Official Public Records

The County Clerk's office records instruments such as:

  • Deeds
  • Judgment
  • Liens

Many of these instruments deal with the conveyance of ownership in real property. We also record:

  • Military Discharge
  • Affidavits
  • DBAs
  • Oil and gas lease
  • Power of attorney
  • UCC Financing Statement

Requirements & Fees for Recording Documents in Midland County

LGC 118.011

  • Must be a document that is statutorily authorized to be recorded.
  • The document must be the original or a certified copy. 
  • The document must be authenticated/exemplified if a Probate from another State (EC 503)
  • There must be a title at the top. (LGC 1917 (c))
  • A page is considered to be one side of a sheet of paper and may be no wider than 8.5 inches by 14 inches. (LGC 1917(b))
  • The Property must be located In Midland County and include the complete legal description. (LGC 193.009(4))
  • Name must be typed or printed immediately under each signature. (LGC 1917(e))
  • All documents must have a proper and complete original notary acknowledgement. (PC 121(b))
  • Deeds conveying property to a new owner must have a grantee's address listed. (PC 113(1))
  • Warranty Deeds, Deeds of Trust, Oil and Gas Lease, Mechanics Liens, Releases, Affidavits,
  • Powers of Attorney and Revocations, Lis Pendens, Bills of Sale, Hospital Liens and Releases,
  • Mineral Deeds and Home Equities, UCC Financing Statement, Abstract of Judgment

Fees

Item
Cost
First page$26.00
Each additional page$4.00
Each additional name to be indexed in excess of 5$0.25
Double the filing fee for that page if there is not a clearly identifying headingN/A
Penalty Fee for no grantee's address on any document$25.00
Federal tax liens and releases$31.00
State tax liens, releases and abstracts - Filed by the State$16.00
Maps and plats - small$61.00
Maps and plats - large$81.00
Assumed name / DBA or abandonment with 1 owner$23.00
Each additional owner listed$0.50
Brand and Marks$26.00
Each additional location on same type of animal$5.00
Bonds to indemnify with 1 page and 1 service$167.00
Each additional page$4.00
Each additional service$100.00
Each additional notice of service$4.00
Military discharge recording and copiesNo fee
Returned check fee$30.00
Copies per page$1.00
Certification of copies$5.00
Copy of plat on large paper$10.00
Foreclosures$3.00