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UVALDE COUNTY CLERK’S OFFICE 

HON. LUCILLE C. HUTCHERSON

Welcome to Uvalde County!

                                                

And welcome to the Uvalde County Clerk’s web page.  The information found at this site is an attempt to better familiarize you with this office and expedite your business within the various departments of the County Clerk’s Office. It has been an honor for me to have been the Uvalde County Clerk since 1988 and I greatly appreciate your continued confidence and support in my ability to serve this community.

The County Clerk’s duties are set out in the State Constitution and vary somewhat in each of the 254 counties.

Of all the various responsibilites assigned to the County Clerk, the recording of legal instruments is perhaps the most traditional and basic duty.  In terms of sheer volume, legal instruments constitute the major portion of paperwork flowing through the office, require the greatest amount of storage space, and usually take up a larger portion of the clerk's time than any other single duty.  The large majority of these types of documents are currently filed in the Official Public Records.

County Courts occupy the middle level of hierarchy of the court structure and are supported by the County Clerk.  The clerk files misdemeanor cases and continues process until the case is closed.

Civil Court cases do not deal with criminal action, but rather with disputes between private parties.  Cases may be filed in County Court when the matter in controversy exceeds $200 and is not more than $10,000.

Probate Court in Texas takes on a slightly different role than do the civil and criminal courts.  Probate cases deal with protecting the wishes, rights and obligations of persons regarding their property when these persons are unable to do so as a result of death, or incapacitating illness, either physical or mental.  The term “probate” translates from Latin, literally as “proof” and has come to mean the act or process of proving a will in Texas legal procedures.  The County Clerk is responsible for filing, recording and maintaining probate records.

The County Clerk is the clerk of the Commissioners Court and shall serve the court during each meeting.  The clerk shall post notices of the agenda for each meeting, attend all regular and special meetings as ex-officio clerk and take minutes of all actions.

It is the duty of the County Clerk to file and maintain Juvenile Court papers.  These records are closed to the public.

The County Clerk’s involvement in the area of vital statistics is principally the issuing of marriage licenses and the recording of birth and death certificates.  The Uvalde County Clerk is the local registrar for all births and deaths occurring out side the city limits of Uvalde.

The County Clerks’ office contains a library of records, such, as deeds, maps, plats and other records pertaining to property located within the county.  These records are open to the public and provide valuable data regarding the size, shape and location, legal description and property owner of all property situated in the county.

In addition to the above-mentioned records, the following are also maintained by the clerk:

                Bonds                                                    Assumed Names

                Marks and Brands                                   Military Discharge

                Foreclosure/Public Notices                      School Records

                Plats                                                      Miscellaneous

Collection of Misdemeanor Court Costs and Fines

 

 

For more information you may contact the following:

Lucille C. Hutcherson, County Clerk 
P.O. Box 284  • 
Uvalde, Texas 78802-0284
(830) 278-6614  Office

  Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

 

This information is provided by the Uvalde County Clerk as a public service “as is” without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied.  Every effort has been made to insure that the information provided is correct.  Uvalde County does not warrant the accuracy, authority, completeness, usefulness, timeliness, or fitness for any particular purpose of this information or services.
Last Updated ( Monday, 01 June 2009 )