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Cherokee County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are Cherokee County Arrest Records?

Cherokee County arrest records are law enforcement documents containing the details of arrests that occurred within the county. Contained on these records are the personal data of the arrestee, mugshot, type of offense(s) committed, and date of arrest. The records department of the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office may be contacted to obtain records by email or Fax: (903) 683-2813 ATTN: Records.

Crime Statistics

The Texas Department for Public Safety (TxDPS) collates and publishes crime statistics for counties in the state, Cherokee County included. According to the 2018 report, the county recorded 1,069 crimes at a 2,049.7 crime rate per 1,000 population. Crimes reported included 2 murders, 23 rapes, 10 robberies, 146 assaults, 273 burglaries, 542 larcenies, and 73 auto thefts. Between 2014 and 2018, robbery, assault, burglary, larceny, and auto theft declined by -52.38%, -3.31%, -29.82%, -34.7%, and -1.35%, respectively. There was no increase nor decrease in murder rates in the state.

What are Cherokee County Criminal Records?

Cherokee county criminal records, also known as rap sheets, are documents that contain the past criminal activities of individuals. In the State, the TxDPS provides public access to criminal history information and in the county. The office provides name-based and fingerprint-based checks. Interested parties may obtain their records or the records of other parties.

How Do I Get Cherokee County Criminal Records?

To obtain criminal history record checks from the TxDPS, requesters looking for someone else’s records may use the Criminal History Name Search. Criminal history information available includes Class B misdemeanors, Class C convictions, and higher. New users are required to have or create an account and buy search credits. It costs $3 to search. If the sought-after records are not available on the site, third parties may contact the TxDPS on (512) 424-2474. Requesters looking for their records may use the personal review system. It is necessary to schedule a fingerprint scan to access these records. Application data required includes the requester’s name, sex, date of birth, and race. Information on how to do this is available on the TxDPS Fingerprinting Services page. Parties may also contact the DPS Fingerprint Services Unit for information on where to get fingerprinted in the county and other inquiries. It costs $10 for fingerprint scans and $15 to obtain the record checks.

How to Find Cherokee County Sex Offender Information

Cherokee County sex offender information is available on the Texas Public Search Offender Registry. County residents may search and view registered sex offenders by name, address, or institute of higher education. This registry is also downloadable.

How Do I Visit an Inmate in Cherokee County Jail?

The Sheriff runs the county jail in Cherokee County at 272 Underwood Street, Rusk, TX 75785. Its contact number is (903) 683-6365. The jail’s visitation days are Tuesdays and Saturdays. Visitation hours for the male inmates are 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays. Female inmate visitation hours are 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays. Visitors may obtain additional visitation information such as dress codes and jail guidelines by calling (903) 683-6365.

Where and How to Find Cherokee County Inmate Information

Information on Cherokee County’s current inmates may be obtained by calling (903) 683-2271.

What are Cherokee County Court Records?

Cherokee County court records are the official accounts of criminal and civil court proceedings. Interested parties may contact the relevant Clerk of Court’s office to request court records. The Clerk of District Court may be contacted for district court records using the details below:

135 South Main, 2nd Floor
Rusk, TX 75785
Phone: (903) 683-6908
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location of All Courts in Cherokee County

There are 2 District Courts, 1 County Court at Law, 1 Commissioners Court, 4 precincts of the Justice of the Peace Court, and 6 Municipal Courts in Cherokee County. Below are the court addresses and contact numbers:

Cherokee County 2nd Judicial District Court
Cherokee County Courthouse
135 South Main Street
Rusk, TX 75785
Phone: (903) 683-2236
Fax: (903) 683-2238

Cherokee County 369th District Court
Cherokee County Courthouse
135 South Main Street
Rusk, TX 75785
Phone: (903) 683-9817
Fax: (903) 683-2971

Cherokee County Commissioners Court
Cherokee County Courthouse
135 South Main Street
Rusk, TX 75785

Cherokee County Court at Law
Cherokee County Courthouse
135 South Main Street
Rusk, TX 75785
Phone: (903) 683-6497

Cherokee Justice of the Peace Courts
Cherokee Justice of the Peace Courts - Precinct 1
135 South Main Street
Rusk, TX 75785
Phone: (903) 683-9817
Fax: (903) 683-2971

Cherokee Justice of the Peace Court - Precinct 2
123 West San Antonio
P.O. Box 553
Alto, TX 75925
Phone: (936) 858-4732
Fax: (936) 858-2271

Cherokee Justice of the Peace Court - Precinct 3
207 South Patton Street
P.O. Box 333
Jacksonville, TX 75766
Phone: (903) 586-9161
Fax: (903) 586-0344

Cherokee Justice of the Peace Court - Precinct 4
171 FM-235 East
P.O. Box 56
New Summerfield, Texas 75780
Phone: (903) 726-3413
Fax: (903) 726-3414

Alto Municipal Court
404 West San Antonio Street
Alto, TX 75925
Phone: (936) 858-3336

Bullard Municipal Court
114 South Phillips Street
P.O. Box 107
Bullard, TX 75757
Phone: (903) 894-7263
Fax: (903) 894-7263

Cuney Municipal Court
State Highway 175/County Road 3314
P.O. Box 155
Cuney, TX 75759
Phone: (903) 876-4399

Jacksonville Municipal Court
307 East Commerce Street
P.O. Box 1390
Jacksonville, TX 75766
Phone: (903) 586-7111

New Summerfield Municipal Court
13280 Highway 110 North
P.O. Box 38
New Summerfield, TX 75780
Phone: (903) 726-3651

Reklaw Municipal Court
530 Nacogdoches Street
P.O. Box 250
Reklaw, TX 75784
Phone: (936) 369-4368

Rusk Municipal Court
197 South Main Street
Rusk, TX 75785
Phone: (903) 683-2213

Wells Municipal Court
Highway 69 North
P.O. Box 20
Wells, TX 75976
Phone: (936) 867-4615

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What are Cherokee County Vital Records

Cherokee County’s vital records are documentation of vital events that took place in the county. These include records of births, deaths, divorces, and marriages. The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Vital Statistics Office maintains birth and death records in the state while the Cherokee County Clerk maintains birth and death records in the county. Marriage and divorce records may be obtained from the District Clerk’s office. Interested parties may also obtain record marriage and divorce verification letters from the DSHS Vital Statistics Office.

Where and How to Get Cherokee County Divorce Records

Individuals may obtain Cherokee County divorce records from the Clerk of District Court’s office during business hours. Below is the office’s contact details:

135 South Main, 2nd Floor
Rusk, TX 75785
Phone: (903) 683-6908

Where and How to Get Cherokee County Marriage Records

The Clerk of District Court maintains marriage records in Cherokee County. Record requests can be made within the office’s business hours using the following contact details:

135 South Main, 2nd Floor
Rusk, TX 75785
Phone: (903) 683-6908

Where and How to Get Cherokee County Birth Records

The Cherokee County Clerk maintains birth certificates in the county. Interested parties may request these records from the Clerk in person or by mail to the address below:

Physical address
Cherokee County Courthouse
135 South Main Street
Rusk, TX 75785
Phone: (903) 683-6497

Mailing address
Cherokee County Clerk
Post Office Box 420
Rusk, TX 75785

Mail submissions must include a completed Application for Birth Record, photocopy of valid photo ID, sworn statement, and the copy fee. It costs $25 per certified copy. This fee is payable by check or money order to the Cherokee County Clerk.

Where and How to Get Cherokee County Death Records

Cherokee County death records are maintained by the County Clerk. Requests may be made by mail or in-person to the following address:

Physical address
Cherokee County Courthouse
135 South Main Street
Rusk, TX 75785
Phone: (903) 683-6497

Mailing address
Cherokee County Clerk
Post Office Box 420
Rusk, TX 75785

To make mail orders, applicants must print and fill an Application for Death Record. Requests must also include a valid photo ID, sworn statement, and the copy fee. It costs $21 for a certified copy and $4 for additional copies. Requesters may pay by check or money order to the Cherokee County Clerk.