaged)  If you find a document that does not have an image, let us know.  We will correct the problem.

Accepted forms of payment include cash,*checks,**credit cards, debit cards, cashier check, and money order. *No out-of-state personal checks accepted.  ​All checks must have the driver's license and phone number of signer otherwise your documents may be returned unrecorded​.​**There is a minimum convenience fee of $1 or 2.85% of the purchase when using a credit or debit card.  USING YOUR CREDIT CARD to make a payment?  Please call 903-537-2342 x 2 to make a credit card payment over the phone.​​

​​​If you have questions about us accepting your check, please contact us at 903-537- 2342 x 2
Return check fee $30. Returned checks will not be re-deposited.

**Credit / Debit cards accepted - Discover, Visa & MasterCard​​
We DO NOT ACCEPT American Express​

Monday - Thursday 
8AM - 5PM
Closed for lunch​  12 - 1

NEW - Friday Hours - 8AM - 4PM​
Open during lunch​
New Year's - January 1
Martin Luther King Day - January 18
President's Day - February 15
Good Friday - March 25
Memorial Day - May 30
Independence Day - July 4
Labor Day - September 5
Columbus Day - October 10​
Veteran's Day - November 11
Thanksgiving - November 24, 25​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Christmas - December 23 & 26

​Foreclosures can be found HERE.  
​County Court Dockets can be found HERE.
Agendas and Minutes can be found HERE