(Houston, TX) – Elected officials came together today for the grand opening of the new Jim Fonteno Harris County Clerk’s Office Annex located at 14350 Wallisville Road. Dozens attended the ribbon cutting made possible by Harris County partners and the North Channel Area Chamber of Commerce.
“We are very pleased that we can offer our services to area residents that otherwise had to travel far to obtain personal records,” said Harris County Clerk Dr. Diane Trautman. “It also made sense to open an annex here since this building already houses other county offices.”
With this new addition, the Harris County Clerk’s Office now has 11 locations throughout county. Residents can obtain deed information, marriage licenses, birth certificates and other personal records at the office most convenient to them.
The Harris County Clerk’s Office worked closely with Harris County Commissioner Precinct 2 Adrian Garcia and Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3, Position 1, Judge Joe Stephens to acquire the space and approvals to make this happen.
“I am happy we were able to support with the process to open this location. We want these facilities to empower our community. We want residents to be able to walk in but more importantly, walk out a little bit better than how they came in,” said Commissioner Adrian Garcia. “We want to make government more convenient and accessible.”
“This is an example of government working on behalf of the hard working citizens of East Harris County to provide the services and amenities they need,” said Judge Stephens. “The citizens of this area have long deserved the services that our County Clerk provides and I was glad to play a small part in making it happen.”
Other county departments at the Jim Fonteno Courthouse include Commissioner Precinct 2, Justice of the Peace Judge Joe Stephens, Precinct 3 Constable, Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector & Voter Registrar, and Harris County Sheriff’s Office.
Annex hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. For more information call 713- 455-8104 or visit www.cclerk.hctx.net.