Fredericksburg & Gillespie County Genealogy

Obtaining Vital Records

Need Gillespie County Records?
County Clerk Mary Lynn Rusche
Mailing Address:
Gillespie County Clerk
101 W. Main, Unit # 13
Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Physical Address:
(for FedEx or UPS)

Gillespie County Clerk
101 W. Main, Room 109
Fredericksburg, TX
Office Hours: 8:00 A.M. To 4:00 P.M Monday thru Friday
except for Holidays given by Commissioner's Court for Courthouse Closings
Phone: 830-997-6515
Open Indexes in Office Fees for Copies
Official Public Records-Deeds $1.00 per page
Commissioner Court Records $1.00 per page
*Birth Records (75 years or older) $23.00 Cert. Copy
*Death Records (25 years or older) $21.00 Cert. Copy
*Marriage Records (1850 to present) $7.00 Cert. Copy
Cattle Marks & Brands $1.00 per page
Assumed Name $1.00 per page
Honorable Discharges (75 years or older) (no fee to dischargee or family member)
*Birth Records begin in 1846
(not all birth records were recorded in the early years)
*Death Records begin in 1903
*Marriage Records begin in 1850
Office personnel cannot perform phone searches.
Please send written request or phone 830-997-6515 for information.
Fees, to be paid by check or money order, are NON-REFUNDABLE.
When requesting documents in writing that are not public records, birth records less than 75 years old, or death records less than 25 years old, you must explain your relationship to the person and provide a copy of your current drivers license in addition to the non-refundable fee.
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