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Corpus Christi Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are Corpus Christi Public Records?

Corpus Christi Public records consist of all records generated or created by local government bodies. It includes all information assembled, maintained, or collected during the course of official business by a government agency, official, or entity. Not all government records fall under the umbrella of public records. Record custodians may restrict access to a record if it contains:

  • Information that is considered confidential
  • Information that may violate existing privacy laws
  • Information that contains records protected by client-attorney privilege
  • Information containing trade secrets
  • Information connected to existing litigation or settlement negotiations
  • Information found in education records
  • Information associated with proposed legislation
  • Information linked with securities, accounts, or financial records
  • Information containing credit card, charge chard, access device, or debit card numbers
  • Motor vehicle records or vehicle inspection information
  • Information associated with military discharge record
  • Information connected to some audits

Note: The Texas Public Information Act does not preserve open access to incarcerated persons.

Corpus Christi Crime Statistics

The Corpus Christi Police Department (CCPD) serves as the local law enforcement agency for the city. According to 2019 crime statistics released by the FBI, Corpus Christi recorded a total of 13,963 incidents. Property crimes accounted for most incidents with 11,347 reported cases vs. 2,616 incidents for violent crimes. Larceny theft was the most recurring crime, with 8,494 cases ahead of burglary and vehicle theft with 1,962 and 892 cases respectively. Reports of assault made up over 50% of violent crime incidents with 1,823 cases. The city also recorded 496 robbery reports, 266 incidents of rape, and 31 murder reports. Compared to the previous year, the city’s crime rate decreased by 4%. Residents had a 1 in 24 chance of being a victim of a crime, making the city safer than 60% of cities in the U.S

Are Corpus Christi Criminal Records Public?

In compliance with the Texas Public Information Act, the Corpus Christ Police Department provides access to a variety of records, including traffic accident reports, sex offender information, and information about local crimes. However, access to some police criminal reports may be restricted to only authorized applicants. Requests can be made by witnesses or victims of a crime, insurance carriers, or legal representatives of victims. Requests for juvenile information will require the permission of the presiding judge of the juvenile court.

How to Obtain Corpus Christi Police Reports and Arrest Records?

Public records in Corpus Christi may be obtained directly via the city’s online document platform. Information that is unavailable online can be obtained by submitting a completed public information record request form to the city secretary's office. Requests must contain as much detail as possible to assist the search. Involved parties can obtain copies of their crash report through the CCCPD. The department charges $6 for each report. In-person requests can be made at the Central Records office, located at

The Corpus Christi Police Department,
321 John Sartain Street,
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
(361) 886-2600

The office is situated on the first floor and opens from Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Requesters can also obtain crash reports via mail by submitting a request to the:

Central Information
Corpus Christi Police Department
P.O. Box 9016
Corpus Christi, TX 78469

How to Find Sex Offender Information in Corpus Christi

The Texas Department of Public Safety provides access to information on registered sex offenders in Corpus Christ and other parts of the state via its public sex offender registry. Users can conduct searches using the name of an offender. Searches can also be filtered to reveal results by address or zip code. Residents can search for offenders living in close proximity to institutes of higher learning. Searches can also be made using a specific name, zip code, or using a mapping tool that allows residents to search for offenders within a particular address zone. In addition to this, the department provides a downloadable version of the public registry for users who wish to compare or combine the information with other data. This downloadable version is updated twice a week and available at no cost.

How to Find Corpus Christi Inmate Records?

The Nueces County Sheriff’s office doesn’t provide online access to jail records. Information on inmate records may be obtained by visiting the county jail at:

Nueces County Jail
901 Leopard St.
Corpus Christi, TX 78401

Information on persons housed in facilities managed by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) can be found using the agency’s Offender Information Search platform. Open to members of the public, it allows users to search through records by name, gender, or race. Results can also be filtered using a known SID (state identification number) or TDCJ number.

How Do I Visit an Inmate in Corpus Christi Jail?

Visits to inmates housed in the Nueces County jail are only permitted for persons named on the visitation list. The Nueces County Jail opens for visits on Saturdays and Sundays with visiting hours divided across the main jail and annex. All visitors are expected to provide a valid government-issued ID. A maximum of one child per adult is permitted for visits. In addition, the county jail does not permit visits of anyone under the age of 17 who is unaccompanied by a qualified adult.

Nueces County Jail
901 Leopard St.
Corpus Christi, TX 78401

Inmates housed in the facility may also receive mailed letters, cards, and other correspondence. However, all correspondences must be properly addressed with the inmate's full name and NUECES- SID number:

(Inmate's Full Name and NUECES-SID#)
P.O. Box 1529
Corpus Christi, TX 78403-1529

Court Records

The city of Corpus Christ is home to multiple courts including eight district courts, one constitutional court, five court at law, and five justice courts. It also houses one municipal court. The Nueces County district clerk provides online access to court records for cases heard in the district court via its county case search portal. Requesters can conduct searches by part name (first and last) or by case number. The portal also comes with an advanced filtering option that allows for searches by case type, case status, and filing date. Access to information on traffic and criminal cases heard at the Corpus Christi Municipal Court, including information on upcoming dockets can be obtained using its online platform. Authorized can obtain information on bankruptcy cases using a valid PACER account. Information may also be available by applying in person at the Texas Southern Bankruptcy Court, Corpus Christi located at:

United States Courthouse
1133 North Shoreline Boulevard, Room 208
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
Locations of Courts in Corpus Christi
District Courts in Nueces County

Nueces County 28th District Court
901 Leopard St, #313, P.O. Box 2987, Corpus Christi, TX 78403
Phone: (361) 888-0450
Fax: (361) 888-0571

Nueces County 94th District Court
901 Leopard St, #313, P.O. Box 2987, Corpus Christi, TX 78403
Phone: (361) 888-0450
Fax: (361) 888-0571

Nueces County 105th District Court
901 Leopard St, #313, P.O. Box 2987, Corpus Christi, TX 78403
Phone: (361) 888-0450
Fax: (361) 888-0571

Nueces County 117th District Court
901 Leopard St, #313, P.O. Box 2987, Corpus Christi, TX 78403
Phone: (361) 888-0450
Fax: (361) 888-0571

Nueces County 148th District Court
901 Leopard St, #313, P.O. Box 2987, Corpus Christi, TX 78403
Phone: (361) 888-0450
Fax: (361) 888-0571

Nueces County 214th District Court
901 Leopard St, #313, P.O. Box 2987, Corpus Christi, TX 78403
Phone: (361) 888-0450
Fax: (361) 888-0571

Nueces County 319th District Court
901 Leopard St, #313, P.O. Box 2987, Corpus Christi, TX 78403
Phone: (361) 888-0450
Fax: (361) 888-0571

Nueces County 347th District Court
901 Leopard St, #313, P.O. Box 2987, Corpus Christi, TX 78403
Phone: (361) 888-0450
Fax: (361) 888-0571
Constitutional County Courts in Nueces County

Nueces County Constitutional Court
901 Leopard St, #201, Corpus Christi, TX 78403
Phone: (361) 888-0580

County Courts at Law in Nueces County

Nueces County Court at Law No. 1
901 Leopard St, #201, Corpus Christi, TX 78403
Phone: (361) 888-0580

Nueces County Court at Law No. 2
901 Leopard St, #201, Corpus Christi, TX 78403
Phone: (361) 888-0580

Nueces County Court at Law No. 3
901 Leopard St, #201, Corpus Christi, TX 78403
Phone: (361) 888-0580

Nueces County Court at Law No. 4
901 Leopard St, #201, Corpus Christi, TX 78403
Phone: (361) 888-0580

Nueces County Court at Law No. 5
901 Leopard St, #201, Corpus Christi, TX 78403
Phone: (361) 888-0580

Justice Courts in Nueces County

Nueces County Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 Place 1
901 Leopard St, #116, Corpus Christi, TX 78401
Phone: (361) 888-0201
Fax: (361) 888-0279

Nueces County Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 Place 2
901 Leopard St, #115, Corpus Christi, TX 78401
Phone: (361) 888-0210
Fax: (361) 888-0321

Nueces County Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 Place 3
11408 Leopard St, Corpus Christi, TX 78410
Phone: (361) 241-1222
Fax: (361) 242-2677

Nueces County Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 Place 1
5725 S Padre Island Dr, #150, Corpus Christi, TX 78412
Phone: (361) 853-4079
Fax: (361) 853-4092

Nueces County Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 Place 2
10110 Compton Rd, Corpus Christi, TX 78418
Phone: (361) 937-2614
Fax: (361) 937-1015

are Corpus Christi Court Records Open to the Public?

Corpus Christ court records fall under the umbrella of public records and can be inspected or accessed by members of the public. This includes criminal court records, civil court records, and some judicial records. However, some records may be restricted by a court order or the law. Interested persons can look up court cases or obtain copies of a court case record by contacting the clerk of the court.

How to Obtain Corpus Christi Criminal and Civil Court Records

The Nueces County District Clerk’s Office provides electronic access to some criminal court records via its case search tool. Users can search through the directory using the first and last names of the parties involved in the suit. Cases can also be filtered by case type or case status (open or closed) or by citation, attorney, or case. Interested parties can obtain copies of civil records by submitting a request to the district clerk’s office. The office also provides online access to records via its civil court case records search platform.

Vital Records

Residents of Corpus Christi can obtain vital records at the city and county levels. This includes birth certificates, death certificates, and records of domestic partnerships or dissolutions. In line with the state's code, only authorized persons may receive certified copies of a report. Proof of relationship is often required. Applicants may be restricted from obtaining certified records depending on their eligibility.

How to Find Corpus Christi Divorce Records

Records of divorce decrees issued in Corpus Christi can be obtained from the Nueces County district clerk. The clerk’s office provides an online search tool for accessing civil and family case records. Requesters can conduct searches by case number, party name, or attorney. Results can also be filtered by filing date or case types, such as divorces with children and divorces with no children.

How to Obtain Corpus Christi Divorce Verifications Letters

The Texas Department of State Health Service provides divorce verifications (not the same as divorce decrees) for events that occurred from 1966 till the present. Interested parties can obtain verification letters in person at 1100 W. 49th St, Austin, TX. The office opens Monday through Friday between 8 am and 5 pm. Application forms must include the full name of the spouses, the requester’s contact information, and specified relationship. Mailed requests should be sent to the:

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

The office charges $20 for verification letters with a processing time of 6 to 8 weeks for mailed requests (25 business days if expedited). In-person requests take an average of 30 minutes.

How to Find Corpus Christi Birth and Death Records

The Corpus Christi Vital Records office provides certified copies of birth and death certificates for mail and walk-in requests. Applicants must have proof of identification to obtain these records. To obtain a birth certificate, requesters must either be a parent, sibling, grandparent, spouse, or child. Copies of death certificates are only issued to immediate family members, surviving spouses, or children. Authorized persons can obtain records via mail by sending a completed application form with a copy of a valid ID to:

CORPUS CHRISTI VITAL RECORDS
1702 HORNE ROAD, ROOM 21
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX 78416

Birth records cost $23.00 per copy. The office charges $21 for a certified copy of a death certificate and $4 for each additional copy. Mailed applications must include a money order made out to the “City of Corpus Christi” with the right value.

Certified copies of birth or death records can also be obtained at the Nueces County Clerk. Submitted application forms must include the social security number of the deceased and notarized proof of identification. Applications made by mail should be sent to the:

Nueces County Courthouse
P.O. Box 2627
Corpus Christi, TX 78403

The office charges $22.00 per copy for birth certificates while death certificates cost $20 for the first copy and $3.00 for each additional certificate.