County Clerk

County Clerk

Bell County Clerk -  Shelley CostonShelley Coston 2013

Per the COVID-19 Operating Plan for the Bell County Judiciary:

  • When individuals attempt to enter the Bell County Justice Center, security staff will use an infrared thermometer to determine the temperature of the individual. Individuals whose temperature equals or exceeds 99.6ºF will be refused admittance to the court building. The use of infrared thermometers to determine the temperature of individuals entering the other court buildings will be determined by the security staff for each of the respective courts.
  • All individuals entering the court building will be required to wear face coverings at all times.
    Individuals will be encouraged to bring cloth face coverings with them, but if the individual does not have a cloth face covering, a disposable face mask will be provided, if supplies are available to the county.

In keeping with local, state and federal Disaster Declarations, the Bell County Clerk’s Office will continue to utilize the Continuity of Operations Plan put in place in March.  Here is a link to our Continuity of Operations Plan:   Continuity of Operations Plan

The Bell County Clerk’s Office will still be operating by answering phones and emails, processing e-files for judicial cases, e-recording for property records, electronic registration of birth and death records, and all mail, fax and email search requests.

While we realize  there will be exceptions, every attempt to limit face to face transactions will be made. Certain transactions will be processed by appointment only. These appointments will be restricted to only the party or parties involved. We ask that you please do not bring in children. If you are sick, recently exposed to anyone who is sick or show signs of being sick, please do not attempt to make a physical appearance in our office.

I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding to protect the employees and their families.

Bell County Justice Center

1201 Huey Road
Belton, Texas  76513

Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 480
Belton, Texas  76513

Office Hours:  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday


Main Number
(254) 933-5160

Civil/Probate Court Records
Civil Case Index Search - Index from Oct. 1989 to Present
Probate On-line Index Search is not available.
(254) 933-5174

Criminal Court Records
Criminal Case Index Search
(254) 933-5161

Property Records/Recordings
On-line Property Records Search
Sign up for Property Fraud Alert
(254) 933-5171

Vital Statistic Records
- Birth Certificates
 - Death Certificates
- Get a Marriage License or Certified Copy
- DD214  
- Assumed Name Certificates  -  Search Assumed Names
(254) 933-5165

Meeting Agendas & Postings
Fax to (254) 933-5176 or email to

Fax Numbers:
(254) 933-5176 
(254) 933-6072 - Vital Statistics

The Bell County Clerk's Office accepts Debit/Credit Cards for fees associated with Assumed Names, Birth Certificates, Death Certificates and Marriage Licenses.


The County Clerk's Office, Bell County, Texas provides this web site as a public service. This web site is not intended to replace any official source of information. Information available on this web site is collected, maintained, and provided solely for the convenience of the public users. No information contained within the website should be mistaken for legal advice, nor should anyone make legally binding decisions based on this information. While every effort is made to assure that this information is accurate, the County Clerk does not certify the authenticity of the information contained herein. The County Clerk shall under no circumstance be responsible for any error or omission which may occur in these records, nor liable for any actions taken as a result of reliance upon any information contained within this web site from whatever source, or any other consequence from such reliance.

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