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Bowie County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Crime Numbers

The Texas Department for Public Safety (DPS) maintains a repository of major crimes reported in Bowie County. This data is compiled annually through law enforcement agencies in the county. Crime statistics for the year 2018 show 2,993 crimes recorded in the county. Violent crimes included 50 rapes, 202 aggravated assaults, 54 robberies, and 5 murders. Whereas, property crimes included 1944 larcenies, 526 burglaries, and 212 auto thefts.

An analysis of crime reports between 2014 and 2018 shows a decline in 5 out of 7 major crimes. Aggravated assault and robbery declined by -47.39% and -28.94% respectively. Although murder increased by 66.67%, larceny (-23.55%), burglary (-39.60%)), and auto theft (-28.37%) crime numbers decreased by considerable percentages.

Criminal Records

The DPS provides the Criminal History Name Search, a statewide repository where individuals can search and view criminal history records for a fee. Interested parties can search for offenders with Class B misdemeanors, Class C convictions, or higher. It requires new users to create an account before they can perform a search, usually by knowing the name and date of birth of the individual. It costs $3 per search plus a service fee of 2.25% per credit.

Individuals requesting copies of their records may call (512) 424-2474 if the information they seek on their record is not on the website.

The Bowie County District Clerk’s office also provides criminal history records. To make a request, contact (903) 628-6754 or visit the office during weekdays between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the following address:

Bowie County Courthouse
710 James Bowie Drive
New Boston, Tx 75570

In addition, the office manages the Bowie County Case Records Search, a searchable database where members of the public can search the records by name and date of birth. However, interested parties cannot view these records.

Where to Get Bowie County Sex Offender Information

The DPS makes the Public Sex Offender available to the public. Citizens of Bowie County can search nearby registered sex offenders by first and last name, address, or institute of education. This registry is also available to download.

Where to Get Bowie County Inmate Information

Bowie County has one correctional facility at 105 W Front St, Texarkana, TX 75501. Its contact number is (903) 798-3505. Bowie County maintains a Jail Records Search on its official website where members of the public can lookup inmate information. This search can be done by inputting the inmate’s full name, date of birth, and the date booked. Interested parties may also filter results by date of release.

How to Get Bowie County Court Records

Bowie County Court records are available to the public at the District Court Clerk’s office. Visit the office between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday to make inquiries. This request can be also be made by mail. Acceptable payment methods include a check or money order. Fees vary by request.

The office also provided the Bowie County Case Records Search where parties may search civil and family case records by entering the defendant’s name, case status, and the date filed into search boxes.

Individuals looking for property records may search the County Clerk’s self-service website or make enquires at the County Clerk’s office.

Location of Courts in the County

Bowie County has a County Court, 3 District Courts, and 5 Justice of the Peace Courts. Find below the addresses and contact numbers of Courts in Bowie County:

County Court at Law
710 James Bowie Drive
New Boston, TX, 75570
Phone: (903) 628-6781
Fax: (903) 628-2217

5th District Court
710 James Bowie Drive
New Boston, TX, 75570
(903) 628-6783

102nd District Court
710 James Bowie Drive
New Boston, TX, 75570
Phone: (903) 628-6835
Fax: (903) 628-2217

202nd District Court
710 James Bowie Drive
New Boston, TX, 75570
Phone: (903) 628-6771
Fax: (903) 628-2217

Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 - Place 1
Bi-State Justice Building
100 North State Line #13
Texarkana, TX 75501
Phone: (903) 798-3006
Fax: (903) 798-3601

Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 - Place 2
Bi-State Justice Building
100 North State Line, Box 14
Texarkana, TX 75501
Phone: (903) 798-3038
Fax: (903) 798-3958

Justice of the Peace Precinct 2
Bowie County Courthouse
710 James Bowie Drive
New Boston, TX 75570
Phone: (903) 628-6812
Fax: (903) 628-6727

Justice of the Peace Precinct 3
902 West Front
DeKalb, TX 75559
Phone: (903) 667-3891
Fax: (903) 667-9931

Justice of the Peace Precinct 4
4844 US Hwy 67W
Simms, TX 75574
Phone: (903) 543-2279
Fax: (903) 543-2279

Justice of the Peace Precinct 5
P.O. Box 189
Maud, TX 75567
Phone: (903) 585-5428
Fax: (903) 585-2111

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Vital Records

Bowie county vital records refer to marriage, divorce birth, death records, and other documents containing information regarding vital events that occur within county limits. These documents are available to interested and eligible persons according to Texas State law.

Where and How to Get Bowie County Divorce Records

The District Court Clerk’s office maintains divorce records in Bowie County. To obtain a divorce record, visit the office on working days, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the address below:

710 James Bowie Drive
New Boston, TX, 75570

Orders can also be made by email or by contacting the office on (903) 628-6750. Fees may vary depending on the type of record being requested.

Where and How to Get Bowie County Marriage Records

To obtain marriage records, make in-person requests to the Court Clerk’s office at the following address:

710 James Bowie Drive
New Boston, TX 75570
Phone: (903) 628-6740
Fax: (903) 628-6729

Alternatively, call the office number or email to make the request. The office is open on Mondays to Fridays between 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Acceptable methods of payment include cash, check, and debit or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover). The County Clerk’s office also maintains a self-service website where people can search for marriage records from May 15, 1971, to date.

Where and How to Get Bowie County Birth and Death Records

To obtain birth records, fill and submit an Application for Certificate at the County Clerk’s office during business hours. Come with valid identification. The method of payment is the same as when requesting marriage records.

Submit an Application for Certificate at the Clerk’s office to obtain death records. Requesters are required to have a valid photo ID. Acceptable payment methods include cash, check, and debit and credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, or Discover).