Operational since 1836, the County Clerk office is governed by the city of Montgomery County in Texas. It is involved in the management of birth and death certificates, marriage licenses and criminal misdemeanor records. The office maintains official public records that include deeds, mortgages, judgments, tax liens and land patent applications. It also collects and maintains supporting documentation used to create the minutes for meeting. The County Clerk office is the official recordkeeper for Montgomery County Commissioners' Court. It handles civil filings in family matters, including divorce, condemnation and juvenile cases. In addition, the office provides separate checks for filing service fees.