Real Property Clerk

Houston, Texas, United States


Position Description

The Real Property Clerk serves the public with recording real estate documents in the Harris County Clerk's Office. The Clerk verifies each document submitted meets statutory requirements for recording.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists the public by phone, in person, and email
  • Processes Customer Documents:
  • Verifies customer documents meet statutory requirements
  • Identifies pertinent information to aid in the creation of the index
  • Creates and fulfills copy orders
  • Computes fees
  • Balances register and creates financial reports
  • Maintains filing systems
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Harris County is an Equal Opportunity Employer
If you need special services or accommodations, please call (713) 274-5445 or email.
Must pass the "Clerical Skills Test" with a minimum typing speed of 30 w.p.m. with 80% accuracy.
See General Information below for test instructions.

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Six (6 months) of clerical work experience

NOTE: To qualify for this position, required education, experience, knowledge and skills must be clearly stated on your application's employment history. Resumes are welcome, but we do not use any information provided on your resume to qualify and refer you to the Hiring Department for consideration
  • Two (2) years clerical work experience
  • Strong retention ability
  • Strong comprehension, attention to detail and communication skills
General Information


  • Civil Courthouse - 201 Caroline Houston, Texas 77002
  • Monday - Friday, 8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
  • Overtime as Needed
  • $16.00-$17.00/Hour
  • Commensurate with Experience
  • Based on 26 Pay Periods

Online testing is available for this position

Due to a high volume of applications positions may close prior to the advertised closing date.

Harris County offers a competitive benefits program, including comprehensive group health and related benefits plan as well as defined benefit retirement plan.
The following list of benefits is offered only to employees in regular (full-time) positions:
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Wellness
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-term disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 10 days of vacation each year for the first five (5) years of service. Accrual rates increase based on years of service.
  • 10 county holidays plus one (1) floating holiday
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan
  • Healthcare Reimbursement Account
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
The following benefits are also available to regular (full-time) employment and may be available to part-time employees:
  • Retirement pension (TCDRS)
    • Flexible schedules (varies by department)
      • Transportation Assistance (Metro RideSponsor Program)

In accordance with the Harris County Personnel Regulations, Group Health and related benefits are subject to amendment or discontinuance at any time. Commissioners Court reserves the right to make benefit modifications on the County's behalf as needed.
For plan details, visit the Harris County benefits website:

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