The Fort Bend County Clerk’s Office opened the Sugar Land Annex in June to more efficiently provide services to Sugar Land residents.

In a nutshell

Since taking office in 2015, County Clerk Laura Richard has prioritized providing services to as many people across the county as possible, said Montreal Peterson, Fort Bend County Clerk manager of operations, in an email. Seeing growth in Sugar Land, Richard saw an opportunity to bring resources closer to area residents by opening an annex to provide vital county services.

Richard also led the opening of the Sienna Annex in 2017 to help alleviate traffic to the Missouri City office.

The specifics

The Sugar Land Annex can provide various services to residents, including:
  • Recording real estate and personal property records
  • Issuing Doing Business As (assumed name) certificate filings
  • Providing certified copies of birth and death records
  • Providing marriage license certificates and copies
  • Records research and certified copies
  • Allowing payments for court costs, fines and fees
Why it matters

By providing resources closer to home for Sugar Land residents, Richard hopes to provide alternative locations and faster services central to several large neighborhoods in the area, Peterson said.

“Sugar Land has over 117,000 residents—that’s a lot of new babies, small businesses, homebuyers and couples ready to tie the knot. The county clerk’s office is there at each walk of a person’s life, securing and safekeeping their records,” Peterson said in an email. “It is our hope that by opening this office, a greater number of residents will have easy access to all the services provided through the country clerk’s office.”