The military services, encourages military personnel to file their official discharge with the County Clerk in the county of residence. This includes members of the United States armed forces, the United States armed forces reserve, or an armed force auxillary.
Texas Local Government Code, Section 192.002 authorizes the County Clerk to file the military discharge at no cost.
By filing the military discharge form DD 214 in the public records, 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, the military records are confidential. Only a qualified applicant may secure this information. The record is confidential for the 75 years following the date it is recorded with or otherwise first comes into the possession of a governmental body.
These are only for records filed in Brown County.
APPLICATION FOR CERTIFIED COPY OF MILITARY DISCHARGE RECORD (NO CHARGE)