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Hardin County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are Hardin County Arrest Records?

Hardin County arrest records are documents containing data on the rate of arrests in the county following criminal activity. It also includes information on the number of issued arrest warrants and alleged offenders or arrested persons. The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office compiles, processes, and maintains arrest records on behalf of the county. Requests for arrest records can be made by visiting the Sheriff’s Office at:

Hardin County Sheriff’s Office
300 West Monroe Street
P.O. Box 1990
Kountze, TX 77625
(409) 246-5100

Crime Statistics

The Texas Department for Public Safety (DPS) compiles crime statistics on behalf of all counties within the state’s jurisdiction. According to the 2018 crime statistics report, Hardin County had a total number of 751 crimes reported, including 88 violent crimes and 663 property crimes. While violent crimes reported included 3 murders, 14 rapes, 12 robberies, and 59 aggravated assaults, the property crimes reported included 159 burglaries, 399 larcenies, and 97 auto thefts. The 2018 crime statistics show a slight decline in the total number of crimes reported in the county over a 5-year period. Between 2014 and 2018, there was a decline in 3 out of 7 crimes. Aggravated assault, burglary, and larceny declined by 27%, 3%, and 25% respectively. While murder, rape, and auto theft rates increased by 50%, 500%, and 67% respectively. There was no reported case of rape in the county in 2013.

What are Hardin County Criminal Records?

Hardin County criminal records are official documents that provide information on the criminal history of persons within the county. Criminal records are generated by local and state law enforcement agencies. The Hardin County local enforcement agency is the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office, while the state law enforcement agency is the DPS. Access to criminal records is made available by the DPS.

How Do I Get Hardin County Criminal Records?

The DPS is the central repository for criminal history checks and criminal records in the state of Texas. Individuals can request their own criminal history record information (CHRI) through the personal review system. To use the personal review system, a requester is required to first schedule a fingerprint scan at a DPS Fingerprint Applicant Services of Texas (FAST) online or by calling (888) 467-2080. The fingerprint scan fee is $10, while CHRI costs $15. Photo identification and fee payment will be required at the fingerprint appointment. The DPS uses scanned fingerprints to check CHRI. To check CHRI, a requester should submit the fingerprint hard card to the fingerprint vendor. This card should be submitted with the following information:

  • Requester’s name(s)
  • Sex
  • Race
  • Date of Birth

The CHRI results will be sent to the designated recipient provided by the requester. For more inquiries, call (512) 424-5079.

The DPS also makes criminal history records of other individuals available to third parties through the Criminal History Search website. The website can be used to search offenders with Class B misdemeanors, Class C convictions, or higher. To carry out a search, new users have to create an account and purchase credits for every search. Search credits cost $3. There is an additional fee, depending on the payment method used to purchase credits. Where the record requested is not on the website, call (512) 424-2474.

How to Find Hardin County Sex Offender Information

The DPS compiles sex offender information and provides the public with online access through the Texas Public Search Offender Registry. Residents of Hardin County can locate registered sex offenders in their neighborhood by searching their name, address, or institute of education. The database can also be downloaded by members of the public.

How Do I Visit an Inmate in Hardin County Jail?

The Hardin County Jail is operated by the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office. The jail facility is located at:

Hardin County Jail
300 West Monroe Street
P.O. Box 1990
Kountze, TX 77625
(409) 246-5105

Family and friends who want to visit an inmate can call (409) 246-5249 to schedule an inmate visit. This number should be called between 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. on any day of the week except Thursday. Upon visitation, a visitor is required to provide a valid government-issued ID.

Where and How to Find Hardin County Inmate Information

The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office administers a regularly updated current inmate roster. This inmate roster provides members of the public with access to information about inmates currently being incarcerated in the county’s jail facility.

What are Hardin County Court Records?

Hardin County court records are accessible to members of the public. Court records can be requested in person and via mail. District Court records are in the custody of the Hardin County District Clerk. In-person and mail-in requests for District Court records can be made by filling out the Request for Copies form. The filled-out request form should be submitted in person from Monday to Friday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or via mail to:

Hardin County District Clerk
300 West Monroe Street, Suite B-110
P.O. Box 2997
Kountze, TX 77625
Phone: (409) 246-5150
Fax: (409) 246-5288
districtclerk@co.hardin.tx.us

The Hardin County Clerk is the custodian of County Court at Law court records. In-person requests for court records should be made to:

Hardin County Clerk
Hardin County Courthouse
300 Monroe Street, Suite B-110
P.O. Box 38
Kountze, TX 77625
Phone: (409) 246-5185
Fax: (409) 246-3208
hardincountyclerk@co.hardin.tx.us

Other court records can be requested in person by visiting the court that handled the case.

Location of All Courts in Hardin County

The Hardin County judicial division consists of two District Courts, one Constitutional County Court, one County Court at Law, six Justice of Peace Courts, and four Municipal Courts. Below are the addresses and contact details of all Courts in the Hardin County Judicial Division:

Hardin County District Courts
Hardin County 88th District Court
Hardin County Courthouse
300 West Monroe Street
P.O. Box 2997
Kountze, TX 77625
Phone: (409) 246-5150
Fax: (409) 246-5288

Hardin County 356th District Court
Hardin County Courthouse
300 West Monroe Street
P.O. Box 2997
Kountze, TX 77625
Phone: (409) 246-5150
Fax: (409) 246-5288

Hardin County Constitutional County Court
Hardin County Constitutional Court
Hardin County Courthouse
300 West Monroe Street
P.O. Box 38
Kountze, TX 77625
Phone: (409) 246-5185
Fax: (409) 246-3208

Hardin County Court at Law
Hardin County Court at Law
Hardin County Courthouse
300 West Monroe Street
Kountze, TX 77625
Phone: (409) 246-5120
Fax: (409) 246-5195

Hardin County Justice Courts
Hardin County Justice of the Peace Precinct 1
1102 North 5th Street
Silsbee, TX 77656
Phone: (409) 385-3740
Fax: (409) 386-0276

Hardin County Justice of the Peace Precinct 2
3051 FM Highway 92 North
P.O. Box 1612
Silsbee, TX 77656
Phone: (409) 385-7195
Fax: (409) 385-7194

Hardin County Justice of the Peace Precinct 3
P.O. Box 1360
Kountze, TX 77625
Phone: (409) 246-5115
Fax: (409) 246-5191

Hardin County Justice of the Peace Precinct 4
695 6th Street
P.O. Box 2014
Sour Lake, TX 77659
Phone: (409) 287-3211
Fax: (409) 287-4000

Hardin County Justice of the Peace Precinct 5
160 East Chance Road
P.O. Box 8594
Lumberton, TX 77657
Phone: (409) 755-2862
Fax: (409) 755-7603

Hardin County Justice of the Peace Precinct 6
42803 Hwy 105, P.O. Box 503, Batson, TX 77519
Phone: (936) 262-8271
Fax: (936) 262-7311

Hardin County Municipal Courts
Kountze Municipal Court
835 Redwood Street
Kountze, TX 77625
Phone: (409) 246-4168

Lumberton Municipal Court
120 East Chance Cut Off
Lumberton, TX 77657
Phone: (409) 755-1491

Silsbee Municipal Court
1102 North 5th Street
Silsbee, TX 77656
Phone: (409) 385-7991

Sour Lake Municipal Court
625 Highway 105 West
Sour Lake, TX 77659
Phone: (409) 287-3574

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What are Hardin County Vital Records

Hardin County vital records are documents that evidence the happening of a vital event in the county. Vital records include birth records, marriage records, death records, divorce records, and other related documents. Hardin County vital records are administered at the county level by the District Clerk and County Clerk. The District Clerk maintains divorce records, while the County Clerk manages birth, death, and marriage records. At the state level, the Vital Statistics Unit of the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) processes birth and death records, as well as marriage and divorce verification letters. Verification letters are used to verify that a marriage or divorce occurred in Texas. They are based on applications sent to the DSHS from the various County Clerks and District Clerks.

Where and How to Get Hardin County Divorce Records

Hardin County divorce records are maintained by the office of the District Court Clerk. To obtain divorce records, interested parties will be required to provide the following information:

  • The full name of the divorced parties
  • The date the divorce was granted
  • The date of birth of the registrants
  • The case file number of the record

Requesters will be required to pay applicable fees and present a copy of their government-issued ID. Requests can be made to:

Hardin County District Clerk
300 West Monroe Street, Suite B-110
P.O. 2997
Kountze, TX 77625
Phone: (409) 246-5150
Fax: (409) 246-5288
districtclerk@co.hardin.tx.us

Divorce verification letters from 1968 to date can be obtained by interested parties from the Vital Statistics Unit of the DSHS. Each letter costs $20. To obtain a divorce verification letter, interested parties should fill out the Application for Marriage or Divorce Verification. The filled-out form should be sent, along with payment and a copy of the requester’s valid photo ID, via mail 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 Get Hardin County Marriage Records

The Hardin County Clerk is the custodian of Hardin County marriage records. Marriage records can be requested by submitting a written request with the following information:

  • The full names of the married couple (including the wife’s maiden name)
  • The age of both married couple
  • The date of the marriage

The written request should be sent or submitted to:

Hardin County Clerk
Hardin County Courthouse
300 Monroe Street, Suite B-110
P.O. Box 38
Kountze, TX 77625
Phone: (409) 246-5185
Fax: (409) 246-3208
hardincountyclerk@co.hardin.tx.us

In the alternative, marriage verification letters from 1968 to date can be obtained from the Vital Statistics Unit of the DSHS. A marriage verification letter costs $20, and they can be requested via mail only. To make mail-in requests, a requester should complete the Application for Marriage or Divorce Verification. The completed form, along with a copy of the requester’s valid photo ID and payment, should be submitted via mail 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 Get Hardin County Birth Records

To obtain Hardin County birth records, interested parties should complete the Application for Birth and Death form. A certified copy of a birth record costs $23. Payment should be made in check or money order to ‘Hardin County Clerk’.

The completed form should be mailed, along with a valid ID and payment, to:

Hardin County Clerk
Hardin County Courthouse
300 Monroe Street, Suite B-110
P.O. Box 38
Kountze, TX 77625
Phone: (409) 246-5185
Fax: (409) 246-3208
hardincountyclerk@co.hardin.tx.us

Birth records can also be requested from the Vital Statistics Unit of the DSHS. In-person or mail-in requests for birth records can be made by filling out the Texas Birth Certificate Application. The filled-out form should be submitted in person or via mail, with a copy of the requester’s 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 Get Hardin County Death Records

To request Hardin County death records, a requester should fill-out the Application for Birth and Death form. A certified copy of a death record costs $21 (and $4 for each additional copy). It should be paid for in check or money order to ‘Hardin County Clerk’.

The filled-out form, along with a valid ID and payment, should be mailed to:

Hardin County Clerk
Hardin County Courthouse
300 Monroe Street, Suite B-110
P.O. Box 38
Kountze, TX 77625
Phone: (409) 246-5185
Fax: (409) 246-3208
hardincountyclerk@co.hardin.tx.us

Alternatively, interested individuals can obtain death records from the Vital Statistics Unit of the DSHS. The death records can be obtained through in-person or mail-in requests. Requests can be made by completing the Texas Death Certificate Application. The completed form should be notarized and accompanied with a copy of the requester’s valid photo ID. It should be submitted in person or via mail to:

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