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    Court Documents

           CIVIL

    • District Courts: The civil division of the Tarrant County District Clerk maintains all documents filed in civil cases heard by the District Courts. To obtain copies of court filed public records from a civil case in a District Court, you will need to contact the civil division of the District Clerk by using the information found at this link.  The phone # is 817.884.1240.
    • County Courts at Law or Probate Courts: The civil section of the Tarrant County Clerk maintains all documents filed in civil cases heard by the County Courts at Law and Probate Courts. To obtain copies of court filed public records from a civil case in a County Court at Law or Probate Court, you will need to contact the civil division of the County Clerk by using the information found at this link.  The phone # is 817.884.1101.

     

           CRIMINAL

    • Felony cases: The criminal section of the Tarrant County District Clerk maintains all documents filed in criminal cases heard by the District Courts. To obtain copies of court filed public records from a criminal case in a District Court, you will need to contact the criminal division of the District Clerk by using the information found at this link.  The phone # is 817.884.1343.
    • Misdemeanor cases: The criminal section of the Tarrant County Clerk maintains all documents filed in misdemeanor cases heard by the County Criminal Courts. To obtain copies of court filed pulic records from a criminal case in a County Criminal Court, you will need to contact the criminal division of the County Clerk by using the information found at this link.  The phone # is 817.884.2848.

     

    Divorce Decrees

     

    Tax Sales

    Results / Excess proceeds from tax sales

    • Tarrant County’s monthly delinquent tax sales take place on the first Tuesday of each month and are conducted by the Constable for Precinct 3.  To obtain the results of the tax sale — including information on any excess proceeds held in the registry of the court — send an e-mail to openrecords@tarrantcountytx.gov.  Please specify the month and year of the tax sale for which you are seeking the results.

     

    Criminal History Checks

    • To obtain a statewide criminal history check, please see this information provided by the Texas Department of Public Safety.
    • Most governmental bodies are not permitted to compile all of the arrests or criminal charges on a person based on a request under the Public Information Act.  This is considered a criminal history compilation and must be withheld from public release.  However, members of the public can obtain and compile criminal charge information at the public computer terminals at both the District and County Clerks’ Offices located in the Tim Curry Justice Center, 401 W. Belknap, Fort Worth, Texas 76196.  Once you have obtained and compiled the arrest/charge information, you can submit a request for the relevant records.  A governmental body cannot compile the arrest/charges for you, but if you compile it yourself and then ask for that specific information we can give you all public information pertaining to those arrests/charges.
    • To obtain a felony criminal background check for cases in Tarrant County, the District Clerk may be able to offer assistance. Please see the information at this link provided by the District Clerk.

     

    Police Reports/Offense Reports

    • If a person was arrested by the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office or charged with a criminal offense by the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office, you can submit a request for the associated police or offense report.
    • If the arrest was made by a law enforcement agency other than the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office or the arrest did not result in a criminal prosecution, you should submit a request to the arresting law enforcement agency, as Tarrant County would not have the associated offense report in its possession.
    • If there is an active criminal investigation or prosecution, it is highly unlikely that the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office or Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office will release an offense report associated with that case while it is pending.  However, if you are willing to wait until the conclusion of the criminal investigation or prosecution, we will monitor the case you have asked for information about and inform you once the case is closed. You can then re-submit your request.

     

    Jail Records or Letters of Incarceration

     

    Court Statistics/Data