Texas Background Check
By filling out the form at the top of the page, you can begin your free background check in Texas. The search will give you results on the all public records on the person including civil and criminal matters. It is so easy to run a background check on someone because you will have access to our database of over 1 billion records.
If you would like to get more information about an individual living or originating in Texas without having to alert them, then a Texas background search is the best approach. All public information has been gathered and the records stored in a large database for the public to access. If you could like to conduct a background search by an individual, start by filing out the form at the top of this page.
Texas Criminal Records
Texas is famous for its highly computerized criminal history. This is promoted by the fact that the Texas Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) wants as much justice administered as possible. Only a few agencies can access the database, if anyone wants to access the database they must get permission for CJIS. Any person who visits the site must be registered, with username and password. For more information click http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/
The Statewide criminal database in Texas also known as the Computerized Criminal History System (CCH) does have a reporting coverage limitation which means that not all records from individual counties are reported to the state database. There are 254 counties in Texas, and for a variety of reasons, some counties' jurisdiction report little or limited information. Of all the jurisdictions, according to the Criminal Justice Policy Council, approximately 60% of the total criminal case dispositions are reported to the CCH.
Interesting, considering Texas State law requires that arresting agencies report information on arrests and convictions including Class B misdemeanors and greater to the State Repository. This means approximately 40% of records of arrest and convictions are simply not being reported to the CCH - that's quite a large amount to say the least.
To request criminal records by mail follow these steps:
- Step 1: Fill out the Request for Public Criminal History Data form. Click Here.
- Step 2: Include payment. There is a $10.00 processing fee for each record search request.
- Step 3: Mail completed application and payment to the address indicated on the form.
If you need additional information regarding access to Texas criminal records, contact the Texas Department of Public Safety office at the address below:
Texas Department of Public Safety
PO Box 4087
5805 North Lamar Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78752-4422
Texas Court Records
The Texas court is highly localized a fact that makes it hard to access all the information for all court processes in the state in a single website. If you would like to get information, you should go to the website of the specific court and access the records at the site. You will be required to register with some of the sites before you access information. To learn more click http://www.courts.state.tx.us/
If you would like to perform your own Texas background checks, contact the Office of Court Administration at the address below:
Office of Court Administration
Tom C. Clark Building
205 W. 14th St., Suite 600
Austin, TX 78701
Texas Jail Records
Information on Texas inmates is provided for public view at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Website (TDCJ). The website has a database that the users can freely search for any information that they need. When searching the database you must enable pop-ups. For more information click here: http://offender.tdcj.state.tx.us/POSdb2/
For more information in regards to accessing Texas jail records, contact the TDCJ Executive Services office at the address below:
TDCJ Executive Services
PO Box 99
Huntsville, TX 77342-0099
Texas Driving Records
For more information in regards to accessing Texas driving records, contact the office at the address below:
Texas Department of Public Safety
Driver Records Bureau
P.O. Box 149246
Austin, Texas 78714-9246
Texas Sex Offender Registry
All information on sex offenders is posted on the Sex Offender registration website and is available for agencies and individuals also as long they comply with the laws governing use of the information. The information is updated regularly for reliability. If you wish to search for an individual, you should have some of his/her personal details such as the name and date of birth. For more information click https://secure.txdps.state.tx.us/SexOffender/
More Online ResourcesCriminal History Conviction Search
Search for individuals in the Computerized Criminal History System (CCH). Access is limited to public information.Texas Public Sex Offender Registry
The online application allows you to search the registry, use the subscription service and download the registry (with additional access for Social Networking Website Operators).Texas Recovery and Identification Program
T.R.I.P. is for owners of commercial & farm grade equipment to enter specific information regarding their property into a database that will be utilized by law enforcement personnel in tracking stolen equipment.Help End Auto Theft
H.E.A.T. is a statewide vehicle registration program administered by the Texas Department of Public Safety that helps law enforcement officials identify stolen vehicles.Metals Registration Program
The Metals Registration Program is for anyone operating as a metal recycling entity within the state of Texas that falls under Chapter 1956. Entities falling under this legislation must report mandated transaction types to the Department via this site.