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Travis County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What Are Travis County Arrest Records?

Travis County arrest records provide official summaries of apprehensions made by law enforcement agencies in the county following criminal activities within their jurisdictions. These apprehensions can be made after the offense is committed or following investigations and issuance of warrants. Arrest records may contain:

  • The subject’s data (name, birth date, nationality, etc.)
  • The subject’s alleged crime with description
  • Physical description and body markings
  • Fingerprint and mugshot
  • Name and location of arresting officer and agent

The Sheriff’s Office provides reports for arrests that happened within Travis County. Its Travis arrest records cover May 1988 to the present. To obtain an arrest report, come to the following address with a government-issued ID:

Travis County Sheriff’s Office
5555 Airport Blvd.
Austin, TX 78751

The office opens from Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m and 4:00 p.m. Travis County Sheriff charges a $15 fee for this service. The Sheriff's Office accepts cash, check, and money orders.

Note: Individuals should not use Travis County arrest records in place of complete criminal records as these do not focus on information about prosecution and conviction

Crime Statistics

Travis County Sheriff’s Office does not provide crime statistics for the entire county. However, the crime data for Austin city, the county seat, is representative of trends for the whole county. Austin recorded 39 murders, 751 rapes, 1,048 robberies, and 2,065 assaults in 2016, the most recent year with a complete set of crime and arrest records. Property crime data for the city show that larceny was the most prevalent crime with 26,125 incidents. There were also 5,232 burglaries, 2,188 auto thefts, and 74 arsons during this period.

A quick analysis of crime statistics for Austin indicates that there were lower incidences of larceny (6.9%), auto theft (6.1%), and arson (18.7%) between 2015 and 2016. On the other hand, murder (65.2%), rape (54.2%), robbery (12.8%), assault (0.3%), and burglary (4.6%) rates rose during the same period.

While Travis County Sheriff's Office does not provide county-wide crime statistics, it does provide crime data for different areas of the county upon request. The Sheriff's records extend back to 1999. Citizens researching crime trends in their municipalities or neighborhoods can submit requests by phone call. Call (512) 854-9721 for crime statistics for locations in eastern Travis County. Call (512) 854-9728 for requests for areas in the western part of the county.

What Are Travis County Criminal Records?

Travis County criminal records are official documents that are available or collected from various criminal justice agencies within the county jurisdiction. These include the Sheriff’s Office, City Police Departments, County Courts, Jail, and so on. Also referred to as rap sheets, these documents are recordings of arrest and prosecution of offenders within a jurisdiction. Therefore, unlike Travis arrest records, criminal records are more extensive. Travis County criminal records available under separate depositories but gathered by the Texas Department of Public Safety, who manages statewide criminal data.

How Do I Get Travis County Criminal Records?

As per the Texas Public Information Act, individuals can send requests for local, open records from the Travis County Sheriff’s Office. Individuals should submit written requests, with the personal details and detailed record description in person, via email, fax, or mail to the office at:

Travis County Sheriff's Office
Attn: Paralegal
5555 Airport Boulevard.
Austin, TX 78751
Phone: (512) 854-9718
Fax: (512) 854-7270
Email: tcsor@traviscountytx.gov

Criminal case or conviction records are also available locally at the criminal divisions of the District Court where proceedings took place. Individuals may conduct a criminal docket search online or get misdemeanor records by conducting background record checks. Records before 1981 or search of microfilm or paper data cost $10 per name while other electronic or more recent records are free from the Court Clerk. Service fees or charges to get certified copies also apply. Send detailed request letters with relevant information to the appropriate courthouse location or misdemeanor@traviscountytx.gov.

Lastly, individuals can get records online from the Criminal Record Service of the Texas Department of Public Safety (TxDPS). Register on the database by creating a CRS Public Website Account and buy search credits with a credit card or check for each background check done on the site. A search credit costs $3. Searches are name-based and require the subject’s first and last name. However, additional information like date of birth, middle name, or maiden name can help streamline results.

How to Find Travis County Sex Offender Information?

In accordance with state laws, the Texas Department of Public Safety (TxDPS) is responsible for maintaining a registry of sex offenders living in Texas. Its mandates include making this database publicly available. Use the TxDPS Public Sex Offender Registry Search tool to find offenders living in Travis County. Find specific registered sex offenders by searching by name. Alternatively, use the map search function to find all offenders living around an address or within a municipality. TxDPS also includes a specialized search tool for finding registered sex offenders residing in and around college and university campuses all over the state.

How Do I Visit an Inmate in Travis County Jail?

Inmates who qualify for visitation privileges can receive a 20-minute face-to-face or video visit from any individual who is registered on-site at the jail visitation kiosk or online with the approved third-party visitation site. On-site visits are free and are scheduled at least 24 hours beforehand on a first-come, first-serve basis through the third-party site. However, video visits may be same-day appointments or pre-scheduled using the approved site at $2.50 per visit.

The Sheriff’s Office operates the Travis County Jail and Correctional Facilities. Visits are on Tuesdays to Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Video and on-site visitors must check-in for the visit at least 10 or 30 minutes ahead of schedule, respectively. The Sheriff’s Office reserves the right to suspend visitation privileges of inmates currently under probation and visitors perceived to be a threat to the facility and persons within the jail. Visitation is also limited to a maximum of three persons per visit, including minors.

Individuals who are 17 years old or above should come along with valid picture identification, and younger persons should have a parent or legal guardian with them at all times. For more visitation information like rules, dress code, and contrabands, call (512) 854-9889 or visit the jail information page.

Where and How to Find Travis County Inmate Information?

All jail and inmate records are available from the Travis County Sheriff’s Office. Non-confidential information is searchable on the County Sheriff's website. To find individuals currently in custody, use the inmate locator tool provided.

What Are Travis County Court Records?

Travis County court records are any files, materials, and documents in electronic, paper, or other formats of files generated by a court in the county. These documents contain information on the legal proceedings and administrative actions such as sworn statements, civil cases, criminal cases, etcetera. Examples of these records include dockets, audio/video transcripts, electronic filings, licenses, and so on.

The County Clerk is responsible for storing and maintaining court records in Travis County. Not all court records for the county are available online. Documents available online only cover misdemeanor cases from January 1981, civil cases from June 1986, and probate cases from July 1992. To find these records, head to the Travis County Clerk Online Records and Case Data webpage. Only attorneys have access to felony cases online. They can access these from a login page provided by the Travis County District Clerk.

Call the County Clerk’s Office at (512) 854-9188 to find more information about court records that are unavailable online. Alternatively, send an email to civil@traviscountytx.gov, probate@traviscountytx.gov, or misdemeanor@traviscountytx.gov.

Travis County Clerk also accepts court record search requests from the public. Such requests cover electronic records as well as court documents recorded on paper and microfilm. The County Clerk charges $10 for misdemeanor record searches for documents generated prior to 1981. There is also a $10 per name per 10-year period fee for searching paper and microfilm records.

The County Clerk can also provide copies of court records. The Clerk charges $1 per document for copies of records found online and sent via email. Copy fee is $1 per page for paper and microfilm documents. Anyone can also make copies using the printers and copiers at the Clerk’s Office. There is a 20-cent per page fee for copies made with a photocopier. Copies made with microfilm printers attract a charge of 25 cents per page.

The Clerk charges $1 per page to make copies of court records upon request. There is an additional charge of $5 per document for certified records. The Clerk’s Office accepts search and copy requests by mail, email, and in person. All fees are payable with credit and debit cards.

Location of All Courts in Travis County

District Courts in Travis County

Travis County 53rd District Court – Civil
1000 Guadalupe Street, 4th Floor,
P.O. Box 1748
Austin, TX 78767
Phone: (512) 854-9308
Fax: (512) 854-9332

Travis County 98th District Court – Civil
1000 Guadalupe Street, 5th Floor,
P.O. Box 1748
Austin, TX 78767
Phone: (512) 854-9307
Fax: (512) 854-9338

Travis County 126th District Court – Civil
1000 Guadalupe Street, 4th Floor,
P.O. Box 1748
Austin, TX 78767
Phone: (512) 854-9313
Fax: (512) 854-9332

Travis County 147th District Court – Criminal
509 West 11th, 7th Floor,
P.O. Box 1748
Austin, TX 78767
Phone: (512) 854-9420
Fax: (512) 854-6495

Travis County 167th District Court – Criminal
509 West 11th, 8th Floor,
P.O. Box 1748
Austin, TX 78767
Phone: (512) 854-9310
Fax: (512) 854-6425

Travis County 200th District Court – Civil
1000 Guadalupe Street, 5th Floor,
P.O. Box 1748
Austin, TX 78767
Phone: (512) 854-9306
Fax: (512) 854-4523

Travis County 201st District Court – Civil
1000 Guadalupe Street, 3rd Floor,
P.O. Box 1748
Austin, TX 78767
Phone: (512) 854-9305
Fax: (512) 854-2268

Travis County 261st District Court – Civil
1000 Guadalupe Street, 3rd Floor,
P.O. Box 1748
Austin, TX 78767
Phone: (512) 854-9309
Fax: (512) 854-9332

Travis County 299th District Court – Criminal
509 West 11th, 8th Floor,
P.O. Box 1748
Austin, TX 78767
Phone: (512) 854-9442
Fax: (512) 854-6494

Travis County 331st District Court – Criminal
509 West 11th, 9th Floor,
P.O. Box 1748
Austin, TX 78767
Phone: (512) 854-9443
Fax: (512) 854-9140

Travis County 345st District Court – Civil
1000 Guadalupe Street, 5th Floor,
P.O. Box 1748
Austin, TX 78767
Phone: (512) 854-9374
Fax: (512) 854-4540

Travis County 353rd District Court – Civil
1000 Guadalupe Street, 5th Floor,
P.O. Box 1748
Austin, TX 78767
Phone: (512) 854-9380
Fax: (512) 854-9332

Travis County 390th District Court – Criminal
509 West 11th, 7th Floor,
P.O. Box 1748
Austin, TX 78767
Phone: (512) 854-4885
Fax: (512) 854-4680

Travis County 403rd District Court – Criminal
509 West 11th, 2nd Floor,
P.O. Box 1748
Austin, TX 78767
Phone: (512) 854-9808
Fax: (512) 854-4683

Travis County 419th District Court – Civil
1000 Guadalupe Street, 3rd Floor,
P.O. Box 1748
Austin, TX 78767
Phone: (512) 854-4023
Fax: (512) 854-2224

Travis County 427th District Court – Criminal
509 West 11th, 3rd Floor,
P.O. Box 1748
Austin, TX 78767
Phone: (512) 854-3663
Fax: (512) 854-2227

Travis County Associate Civil Court
1000 Guadalupe Street,
P.O. Box 1748
Austin, TX 78767
Phone: (512) 854-2484
Fax: (512) 854-9332

Travis County District Clerk Office
1000 Guadalupe Street,
P.O. Box 679003
Austin, TX 78767
Phone: (512) 854-9457
Fax: (512) 854-4744

Travis County Magistrate Criminal Court
509 West 11th, 2nd Floor,
P.O. Box 1748
Austin, TX 78767
Phone: (512) 854-9099
Fax: (512) 854-3824

Constitutional County Court in Travis County

Travis County Constitutional Court
1000 Guadalupe Street,
P.O. Box 149325
Austin, TX 78714
Phone: (512) 854-9188

County Courts at Law in Travis County

Travis County Civil Court at Law No.1 - 8
1000 Guadalupe Street,
P.O. Box 149325
Austin, TX 78714
Phone: (512) 854-9188

Statutory Probate Court in Travis County

Travis County Probate Court
1000 Guadalupe Street,
P.O. Box 217
Austin, TX 1748
Phone: (512) 854-9258
Fax: (512) 854-4418

Justice Courts in Travis County

Travis County Justice of the Peace Precinct 1
4717 Heflin Lane, #107
Austin, TX 78721
Phone: (512) 854-7700
Fax: (512) 929-3047

Travis County Justice of the Peace Precinct 2
10409 Burnet Road, #180
Austin, TX 78758
Phone: (512) 854-4545
Fax: (512) 854-4535

Travis County Justice of the Peace Precinct 3
8656-B West Highway 71
Austin, TX 78735
Phone: (512) 854-6763
Fax: (512) 854-2197

Travis County Justice of the Peace Precinct 4
4011 McKinney Falls Parkway, #1200
Austin, TX 78744
Phone: (512) 854-9479 (Criminal)
Fax: (512) 854-9480 (Civil)
Phone: (512) 854-9478 (Civil)

Travis County Justice of the Peace Precinct 5
1000 Guadalupe, #112
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 854-9049 (Criminal)
Fax: (512) 854-9640 (Criminal)
Phone: (512) 854-9050 (Civil)
Fax: (512) 854-4020 (Civil)

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What Are Travis County Vital Records?

Vital records in Travis County refer to certificates, licenses, and other government-generated documents that provide information or evidence that life events happened to individuals in the county. This includes marriages, deaths, divorces, and births recorded by departments in the territory.

Under state laws, these documents are categorized under Travis County public records. However, certain information may be redacted to individuals without the appropriate authority, while certain records may be confidential due to the year the event occurred. For instance, birth and death records are made open after 75 and 25 years, respectively. These records are obtainable from a different county or state-run depositories.

Where and How to Get Travis County Divorce Records

Divorce records for Travis County are available at the Travis County Clerk. Like other court records, individuals can get these records online or make mailed or in-person requests at the court where the divorce occurred. Requests involve providing detailed record descriptions like relevant location, date, and names. The clerk will also charge requesters for duplication or other service charges as well as ask for valid picture identification.

Individuals interested in getting this Travis public records can also get divorce information from the public index of divorces provided by the Vital Statistics Office, Texas State Department of Health. Additionally, persons may fill and send online requests for verification letters for divorce records.

Where and How to Get Travis County Marriage Records

Marriage records for Travis County are available at the Travis County Clerk. Like other court records, individuals can get these records online or make mailed or in-person requests at the court where the marriage was licensed. Requests must provide detailed record descriptions like relevant location, date, and names before marriage. The clerk will also charge requesters for duplication or other service charges as well as ask for valid picture identification.

Individuals interested in getting Travis public records can also get marriage information from the public index of marriages provided by the Vital Statistics Office, Texas State Department of Health. Additionally, persons may fill and send online requests for verification letters for marriage records.

Where and How to Get Travis County Birth Records

Birth certificates for Travis County are available from the Texas Vital Statistics Office. Certain municipalities in the county, such as the City of Austin, have their own Vital Records Offices. To get a birth certificate in Austin, simply walk into the Office of Vital Records located at 7201 Levander Loop, Building C, Austin, TX, 78702. The office opens from Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For quick service, download, print, complete, and bring the vital records application form (also available in Spanish).

The Office of Vital Records charges $23 for each copy of a birth certificate. Cash, money order, personal check, and credit/debit card are acceptable forms of payment. The office also accepts mail requests. Send these to:

Office of Vital Records
P.O. Box 1088
Austin, TX 78767-1088

For quick delivery, send the request to:

Office of Vital Records
7201 Levander Loop, Building C
Austin, TX 78702

Where and How to Get Travis County Death Records

Death certificates for Travis County are available from the Texas Vital Statistics Office. Certain municipalities in the county, such as the City of Austin, have their own Vital Records Offices. To get a death certificate in Austin, simply walk into the Office of Vital Records located at 7201 Levander Loop, Building C, Austin, TX, 78702. The office opens from Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For quick service, download, print, complete, and bring the vital records application form (also available in Spanish).

The fee for a death certificate is $21. Each extra copy ordered at the same time attracts a charge of $4. Cash, money order, personal check, and credit/debit card are acceptable forms of payment. The office also accepts mail requests. Send these to:

Office of Vital Records
P.O. Box 1088
Austin, TX 78767-1088

For quick delivery, send the request to:

Office of Vital Records
7201 Levander Loop, Building C
Austin, TX 78702

Are Property Records Open to the Public in Travis County?

Under the Texas Public Information Act, members of the public can obtain copies of Travis County property records. Persons interested in getting copies of property records can contact the office of the County Clerk.

Where and How to Find Property Records in Travis County?

The Travis County Clerk’s Office files and keeps all records of real property in Travis County. It provides the general public with access to property records. Interested persons may contact the Recording Division of the County Clerk’s Office to get copies of property records:

Travis County Clerk - Recording Division
5501 Airport Boulevard
Austin, TX 78751-1410
(512) 854-9188
recording@traviscountytx.gov

Mailing Address:

Travis County Clerk - Recording Division
P.O. Box 149325
Austin, TX 78714

How to Look Up Travis County Property Records?

The Recording Division of the Travis County Clerk provides online access to property records through the County Clerk Web Search. This online portal has property records from 1988 to date. It can be searched by name or by document type. Interested persons may also send email requests to receive copies of property records to TCCCopyCenterResearch@traviscountytx.gov. Or call (512) 854-9188 to make requests. The online property search provided by the Travis Central Appraisal District is another online search option. It provides information about properties within the county.

Location of Travis County Property Assessors

Travis Central Appraisal District
8314 Cross Park Drive
Austin, TX 78754
Phone: (512) 834-9317