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McLennan County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are McLennan County Public Records?

Under the Texas Government Code Chapter 552, any document created, kept, and used by and for a public authority is a public record, unless exempted. McLennan County public records include minutes, tapes, cards, maps, cards, and many more documents that provide information about a county agency's business and dealings. By law, every public agency ought to make its public records open to the public unless the law states otherwise. However, some government records are confidential and have restricted accessibility. These include:

McLennan County Crime Statistics

The Texas Department of Public Safety (TxDPS) publishes annual crime statistics for McLennan County. Its most recent data indicates that local law enforcement agencies reported a total of 8,080 index crimes, 2,013 arrests, and 1,931 clearances in 2018. The breakdown of the county's index crimes within the 12 months includes; three murders, 205 rape, 144 robberies, 734 assaults, 1,474 burglaries, 5,032 larcenies, and 488 auto thefts. Compared to the previous year, only rape and assault counts dropped. McLennan County's robbery count remained the same.

The county's crime rate in 2018 was 3,240.5 crimes per 100,000 population representing a 1.4% drop from the previous year. Its index crime count increased from 8,076 (less than 0.05%). Arrest counts declined by about 7.6%. Its 2018 clearance rate was 24%

Are McLennan County Criminal Records Public?

McLennan County criminal records are open to the public. To comply with the Texas Government Code Chapter 552, the Texas Department of Public Safety will release records on class B misdemeanors or higher offenses and plea deals to any individual that requests it. Anyone in need of a McLennan criminal record should log on to the C.R.S. Public Site. This web page allows people to conduct a name-based search. The record seeker will have to pay $10 per search. Fingerprint-based searches are also available for $15 (or $25 when using the FAST tool). The TxDPS will provide reports within ten working days.

How to Obtain McLennan County Police Reports and Arrest Records?

McLennan County arrest records and police reports are in the police department's custody in the municipality where the event occurred. Interested parties can contact any of these local offices to determine how they can obtain copies of McLennan arrest records and police or incident reports. Below is the contact information of each municipal police department in McLennan County:

Baylor University Police Department
1521 South 4th Street
Waco, TX 76798
Phone: (254) 710-2222

Bellmead Police Department
3015 Bellmead Drive
Bellmead, TX 76705
Phone: (254) 799-0251

Beverly Hills Police Department
3418 Memorial Drive
Beverly Hills, TX 76711
Phone: (254) 752-2584

Bruceville Eddy Police Department
143 Wilcox Drive
Eddy, TX 76524
Phone: (254) 859-5964

Crawford Police Department
P.O. Box 7
Crawford, TX 76638
Phone: (254) 486-2678

Hewitt Police Department
204 Chama Drive
Hewitt, TX 76643
Phone: (254) 666-1661

Lacy Lakeview Police Department
501 East Craven Avenue
Lacy Lakeview, TX 76705
Phone: (254) 799-2458

Lorena Police Department
200 North Frontage Road
Lorena, TX 76655
McLennan County, Texas
Phone: (254) 857-9614

Mart Police Department
P.O. Box 360
Mart, TX 76664
Phone: (254) 876-3334

McGregor Police Department
101 North Main Street
McGregor, TX 76657
Phone: (254) 840-2855

McLennan Community College Police Department
1400 College Drive
Waco, TX 76708
Phone: (254) 299-8844

McLennan County Constable Precinct 1
501 Washington Avenue
Waco, TX 76701
Phone: (254) 757-5026

McLennan County Constable Precinct 2
P.O. Box 88
Axtell, TX 76624
Phone: (254) 275-9379

McLennan County Constable Precinct 3
P.O. Box 68
West, TX 76691
Phone: (254) 826-5771

McLennan County Constable Precinct 4
Route 10 Box 94C
Waco, TX 76708
Phone: (254) 754-0872

McLennan County Constable Precinct 5
307 South Madison Street
McGregor, TX 76657
Phone: (254) 840-3388

McLennan County Constable Precinct 6
P.O. Box 51
Moody, TX 76557
Phone: (254) 853-2128

McLennan County Constable Precinct 7
929 Elm Street
Waco, TX 76704
Phone: (254) 752-9397

McLennan County Constable Precinct 8
3305 Robinson Drive
Waco, TX 76706
Phone: (254) 752-3199

Moody Police Department
606 Avenue "E."
Moody, TX 76557
Phone: (254) 853-2581

Riesel Police Department
104 North Highway 6
Riesel, TX 76682
Phone: (254) 896-6501

Robinson Police Department
111 West Lyndale Avenue
Robinson, TX 76706
Phone: (254) 662-0525

Texas Department of Public Safety Region 6
1617 East Crest Drive
Waco, TX 76705
Phone: (254) 759-7141

Texas State Technology College Waco Police Department
1101 Airline Drive
Waco, TX 76701
Phone: (254) 867-3690

Waco Independent School District Police Department
805 South 8th Street
Waco, TX 76706
Phone: (254) 752-0858

Waco Police Department
721 North 4th Street
Waco, TX 76701
Phone: (254) 750-7500

West Police Department
110 North Reagan Street
West, TX 76691
Phone: (254) 826-5311

Woodway Department of Public Safety
920 Estates Drive
Woodway, TX 76712
Phone: (254) 772-4470

How to Find Sex Offender Information in McLennan County

The Texas Department of Public Safety has a statewide database for sex offenders. Through the TxDPS' Public Sex Offender Registry, interested individuals can search for offenders living in McLennan County by their name, location, or affiliation with any higher institution in Texas. The TxDPS also provides a downloadable digital Sex Offender Registry and updates the information on this database twice a week.

McLennan County residents can also subscribe to the Public Sex Offender Subscription Service to stay informed and updated about sex offenders living close to them. Interested individuals can subscribe to this platform by registering a valid email address. The TxDPS will send notifications to the registered email when a new sex offender information is available.

How to Find McLennan County Inmate Records

The McLennan County Sheriff's Office has records of inmates housed in its county jail. Inmate records are open to the public. Interested parties can access the inmate roster to find information regarding incarcerated individuals. The log provides a comprehensive list of inmates arranged in descending alphabetical order (A-Z). Researchers can discover inmates' full names, sex, race, booking date, details about the arrest, and bond information on the roster. The record seeker can also call (254) 757-5000 for further inquiries.

How Do I Visit an Inmate in McLennan County Jail?

The McLennan County Jail is an adult housing facility located at:

3201 Highway 6
Waco, TX 76701

Interested visitors can contact the jail facility at (254) 757-2555 to schedule an appointment.

Incarcerated individuals in the McLennan County Juvenile Detention Center can also receive visitors. However, the jail only limits visitation to parents or legal guardians. Visiting hours are on Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to noon. Visitors should call (254) 757-5072 to schedule an appointment.

The Juvenile Detention Facility is at:

2601 Gholson Road
Waco, TX 76704

Court Records

The Texas trial court system comprises District, Criminal District, Constitutional County, Statutory Probate, Justice, Municipal Courts, and County Courts at Law. The Clerk of the court for each courthouse maintains its court records. There are 29 court locations in McLennan County.

McLennan County 19th District Court
300 Courthouse Annex
501 Washington Avenue
Waco, TX 76701
Phone: (254) 757-5054 (Criminal)
Phone: (254) 757-5057 (Civil)

McLennan County 54th District Court
300 Courthouse Annex
501 Washington Avenue
Waco, TX 76701
Phone: (254) 757-5054 (Criminal)
Phone: (254) 757-5057 (Civil)

McLennan County 74th District Court
300 Courthouse Annex
501 Washington Avenue
Waco, TX 76701
Phone: (254) 757-5054 (Criminal)
Phone: (254) 757-5057 (Civil)

McLennan County 170th District Court
300 Courthouse Annex
501 Washington Avenue
Waco, TX 76701
Phone: (254) 757-5054 (Criminal)
Phone: (254) 757-5057 (Civil)

McLennan County 414th District Court
300 Courthouse Annex
501 Washington Avenue
Waco, TX 76701
Phone: (254) 757-5054 (Criminal)
Phone: (254) 757-5057 (Civil)

McLennan County Constitutional Court
501 Washington Avenue
Waco, TX 76701
Phone: (254) 757-5078

McLennan County Court at Law No. 1
501 Washington Avenue
Waco, TX 76701
Phone: (254) 757-5078

McLennan County Court at Law No. 2
501 Washington Avenue
Waco, TX 76701
Phone: (254) 757-5078

McLennan County Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 Place 1
501 Washington Avenue
#104-D
Waco, TX 76701
Phone: (254) 757-5040

McLennan County Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 Place 2
501 Washington Avenue
#108
Waco, TX 76701
Phone: (254) 757-5128

McLennan County Justice of the Peace Precinct 2
929 Elm Avenue
Waco, TX 76704
Phone: (254) 752-9353

McLennan County Justice of the Peace Precinct 3
201 North Reagan
P.O. Box 495
West, TX 76691
Phone: (254) 826-3341

McLennan County Justice of the Peace Precinct 4
307 South Madison Street
McGregor, TX 76657
Phone: (254) 840-4225

McLennan County Justice of the Peace Precinct 5
1800 Richter Avenue
Waco, TX 76711
Phone: (254) 752-4242

Bellmead Municipal Court
City
3017 Bellmead Drive
Bellmead, TX 76705
Phone: (254) 412-7550
Fax: (254) 412-7547

Beverly Hills Municipal Court
3418 Memorial Drive
Beverly Hills, TX 76711
Phone: (254) 752-2584 ext. 2
Fax: (254) 752-0003

Bruceville-Eddy Municipal Court
143 Wilcox Drive
#A
Eddy, TX 76524
Phone: (254) 859-5964
Fax: (254) 859-5779

Crawford Municipal Court
P.O. Box 7
Crawford, TX 76638
Phone: (254) 486-2125

Hewitt Municipal Court
105 Tampico
P.O. Box 610
Hewitt, TX 76643
Phone: (254) 666-1208
Fax: (254) 666-6014

Lacy Lakeview Municipal Court
501 East Craven Avenue
Lacy Lakeview, TX 76705
Phone: (254) 799-2458

Lorena Municipal Court
222 North Frontage Road
Lorena, TX 76655
Phone: (254) 857-4641
Fax: (254) 857-4118

Mart Municipal Court
112 North Commerce
Mart, TX 76664
Phone: (254) 876-2462

McGregor Municipal Court
302 South Madison
McGregor, TX 76657
Phone: (254) 840-2806

Moody Municipal Court
P.O. Box 68
Moody, TX 76557
Phone: (254) 853-2314

Riesel Municipal Court
104 North Highway 6
P.O. Box 249
Riesel, TX 76682
Phone: (254) 896-6501
Fax: (254) 896-2404

Robinson Municipal Court
111 West Lyndale
Robinson, TX 76706
Phone: (254) 662-1415
Fax: (254) 662-1035

Waco Municipal Court
201 West Waco Drive
P.O. Box 2570
Waco, TX 76702
Phone: (254) 750-5900
Fax: (254) 750-5426

West Municipal Court
P.O. Box 97
West TX 7, TX 76691
Phone: (254) 826-4607

Woodway Municipal Court
920 Estates Drive
Woodway, TX 76712
Phone: (254) 772-4489
Fax: (254) 776-5178

Are McLennan County Court Records Public?

McLennan County court records open records according to the Texas Government Code Chapter 552. As a result, anyone can examine or make copies of court documents filed in a McLennan County courthouse, unless the record falls under exceptions. Sealed McLennan court records include court documents that contain any information restricted by federal or state laws or those determined by court order.

How to Obtain McLennan County Civil Court Case Records

The Civil Division of the McLennan County District Clerk provides a searchable online tool for civil court case records. Interested parties can search this tool by providing accurate information about the history, including the names of the parties involved, the year of filing, and the document's case number. It is essential to know if the party involved is a plaintiff or defendant, affecting the search result.

The record seeker can also call (254) 757-5057 for inquiries or use the computer at any of these two locations:

300 Courthouse Annex
Waco, TX 76701
215 North 5th Street
2nd Floor
Waco, TX 76701

How to Obtain McLennan County Criminal Court Records

The Criminal Division of the McLennan County District Clerk maintains criminal court records. Interested individuals can use a public computer to search for court documents. The record seeker should provide the names of the parties involved, the filing date, and the case number on the record. The public computers are available for use at:

300 Courthouse Annex
Waco, TX 76701

215 North 5th Street
2nd Floor
Waco, TX 76701

Conducting a search is subject to our Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.

What are McLennan County Vital Records?

McLennan County vital records provide official documentation on life events within the county. These include birth records, death records, marriage records, and divorce records. Vital records are generally not open to the public in Texas (until a set period elapses). Per state laws, only eligible individuals such as the record's subject, their immediate family members, and legal representatives can request copies of a vital record at any time.

The Texas Department of State Health Services is the primary custodian of vital records for the state. For McLennan County, the District Clerk and County Clerk can also provide the essential documents they keep, provided the requester meets specific requirements.

Where and How to Obtain McLennan County Divorce Records

McLennan County divorce records are within the District Clerk's purview. Interested individuals can lookup divorce records by providing the divorcees' names, the case number, and the date of the divorce on the online search portal. The District Clerk will charge $5 as the search fee. The record seeker can find divorce records at:

501 Washington Avenue
Suite 300
Waco, TX 76701

The Texas Department of State Health Services has information copies of divorce records on file since 1968. Certified copies of a Divorce Verification Letter are available only to the divorcees and their immediate relatives, guardian, or legal representatives at $20 each. Interested applicants can place an order online by completing an electronic form and can pay for documents using a credit or debit card.

Alternatively, the requester can visit the Vital Records Office in person mail a completed Marriage/Divorce Verification Application form to:

Texas Vital Records
Department of State Health Services
1100 West 49th Street
Austin, TX 78756-3191

The applicant must provide an acceptable means of identification.

Where and How to Get Public McLennan County Marriage Records

McLennan County marriage records are available on the public workstation in the District Clerk's Office. The Clerk can provide marriage records from 1878 to the present. Interested parties can also research marriage records online using the McLennan County Clerk's public search site.

Where and How to Get Confidential Marriage Records in McLennan County

Copies of McLennan County marriage certificates are obtainable from the Texas Department of State Health Services. The State Office will only issue certified copies to the couples, their immediate family members, or legal representatives. Any third-party that can provide a court order from a Texas-licensed Judge can also obtain request copies of a marriage certificate.

Marriage certificates obtained from the Vital Records Office cost $20 each if requested by a Texas resident and $28 for an out-of-state purchase. The applicant can obtain records in person or by mailing a Marriage/Divorce Verification Application form to:

Texas Vital Records
Department of State Health Services
1100 West 49th Street
Austin, TX 78756-3191

For quick delivery, the requesting party can purchase copies by completing a form online and providing electronic payment.

The McLennan County Clerk can provide certified copies of a marriage license for $6 and direct documents for $1 each. The requesting party should visit the office in person or send a written request including to the Clerk's office at:

McLennan County Clerk
215 North 5th Street
Waco, TX 76701

The request should indicate the names of the married couples and the date of the event. The Clerk's marriage search tool also has records for events that occurred from 1933 to the present.

Where and How to Find McLennan County Birth Records

McLennan County birth records are available at the Vital Records Office, Texas Department of State Health Services. Interested parties can obtain copies of a certified birth record for a non-refundable $22 fee (extra copies requested together cost $3 each). In Texas, only the registrant, immediate family members, guardians, and legal representatives can order birth certificates that are less than 75 years old, according to Section 181.1(21) of the Texas Administrative Code. Therefore, anyone in need of a McLennan County birth certificate must provide a valid I.D. or proof of relationship.

Eligible persons can purchase birth certificates online by completing an e-form and can make payments using a credit or debit card. Alternatively, they can pick up birth certificates at the Vital Records Office or submit a Texas Birth Certificate Application form by mail to:

Texas Vital Records
Department of State Health Services
1100 West 49th Street
Austin, TX 78756-3191

The McLennan County Clerk can also provide access to its birth records. Interested parties may search for indexes of birth records online or send an application form to:

McLennan County Clerk
P.O. Box 1727
Waco, TX 76703

The Clerk charges $22 per certified copy and will only process request forms accompanied by a valid photo ID.

Where and How to Find McLennan County Death Records

The Texas Department of State Health Services is the central repository for McLennan County death records. Under Texas law, death records that are not up to 25 years are available only to the registrant's immediate family members, legal representatives, or anyone who obtains permission from any eligible parties.

The State Office’s death records cost a non-refundable $20 for the first requested copy and $3 for additional copies of the same document requested at the same time. Interested and eligible parties can complete a request form online and provide payment details to order for reproductions. Additional charges may apply when requesting death certificates through this option.

A second option is to visit the Vital Records Office in person or submit a Texas Death Certificate Application form by mail. The requesting party must attach an approved means of identification when sending mail to:

Texas Vital Records
Department of State Health Services
1100 W. 49th Street
Austin, TX 78756-3191

At the county level, the McLennan County Clerk issues certified copies of death records for $20. Additional copies of the same document will cost $3 each. Record seekers can apply for copies of documents by mailing a completed and signed application form to:

McLennan County Clerk
P.O. Box 1727
Waco, TX 76703