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Real property records to be recorded in official public records must be an original, notarized document or a certified copy of the original document.  

Local Government Code Chapter 191 GENERAL RECORDS PROVISIONS AFFECTING COUNTIES

Local Government Code Chapter 192 INSTRUMENTS TO BE RECORDED BY COUNTIES

Local Government Code Chapter 193 RECORDING AND INDEXING BY COUNTIES

Property Code Chapter 11 PROVISIONS GENERALLY APPLICABLE TO PUBLIC RECORDS

Property Code Chapter 12 RECORDING OF INSTRUMENTS

Civil Practice and Remedies Code Chapter 121. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS AND PROOFS OF WRITTEN INSTRUMENTS

And any other provisions or laws that may apply to the creating, filing or recording of records in the official public records.

 

Please address the recording to:
Bell County Clerk’s Office
Attn: Recording Dept.
P.O. Box 480
Belton, TX 76513
(254) 933-5171

Effective January 1, 2015, the County Clerk's Office will begin charging an additional $0.25 for each name in excess of five names to be indexed on all documents being recorded.  This includes E-Recorded documents.  All other recording fees remain the same.

Filings:

Filling Fee: 

Records Mgmt Fee (LGC 118.0216)

Courthouse Security(LGC 291.008)

Total

Deed, Deeds of Trust, A/J, State Tax Lien/Release, UCC, Bonds, Hospital Lien (PC 55.005) – First Page – LGC 118.011(a)(1)

$5.00

$5.00

$1.00

$11.00

Each additional page on which there are visible marks of any kind. – LGC 118.011(a)(1)

$4.00

 

 

$4.00

Each addition grantor/grantee indexed over the first 5 names – LGC 118.011(a)(2)

$0.25

 

 

$0.25

Federal Liens/Releases – PC14.005 (Tax & Fine)

$10.00

$5.00

$1.00

$16.00

UCC Filings – Effective 7/1/01 UCC laws changed.  Contact the Office of the Secretary of the State or County Clerk. BCC Chapter 9 Timber/Mineral/fixture Clerk only

$5.00

$5.00

$1.00

$11.00

Plat – per mylar – LGC 118.011(c)

$25.00

 

 

$25.00


SEARCHES & COPIES:

Federal Lien, A/J, State Tax Lien, Hospital Lien, UCC, etc Search –
PC 14.00(d)....................................................................................................... $10.00 per name

Plain – LGC 118.011(a)(4) & LGC 118.0145..................................................... $1.00 per page
Certified Copies – LGC 118.011(a)(3) & LGC 118.014................. $1.00 plus $1.00 per page


Out-of-state checks are not accepted on any of the above fees. 


FEES FOR RECORDING IN BELL COUNTY

Pages 

Fees

 

Pages 

Fees

 

Pages 

Fees

 

Pages 

Fees

1 - 

$11.00

 

13 - 

$59.00

 

26 - 

$111.00

 

38 - 

$159.00

2 - 

$15.00

14 - 

$63.00

27 - 

$115.00

39 - 

$163.00

3 - 

$19.00

15 - 

$67.00

28 - 

$119.00

40 - 

$167.00

4 - 

$23.00

16 - 

$71.00

29 - 

$123.00

41 - 

$171.00

5 - 

$27.00

17 - 

$75.00

30 - 

$127.00

42 - 

$175.00

6 - 

$31.00

18 - 

$79.00

31 - 

$131.00

43 - 

$179.00

7 - 

$35.00

19 - 

$83.00

32 - 

$135.00

44 - 

$183.00

8 - 

$39.00

20 - 

$87.00

33 - 

$139.00

45 - 

$187.00

9 - 

$43.00

21 - 

$91.00

34 - 

$143.00

46 - 

$191.00

10 - 

$47.00

22 - 

$95.00

35 - 

$147.00

47 - 

$195.00

11 - 

$51.00

23 - 

$99.00

36 - 

$151.00

48 - 

$199.00

12 - 

$55.00

24 - 

$103.00

37 - 

$155.00

49 - 

$203.00

 

 

25 - 

$107.00

 

 

50 - 

$207.00