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Kaufman County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Crime Statistics

According to data published by the Texas Department of Public Safety, Kaufman County law enforcement agencies recorded a net total of 2,396 index crime offenses in 2017. A breakdown of this data revealed property crimes to be the predominant subset of offenses, constituting nearly 88% of the reports received in the 12-month span.

Of the county's crime rate per 100,000 of 1,986.8, larceny accounted for 1084.6, burglary, 495.9 and auto theft 167.5. Aggravated assault was recorded to be the county's most popular violent crime and fourth-most reported offense with 185 reported incidents, which was followed by rape and robbery with 52 and 48 reported incidents respectively. The county's least popular crime was reported to be murder which accounted for less than 1% of the crimes committed, and only 27% of these crimes were cleared within the 12-month period.

Criminal Records

While the Kaufman County Sheriff's Office serves as the county's main law enforcement agency, criminal records are primarily managed and disseminated by the Texas State Department of Public Safety which serves as the central repository of criminal history information.

How to Get Criminal Records

Criminal record requests can be processed by interested members of the public on the DPS Computerized Criminal History System (CCH). The records available on this system include details of arrests, convictions, and dispositions as well as misdemeanor and felony charges all within state limits. To access criminal records using the system, the requestor must sign up for an individual or company account in order to obtain the required login information.

With the login information, the requesting party may access the system and purchase credits for the search to be performed. Each record typically costs one search credit which in turn costs $3 each plus a convenience fee of $0.07 per credit if purchases are made via credit card.

To perform a search, the requestor must furnish the search tools with the parameters required - i.e. the first and last name of the subject and their complete or partial birth date (if known).

The system will then provide all the related matches to the data provided and requestors are advised to preview each result before opening a record. Each opened record will attract a fee of one search credit.

How to Find Sex Offender Information

All information regarding sex offenders resident in Kaufman County is published on the Texas State Sex Offender Registry. The registry features public information regarding offenders including their names, current home, and work addresses, compliance status and noteworthy identifiers. Interested persons may search the registry by registrant first or last name, map address, or by an offender's proximity to a school campus. In addition, the registry can be downloaded for personal or public use. Authorized criminal justice agencies may access restricted information on the registry by logging in with an assigned user ID.

Kaufman County Jail Information

The Kaufman County Sheriff's Office is charged with overseeing the operations of the county jail located at

1900 E US-175,
Kaufman, TX 75142

All queries pertaining to the facility and its operations/staff may be made to the jail administration at (972) 932-9736 or in-person/via mail to the above-stated address.

Intending visitors are advised to schedule their visits with the administration beforehand, and all adult visitors will be required to present a photo-ID before entering the premises.

Where and How to Find Inmate Information

General inmate information pertaining to detainees in Kaufman County may be found on the Sheriff's Inmate Services Page. This includes details of inmate welfare and commissary, phone and mail services as well as the established inmate rules of the facility. However, inmate-specific information such as a detainee's primary charges, their prison ID, mugshots, bail and bond condition, and court information can be accessed using the Kaufman County Jail Index. The index can be searched by an inmate name or arrest date.

Court Records

Where and How to Get Court Records

The office of the Kaufman County Clerk is tasked with retaining and issuing records of court cases heard by the county courts. As per state laws, these records are available to interested members of the public unless sealed by a court order.

Interested persons may obtain copies of these records by querying the clerk's office in person or via mail. The requesting party will be required to provide details of the record of interest i.e. the name of the person(s) charged, the date and place of the offense, the type of offense as well as the approximate date of filing. All requests must be accompanied by a payment of $1 per page of the record plus $5 if certification is required. Mail-in requests must also indicate a return address for mailing of the requested record

All court record requests must be made to:

Court Department
Kaufman County Clerk
100 W. Mulberry
Kaufman, TX 75142

This office also maintains and processes requests for plats, deeds, liens, mortgages and a variety of other documents relating to property ownership. Requests for these records may be made to the above-stated address.

Location of All Courts in the County

Listed below are the addresses and contact information of all the courthouses in Kaufman County, Texas:

Kaufman County District Court
Kaufman County Courthouse
100 W Mulberry St,
Kaufman, TX 75142
Phone: (972) 932-4331

Kaufman County Justice of the Peace Precinct 1
3001 S Washington St,
P.O. Box 457,
Kaufman, TX 75142
Phone: (972) 932-9747
Fax: (972) 962-2653

Kaufman County Justice of the Peace Precinct 2
Forney Sub Courthouse
200 E Main St,
Forney, TX 75126
Phone: (972) 564-3786

Kaufman County Justice of the Peace Precinct 3
Terrell Sub Courthouse
408 E College St,
Terrell, TX 75160
Phone: (972) 563-9723

Kaufman County Justice of the Peace Precinct 4
Kemp Sub Courthouse
103 N Main St,
Kemp, TX 75143
Phone: (469) 376-4620

Combine Municipal Court
123 Davis Rd,
Combine, TX 75159
Phone: (972) 476-1532

Crandall Municipal Court
114 S Main St,
P.O. Box 268,
Crandall, TX 75114
Phone: (972) 427-4096
Fax: (972) 472-8904

Forney Municipal Court
Forney Justice Center
331 S FM 548,
P.O. Box 826,
Forney, TX 75126
Phone: (972) 564-7311
Fax: (972) 564-7321

Kaufman Municipal Court
3001 S Washington St,
Kaufman, TX 75142
Phone: (972) 932-2216

Kemp Municipal Court
Kemp City Hall
304 S Main St,
P.O. Box 449,
Kemp, TX 75143
Phone: (903) 498-3191

Mabank Municipal Court
P.O. Box 293,
Mabank, TX 75147
Phone: (903) 887-8500

Talty Municipal Court
9550 Helms Trail,
Suite 400,
Forney, TX 75126
Phone: (972) 552-9487
Fax: (972) 552-9060

Terrell Municipal Court
201 E Nash St,
P.O. Box 310,
Terrell, TX 75160
Phone: (972) 551-6680
Fax: (972) 551-110

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Vital Records

The Texas Department of State Health Services serves as a custodian of records of vital events that occurred within the state. The department is charged with processing requests for these records and providing them to interested and eligible persons. At the county level, Kaufman County Clerk's Office maintains and disseminates records of births, deaths, marriages, and divorces which occurred within county limits. Essentially, Kaufman County's vital records may be obtained at the state or county level.

Where and How to Get Divorce Records

Records of divorces granted by Kaufman County courts are maintained and disseminated by the office of the County Clerk. Interested persons may obtain copies of these records by querying the Clerk's Office in person or via mail.

Requestors are required to provide details of the divorce such as the names of the spouses, the date and place of the divorce and the approximate date of filing, as well as the case file number of the record (if known). The requesting party will be charged a standard search and copy fee along with a certification fee of $5 if certification is required. For requests sent via mail, the requestor must also indicate a return address.

All divorce record requests must be made to:

Court Department
Kaufman County Clerk
100 W. Mulberry
Kaufman, TX 75142

Where and How to Get Marriage Records, Birth Records and Death Records

The Vital Records section of the Kaufman County Clerk's Office processes requests for records of births, deaths, and marriages which occurred within county limits. As per state laws, birth and death certificates are considered closed records until after 75 and 25 years of the event respectively. Thus, the only persons eligible to access either record are those who are named on the record, a direct relative of the subject and a legal representative of the aforementioned persons.

On the other hand, marriage records can be accessed by interested members of the public, however, all requests for vital records must be made in person to the county clerk's office.

Requestors will be required to provide the full name of the subject of the record (including their maiden name), the place and date of the event, as well as present a government-issued photo ID in order to access the requested record. All vital record requests may be made to:

Vital Records Department
Kaufman County Clerk
100 W. Mulberry
Kaufman, TX 75142