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The only forms available are the Small Estate Affidavit and the Annual Report of the Guardian of the Person. Please contact the County Clerk's office at 512-943-1140 to have these forms mailed to you.
Information on a particular case can only be obtained by contacting the County Clerk's office at 512-943-1140.
If you have already been appointed by the Court, you may obtain additional Letters Testamentary by forwarding $2 for each Letter requested to the County Clerk's office. If you have not been appointed, the decedent's estate must be probated before any Letters Testamentary may be issued.
A credit report listing a judgment from a case in Williamson County may be from a Justice of the Peace, County Court, or District Court case. Additionally, this listing may refer to an Abstract of Judgment on record with the Real Estate section of the County Clerk's office. Each of these offices should be contacted for additional information.
Pursuant to Chapter 252.001 of the Texas Estates Code, a person may deposit their Will with the County Clerk of Williamson County if that person resides in Williamson County.There is a one-time administrative fee of $5.
Please provide proof of Williamson County residency (i.e. ID, Driver's License, Utility bill) of the person whose Will is being deposited with us.
Please bring the person's Will sealed in an envelope, with the printed name, address and signature of the person on the outside of the envelope. Also, the envelope should have the names and addresses and or email addresses of 2 people who should be notified after the death of the person whose Will has been deposited with us.
The deputy clerk shall index the sealed Will and place the envelope in a secured area. The deputy clerk does not review the contents of the envelope or the Will. The deputy clerk shall issue a certificate of deposit for the Will upon receipt.The Will may be removed at any time by the person for whom the Will was created. Further details of the process may be found in Chapter 252 of the Texas Estates Code.In other words if Mary has her lawyer create her Will, she may bring her Will to us to hold until her death or her lawyer may bring it or her sister if Mary is unable to bring it herself as long as all of the information stated above is on the outside of the envelope. No one but Mary may retrieve the deposited Will.
For more information, please call the County Clerk Probate Office at 512-943-1140
The County Clerk's Court Division is located on the second floor of the Williamson County Justice Center at 405 MLK, Georgetown, Texas 78626. To contact the County Clerk's office, please call 512-943-1140 from the Austin Metro area.
The County Clerk's office is open every day from 8 am to 5 pm. Monday through Friday, except holidays. Our office is open during lunch.
Information on a particular case can only be obtained by contacting the County Clerk's office at 512-943-1140 or contacting the Judge's individual office.
Due to the volume of calls we receive daily, we are not staffed to answer calls of this nature from the general public. They are welcome to come to the office to look up the answer in the court file, or we will provide a certified letter for $10.00, either by mail or in person. You may also try our online Judicial Search.
The instructions and the Civil Case Information Sheet (PDF) can be found on the forms on the County Clerk page.
No. However the Williamson County Bar Association may be contacted or the Texas Bar Association may be contacted at 800-252-9690. Legal Aid of Central Texas provides free legal assistance to qualified applicants, and they may be contacted at 800-369-9270. (They do not handle criminal cases.) You may also find some types of forms and instructions for Civil/Probate/Family law at Self Help Support Website or Texas Law Help.
From Austin: Take IH-35 to Exit 261. Turn right onto Highway 29 East. Continue until you reach Austin Avenue (third stoplight); turn left onto Austin Avenue. Continue until you reach 4th Street. Turn left onto 4th Street. Continue until you reach MLK Street and turn right onto MLK Street. The Williamson County Clerk's office is located at 405 MLK Street in the Williamson County Justice Center on the second floor for courts and recording area in the basement.
Please see our Fee Sheet (PDF)
As with any legal matter, contacting an attorney experienced with these cases is always the safest choice. You are not required to have a lawyer to file papers or to participate in a case. You have a right to represent yourself. However, a pro se may not represent others. Under Texas law, only a licensed attorney may represent the interests of third-party individuals or entities, including guardianship wards and probate estates. (Copies may be obtained at $1 a page.)
Please keep in mind that no one in the County Clerk's office is an attorney, and we cannot answer legal questions or offer legal advice regarding the appropriate course of action.