Instant Access to Texas State, County and Municipal Records

"Publicly available records are a fundamental guarantee of our Freedoms & Democracy."
William Ratcher - Founder of

Texas Public Records

The Texas State Records mission is to provide every person the right to detect, obtain, preview and examine public records, consequently ensuring that Texas residents are provided with access in accordance with the Public Information Act (Texas Government Code Chapter 552). The law specifies that all government information and records are presumed to be available to the public: Texas State Library.

The main goal of this website is to enable all members of the general public the right to access Texas state public records easily, efficiently and concisely, without the requester having to specify a “need to know” or reveal any sensitive personal information, unless the requested information is confidential by law, either constitutional, statutory or by court decision.

Texas State Records maintains the information concerning the following subjects: Criminal Records, Court Records, Vital Records and State Background Checks; including over 250 million transparent public records.

The search functionality granted in this portal enables the information requested to be presented immediately and accurately. Texas public records are gathered from as far back as the year 1839 and containing information from 254 counties, thereby ensuring Texas abides by the commitment of the United States of America to remain a “fair and just” society for all.