Military Discharge – DD214
Military discharge paper, also known as the DD214 form, is a document given to a person who has completed their service in the Armed Forces of the United States. This document contains pertinent information regarding their service and discharge from the military.
By filing the DD214 with the County Clerk, a permanent record is maintained for future proof of service for veterans’ benefits and for safekeeping. Doing so allows the County Clerk’s Office to provide a certified copy of a DD214 should a qualified applicant need a replacement copy in the future.
The original will be returned to the owner after recording.
There is no fee to file a DD214. Texas Local Gov’t Code § 192.002.
Only qualified applicants may obtain certified copies. The following are qualified applicants:
1. Veteran who is the subject of the record
2. Spouse of the Veteran
3. Child of the Veteran
4. Parent of the Veteran
5. Legal guardian of the Veteran
6. If there is no living spouse, child or parent, the nearest living relative of the Veteran
7. Person named by the Veteran, or a legal guardian, spouse, child, nearest living relative, or personal representative of the estate described in a power of attorney according to Estates Code, Ch. 572
8. Personal representative of the estate of the Veteran
9. Another governmental body
10. Authorized representative of a funeral home assisting in burial of the Veteran
To request a copy, complete this form and return to the County Clerk's Office, and include a legible copy of your valid I.D.
Application for Certified Copy of Military Discharge Forms - DD-214
To help reduce turnaround time, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
There is no fee for a certified copy of the recorded military discharge form.