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Brazoria County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Crime Statistics

The Texas Department of Public Safety compiles and manages statistical crime data for cities and counties. According to data published in 2017, the county recorded 1,263 crimes. Larceny-theft was the most common crime with 684 reported incidents while assault was the most common violent crime. Compared to published data for 2016, total crimes increased by 0.9 percent. Burglary cases grew from 270 incidents to 303 incidents while the number of larceny cases increased by 5. Conversely incidents of robbery and assault dropped between both years.

Criminal Records

Residents can obtain public police reports by contacting the police department in their city. Interested parties can also obtain criminal records by contacting the Texas Department of Public Safety at:

Texas Department of Public Safety
Crime Records Service
CJIS Field Auditors
P.O. Box 4143
Austin, TX 78765

The department maintains an online conviction database with different types of public data, including class B misdemeanors, convictions, prosecutions, and arrests. Members of the public can search for criminal records using an online platform.

In addition, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), provides online access to a state-wide sex offender registry. Residents of the county can search for registrants by name. Searches can also be filtered to reveal offenders within a map address or offenders enrolled or working at institutes of higher education. The public registry is also available as a downloadable file for users who wish to run statistics or perform other operations.

How to get Inmate Information

Information on persons currently held in state correctional inmate facilities can be obtained by contacting the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ). It provides an online search service that interested parties can use to locate inmates. Searches can be conducted using the subject's name, SID (State Identification) number, or TDCJ number.

Court Records

Brazoria County's court system consists of multiple district courts, constitutional county courts, county courts at law, justice courts, and municipal courts. Each of these courts has different jurisdictions over different cases. District courts have general jurisdiction over civil and criminal cases. Constitutional courts have jurisdiction over most probate cases. They also share jurisdiction with Justice Courts in civil cases where the amount in controversy is up to $10,000. Municipal courts have exclusive jurisdiction over ordinance violations. They also hear cases involving misdemeanors.

How to Find Court Records

In compliance with the state's open records policy, residents can obtain copies of district court records by contacting the district clerk's office in person or by mail at:

Brazoria County District Clerk
Attention: Copy Request
111 E. Locust, Suite 500
Angleton, TX 77515

Interested parties can also conduct searches using the online courts record inquiry platform, which provides access to criminal records, civil and family records across all the major courts in the county. In addition, the Brazoria County district clerk provides an online record request form that members of the public can use to find felony records. To use this service, requesters must provide their contact information, social security number, date of birth, and the period range to be searched.

In addition to its district courts and justice courts, Brazoria County is home to multiple municipal courts which have exclusive jurisdiction over ordinance violations as well as cases involving misdemeanors. Residents can find court records by visiting the courthouse where the case was heard.

Alvin Municipal Court
216 W Sealy St
Alvin, TX 77511
Phone: (281) 388-4250

Angleton Municipal Court
120 S Chenango St
Angleton, TX 77515
Phone: (979) 849-2471

Brazoria Municipal Court
201 S Main St
Brazoria, TX 77422
Phone: (979) 798-2165
Fax: (979) 798-2018

Brookside Village Municipal Court
6243 Brookside Rd
Brookside Village, TX 77581
Phone: (281) 485-3048

Clute Municipal Court
108 Hargett St,
P.O. Box 997
Clute, TX 77531
Phone: (979) 265-5421
Fax: (979) 265-6384

Danbury Municipal Court
P.O. Box 258
Danbury, TX 77534
Phone: (979) 922-1551 ext. 4

Holiday Lakes Municipal Court
195 N Texas Ave
Holiday Lakes, TX 77515
Phone: (979) 849-1136
Fax: (979) 849-5225

Freeport Municipal Court
200 W 2nd St
Freeport, TX 77541
Phone: (979) 239-3913
Fax: (979) 373-0113

Jones Creek Municipal Court
7207 Stephen F. Austin Rd
Jones Creek, TX 77541
Phone: (979) 233-1826

Lake Jackson Municipal Court
5 Oak Dr
Lake Jackson, TX 77566
Phone: (979) 297-1031
Fax: (979) 292-0130

Liverpool Municipal Court
8901 CR 171,
P.O. Box 24
Liverpool, TX 77577
Phone: (281) 581-2342

Manvel Municipal Court
20025 Morris Ave,
P.O. Box 190
Manvel, TX 77578
Phone: (281) 489-1229

Oyster Creek Municipal Court
3210 FM 523
Oyster Creek, TX 77541
Phone: (979) 233-0243

Pearland Municipal Court
2555 Cullen Pkwy,
P.O. Box 84609
Pearland, TX 77584
Phone: (281) 997-5900

Richwood Municipal Court
1800 N Brazosport Blvd
Richwood, TX 77531
Phone: (979) 265-8157

Surfside Beach Municipal Court
1304 Monument Dr
Surfside Beach, TX 77541
Phone: (979) 233-1597

Sweeny Municipal Court
Sweeny City Hall
102 W Ashley Wilson Rd,
P.O. Box 248

Sweeny, TX 77480
Phone: (979) 548-3325
Fax: (979) 548-7745

West Columbia Municipal Court
512 E Brazos Ave,
P.O. Box 487
West Columbia, TX 77486
Phone: (979) 345-4832
Fax: (979) 345-3178

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Vital Records

How to Get Divorce Records

Eligible parties can obtain copies of a divorce decree by contacting the Brazoria County district clerk at 111 E. Locust, Ste. 500, Angleton. The office processes same day requests for walk0in applications. Residents can also obtain copies via mail by sending a request to:

Brazoria County District Clerk,
111 E. Locust, Ste. 500,
Angleton, TX 77515

Walk-in or mail applications must include the case number as well as indicate the number of copies being requested. Requesters may also be required to provide a valid government-issued ID as well as their contact information.

Obtaining Divorce Verifications

The Texas Department of State Health Services Vital Statistics Unit maintains records of divorces in Brazoria County and other parts of the state. However, it only issues divorce verifications and not copies of the actual decree. To request divorce records, interested parties must send a completed application form to the:

Texas Vital Records
Department of State Health Services
P.O. Box 12040
Austin, TX 78711-2040

The department charges a $20.00 fee for divorce verifications. Requests must include the date of the divorce, the name of the spouses at the time of divorce, and the requester's contact information.

How to Obtain Birth/Death Records

The Brazoria County clerk office issues copies of birth and death certificates for events that occurred in the county. To obtain a record, applicants must either be the named person on record, a child, sibling, grandparent, spouse or legal guardian. Requests must include a valid government or state-issued picture ID. County residents can apply in person at the main office or any of the following substations:

Angleton - Main Office - East Annex (old Wal-Mart building on Hwy. 35)
1524 E. Mulberry #152
Angleton, TX 77515

Manvel Substation
7313 Corporate Drive
Manvel, TX 77578

Pearland Substation
2436 S. Grand, Ste 106
Pearland, TX 77581

County residents can also submit requests via mail. To obtain records by mail, requesters must provide a completed birth/death record application form. The office charges $23.00 for each certified copy of a birth record. Death records cost $21.00 for the first certified copy and $4.00 for each additional copy. Requesters must also provide a notarized proof of identification to establish their relationship.

In addition, the Texas Department of State Health Services processes requests for births and deaths records from 1903 till date. Requests can be made in person or by mail at:

Texas Vital Records
Department of State Health Services
P.O. Box 12040
Austin, TX 78711-2040

How to Obtain Marriage Records

The Brazoria County Clerk manages records of marriage licenses issued in the county. Residents can request a marriage records search by visiting any of the following offices:

Angleton - Main Office - East Annex (old Wal-Mart building on Hwy. 35)
1524 E. Mulberry #152
Angleton, TX 77515

Manvel Substation
7313 Corporate Drive
Manvel, TX 77578

Pearland Substation
2436 S. Grand, Ste 106
Pearland, TX 77581

To obtain records by mail, interested parties must submit a completed application form that includes relevant information, such as the date of the marriage, name of the couple (including maiden name), as well as the contact details of the requester. Written application should be sent to:

Brazoria County Clerk's Office
Attn: Vital Statistics
111 E. Locust Suite 200
Angleton, TX 77515

Similarly, the Texas Department of State Health Services Vital Statistics Unit issues marriage verifications for events in the state. To request marriage records, interested parties must send a completed application form to the:

Texas Vital Records
Department of State Health Services
P.O. Box 12040
Austin, TX 78711-2040