Fort Bend County, Texas Genealogy Guide

Fort Bend County, Texas (Map It) was created on December 29, 1837 from Austin County, Harris County and Brazoria County. This county was named for a blockhouse positioned in a bend of the Brazos River .. Learn More About State of Texas History

Fort Bend County is bordered by Waller County (north), Harris County (east), Brazoria County (southeast), Wharton County (southwest), Austin County (northwest).

Fort Bend County Cities and Towns include Arcola, Beasley, Fairchilds, Fulshear, Houston, Katy, Meadows Place, Missouri City, Needville, Orchard, Pleak, Richmond, Rosenberg, Simonton, Stafford, Sugar Land, Thompsons, Weston Lakes.. A Map of Fort Bend County, Texas contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Fort Bend County, Texas Courthouse Records

Fort Bend County, Texas Courthouse
Fort Bend County, TX Courthouse

The Fort Bend County Courthouse is located in Richmond, Texas. Learn More About State of Texas Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicate what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Fort Bend county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • Fort Bend County Clerk has Birth & Death Records from 1903, Marriage Records from 1837, Land Records from 1837, Probate Records from 1838 and Court Records from 1838. The County Clerk's office is the place where all transactions having to do with land are recorded and kept on file. They take marriage license applications, issues marriage licenses, files the license after the marriage, and maintains a permanent record of the marriage, surveys and plats of subdivisions, Armed Forces discharge papers for all veterans who reside in the county. Some naturalization records have been found with the deeds.
  • Fort Bend County Tax Assessor-Collector Office is responsible for the the assessment of taxes on each property in the county and collection of that tax

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