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Medina County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are Medina County Arrest Records?

Medina County records are official reports pertaining to an individual’s arrest history or the frequency rates of arrests in the county. These documents, files, or reports are compiled by law enforcement agencies in the county and are open to the public. Individual arrest records contain the alleged offender's information and arrest details while county arrest reports are about the number of apprehensions or bookings made and warrants issued during a specific period. Arrest records may be broken down into age, location, gender, and crime category. Medina County arrest records are maintained and can be obtained locally from Medina County Sheriff’s Office at:

801 Ave Y
Hondo, TX 78861
Phone: (830) 741-6150
Fax: (830) 741-6156

Note: Arrest records are not synonymous with conviction records.

Crime Statistics

The Texas Department of Public Safety is responsible for collecting, organizing, and publishing crime reports from all law enforcement jurisdictions in Texas. The most recent reports show that law enforcement agents in Medina County made 1,594 arrests, indicating that Medina County recorded less than 0.2% of the total arrests made in Texas within 2018 (828,823).

An analysis of the arrest statistics shows that the crime with the highest arrests was drug possession with 532 arrests followed by theft with 55 arrests. Arrests for sex crimes, murder, robbery, and aggravated assault within the 12 months were 17, 1, 4, and 14, respectively. In contrast, conviction reports within the same year show that Medina's law enforcement department recorded 263 convictions, a figure which constitutes less than 0.1% of the total cases in the state of Texas (373,765) for that year. Drug possession was the crime with the highest rates of 71 convictions in the county. The figures show that there were no convictions for murder and robbery. However, sex crimes, aggravated assaults, and theft had 5, 3, and 15 convictions, respectively.

What are Medina County Criminal Records?

Criminal records in Medina County are documents or rap sheets that contain a summary of an individual's crime committed within the county's jurisdiction. Criminal records contain information such as:

  • Bio-data (offender's names, aliases, nationality, sex, date of birth, etc.)
  • Physical description (height, weight, race, body markings, and other identifiers)
  • Mugshots and fingerprints
  • Arrests and indictments
  • Criminal activities, convictions, and sentences
  • Parole or probation details

Medina County criminal records are generated by law enforcement agencies within the county's jurisdiction. Unless these records are sealed or expunged, remain open for members of the public to view, inspect, or obtain copies.

How Do I Get Medina County Criminal Records?

Medina County criminal records are obtainable from both local and state-run repositories. Individuals can request background checks locally at the Sheriff’s office and local police departments. Persons can also retrieve conviction details from the county clerk of the court where cases were tried.

To make requests locally, individuals should provide basic personal details and record information like the subject’s name and social security number. Inquiries should be accompanied by a government-issued identification (or a scanned copy) and submitted either in person or via mail to the selected custodian.

Medina County Sheriff’s Office
801 Ave Y
Hondo, TX 78861
Medina County Clerk
Phone: (830) 741-6150
Fax: (830) 741-6156

Medina County Courthouse
1100 16th Street Room 109
Hondo, TX 78861
Phone: 830-741- 6040
Fax: (830) 741-6015
Email: countyclerk@medinacountytexas.org

Custodians are authorized to charge requesters processing fees before providing the criminal record. The county clerk charges $5 for certification and $1.00 per copy.

The Texas Department of Public Safety (TXDPS or DPS) is responsible for maintaining a statewide criminal information database. Individuals can also obtain criminal records from the online database with the Crime Records Service. Requesters are required to create an account and enter the subject's full name to search the database. Additional information like maiden name or date of birth can help streamline search results.

How Do I Find Medina County Sex Offender Information?

Persons who are found guilty of sex crimes in Medina are required to register with the record’s clerk/sex offender registrar at the Sheriff’s Office. To obtain information on offenders who work, live, or school in Medina County, a requester can make inquiries locally at the Sheriff’s office. Requesters may conduct searches by name, location, or sex offender number. Another way to obtain sex offender information is by searching the state's sex offender registry which serves as a repository of all sex offender information in Texas. Interested persons can conduct a registry search according to the registrant’s name, address, and institute/campus.

How Do I Visit an Inmate in Medina County Jail?

The Medina County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for managing all operations and inmates in the county jail. To visit persons detained in a Medina County Jail, interested persons must keep the following visiting guidelines set Sheriff’s office:

  • All visitors are required to fill out an application before visiting an inmate.
  • Applicants with pending arrest warrants and prior records may not be granted access.
  • Approved visitors must schedule the visit a day beforehand and be present 10 minutes ahead of schedule.
  • Visits are allowed on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • All visitors are subject to search and questioning.
  • Adult visitors must tender valid identification cards and minors must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Prohibited items or contrabands like weapons, alcohol, drugs, phones, etc. are prohibited. Smuggling or passing contrabands will lead to termination of visit, arrest, or felony charges.
  • Special visits must be pre-approved by the prison administration

For information concerning visiting hours and video visits, interested persons should contact the Sheriff’s Office at:

801 Ave Y,
Hondo, TX 78861
Phone: (830) 741-6058
Fax: (830) 741-7111

Note: Special visitations are visits that involve special accommodations or exemptions to visitation conditions. For instance, longer visit hours and group visits.

Where and How to Find Medina County Inmate Information?

Details on persons detained in the Medina County jail like rosters or bond details are maintained and issued by the Sheriff’s Office. To obtain these inmate records, interested persons should contact the Sheriff’s Office at;

801 Ave Y,
Hondo, TX 78861
Phone: (830) 741-6058
Fax: (830) 741-7111

What are Medina County Court Records?

Medina County court records are court files that are created, gathered, or maintained by the courts under the county’s jurisdiction. These records are mainly generated from civil and criminal cases held in the county courts. Examples of court records include dockets, transcripts, affidavits, decrees, and other documentation of proceedings.

Medina County court records can be obtained from the clerk’s office of the specific county court where cases are tried. Requests can be made in person at the clerk’s office or sent via mail or fax. Persons can also obtain records of court proceedings online from court websites.

Location of All Courts in Medina County

Medina County District Court
Medina County 38th District Court
1100 16th Street, Room 209,
Hondo, TX 78861
Phone: (830) 741-6070
Fax: (830) 741-6015

Constitutional County Courts in Medina County
Medina County Constitutional Court
1100 16th Street, Room 109,
Hondo, TX 78861
Phone: (830) 741-6040
Fax: (830) 741-6015

County Courts at Law in Medina County
Medina County Court at Law
1100 16th Street, 109,
Hondo, TX 78861
Phone: (830) 741-6040
Fax: (830) 741-6015

Justice Courts in Medina County
Medina County Justice of the Peace Precinct 1
1100 16th Street, 202,
Hondo, TX 78861
Phone: (830) 741-6051
Fax: (830) 741-6015

Medina County Justice of the Peace Precinct 2
8366 FM 471 Street, 107,
Castroville, TX 78009
Phone: (830) 741-4051
Fax: (830) 741-4015

Medina County Justice of the Peace Precinct 3
1100 16th Street, 103,
Hondo, TX 78861
Phone: (830) 741-6030
Fax: (830) 741-6015

Medina County Justice of the Peace Precinct 4
317 Hwy 132 N,
Devine, TX 78016
Phone: (830) 665-8020
Fax: (830) 665-8021

Municipal Courts in Medina County
Castroville Municipal Court
1209 Fiorella Street,
Castroville, TX 78009
Phone: (830) 931-4089
Fax: (830) 931-6373

Devine Municipal Court
202 S Teel Drive,
Devine, TX 78016
Phone: (830) 663-2804
Tax: (830) 663-2208

Hondo Municipal Court
1600 Avenue M,
Hondo, TX 78861
Phone: (830) 426-7058

La Coste Municipal Court
P.O. Box 112,
La Coste, TX 78039
Phone: (830) 985-9494

Natalia Municipal Court
2078 St Hwy 132 N,
P.O. Box 270
Natalia, TX 78059
Phone: (820) 663-2206
Fax: (830) 663-6408

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

What are Medina County Vital Records?

Medina County's vital records are records of life events in the county that are generated, authorized, and disseminated by public departments in the county. Examples of these records include certificates of births, marriages, deaths, or divorces that happen in Medina County.

As per state laws, vital records are public, but some have restricted access. Moreover, different custodians reserve the right to grant or restrict access based on their disclosure protocols. The requester’s eligibility level determines if certified or uncertified copies of the records will be provided, and sealed records can only be obtained by parties mentioned in the records and those with court orders.

Note: Certified records are notarized copies or documents that bear an official seal/stamp. These records can be used for official reasons, unlike uncertified copies that only provide information about life events.

Where and How to Get Medina County Divorce Records

Records of divorces or annulments that were obtained in Medina County are public and can be found locally at the clerk of the district court where the divorce was granted. The clerk will require requesters to present government-issued identification cards, required fees, and simple divorce details like the location of divorce, date of divorce, and names of the divorced parties.

Only those mentioned in the record, their close relatives, legal representative, or those permitted by court order can receive sealed records, certified copies, or confidential sections of the record. The District Clerk is located at;

Medina County Clerk
1100 16th Street, Room 109
HONDO, 78861
Phone: (830) 741-6041

Additional divorce records are also obtainable from the public index of divorces managed by the Vital Statistics office of the Texas State Department of Health. The office also provides divorce verification letters of divorces that occurred from 1968 to the present. Requests are done online and require the provision of records information in the application form. These include the date, city, and county of divorce, as well as the names of both parties.

Note: The office charges $20 per copy.

Where and How to Get Medina County Marriage Records

Records of marriages are public in Medina County are public information and can be retrieved locally from the office of the county clerk where the marriage license was obtained. Interested persons can access records by making an in-person or in-mail request to the custodian.

The clerk will require requesters to present written requests which must contain the requester’s details, the names of the married couple, and the period of the event. Inquiries must be sent along with a self-addressed envelope (for returning records), valid identification, and fees to:

Medina County Clerk
1100 16th Street, Room 109
Hondo, TX 78861
Phone: (830) 741-6040

Sealed records, certified copies, and redacted sections can only be retrieved by those mentioned in the couple, close relatives (parents, siblings, children, etc.), legal representatives, and others with authorization.

Additional divorce records are also obtainable from the public index of marriages managed by the Office of Vital Statistics, Texas State Department of Health. The office also provides marriage verification letters for marriage divorces that occurred from 1966 to date. Requests are done online and require the provision of records information in the application form. These include:

  • The husband’s first and last name
  • The wife’s first and maiden name
  • Location of the marriage (city and county)

Other information that can be provided to streamline the research includes both parties' middle names, dates of birth, age at the time of marriage, etc.

Note: The office charges $20 per copy.

Where and How to Get Medina County Birth Records

As per Texas public information act, Medina County birth records are made public 75 years after the birth. Younger records can only be obtained by the adult subject, the subject's parents, children, and other close relations. Legal guardians, legal representatives, and those with court orders can also obtain restricted records.

Information required for the search includes the subject’s name, date of birth, parent’s name, location, and so on. Records of births that happened in the county can be obtained locally from the county clerk office at:

Medina County Clerk
1100 16th Street, Room 109
HONDO, 78861
Phone: (830) 741-6041

The clerk will require requesters to submit the completed request form along with government-issued identification cards, and processing fees in person or via mail.

Interested persons can also obtain certificates and verification letters for births that occurred from 1903 till present at $22 per copy. Requests are done online and require the provision of records information in the application form. These include the date, city, and county of divorce, as well as the names of both parties.

Where and How to Get Medina County Death Records

As per Texas public information act, Medina County death records are made public 25 years after death. Records that are not up to 25 years can only be obtained by the subject’s parents, adult children, and other close relations. Legal guardians, legal representatives, and those with court orders can also obtain restricted records.

Information required for the search includes the subject’s name, date of death, place of death, etc. Records of deaths that happened in the county can be obtained locally from the county clerk office at:

Medina County Clerk
1100 16th Street, Room 109
HONDO, 78861
Phone: (830) 741-6041

The clerk will require requesters to submit the completed request form along with government-issued identification cards, and processing fees in person or via mail.

Interested persons can also obtain certificates and verification letters for deaths that occurred from 1903 till present at $20 for the first copy and $3 for additional copies. Requests are done online and require the provision of records information in the application form. These include the date, city, and county of divorce, as well as the names of both parties.