Hidalgo County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Crime Numbers

The Texas Department of Public Safety (TxDPS) provides crime statistics for all the counties in the state including Hidalgo. Its most recent crime reports show that Hidalgo County recorded 38 murders, 411 rapes, 361 robberies, 1,696 assaults, 3,228 burglaries, 17,500 larcenies, and 779 auto thefts in 2018. Compared to the 2013 crime figures, murder (72.7%), rape (108.6%, most 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.

Criminal Records

The TxDPS also provides criminal history records for Hidalgo County. It offers name-based criminal history search on its website. Visit 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.

Incident and accident reports for Hidalgo County are available from the Sheriff’s Office and other police departments in the county. To request police reports 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. Use its Online Open Records Request webform to request for copies of an incident report. For an accident report, submit a request in person or by mail to this address:

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

Visit the Records Department anytime between Monday and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Edinburg Police Department charges $6 for each accident report and $1 per CD or $3 per DVD for electronic records. Call the Records Department at (956) 289-7795 to enquire about the fee for incident reports.

Texas laws empower the TxDPS to maintain a central database of all registered sex offenders living, working, and attending school in the state. To find registered offenders in Hidalgo County, search the Texas Sex Offender Registry by offender name, street address, or name of higher institution.

Jail Information

The Hidalgo County Adult Detention Center is the only correctional facility in the county. It is located at:

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

The Sheriff’s Office operates the Detention Center and authorizes Access Corrections to receive and process funds deposited into the accounts of inmates held in the facility.

Inmate Records

The records in inmates incarcerated in the Adult Detention Facility are available on the Hidalgo County website. Visit the Hidalgo County Records Inquiry page to search for inmate records by defendant name and booking date.

Court Records

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

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. 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, submit a completed Copy Request Form and send it to districtclerk@co.hidalgo.tx.us 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, send the completed form and a self-addressed stamped envelope to:

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

Call the District Clerk’s Office at (956) 318-2200 to verify the number of pages and cost of copies requested.

Vital Records

The Hidalgo District Clerk’s Office maintains divorce case records. To request copies of these records, follow the same procedures outlined above for request copies of court records.

The Hidalgo County Clerk’s Office provides copies of marriage licenses as well as death and birth records. 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 office opens to the public from Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

The Vital Statistics Section of the Texas Department of State Health Services also provides birth and death certificates for Hidalgo County. To request for these records, submit a completed Texas Birth or Death 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, check, money order, and credit/debit card for payment.

Send the completed application along with a copy of a valid photo ID to:

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