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Fort Bend County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are Fort Bend County Arrest Records?

Fort Bend County arrest records are official documents that provide detailed summaries of every incident when individuals in the county get placed in police custody due to alleged involvement in crimes committed within the county’s jurisdiction. These records consist of information such as the name of the arrested person, date of birth, nationality, gender, and other identifying information. The name of the arresting agent, location of detainment, date and time of arrest, warrant details, and other related information, are also included. Fort Bend County arrest records are available at the specific law enforcement agency that took the person into custody. This agency may be the Sheriff's Office, Fort Bend ISD Police Departments, and other municipal agencies.

How to Get Police Reports in Fort Bend County

The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office Records Division provides local services, including issuing copies of accident and offense reports. Access to these Fort Bend public records can be obtained by contacting the division in person or sending a written application to 301 Jackson Street, Richmond, TX 77469.

Crime Statistics

The Texas Department of Public Safety compiles and publishes crime statistics for the state. According to data released for 2017, Fort Bend recorded a total of 4,837 offenses. Larceny accounted for most crimes with 3049 crimes, while aggravated assault was the most common violent crime with 559 reports. Compared to 2016, total crime dropped by 6.6%. Burglaries dipped from 1,149 incidents to 723 while murders dropped by half.

What are Fort Bend County Criminal Records?

Fort Bend County criminal records are official documents that provide detailed summaries of every criminal activity and conviction of individuals in the county. These records consist of information collated by the state’s Department of Public Safety from county law enforcement agencies and courts where individuals were arrested, tried, sentenced. Some details contained in these records, like arrest history and charges, are also found in Fort Bend arrest records. However, criminal records also include information on the final disposition of criminal cases.

How Do I Get Fort Bend County Criminal Records?

The Texas Department of Public Safety maintains a conviction database containing information on arrests and prosecutions for Class B misdemeanors or greater violations that occurred in Fort Bend and the rest of the state. Members of the public can access the application by creating a user account. Conviction case details are also obtainable from the clerk of the court where proceedings took place. Requesters will have to contact the court and present required information such as case number, names of parties, dates, and so on.

How to Find Fort Bend County Sex Offender Information?

The Texas Department of Public Safety provides public access to a sex offender registry listing registrants within Fort Bend and the rest of the state. It provides general information such as the name of the sex offender, sex, physical description, and address. Members of the public can conduct searches by full name, institution, or map address. The Public sex offender registry is also available as a download.

How Do I Visit an Inmate in Fort Bend County Jail?

Inmates in the Fort Bend County Jail can receive pre-scheduled on-site visits and remote visits from Sundays to Fridays. Family, friends, and other interested parties should open an account and schedule either type of visit at least 24 hours in advance using the links available on the visitation page of the Sheriff’s website. As inmates can only get two free on-site visits, schedules are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Inmates are available for on-site visits from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and 4:30 p.m. till 7:00 p.m. On the other hand, video visits are charged at $3-6 per 25 minutes. On-site visits can last up to 25 minutes, and visitors should be present minutes prior to the appointed time. Persons 16 years and older should come along with government-issued photo IDs or licenses, while younger persons should come with an adult. Failure to supervise minors, inappropriate behaviors, and failure to keep the visitation rules will lead to termination of visits.

Where and How to Find Fort Bend County Inmate Information?

Information on individuals currently held in correctional inmate facilities within Fort Bend or the state is obtainable from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. It maintains a public offender search tool that members of the public can use in searching for inmate information. Requesters will need to provide a first and last name, specify gender and race, and enter the TDCJ number or SID number if known. The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office also provides a public report of persons currently booked with its detention facilities.

What are Fort Bend County Court Records?

Fort Bend court records are documents and materials that are generated, filed, and issued by courts in the county. The Fort Bend County Court manages different cases, including matters linked with juvenile cases, civil ligation, guardianship cases, and criminal misdemeanor cases. Members of the public can obtain public court records by contacting the clerk of the court at:

Fort Bend County District Clerk's Office
301 Jackson Street, Room 101
Richmond, TX 77469

Fort Bend also has multiple municipal courts, with at least in each city. These courts preside over certain types of civil and criminal cases, including felony preliminary hearings, cases related to forfeitures, and ordinance violations. Residents can obtain records linked to cases filed in the courts by visiting the respective court locations.

Location of All Courts in Fort Bend County

Fort Bend County District Court
Fort Bend County Justice Center
1422 Eugene Heimann Cir,
Room 31004,
Richmond, TX 77469
Phone: (281) 341-4515
Fax: (281) 341-4519

Fort Bend County Constitutional Court
Fort Bend County Justice Center
1422 Eugene Heimann Cir,
Richmond, TX 77469
Phone: (281) 341-8685
Fax: (281) 341-8681 (Misdemeanor)
Fax: (281) 341-4520 (Probate/Civil)

Fort Bend County Court at Law No. 1-5
Fort Bend County Justice Center
1422 Eugene Heimann Cir,
Richmond, TX 77469
Phone: (281) 341-8685
Fax: (281) 341-8681 (Misdemeanor)
Fax: (281) 341-4520 (Probate/Civil)

Fort Bend County Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 - Place 1
3114 Rosenberg Street,
Needville, TX 77461
Phone: (979) 793-3403
Fax: (832) 471-2563

Fort Bend County Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 - Place 2
1517 Eugene Heimann Cir,
Room100,
Richmond, TX 77469
Phone: (281) 341-3742
Fax: (281) 341-3746

Fort Bend County Justice of the Peace Precinct 2
303 Texas Parkway,
Room 107,
Missouri City, TX 77489
Phone: (281) 403-8080
Fax: (281) 403-8089

Fort Bend County Justice of the Peace Precinct 3
22333 Grand Corner Drive,
Katy, TX 77494
Phone: (281) 238-1460
Fax: (281) 238-1461

Fort Bend County Justice of the Peace Precinct 4
12919 Dairy Ashford,
Room 100,
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Phone: (281) 491-6016
Fax: (281) 242-2706

Arcola Municipal Court
13222 Highway 6,
Arcola, TX 77583
Phone: (281) 431-1852

Fulshear Municipal Court
30603 FM 1093,
P.O. Box 279,
Fulshear, TX 77441
Phone: (281) 346-2405
Fax: (281) 346-2556

Meadows Place Municipal Court
Meadows Place City Hall
1 Troyan Drive,
Meadows Place, TX 77477
Phone: (281) 983-2950
Fax: (281) 983-2940

Missouri City Municipal Court
3845 Cartwright Road,
Missouri City, TX 77459
Phone: (281) 403-8669
Fax: (281) 403-8987

Needville Municipal Court
P.O. Box 527,
Needville, TX 77461
Phone: (979) 793-4253

Orchard Municipal Court
P.O. Box 59,
Orchard, TX 77464
Phone: (979) 478-6893

Richmond Municipal Court
600 Morton Street,
Richmond, TX 77469
Phone: (281) 342-0578
Fax: (832) 595-0344

Rosenberg Municipal Court
2110 4th Street,
P.O. Box 32,
Rosenberg, TX 77471
Phone: (832) 595-3450
Fax: (832) 595-3451

Simonton Municipal Court
P.O. Box 7,
Simonton, TX 77476
Phone: (281) 533-9809

Stafford Municipal Court
2602 South Main Street,
Stafford, TX 77477
Phone: (281) 261-3930
Fax: (281) 261-3935

Sugar Land Municipal Court
1200 Highway 6 South,
P.O. Box 110,
Sugar Land, TX 77487
Phone: (281) 275-2390
Fax: (281) 275-2648

Thompsons Municipal Court
P.O. Box 29,
Thompsons, TX 77481
Phone: (281) 343-9929

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What are Fort Bend County Vital Records?

Vital records are recorded information on life events stored by the government. They include marriage records, divorce records, birth records, and death certificates. Access to some of these records may be restricted based on eligibility. For instance, birth and death records are NOT Fort Bend County public records until after 75 and 25 years, respectively. Interested parties may also be required to provide a government-issued valid ID.

Where and How to Get Fort Bend County Divorce Records

Divorce records can be obtained by contacting the clerk of the circuit court where the divorce was granted. In addition, the Texas Department of State Health Services Vital Statistics Unit maintains divorce records from 1968 to date. Interested parties can request verification letters in person at the office or by sending a completed application form to:

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

The department charges $20 for each copy and an additional $22.95 for express mail. Acceptable forms of payment include cash, personal checks, and money orders made out to the 'Vital Statistics Unit.'

Where and How to Get Fort Bend County Marriage Records

The Fort Bend County Clerk maintains a search web access database that contains records of marriage licenses issued in the county. Members of the public can search for records by entering the applicant's name and date of marriage. Copies printed from this service are watermarked and cannot be used as official documents. However, certified copies can be purchased at any county clerk location for a fee.

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

Where and How to Get Fort Bend County Birth Records

The Fort Bend County Clerk serves as the central repository for birth records in the county. Birth records are closed records and remain confidential for 75 years. To access these records, interested parties must submit a notarized statement attesting to their eligibility. Applications must also include a copy of a valid photo ID. Submitted requests must include a duly completed birth certificate application form. Certified copies of a birth certificate cost $23.00 per copy. Mail written requests to:

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

Where and How to Get Fort Bend County Death Records

The Fort Bend County Clerk serves as the central repository for death records in the county. Death records are closed for 25 years. To access these records, interested parties must submit a notarized statement attesting to their eligibility. Applications must also include a copy of a valid photo ID.

Submitted requests must include a duly completed death certificate application form. Certified copies of death certificates cost $21.00 for the first copy and $4.00 for each additional copy. Mail written requests to:

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

Are Property Records Open to the Public in Fort Bend County?

Property records are open to the public in Fort Bend County. Anyone interested in obtaining Fort Bend property records may request them from the presiding agent’s office, per the Texas Public Information Act.

Where and How to Find Property Records in Fort Bend County?

The Fort Bend County Tax Assessor-Collector takes responsibility for the appropriate real property assessment and subsequent fair value assignment. It makes assessment records available for view online, and interested persons can request certified copies by email or from its office between 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Monday, and 8:00 am - 4:30 p.m. from Tuesday - Friday.

Fort Bend County Tax Assessor-Collector
1317 Eugene Heimann Circle,
Richmond, TX 77469-3623
TelePhone: (281) 341-3710
Fax: (832) 471-1830

How to Look Up Fort Bend County Property Records?

The Fort Bend County Tax Inquiry and Payment System is a tool created to help property owners identify and pay the appropriate taxes on their property. However, anybody can use this tool to find information on real property on which the Fort Bend County Tax Assessor-Collector collects taxes. Interested individuals may search the system for property records by:

  • Owner Name (Last Name First)
  • Property Address
  • Account No.
  • CAD Reference No.
  • Fiduciary No.

Interested individuals can also request certified copies by email or from the Fort Bend County Tax Assessor-Collector’s office between 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Monday and 8:00 am - 4:30 p.m. from Tuesday - Friday.

Fort Bend County Tax Assessor-Collector
1317 Eugene Heimann Circle,
Richmond, TX 77469-3623
TelePhone: (281) 341-3710
Fax: (832) 471-1830

Location of Fort Bend County Property Assessors

Fort Bend County Tax Assessor-Collector
1317 Eugene Heimann Circle,
Richmond, TX 77469-3623
TelePhone: (281) 341-3710
Fax: (832) 471-1830

Katy Branch
22333 Grand Corner Drive,
Katy, TX 77494-5749
TelePhone: (281) 341-3710
Fax: (832) 471-1831

Missouri City Annex Branch
307 Texas Parkway,
Ste 113
Missouri City, TX 77489-1151
TelePhone: (281) 341-3710
Fax: (832) 471-1809

Needville Branch
3743 School Street,
Needville, TX 77461-8365
TelePhone: (281) 341-3710
Fax: (832) 471-1832

Sienna Annex Branch
5855 Sienna Springs Way,
Missouri City, TX 77459-6067
TelePhone: (281) 341-3710
Fax: (832) 471-1801

Sugar Land Branch
12550 Emily Court,
Ste 100
Sugar Land, TX 77478-3289
TelePhone: (281) 341-3710
Fax: (832) 471-1833