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Fannin County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are Fannin County Public Records?

Under the TPRA, Fannin County public records include documents that are generated or received by the government while carrying out official business. The form of the document does not affect its status as a public record, and so public records include both physical and electronic records. Papers, emails, pictures, videos, and sound recordings may also qualify as public records. However, some documents are only available to qualified persons. These records include:

  • Confidential documents;

  • Certain personnel information

  • Any information that violates personal privacy if disclosed;

  • Records of deaths or births;

  • Information concerning student records;

  • Legal matters in which the court seals certain information;

  • Some legislative documents, such as documents evaluating internal bills and working papers analyzing proposed legislation;

  • Competition or bidding information;

  • Certain information about the confidentiality of sensitive crime scene images;

  • Negotiations, either from litigation or settlement, that involve the state or a political subdivision;

  • Records exempted from public disclosure by law;

  • Information related to the location or price of a property for public purpose prior to the public announcement of the project or the formal award of the contract.

Fannin County Crime Statistics

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) provides crime statistics for Fannin County and the state of Texas in general. In 2019, Fannin County had a crime rate of 16 per 1,000 people. There were 552 total crimes recorded, including 165 violent crimes and 387 property crimes. The violent crimes included three homicides, 18 rapes, two robberies, and 142 aggravated assaults. The property crimes included 84 burglaries, 262 larcenies, and 41 motor vehicle thefts. The 2019 crime statistics show an increase in the number of crimes reported in 2018. There was an increase in homicide (3%), aggravated assault (34%), larceny (37%), and motor vehicle theft (128%) rates. There was a decline in rape (5%), robbery (33%), and burglary (39%) rates.

Are Fannin County Criminal Records Public?

Fannin County criminal records are only partially public. Interested persons can make requests for Fannin criminal records of persons charged with Class B misdemeanor or a greater violation. The records which can be requested include deferred adjudications, convictions, and the disposition of cases. All other criminal records are only available to qualified persons, such as the owner of the record or officers of law enforcement agencies. The owner of the record can obtain copies through the personal review system. The DPS provides access to criminal records in Texas, including Fannin County. The DPS also conducts background checks.

Interested persons can also contact or visit the Fannin County Sheriff’s Department to obtain the records at:

Fannin County Sheriff’s Office
2375 Silo Road
Bonham, TX 75418
Phone: (903) 583-2143
Fax: (903) 583-4392

Requesters would need to present a valid photo ID to obtain the records.

How to Obtain Fannin County Police Reports and Arrest Records?

The Fannin County Sheriff’s Department maintains records of Fannin County arrest records, police reports, and other documents concerning security and law enforcement in the County. Fannin arrest records and police reports are available to the public. Interested persons can make requests to obtain copies of thee records by contacting the Office of the Sheriff at:

Fannin County Sheriff’s Office
2375 Silo Road
Bonham, TX 75418
Phone: (903) 583-2143
Fax: (903) 583-4392

How to Find Sex Offender Information in Fannin County?

The DPS maintains an up-to-date offender registry of all sex offenders living, working, attending school, or incarcerated in Texas. The registry is available to the general public. Residents in Fannin County can look for sex offenders in Fannin County by utilizing the search tools offered online. Interested persons can search by name, location, and proximity to locations. There is also a list of offenders on the registry that users can download.

How to Find Fannin County Inmate Records?

Interested persons can obtain information on Fannin County Jail inmates by calling the Fannin County Sheriff’s Department at (903) 640-4171. The person requesting the information may need to provide certain information about the inmate they are searching for. The requester will receive information like inmate roster list, charges, case status, court date, and mugshots.

How Do I Visit an Inmate in Fannin County Jail?

Interested persons can visit inmates in the Fannin County Jail. The visitation time may vary, depending on the day of the week and whether or not it is a public holiday. Each inmate is allowed up to two visits weekly, with up to an hour for each visit. Visitors should abide by the visitation rules or the visit may be canceled. Failure to abide by the rules can lead to a cancelation of the visit. Visitors should also dress appropriately.

Adults can make visits to the jail. If persons below the age of 18 are making visits, they should be followed by an adult. Visitors would need to show a valid government photo ID and must not be on a felony probation.

Persons interested in visiting an inmate in the Finnin County Jail can call or visit the the jail facility with the contact details and address below:

Fannin County Jail
2389 Silo Road
Bonham, TX 75418
Phone: (903) 640-4171
Fax: (903) 640-0832

Court Records

The Fannin County court system includes one District Court, one Constitutional Court, three Justice Courts, and seven Municipal Courts. The courts handle a broad range of cases, such as probate, family and domestic matters, small claims, traffic violations, criminal matters, and civil matters. The records of judicial and administrative records of courts are available to the public.

Location of Courts in Fannin County

Fannin County District Court

Fannin County 336th District Court
Physical: 200 East 1st Street, Bonham, TX 75418
Mailing: 101 East Sam Rayburn Drive, Bonham, TX 75418
Phone: (903) 583-7459
Fax: (903) 640-1826

Fannin County Constitutional Court

Fannin County Constitutional Court
Physical: 800 East 2nd Street, Bonham, TX 75418
Mailing: 101 East Sam Rayburn Drive, Bonham, TX 75418
Phone: (903) 583-7486
Fax: (903) 640-4241

Fannin County Courts at Law

Fannin County Court at Law
Physical: 800 East 2nd Street, Bonham, TX 75418
Maling: 101 East Sam Rayburn Drive, Bonham, TX 75418
Phone: (903) 583-7486
Fax: (903) 640-4241

Fannin County Justice Courts
Fannin County Justice of the Peace Precinct 1
210 South Main Street
Bonham, TX 75418
Phone: (903) 583-7489
Fax: (903) 583-2803
Email: jp1@fanninco.net

Fannin County Justice of the Peace Precinct 2
111 West Collins
P.O. Box 1163
Leonard, TX 75452
Phone: (903) 587-2846
Fax: (903) 587-2018
Email: jp2@fanninco.net

Fannin County Justice of the Peace Precinct 3
505 North 7th Street
P.O. Box 86
Honey Grove, TX 75446
Phone: (903) 378-0015
Fax: (903) 429-4405
Email: jp3@fanninco.net

Fannin County Municipal Courts

Bonham Municipal Court
301 East 5th Street
Bonham, TX 75418
Phone: (903) 583-2071

Ector Municipal Court
P.O. Box 188
Ector, TX 75439
Phone: (903) 961-2495

Honey Grove Municipal Court
633 North 6th Street
Honey Grove, TX 75446
Phone: (903) 378-3033

Ladonia Municipal Court
100 Center Plaza
P.O. Box 5
Ladonia, TX 75449
Phone: (903) 367-7011
Fax: (903) 367-7339

Leonard Municipal Court
111 West Collin Street
P.O. Box 1270
Leonard, TX 75452
Phone: (903) 587-3334

Savoy Municipal Court
405 East Hayes Street
P.O. Box 176
Savoy, TX 75479
Phone: (903) 965-4546
Fax: (903) 965-4023

Trenton Municipal Court
P.O. Box 44
Trenton, TX 75490
Phone: (903) 989-2237

Are Fannin County Court Records Public?

In accordance with Texas state law, Fannin court records are public records that are accessible to the general public. However, the records may not be available if sealed by a court order. The Fannin County District Clerk maintains court records for the District Court, while other Fannin County court records are available in the courthouse where the case was determined.

Can You Look Up a Fannin County Court Case Online?

Fannin County provides online access to information on Fannin County court cases. The online database includes both civil and criminal cases, as well as court hearing dates. However, the information provided is limited to what has been approved by courts for online sharing. Interested persons can use the online search portal. Users can either use the normal search feature or the smart search. With the normal search feature, users can search for cases with a range of dates. The smart search tool, users can search for cases with either the case number or the name of one of the parties.

How to Obtain Fannin County Civil Court Case Records?

The Fannin County Clerk’s Office maintains records of Fannin County civil court cases. Interested persons can make requests for the records either by mail or in person. Payments for the records should be made by check payable to Fannin County Clerk. Interested persons can contact the Fannin County Clerk’s Office at:

Fannin County Clerk’s Office
800 East 2nd Street
Bonham, TX 75418
Phone: (903) 583-7486
Fax: (903) 640-4241
Email: countyclerk@fanninco.net

The office is open from Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., except from the second Friday of every month when the office closes by 4:00 p.m. Fannin court records can also be gotten at the Court that determined the case.

How to Obtain Fannin County Criminal Court Records?

The Fannin County Clerk’s Office maintains records of Fannin County criminal court cases. The records are available to the public unless sealed by court order, and interested persons may make requests for the records. Persons who wish to obtain the records should contact the County Clerk’s Office at:

Fannin County Clerk’s Office
800 East 2nd Street
Bonham, TX 75418
Phone: (903) 583-7486
Fax: (903) 640-4241
Email: countyclerk@fanninco.net

Requests can be made either in person or by mail. The Office will inform the requester of the relevant fees, and the fees can be paid by check. The check should be made payable to the Fannin County clerk. The office is open from Monday to Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. However, the Office closes by 4:00 p.m. on the second Friday of every month. The records are also available in the Court that determined the case. Interested persons may make requests to the Court to obtain copies of the records.

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

What are Fannin County Vital Records?

Fannin County vital records are official documents that record certain occurrences of life events in the county. The records are maintained by the government. Vital records are records of births, deaths, marriages, and divorces. The Records Department of the Fannin County Clerk’s Office maintains Fannin County vital records. The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) maintains vital records in Texas, including Fannin vital records.

Where and How to Obtain Fannin County Divorce Records?

The Fannin County Clerk’s Office maintains Fannin County divorce records. Interested persons can use the online search portal to find divorce records. However, the copies available on the search portal are not certified copies. Also, the information available on the search portal is limited to what can be disclosed online. Interested persons can make requests to the County Clerk’s Office for certified copies of divorce records. Requests can be made in person or by mail. Requesters should contact the County Clerk’s Office at:

Fannin County Clerk’s Office
800 East 2nd Street
Bonham, TX 75418
Phone: (903) 583-7486
Fax: (903) 640-4241
Email: countyclerk@fanninco.net

Fannin County divorce verification letters can also be obtained from the DSHS. Copies only obtainable by mail only. Interested persons should fill the Application for Divorce Verification and submit it with the required payment and a copy of a valid photo ID to:

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

The fee to obtain the verification letter is $20.

Where and How to Get Public Fannin County Marriage Records?

The Records Department of the Fannin County Clerk’s Office maintains Fannin County marriage records. The records are accessible. Interested persons can make requests to obtain copies of marriage records in person or by mail. Requesters can contact the Department at:

Fannin County Clerk’s Office
800 East 2nd Street
Bonham, TX 75418
Phone: (903) 583-7486
Fax: (903) 640-4241
Email: countyclerk@fanninco.net

Marriage verification letters may also be obtained at the state level. The DSHS maintains Fannin County marriage certificates for marriages from 1968 to date. Each copy costs $20 to obtain. Requesters should fill the Application for Marriage Verification. The form should be submitted with payment and a valid photo ID to:

Texas Vital Records
Department of State Health Services
1100 West 49th Street
P.O. Box 12040
Austin, TX 78756-3191

Where and How to Find Fannin County Birth Records?

The Recording Department of the Fannin County Clerk’s Office maintains Fannin County birth records. Interested persons would be required to complete the application for a certified copy form and submit the form. The requester will sign the form and submit it with a valid ID, and the form should be notarized. The requester will need to provide a purpose for making the request.

Birth records are confidential for the first fifty years after the birth. Within those fifty years, only qualified persons can obtain copies of birth records. The request can be made either in person or by mail to:

Fannin County Clerk’s Office
800 East 2nd Street
Bonham, TX 75418
Phone: (903) 583-7486
Fax: (903) 640-4241
Email: countyclerk@fanninco.net

The DSHS also maintains Fannin County birth certificates and makes these records available to interested persons who are qualified. Requesters will need to fill and submit the Texas Birth Certification Application. The form should be submitted with a valid photo ID and payment to:

Texas Vital Records
Department of State Health Services
1100 West 49th Street
P.O. Box 12040
Austin, TX 78756-3191

Where and How to Find Fannin County Death Records?

Fannin County death records are accessible at the Recording Department of the Fannin County Clerk’s Office. Persons who are interested in the records would need to fill the Application for Certified Copy Form. The form should be notarized and submitted with a valid ID. The requester will be required to state the reason why they are requesting the death records. Fannin County death records remain confidential (and therefore closed to the public) for the first twenty-five years after the death. Interested persons should make a mail request or an in-person request to:

Fannin County Clerk’s Office
800 East 2nd Street
Bonham, TX 75418
Phone: (903) 583-7486
Fax: (903) 640-4241
Email: countyclerk@fanninco.net

The DSHS also maintains records of Fannin County death records. Requesters should complete the Texas Application for Death Records and submit the form with a valid photo ID and payment to:

Texas Vital Records
Department of State Health Services
1100 West 49th Street
P.O. Box 12040
Austin, TX 78756-3191