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Military Discharge DD-214

Texas Local Government Code, Section 192.002 authorizes the County Clerk to file the military discharge at no cost.

§192.002 Military Discharge Records
(a) The County Clerk shall record the official members of the United States armed forces, the United States armed forces, the United States armed forces reserve, or an armed forces auxiliary.

(b) The County Clerk may not charge a fee for the recording and keeping of a military discharge record.

Application for Certified Copy of DD214
To request a certified copy of a DD214 filed in Cameron County, please contact the Vital Statistics Dept. at (956)544-0817.

Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 149 § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987.

By filing the military discharge form, a permanent record is maintained for future proof of service for veterans’ benefits.  The original is returned to the owner after recording.  As of September 1, 2003, military records are confidential.  Only a qualified applicant may secure this information.

Discharges may be filed at the Cameron County Clerk’s main office or our sub-station in San Benito, Texas.

The hours of operation are Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.