Official Records

Regretfully, at this time the Columbia County Clerk of Courts office has suspended marriage ceremonies and passport applications. 

The Clerk is the recorder of all instruments required or authorized to be recorded in one general series of “Official Records” books. Upon payment of the statutory fees the Clerk records and indexes a variety of important documents which in most cases are related to real estate. Examples of such documents include deeds, mortgages, liens, contracts, affidavits, subdivision plats, surveys, declarations of condominium, bills of sale, judgments, certificates of military discharge, and declarations of domicile.

Official Records Online

Legal Descriptions
Subdivision plat maps are available in the Official Records Department of the Clerk’s office.
A subdivision name, block and lot number identifies plat descriptions.
Metes & Bounds legal descriptions (section, township, and range) maps are available in the Property Appraiser’s office.