Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who issues Building Permits in Wise County?
A: Wise County does not require general building permits. If you are with an incorporated city or ETJ, contact the City Hall for information. Septic Permits are required, however; contact Public Works at 940-627-9332. Back to Top

 

 

Q: Who do I apply with for Tax exemptions, like homestead or agricultural?
A: All tax exemptions go through the Wise Appraisal District. They can be contacted at 940-627-3081.
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Q: I would like to know who owns the Mineral Rights to a piece of Property, how do I find out? I need to update my address or information, who do I contact?
A: All changes to your address or information should go through the Wise Appraisal District. They can be contacted at 940-627-3081. To determine who owns the rights, contact the County Clerk at 940-627-3351. You will need to perform a Title Search (they will be able to give you information on how to perform the search).  Back to Top

 

 

Q: Who do I contact about Probate filings?
A: Probate cases are filed with the Court department of the County Clerk's Office. countyclerk@co.wise.tx.us or 940-627-3351.  Back to Top

 

 

Q: I want to find tax Information on a Manufactured Home. Who do I contact?
A: Contact the Tax Assessor's Office at wisecotax@co.wise.tx.us or 940-627-3523 Back to Top

 

 

Q: What public online information is available?
A: Unfortunately, we do not have specific tax or filed information available on-line at this time. We expect to have civil and criminal case filings on-line by summer 2011. Back to Top

 

 

Q: Can I renew my vehicle registration on-line?
A: Yes, Go to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles Registration Site   Back to Top

 

 

Q: What are the Animal Laws in Wise County?
A: Contact Animal Services at 940-627-7577 for specific questions. See also Animal Services Back to Top

 

 

Q: I am looking for County Deed Records. Are these on-line?
A: County Deed records are maintained at the County Clerk's Office. countyclerk@co.wise.tx.us or 940-627-3351. Unfortunately, they are not yet available on-line.   Back to Top

 

 

Q: Who do I contact about county road repairs?
A: For County Roads, contact the Commissioner of the Precinct where you live (see the Directory page). The county does not maintain Private Roads.   Back to Top

 

 

Q: Who do I contact with concerns about a drilling site?
A: Contact the Texas Railroad Commission.   Back to Top

 

 

Q: Is it legal to shoot firearms on my property in the county?
A: As long as it is done safely, there are no firearm ordinances or restrictions in the county. City ordinances may vary.

 

 

Q: Where do I get a Marriage License? Where do I get a copy of my Birth Certificate or a copy of a Death Certificate? Where do I file for a DBA Certificate?
A: The County Clerk's Office. countyclerk@co.wise.tx.us or 940-627-3351.   Back to Top

 

 

Q: I have a question not listed here. Who do I ask for help?
A: Send an email to publicinformation@co.wise.tx.us and we'll tell you who to contact for the information.

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