Zavala County, Texas Genealogy Guide

Zavala County, Texas (Map It) was created on February 1, 1858 from Uvalde County and Maverick County. This county was named for Lorenzo de Zavala (1788–1836), signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence and the first Vice-President of the Republic of Texas .. Learn More About State of Texas History

Zavala County is bordered by Uvalde County (north), Frio County (east), Dimmit County (south), Maverick County (west).

Zavala County Cities and Towns include Crystal City.. A Map of Zavala County, Texas contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Zavala County, Texas Courthouse Records

Zavala County, Texas Courthouse
Zavala County, TX Courthouse

The Zavala County Courthouse is located in Crystal City, 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 Zavala 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.

  • Zavala County Clerk has Birth & Death Records from 1903, Marriage Records from 1884, Land Records from 1838, Probate Records from 1885 and Court Records from 1885. 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.
  • Zavala County Tax Assessor-Collector Office is responsible for the the assessment of taxes on each property in the county and collection of that tax

Zavala County, Texas Census Records

Zavala County, Texas Vital Records

Zavala County, Texas Resources

Zavala County, Texas External Links

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