The Panola County County Clerk’s office has begun to limit open access to its offices in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), County Clerk Bobbie Davis said.

The office will continue offering its services, but beginning today, counter service has been discontinued. The office will also limit its public search area until further notice, with a maximum of five persons allowed at a time.

“In addition, we will provide a drop box at our door for recordings, applications for birth/death certificates, etc.,” Davis said. “Our office will remain staffed and available to assist the public, other county offices and the County Court at Law without interruption. Be assured that the office will continue processing court filings through the Texas eFile System, handling mail requests, and answering phone calls and e-mails.”

Davis also issued several other guidelines:

  • Marriage licenses will be issued by appointment only. Call the office to schedule an appointment and for additional information. Only the applicants will be able to come to the office for the issuance of the license.
  • Birth and death certificates can be purchased using the mail-in application and notarized proof of identity — available on the county website’s
  • — or by using the drop box located at the office door.
  • Blank assumed name/DBA forms are available on the county’s website. Forms can be mailed or delivered to the office with the appropriate fee for recording.
  • Copies of deeds can be purchased online at

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. Certified copies of recorded documents can be purchased on

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  • Criminal court costs can be made by telephone at (903) 693-0302.

For questions or appointments, call (903) 693-0302 or email countyclerk@co.panola.tx.us or b.davis@co.panola.tx.us.