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Dallas County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What Are Dallas County Public Records?

The Texas Public Records Act defines records as any document prepared or maintained by a government agency during the course of public business. Examples of Dallas County public records may include minutes, licensing records, business records, and some court records. Some exceptions exist. Records may be restricted from public inspection if they contain confidential information, such as bidding information, details on real estate records, and information on legal prosecutions still under investigation.

Dallas County Crime Statistics

The Texas Department of Public Safety (TxDPS) publishes annual crime statistics for Dallas County. According to its most recent publication, county and municipal law enforcement authorities reported a total of 97,328 index crimes, 10,057 arrests, and 11,982 clearances in 2018. Dallas county experienced 209 murders, 1,412 rapes, 5,319 robberies, 7,365 assaults, 14,493 burglaries, 54,009 larcenies, and 14,521 auto thefts. The percent clearance was 13% in the same span. The county's crime rate was 3,320.4 crimes per 100,000 population, a 2% drop from the previous year. Its index crime count also decreased by 0.5%. Arrest counts dropped by 9% from 11,060 incidents. Compared to the previous year, there were more murder, assault, and auto theft crimes in 2018.

Are Dallas County Criminal Records Public?

Dallas criminal records for class B misdemeanors (or higher offenses) are open to the public. The Texas Department of Public Safety releases copies of these records--even to third-parties. Interested parties should visit the C.R.S. Public Site where they can conduct a name-based search for $10. Alternatively, they can do a fingerprint search for $15 (a total fee of $25 if the requester utilizes FAST). The TxDPS will process requests within ten working days.

How to Obtain Dallas County Police Reports and Arrest Records?

Different law enforcement agencies maintain Dallas County arrest records and police reports. Record seekers can obtain a copy of an accident report from the Dallas County Sheriff's Office. Interested parties can also obtain crash reports online. For crashes that occurred from July 1, 2018, to the present, reports are available via the TxDOT Crash Report website. Should there be any problems encountered while using the TxDOT service, the requester can contact the office by email or call (844) 274-7457.

Accident reports are also available at the Frank Crowley Courts Building

Fiscal Department
133 North Riverfront Boulevard - 1st Floor
Dallas, TX 75207-4313

To obtain copies by mail, the requester should send a $6 money order enclosed in a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:

Dallas County Sheriff’s Department
Attention: Fiscal
133 North Riverfront Boulevard, LB-31
Dallas, TX 75207-4313

Dallas County arrest records are available at various Police Departments in the county. Each Police Department handles records peculiar to its municipality.

How to Find Sex Offender Information in Dallas County

The Texas Department of Public Safety provides information on registered sex offenders living in Texas. Its Public Sex Offender Registry allows people to search for offenders by name, location, or connection with any Texas institute of higher learning. Interested persons may also download the TxDPS' digital Sex Offender Registry. The department updates the information on its registry twice every week. The TxDPS offers a Public Sex Offender Subscription Service. Residents can track sex offenders using this tool but will need to first register for the service using a valid email address.

How to Find Dallas County Inmate Records

The Dallas County Sheriff's Department provides a Jail Lookup System that contains information on inmates housed in the Dallas County Jail. People can search for inmates by providing Prisoner Information such as first and last name, date of birth, race, and sex, and can also lookup inmates by booking number or case number. For further inquiries, the record seeker can contact the jail facility.

The North Tower Detention Facility
111 Commerce Street
Dallas, TX 75207
Phone: (214) 761-9025

How Do I Visit an Inmate in Dallas County City Jail?

The Corrections Department of the Dallas County Sheriff's Office oversees the county jail and grants visiting privileges to inmates. Inmates can receive visitors up to two times per week. However, visitors must be on the inmate's card before they can visit. Inmates can only make adjustments to the information on their visiting card once per 90 days. Individuals aged 17 years or under can only visit on open days. The visiting schedule depends on the inmate's last name. Inmates whose last name starts with the letter A to L can receive visitors from Monday to Thursday, while the others can have visitors between Tuesday and Friday. Saturdays and Sundays are open days (all inmates can receive visitors).

The visiting hours are:

  • Monday to Friday, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, from 8:00 a.m. up until 2:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, from 8:00 a.m. up until 2:00 p.m.

The county jail's address is:

The North Tower Detention Facility
111 Commerce Street
Dallas, TX 75207
Phone: (214) 761-9025

Court Records

The trial court system for the U.S. State of Texas includes District, Criminal District, Constitutional County, Statutory Probate, Justice, Municipal, and County Courts at Law. The Clerk of the court for each courthouse maintains its court records. In all, there are 96 court locations in Dallas County.

Dallas County 14th District Court - Civil
George L. Allen, Sr. Courts Building
7th Floor West
600 Commerce Street
Box 540
Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: (214) 653-7337

Dallas County 44th District Court - Civil
George L. Allen, Sr. Courts Building
New Tower - 5th Floor
600 Commerce Street
Box 540
Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: (214) 653-7427

Dallas County 68th District Court - Civil
George L. Allen, Sr. Courts Building
New Tower - 5th Floor
600 Commerce Street
Box 540
Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: (214) 653-7536

Dallas County 95th District Court - Civil
George L. Allen, Sr. Courts Building
New Tower - 6th Floor
600 Commerce Street
Box 640
Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: (214) 653-6603

Dallas County 101st District Court - Civil
George L. Allen, Sr. Courts Building
6th Floor West
600 Commerce Street
Box 685, Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: (214) 653-7256

Dallas County 116th District Court - Civil
George L. Allen, Sr. Courts Building
New Tower - 6th Floor
600 Commerce Street
Box 640
Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: (214) 653-7446

Dallas County 134th District Court - Civil
George L. Allen, Sr. Courts Building
6th Floor West
600 Commerce Street
Box 650
Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: (214) 653-7546

Dallas County 160th District Court - Civil
George L. Allen, Sr. Courts Building
New Tower - 6th Floor
600 Commerce Street
Box 640
Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: (214) 653-7271

Dallas County 162nd District Court - Civil
George L. Allen, Sr. Courts Building
New Tower - 7th Floor
600 Commerce Street
Box 740, Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: (214) 653-7156

Dallas County 191st District Court - Civil
George L. Allen, Sr. Courts Building
New Tower - 7th Floor
600 Commerce Street
Box 740
Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: (214) 653-7117

Dallas County 192nd District Court - Civil
George L. Allen, Sr. Courts Building
New Tower - 7th Floor
600 Commerce Street
Box 740
Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: (214) 653-7748

Dallas County 193rd District Court - Civil
George L. Allen, Sr. Courts Building
New Tower - 8th Floor
600 Commerce Street
Box 822
Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: (214) 653-7791

Dallas County 194th District Court - Criminal
Frank Crowley Courts Building - 7th Floor
133 N Riverfront Boulevard
Lock Box 26
Dallas, TX 75207
Phone: (214) 653-5800

Dallas County 195th District Court - Criminal
Frank Crowley Courts Building - 7th Floor
133 N Riverfront Boulevard
Lock Box 27
Dallas, TX 75207
Phone: (214) 653-5810

Dallas County 203rd District Court - Criminal
Frank Crowley Courts Building - 7th Floor
133 N Riverfront Boulevard
Lock Box 28
Dallas, TX 75207
Phone: (214) 653-5820

Dallas County 204th District Court - Criminal
Frank Crowley Courts Building - 7th Floor
133 N Riverfront Boulevard
Lock Box 29
Dallas, TX 75207
Phone: (214) 653-5830

Dallas County 254th District Court - Family
George L. Allen, Sr. Courts Building
New Tower - 3rd Floor
600 Commerce Street
Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: (214) 653-6136

Dallas County 255th District Court - Family
George L. Allen, Sr. Courts Building
New Tower - 4th Floor
600 Commerce Street
Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: (214) 653-6159

Dallas County 256th District Court - Family
George L. Allen, Sr. Courts Building
New Tower - 4th Floor
600 Commerce Street
Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: (214) 653-6449

Dallas County 265th District Court - Criminal
Frank Crowley Courts Building - 7th Floor
133 N Riverfront Boulevard
Lock Box 30
Dallas, TX 75207
Phone: (214) 653-5840

Dallas County 282nd District Court - Criminal
Frank Crowley Courts Building - 5th Floor
133 N Riverfront Boulevard
Lock Box 32
Dallas, TX 75207
Phone: (214) 653-5850

Dallas County 283rd District Court - Criminal
Frank Crowley Courts Building - 6th Floor
133 N Riverfront Boulevard
Lock Box 33
Dallas, TX 75207
Phone: (214) 653-5860

Dallas County 291st District Court - Criminal
Frank Crowley Courts Building - 7th Floor
133 N Riverfront Boulevard
Lock Box 34
Dallas, TX 75207
Phone: (214) 653-5870

Dallas County 292nd District Court - Criminal
Frank Crowley Courts Building - 6th Floor
133 N Riverfront Boulevard
Lock Box 35
Dallas, TX 75207
Phone: (214) 653-5880

Dallas County 298th District Court - Civil
George L. Allen, Sr. Courts Building
New Tower - 8th Floor
600 Commerce Street
Box 822
Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: (214) 653-6779

Dallas County 301st District Court - Family
George L. Allen, Sr. Courts Building
New Tower - 3rd Floor
600 Commerce Street
Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: (214) 653-7385

Dallas County 302nd District Court - Family
George L. Allen, Sr. Courts Building
New Tower - 4th Floor
600 Commerce Street
Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: (214) 653-7375

Dallas County 303rd District Court - Family
George L. Allen, Sr. Courts Building
New Tower - 4th Floor
600 Commerce Street
Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: (214) 653-7611

Dallas County 304th District Court - Juvenile
Henry Wade Juvenile Justice Building - 3rd Floor
2600 Lone Star Drive
Dallas, TX 75212
Phone: (214) 698-4913

Dallas County 305th District Court - Juvenile
Henry Wade Juvenile Justice Center - 3rd Floor
2600 Lone Star Drive
Dallas, TX 75212
Phone: (214) 698-4913

Dallas County 330th District Court - Family
George L. Allen, Sr. Courts Building
New Tower - 3rd Floor
600 Commerce Street
Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: (214) 653-7208

Dallas County 363rd District Court - Criminal
Frank Crowley Courts Building - 5th Floor
133 N Riverfront Boulevard
Lock Box 36
Dallas, TX 75207
Phone: (214) 653-5890

Dallas County District Court - Tax
George L. Allen, Sr. Courts Building
6th Floor West
Aux 6-A
600 Commerce Street
Box 640
Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: (214) 653-6012

Dallas County Criminal District Court No. 1
Frank Crowley Courts Building - 6th Floor
133 N Riverfront Boulevard
Lock Box 38
Dallas, TX 75207
Phone: (214) 653-5900

Dallas County Criminal District Court No. 2
Frank Crowley Courts Building - 7th Floor
133 N Riverfront Boulevard
Lock Box 39
Dallas, TX 75207
Phone: (214) 653-5910

Dallas County Criminal District Court No. 3
Frank Crowley Courts Building - 6th Floor
133 N Riverfront Boulevard
Lock Box 40
Dallas, TX 75207
Phone: (214) 653-5920

Dallas County Criminal District Court No. 4
Frank Crowley Courts Building - 6th Floor
133 N Riverfront Boulevard
Lock Box 41
Dallas, TX 75207
Phone: (214) 653-5930

Dallas County Criminal District Court No. 5
Frank Crowley Courts Building - 5th Floor
133 N Riverfront Boulevard
Lock Box 42
Dallas, TX 75207
Phone: (214) 653-5940

Dallas County Criminal District Court No. 6
Frank Crowley Courts Building - 6th Floor
133 N Riverfront Boulevard
Lock Box 11
Dallas, TX 75207
Phone: (972) 739-3920

Dallas County Criminal District Court No. 7
Frank Crowley Courts Building - 7th Floor
133 N Riverfront Boulevard
Lock Box 54
Dallas, TX 75207
Phone: (972) 739-3915

Dallas County Felony Court Magistrates
Frank Crowley Courts Building
133 N Riverfront Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75207
Phone: (214) 653-5790

Dallas County Constitutional Court
Renaissance Tower
1201 Elm Street
Dallas, TX 75270
Phone: (214) 653-7099
Fax: (214) 653-7176

Dallas County Court at Law No. 1
George L. Allen, Sr. Courts Building
New Tower - 5th Floor
600 Commerce Street
Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: (214) 653-7556

Dallas County Court at Law No. 2
George L. Allen, Sr. Courts Building
New Tower - 5th Floor
600 Commerce Street
Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: (214) 653-7366

Dallas County Court at Law No. 3
George L. Allen, Sr. Courts Building
New Tower - 5th Floor
600 Commerce Street
Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: (214) 653-7595

Dallas County Court at Law No. 4
George L. Allen, Sr. Courts Building
New Tower - 5th Floor
600 Commerce Street
Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: (214) 653-7466

Dallas County Court at Law No. 5
George L. Allen, Sr. Courts Building
5th Floor West
600 Commerce Street
Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: (214) 653-6441

Dallas County Criminal Court No. 1
Frank Crowley Courts Building - 3rd Floor
133 N Riverfront Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75207
Phone: (214) 653-5600

Dallas County Criminal Court No. 2
Frank Crowley Courts Building - 3rd Floor
133 N Riverfront Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75207
Phone: (214) 653-5610

Dallas County Criminal Court No. 3
Frank Crowley Courts Building - 3rd Floor
133 N Riverfront Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75207
Phone: (214) 653-5620

Dallas County Criminal Court No. 4
Frank Crowley Courts Building - 3rd Floor
133 N Riverfront Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75207
Phone: (214) 653-5630

Dallas County Criminal Court No. 5
Frank Crowley Courts Building - 3rd Floor
133 N Riverfront Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75207
Phone: (214) 653-5640

Dallas County Criminal Court No. 6
Frank Crowley Courts Building - 3rd Floor
133 N Riverfront Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75207
Phone: (214) 653-5650

Dallas County Criminal Court No. 7
Frank Crowley Courts Building - 4th Floor
133 N Riverfront Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75207
Phone: (214) 653-5660

Dallas County Criminal Court No. 8
Frank Crowley Courts Building - 4th Floor
133 N Riverfront Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75207
Phone: (214) 653-5670

Dallas County Criminal Court No. 9
Frank Crowley Courts Building - 4th Floor
133 N Riverfront Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75207
Phone: (214) 653-5680

Dallas County Criminal Court No. 10
Frank Crowley Courts Building - 4th Floor
133 N Riverfront Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75207
Phone: (214) 653-5690

Dallas County Criminal Court No. 11
Frank Crowley Courts Building - 4th Floor
133 N Riverfront Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75207
Phone: (214) 712-5068

Dallas County Probate Court No. 1
Renaissance Tower
1201 Elm Street
#2400-A
Dallas, TX 75270
Phone: (214) 653-7236

Dallas County Probate Court No. 2
Renaissance Tower
1201 Elm Street
#2200-A
Dallas, TX 75270
Phone: (214) 653-7138

Dallas County Probate Court No. 3
Renaissance Tower
1201 Elm Street
#2200-B
Dallas, TX 75270
Phone: (214) 653-6166

Dallas County Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 - Place 1
South Dallas Government Center
7201 S Polk Street
Dallas, TX 75232
Phone: (972) 228-0280
Fax: (972) 228-2737

Dallas County Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 - Place 2
Dallas County Government Center
107 Texas Street
Lancaster, TX 75146
Phone: (972) 228-2272
Fax: (972) 228-2472

Dallas County Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 - Place 1
140 N Garland Avenue
Garland, TX 75040
Phone: (214) 643-4773
Fax: (214) 643-4772

Dallas County Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 - Place 2
823 N Galloway Avenue
#101A
Mesquite, TX 75149
Phone: (972) 285-5429
Fax: (972) 288-2461

Dallas County Justice of the Peace Precinct 3 - Place 1
North Dallas Government Center
10056 Marsh Lane
#132
Dallas, TX 75229
Phone: (214) 321-4106
Fax: (214) 321-4912

Dallas County Justice of the Peace Precinct 3 - Place 2
1411 W Beltline Road
Richardson, TX 75080
Phone: (972) 904-3042
Fax: (972) 904-3049

Dallas County Justice of the Peace Precinct 4 - Place 1
Grand Prairie Courthouse
106 W Church Street
# 205
Grand Prairie, TX 75050
Phone: (214) 751-4040
Fax: (214) 751-4050

Dallas County Justice of the Peace Precinct 4 - Place 2
841 W Irving Boulevard
Irving, TX 75060
Phone: (214) 589-7000
Fax: (214) 589-7048

Dallas County Justice of the Peace Precinct 5 - Place 1
East Dallas Government Center
3443 St. Francis Avenue
Dallas, TX 75228
Phone: (214) 943-6980
Fax: (214) 943-2871

Dallas County Justice of the Peace Precinct 5 - Place 2
Beckley Courthouse
410 S Beckley Avenue
Dallas, TX 75203
Phone: (214) 943-5981
Fax: (214) 943-3695

Addison Municipal Court
Police & Courts Building
4799 Airport Parkway
Addison, TX 75001
Phone: (972) 450-7111

Balch Springs Municipal Court
3117 Hickory Tree Road
Balch Springs, TX 75180
Phone: (972) 557-6055

Carrollton Municipal Court
2001 E Jackson Road
Carrollton, TX 75006
Phone: (972) 466-3348

Cedar Hill Municipal Court
285 Uptown Boulevard
Cedar Hill, TX 75104
Phone: (469) 272-2930
Fax: (972) 291-5113

Cockrell Hill Municipal Court
4125 W Clarendon Drive
Dallas, TX 75211
Phone: (214) 339-1976

Coppell Municipal Court
130 Town Center Boulevard
Coppell, TX 75019
Phone: (972) 304-3650

Dallas Municipal Court
2014 Main Street
Dallas, TX 75201
Phone: (214) 670-0109

DeSoto Municipal Court
211 E Pleasant Run Road
Desoto, TX 75115
Phone: (972) 230-9673
Fax: (972) 230-5701

Duncanville Municipal Court
203 E Wheatland Road
P.O. Box 380280
Duncanville, TX 75138
Phone: (972) 780-5055
Fax: (972) 780-6473

Farmers Branch Municipal Court
3723 Valley View Lane
Farmers Branch, TX 75244
Phone: (972) 484-4112

Garland Municipal Court
1791 W Avenue B
Garland, TX 75042
Phone: (972) 205-2330
Fax: (972) 487-7335

Glenn Heights Municipal Court
1938 S Hampton Road
Glenn Heights, TX 75154
Phone: (972) 223-1690
Fax: (972) 223-9307

Grand Prairie Municipal Court
200 W Main Street
P.O. Box 534045
Grand Prairie, TX 75050
Phone: (972) 237-8600

Highland Park Municipal Court
4700 Drexel Drive
Dallas, TX 75205
Phone: (214) 559-9303

Hutchins Municipal Court
321 N Main Street
P.O. Box 500
Hutchins, TX 75141
Phone: (972) 225-6121
Fax: (972) 225-5559

Irving Municipal Court
305 N O'Connor Road
P.O. Box 152288
Irving, TX 75015
Phone: (972) 721-2451
Fax: (972) 721-2383

Lancaster Municipal Court
Courts Building
220 W Main Street
Lancaster, TX 75146
Phone: (972) 218-1334
Fax: (972) 218-8554

Mesquite Municipal Court
211 Municipal Way
P.O. Box 850137
Mesquite, TX 75185
Phone: (972) 216-6206
Fax: (972) 216-6749

Richardson Municipal Court
2100 E Campbell Road
P.O. Box 830978
Richardson, TX 75083
Phone: (972) 744-4500
Fax: (972) 744-5800

Rowlett Municipal Court
4401 Rowlett Road
Rowlett, TX 75088
Phone: (972) 412-622
Fax: (972) 412-6251

Sachse Municipal Court
3815 Sachse Road
Building B
Sachse, TX 75048
Phone: (972) 495-1212 ext. 2
Fax: (469) 429-0293

Seagoville Municipal Court
702 N Highway 175
Seagoville, TX 75159
Phone: (972) 287-2192
Fax: (469) 319-5042

Sunnyvale Municipal Court
127 N Collins Road
Sunnyvale, TX 75182
Phone: (972) 203-4144

University Park Municipal Court
3800 University Boulevard
University Park, TX 75205
Phone: (214) 987-5331

Wilmer Municipal Court
219 E Beltline Road
Wilmer, TX 75172
Phone: (972) 441-6372

Are Dallas County Court Records Public?

Dallas County court records are available for public inspection under Texas Government Code Chapter 552. The state law gives people the right to obtain and make copies of court documents. However, some records are sensitive and restricted from public view. Usually, these include confidential cases under Federal or Texas laws, bound by court order, or containing sensitive information, such as juveniles’ names.

How to Obtain Dallas County Civil Court Case Records

Dallas County civil court case records are within the Dallas County District Clerk's purview. Members of the public can utilize the civil court case information portal online to retrieve court files. The record seeker will need to provide information on the record, such as the case number and party name. Interested parties can also request copies of a civil court case document by calling the Records Desk on (214) 653-6076, contacting them through email, or in person at:

George Allen Courts Building
600 Commerce Street
Basement “B” Floor West
Dallas, TX 75202

The requester should submit a Civil and Family Records Request Form if requesting by mail. The Clerk charges $5 as search fee and $1 per certified copy requested.

How to Obtain Dallas County Criminal Court Records

The Dallas County District Clerk is the primary custodian of court records. It provides the public with a Felony and Misdemeanor Court Case Document portal. The requester can retrieve criminal court documents by inputting the court case number on the available search box. Interested parties may also obtain criminal court records in person by visiting the courthouse with jurisdiction over the case, which could be the county's District Court or municipal courts.

Dallas County District Clerk
George Allen Courts Building
600 Commerce Street
Basement “B” Floor West
Dallas, TX 75202

Conducting a search is subject to our Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.

What are Dallas County Vital Records?

Dallas County vital records are official documents providing information about vital events such as births, deaths, marriages, and divorce. Under Texas laws, only a selected number of vital records are available for public inspection. Any record that contains confidential information is open only to eligible parties such as the registrants, their immediate family members, and legal representatives.

Dallas County vital records are obtainable from the Vital Records Division of the Texas Department of State Health Services. The state office grants access to individuals who meet eligibility requirements. At the county level, the Dallas County District Clerk and Clerk of Courts issue copies of vital records within their purview.

Where and How to Obtain Dallas County Divorce Records

In compliance with Texas laws, the District Court Clerk maintains divorce records. Interested individuals can contact the Dallas County Clerk of District Court for copies of divorce decrees finalized at county courthouse. The Dallas County District Court Clerk only issues copies of Divorce Decrees to eligible individuals. Interested parties should contact the Clerk's office via email for payment details or pay fees online via the District Clerk's Payment Portal. Under Section 132.002 of the Texas Local Government Code, the District Clerk will require a fee for electronic transactions. A credit card transaction will cost 2.15% of the total amount charged for service. The debit card fee is $2.95 for each transaction. The requester will also need to complete an Application Form and submit the document by email, mail, or in person:

Dallas County 254th District Court - Family

George L. Allen, Sr. Courts Building
New Tower - 3rd Floor
600 Commerce Street
Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: (214) 653-6136

At the state level, the Texas Department of State Health Services can provide copies of a Divorce Verification Letter on file since 1968. A Divorce Verification Letter obtained from the state office will cost $20 per copy. Online orders will attract additional transaction fees. Interested applicants can place an order online. For walk-in and mail requests, the requester will need to download and complete a Marriage/Divorce Verification Application form and submit it to:

Texas Vital Records
Department of State Health Services
1100 W. 49th Street
Austin, TX 78756-3191

In conformity with state laws, the state office will require an acceptable means of identification from the requester before processing the application. Certified copies of a Divorce Verification Letter are only available to the divorcees and their immediate relatives, guardian, or legal representatives.

Where and How to Get Public Dallas County Marriage Records

Although Dallas County marriage records are not open to the public, the Texas Department of State Health Services can provide a Marriage Verification Letter to affirm the events’ occurrence. However, a verification letter will not contain confidential portions of the record. Interested individuals can query the department for marriage verification letters whether they live in or outside the State of Texas. The department charges $20 per copy, and out-of-state orders cost $28 in total.

The state department also has a searchable database where the public can search for the date and county where the event occurred. To obtain copies of a verification letter by mail or in person, the requester will need to complete an order form online or submit a completed Marriage/Divorce Verification Application form by mail or in person to:

Texas Vital Records
Department of State Health Services
1100 W. 49th Street
Austin, TX 78756-3191

The Dallas County Clerk will process requests for copies of a marriage license. A copy costs $10 (non-refundable), and transactions made via a credit or debit card will attract an extra $3.39. Requesters should submit a Copy of Marriage License Request Form to the Dallas County Clerk via mail or in person:

Dallas County Clerk's Office
Attn: Vital Division
Renaissance Tower
1201 Elm Street
Suite 2100A
Dallas, TX 75270

Where and How to Get Confidential Marriage Records in Dallas County

Dallas County confidential marriage records are available at the Texas Department of State Health Services. A Dallas County marriage certificate is available only to the couples and their immediate family members or legal representatives. A third-party with legal authorization from a Texas-licensed Judge can also apply for copies. A Dallas County marriage certificate costs $20 for eligible Texas residents and $28 for out-of-state applicants. Interested individuals must provide an acceptable form of Identification. They can complete a form online or submit a Marriage/Divorce Verification Application form via mail or in person to:

Texas Vital Records
Department of State Health Services
1100 W. 49th Street
Austin, TX 78756-3191

Where and How to Find Dallas County Birth Records

Dallas County birth records are within the purview of the Texas Department of State Health Services. The state department charges $22 per copy and can process requests online, via mail, or in person. Additional documents requested at the same time will cost $3 each. Requesters will need to pay an additional fee for debit or credit card payments ($2.25 per transaction). Payment is non-refundable, and the department will not reverse a confirmed order. Requesters can download, complete, and submit a Texas Birth Certificate Application form if they prefer to submit a request in person.

Texas Vital Records
Department of State Health Services
1100 W. 49th Street
Austin, TX 78756-3191

The Dallas County Clerk also provides certified copies of a birth certificate. This office offers abstract form birth certificates, which contain basic information about the event, and long-form birth certificates. These documents are accessible online, by mail, or in person. Certified copies cost a non-refundable $23.03 payable to the Dallas County Clerk. For offline requests, the applicant must submit a valid ID and an Application for a Certified Copy of a Birth Certificate form.

Dallas County Clerk's Office
Attn: Vital Division
Renaissance Tower
1201 Elm Street
Suite 2100A
Dallas, TX 75270
Phone: (214) 653-7099
Fax: (817) 556-6326

Birth records are available only to the registrant, immediate family members, guardians, and legal representatives. In Texas, a birth record becomes public after 75 years, in compliance with Section 181.1(21) of the Texas Administrative Code.

Where and How to Find Dallas County Death Records

The Texas Department of State Health Services is the principal repository for Dallas County death records. Death records are not open records until after 25 years. As a result, only eligible parties such as the deceased's immediate family members and legal representatives can apply for copies. The record-keeper can also release a death record to a third party, provided that the individual can tender notarized permission from any of the eligible parties.

The state office issues certified copies of a Dallas County death certificate for $20 per first requested copy and $3 for each extra copy requested during the same period. The fee is non-refundable once the Vital Records Office confirms the application. If the applicant chooses to pay for documents using a credit card or debit card, the state office will deduct an additional $2.25 transaction fee.

Requesters will need to fill out a Texas Death Certificate Application form if applying by mail or in person or complete an online form. Since birth records are confidential, the state office will request to see an approved means of identification, in compliance with Section 181.1(21) of the Texas Administrative Code. All documents should go to:

Texas Vital Records
Department of State Health Services
1100 W. 49th Street
Austin, TX 78756-3191

Certified copies of death records are also available at the office of the Dallas County Clerk. The Clerk charges $21 for the first copy and $4 for each additional copy of the same record requested during the same period. Eligible individuals can apply for documents online or submit an Application for a Certified Copy of a Death Certificate in person or through mail:

Dallas County Clerk's Office
Attn: Vital Division
Renaissance Tower
1201 Elm Street
Suite 2100A
Dallas, TX 75270