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Hidalgo County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What Are Hidalgo County Arrest Records?

Hidalgo County arrest records provide evidence of an arrest. These documents are maintained by the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office and other police departments in the county. To request Hidalgo arrest records from the Sheriff’s Office, visit or call the law enforcement agency using the following information:

711 El Cibolo Road
Edinburg, TX 78541
Phone: (956) 383-8114
Fax: (956) 393-6179

The Sheriff’s Office is open to the public from Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Police reports for the City of Edinburg, the county seat, are available from the Records Department of the Edinburg Police Department. Interested parties should use its Online Open Records Request webform to request for copies of an incident report. For an accident report, requests should be submitted in person or by mail to this address:

Edinburg Police Department
Records Department
1702 S. Closner Boulevard
Edinburg, TX 78539

The requester should visit the Records Department anytime between Monday and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m or can call the Records Department at (956) 289-7795 to enquire about the fee for arrest reports.

Crime Statistics

The Texas Department of Public Safety (TxDPS) provides crime statistics for all the counties in the state including Hidalgo. Crime reports for 2018 show that Hidalgo County recorded 38 murders, 411 rapes, 361 robberies, 1,696 assaults, 3,228 burglaries, 17,500 larcenies, and 779 auto thefts. Compared to the 2013 crime figures, murder (72.7%), rape (108.6%, mostly due to the expanded definition of the crime in the intervening years), and assault (2.3%) rates rose in Hidalgo County. The five-year crime trend for the county also indicates falling robbery (23%), burglary (49.7%), larceny (21.3%), and auto theft (50.1%) rates.

What Are Hidalgo County Criminal Records?

Hidalgo County criminal records provide information on all criminal activities committed by people living in the county. They include arrest and conviction information. In Texas, a criminal record can be expunged after an individual meets the necessary criteria as indicated in the state's criminal laws.

Criminal records are characterized under Hidalgo public records, according to Texas Laws. Also, criminal arrest information will remain on a criminal record indefinitely. The Texas Department of Public Safety maintains criminal records.

How Do I Get Hidalgo County Criminal Records?

The TxDPS also provides criminal history records for Hidalgo County. It offers name-based criminal history searches on its website. Interested individuals can use the TxDPS’ Criminal History Name Search webpage to use this service. Users must first register with the website and then log in using their accounts to access criminal history records.

Anyone can conduct a name-based criminal history search or a fingerprint-based record search. A name-based record check costs $10 if requested in person. For online fees, the requester should access the C.R.S. Public Site. A fingerprint-based request is billed at $15, plus an additional $10 for utilizing FAST.

How to Find Hidalgo County Sex Offender Information

Texas laws empower the TxDPS to maintain a central database of all registered sex offenders living, working, and attending school in the state. Under Texas Laws, sex offender information is open to the public.

To find registered offenders in Hidalgo County, residents may search the Texas Sex Offender Registry by offender name, street address, or name of higher institution. Search results will display the inmate's profile. Information on the registry includes the offender's personal details and sex crime committed.

How Do I Visit an Inmate in Hidalgo County Jail?

The Hidalgo County Sheriff allows inmates housed in the Adult Detention Center to receive visitors. The facility is the only correctional facility in the county. It is located at:

701 El Cibolo Road
Edinburg, TX 78541
Phone: (956) 381-7900

Saturdays and Sundays are the only days designated for inmate visits. However, attorneys may visit their clients any day of the week. The jail visiting hours depend on the inmate's pod. As is with other jail facilities, visitation at the Judge Mario E. Ramirez Jr. The Juvenile Justice Center is bound by certain rules and regulations.

Where and How to Find Hidalgo County Inmate Information

The records in inmates incarcerated in the Adult Detention Facility are available on the Hidalgo County website. The Hidalgo County District Clerk's Office and the Hidalgo County Clerk’s Office maintains inmate records. Inmate records are open to the public in Texas.

Record seekers can visit the Hidalgo County Records Inquiry page to search for inmate records by the defendant's name and booking date. They can also search for Jail Bond Records. Search results will display the inmate's profile.

What Are Hidalgo County Court Records?

Hidalgo County court records contain court information. These documents are maintained by the Hidalgo County District Clerk's Office. Requesters can visit the Hidalgo County Record Inquiry webpage to view available public records for all the courts in the county. This portal includes records of civil, criminal, family, and probate cases. They can also contact the courts directly by visiting or calling their courthouses to enquire about obtaining copies of their records.

The Hidalgo County District Clerk’s Office provides copies of the records of courts located in the Hidalgo County courthouse. Citizens can request uncertified copies by fax, email, and mail. Certified copies are only available by mail. To initiate a request, the requesting party should submit a completed Copy Request Form and send it to the District Clerk's mail or fax it to (956) 318-2251. Only credit cards are accepted for copy fees for fax and mail requests. Credit card payment attracts an additional convenience fee. When submitting a request for Hidalgo County court records by mail, the requester should send the completed form and a self-addressed stamped envelope to:

Hidalgo County District Clerk
P.O. Box 87
Edinburg, TX 78540

The requestor should also call the District Clerk’s Office at (956) 318-2200 to verify the number of pages and cost of copies requested.

Location of All Courts in Hidalgo County

There are 12 District Courts, eight County Courts-at-Law, one Constitutional Court, and one Probate Court in Hidalgo County. All of these courts occupy the same courthouse located at:

Hidalgo County Courthouse
100 N Closner Boulevard
P.O. Box 58
Edinburg, TX 78540
Phone: (956) 318-2100
Fax: (956) 318-2105

There are also eight Justice Courts and 20 Municipal Courts in the county. Listed below are their addresses and contact information:

Hidalgo County Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 - Place 1
1902 Joe Stephens Avenue, #301
Weslaco, TX 78596
Phone: (956) 447-3995
Fax: (956) 447-9522

Hidalgo County Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 - Place 2
1902 Joe Stephens Avenue, #302
Weslaco, TX 78596
Phone: (956) 968-0707
Fax: (956) 968-8872

Hidalgo County Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 - Place 1
300 W Hall Acres
Suite F
Pharr, TX 78577
Phone: (956) 784-3540
Fax: (956) 784-3541

Hidalgo County Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 - Place 2
300 W Hall Acres
Suite D
Pharr, TX 78577
Phone: (956) 787-1986
Fax: (956) 787-9343

Hidalgo County Justice of the Peace Precinct 3 - Place 1
730 N Breyfogle Road
Suite C
Mission, TX 78574
Phone: (956) 519-8422
Fax: (956) 519-1796

Hidalgo County Justice of the Peace Precinct 3 - Place 2
730 N Breyfogle Road
Suite A
Mission, TX 78574
Phone: (956) 581-2124
Fax: (956) 581-2134

Hidalgo County Justice of the Peace Precinct 4 - Place 1
212 N Twelfth Avenue
Edinburg, TX 78541
Phone: (956) 380-4473
Fax: (956) 380-4029

Hidalgo County Justice of the Peace Precinct 4 - Place 2
224 N Twelfth Avenue
Edinburg, TX 78541
Phone: (956) 383-0921
Fax: (956) 383-7430

Alamo Municipal Court
502 E Duranta Avenue
Alamo, TX 78516
Phone: (956) 787-8689
Fax: (956) 787-2575

Alton Municipal Court
509 S Alton Blvd
Alton, TX 78573
Phone: (956) 432-0760
Fax: (956) 432-0466

Donna Municipal Court
207 S Tenth Street
Donna, TX 78537
Phone: (956) 464-6942
Fax: (956) 464-9185

Edcouch Municipal Court
211 Southern Street
P.O. Box 100
Edcouch, TX 78538
Phone: (956) 262-2140

Edinburg Municipal Court
100 E Freddy Gonzalez Drive
Edinburg, TX 78541
Phone: (956) 289-7797
Fax: (956) 289-1134

Elsa Municipal Court
P.O. Box 427
Elsa, TX 78543
Phone: (956) 262-2127

Hidalgo Municipal Court
110 Flora Avenue
Hidalgo, TX 78557
Phone: (956) 843-8104

La Joya Municipal Court
P.O. Box H
La Joya, TX 78560
Phone: (956) 581-7095

La Villa Municipal Court
916 S Mike Chapa
P.O. Box 60
La Villa, TX 78562
Phone: (956) 262-2122
Fax: (956) 262-2516

McAllen Municipal Court
1601 N Bicentennial Blvd
McAllen, TX 78501
Phone: (956) 681-2900
Fax: (956) 681-2901

Mercedes Municipal Court
400 S Ohio Avenue
Mercedes, TX 78570
Phone: (956) 565-3114 ext. 171

Mission Municipal Court
1200 E 8th Street
Mission, TX 78572
Phone: (956) 584-5150
Fax: (956) 584-5159

Palmhurst Municipal Court
4417 N Shary Road
Palmhurst, TX 78573
Phone: (956) 583-8697
Fax: (956) 581-4630

Palmview Municipal Court
400 W Veterans Blvd
Palmview, TX 78572
Phone: (956) 581-7411

Penitas Municipal Court
P.O. Box 204
Penitas, TX 78576
Phone: (956) 581-3345

Pharr Municipal Court
1900 S Cage Blvd
Pharr, TX 78577
Phone: (956) 783-7859
Fax: (956) 784-7841

Progreso Municipal Court
P.O. Box 699
Progreso, TX 78579
Phone: (956) 565-0241

San Juan Municipal Court
2301 N Raul Longoria Road
San Juan, TX 78589
Phone: (956) 223-2460

Sullivan City Municipal Court
P.O. Box 249
Sullivan City, TX 78595
Phone: (956) 485-2828

Weslaco Municipal Court
901 N Airport Drive
Weslaco, TX 78596
Phone: (956) 968-6123
Fax: (956) 973-3167

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What Are Hidalgo County Vital Records

Hidalgo County vital records provide information on events such as births, deaths, marriages, and divorce that occured in the county area. Only selected vital records are considered public records in Texas, according to state laws. Usually, records containing confidential information, and records recently documented are unavailable for public inspection.

The Vital Records Division of the Texas Department of State Health Services is the state agency in charge of processing vital records requests. At the county level, the Hidalgo District Clerk’s Office and the Hidalgo County Clerk’s Office issues copies of some vital records. Anyone requesting a vital record will need to provide some information about the record.

Where and How to Get Hidalgo County Divorce Records

The Hidalgo District Clerk’s Office maintains divorce case records. Certified copies of divorce records can only be obtained via mail. The requester will need to submit a completed Copy Request Form and forward it to the District Clerk's mail.

The Clerk only accepts credit cards for copy fees for fax and mail requests. Credit card payment attracts an additional convenience fee. All mail requests should be sent in a self-addressed stamped envelope to:

Hidalgo County District Clerk
P.O. Box 87
Edinburg, TX 78540

Afterward, the requester should contact (956) 318-2200 for verification.

Where and How to Get Hidalgo County Marriage Records

The Hidalgo County Clerk’s Office provides copies of marriage licenses. The office opens to the public from Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. It only accepts in-person requests at its Vitals & Official Records Office located at:

317 N. Closner Boulevard
Edinburg, TX 78541
Main Office: (956) 318-2100
Toll Free: (888) 318-2811

The Vital Records Division of the Texas Department of State Health Services also maintains marriage records. A copy costs $20. The requester will need to complete a Mail Application for Marriage and Divorce Verification form and mail it to:

DSHS - VSS
P.O. Box 12040
Austin, TX 78711-2040

Where and How to Get Hidalgo County Birth Records

The Vital Statistics Section of the Texas Department of State Health Services also provides birth and death certificates for Hidalgo County. The department processes requests of birth records filed since 1903. To request for these records, submit a completed Texas Birth Application in person to:

1100 W. 49th Street
Austin, TX 78756

The office is open from Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. It charges $22 for each certificate and accepts cash, checks, money order, and credit/debit card for payment. The requester can also mail the completed application along with a copy of a valid photo ID to:

DSHS - VSS
P.O. Box 12040
Austin, TX 78711-2040

Where and How to Get Hidalgo County Death Records

The Vital Records Division of the Texas Department of State Health Services issues copies of Hidalgo County death records. The state office charges $20 for a first copy and $3 per additional copy of the same record. Death records older than 25 years old are considered public records in Texas. To obtain a death record, the requester should download and complete the Texas Death Certificate Application. The forms must be notarized and the valid I.D. requirements must be attached to it. Fees and documents should be mailed to:

DSHS - VSS
P.O. Box 12040
Austin, TX 78711-2040

Are Property Records Open to the Public in Hidalgo County?

In compliance with the Texas Public Information Act, Hidalgo County property records are available to residents of the county. Property records can be obtained by submitting a request at the county office.

Where and How to Find Property Records in Hidalgo County?

The Hidalgo County Clerk maintains the real and personal property records of Hidalgo County. Interested persons can request property records in person or by mail with the contact information below:

Hidalgo County Clerk
100 North Closner Boulevard
County Clerk 1st Floor
Edinburg, TX 78539
Phone: (956) 318-2100
Phone: (956) 292-7676
Fax: (956) 318-2105

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 58
Edinburg, TX 78540

How to Look Up Hidalgo County Property Records?

The Hidalgo County Clerk allows residents access property records through two online portals. Requesters can search the Real Property Search with a basic word search, advanced word and full name search, image text search, and advanced image search. Alternatively, the Official Records Search allows search index only and index and full text (OCR).

The Hidalgo Tax Office and the Appraisal District provide online access to property information through the online property search portal and property search portal respectively.

Location of Hidalgo County Property Assessors

Hidalgo County Appraisal District
4405 South Professional Drive
Edinburg, TX 78539
Phone: (956) 381-8466
Phone: (956) 565-2461
Fax: (956) 289-2121

Hidalgo County Tax Assessor-Collector
Tax Office
2804 South Business Highway 281
Edinburg, TX 78539
Phone: (956) 318-2157
Fax: (956) 318-2733

San Juan Substation
Precinct #2 Community Resource Center
509 East Ealing Road
San Juan, TX
Phone: (956) 283-1645
Phone: (956) 283-1773

Alamo Substation
1429 S. Tower Rd.
Alamo, TX 78516
Phone: (956) 784-8688
Phone: (956) 784-8688

Elsa Substation
708 Edinburg Avenue
Suite B
Elsa, TX 78543
Phone: (956) 292-7622
Phone: (956) 784-8688

Weslaco Substation
1900 Joe Stevens Avenue
Suite B
Weslaco, TX 78596
Phone: (956) 973-7825
Phone: (956) 973-7885

Mission Substation
722 North Breyfogle
Mission, TX 78574
Phone: (956) 205-7050
Phone: (956) 205-7050

Pharr Substation
300 West Hall Acres
Pharr, TX 78577
Phone: (956) 784-3560
Phone: (956) 784-3560

McAllen Substation
300 East Hackberry Avenue
Suite 3
McAllen, TX 78501
Phone: (956) 686-7424