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Bell County Court Records

Bell County court records are official documents relating to legal proceedings within the county's court system. Such records include documents from the county's District Courts, Constitutional Courts, County Courts at Law, Justice Courts, and Municipal Courts. Generally, Texas court records documents may include:

  • Case Details
  • Dockets Entries
  • Hearing Schedules
  • Evidence and Exhibits
  • Financial Information
  • Motions and Pleadings
  • Judgments and Orders
  • Parties information.

Bell County court records and those of other Texas counties promote transparency, fairness, and equity in the state's judicial system.

Are Court Records Public in Bell County?

Bell County court records are public. The Texas Open Records Act (Texas Public Information Act) grants public access to government documents in the possession of records custodian agencies. Per the Texas Public Information Act, each person has the right to access complete information about the affairs of government records at all times unless exempt by law.

However, there are limitations to public access to certain government records. Under the Texas Open Records Act, the following Bell County court records are exempt from public disclosure:

  • Adoption Records
  • Juvenile Records
  • Attorney-client privilege Information
  • Trade Secrets
  • Information barred from public disclosure by state or federal statutes
  • Records of an ongoing investigation
  • Confidential Information
  • Sealed and Expunged Records.

Bell County Court Records Search

There are several options for performing a Bla Bell County court records search. Bell County court records are accessible online and offline.To perform an online record search, log in to the records repositories and use available online search tools to access records. Furthermore, requesters can request access to Bell County court through emails to the records custodian agencies. Also, interested persons can search for Bell County court records through mail requests or in-person visits to the record’s physical locations.

Bell County Court Records Search by Name

A name-based search for Bell County court records involves using a records owner's name to locate specific court records. To perform a Bell County court records search using name as the search criteria, requesters may need to log in to the record's online database and opt for name as the search criterion when prompted for a choice. Members of the public can also include the record owner's name to ease the search process when sourcing for records through emails, by mail, or in-person visits.

Note: Access to Bell County court records may require fee payments. Depending on the type of court records, requesters may have to prove eligibility or provide identification to access records.

Bell County Courts

The Bell County court system consists of the District Courts, the Constitutional Court, the County Courts at Law, the Justice Courts, and the Municipal Courts. In Bell County, the District Court is the highest county trial court with general jurisdiction over civil and criminal cases beyond the jurisdiction of the other courts. The Constitutional Courts, Courts at Law, Justice Courts, and Municipal Courts have varying jurisdictions over certain civil and criminal cases.

Bell County District Court Records

Bell County district court records are documents and files generated by the various branches of the Bell District Court in the adjudication of civil and criminal cases. Bell County district court records include criminal and civil cases documents that include but are not limited to:

  • Indictments
  • Arrest Warrants
  • Bail Bonds Records
  • Plea Agreements
  • Trial Transcripts
  • Appeals
  • Sentencing Orders
  • Lawsuits
  • Motions
  • Exhibits and Evidence
  • Court Orders
  • Judgments.

To access Bell County District Court records:

  • Login to the Bell County website and navigate to the Records Search page
  • Scroll down and click the link the To Search Records Online link and access the Bell County Odyssey Portal
  • Click the the Smart Search search page link
  • Enter the record's case number or the name of the record's owner and submit.

To search exclusively for civil/probate court records or criminal court records:

  • Login to the Bell County Clerk's Office Records Search page
  • Download the Probate Records Search For or the Misdemeanor Records Search Form
  • Fill out the forms and mail them to:
    The Bell County Clerk's Office
    Attn: Criminal Record Search
    P.O. Box 480
    Belton, TX 76513

To make copies of Bell County District Court records, download a Copy Request Form, fill it out, and mail it to:

Bell County District Clerk
Attn: Civil Copy Clerk
P.O. Box 909
Belton, TX 76513
(254) 933-5198

For assistance with Bell County District Court records access, call (254) 933-5174 (civil/probate records or (254) 933-5161 (criminal records). Also,

Note: the following fees apply for Bell County District Court records:

Record Search Fee - $5.00

Copies of Records - $1.00 per page

Certification - $1.00 per document.

Bell County Criminal Records

Bell County criminal records are official documents on crime activities, arrests, and convictions within Bell County, Texas. Typically, the courts and law enforcement agencies are responsible for criminal records. Bell County criminal records are public and accessible to interested persons.

However, certain criminal records or information may be limited or restricted. In Bell County, some criminal records are in the possession of law enforcement. Bell County criminal records in the possession of law enforcement include:

  • Arrest Records
  • Incident Reports
  • Warrants
  • Booking Records
  • Case Files.

To access Bell County arrest records and other crime documents in the possession of law enforcement:

  • Login to the Bell County Inmate Inquiry Portal and search for records by name, subject number, and booking number
  • Click on the records owner's name to view arrest information

Also, Bell arrest records and information are accessible through the Public Records Search portal.

Bell County Criminal Court Case Lookup

To look up Bell County's criminal records, the following steps may suffice:

  • Login to the Bell County Public Records Search page and use the Bell County Odyssey Portal to look for information on criminal records
  • Identify the specific court responsible for generating the required records, visit the courthouse clerk's office in person, and request access to the criminal records.
  • Visit the Texas Criminal Case Search Index page to view copies of Court documents.

Get Bell County Civil Court Records

Bell County civil court records refer to official documents and information on civil cases prosecution within Bell County courts.

Civil Court records encompass but are not limited to documents and information on:

  • Adoption
  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Landlord-tenant Disputes
  • Property Deeds
  • Civil Lawsuits
  • Probate Cases.

In Bell County, the District Clerk's Office is responsible for civil court records. Bell County civil court records are public, but some information may be restricted for privacy and security reasons. In addition, requesters may have to show valid identification, provide case numbers, and state their purpose to access certain civil court records.

To access Bell County's civil court records, log in to the Bell County Odyssey Portal. Requesters can also download, fill out, and mail a Copy Request Form to the Bell County District Clerk's Office.

Note: the following costs apply for copies of Bell County civil court records:

Records/Copies

Costs

Certified copies

$1.00 per page plus $5.00 for certificate and seal

Regular copies

$1.00 per page

Non-certified electronic copies

$1.00 for the first ten pages and an extra $0.10 per additional page.

Bell County Family Court Records

Bell County family court records are legal documents on family cases prosecutions within Bell County's family court. Generally, family Court records include documents and information on:

  • Divorce Decrees
  • Adoption
  • Paternity Lawsuits
  • Child Custody Orders
  • Child Support Orders
  • Name Change Petitions
  • Protective Orders.

In Bell County, the District Courts handle family law cases. Generally, family law records are public. However, due to the sensitive nature of some family law cases, some information may be restricted.

To access Bell County's family law records:

  • Login to the Bell County Odyssey Portal to search for case records or hearing information
  • Contact the Bell County Clerk's Office for assistance in accessing family law records
  • Identify the specific Bell County District Court responsible for the case, visit the court clerk's office, and request access to the records.

Bell Dissolution of Marriage Records

Bell County dissolution of marriage records refer to official documents relating to the termination of marriages within Bell County, Texas. To access Bell County dissolution of marriage records, log in to the Judicial Management System Odyssey Application Portal and search for records by name, date, or case number. Also, requesters can contact the Bell County Clerk's Office at:

1201 Huey Rd.
P.O. Box 480
Belton, TX 76513.

Bell County Marriage and Divorce Records

Bell County marriage and divorce records are official documents relating to the legal union of individuals as couples and the legal dissolution of marriages within Bell County, Texas.

In Bell County, marriage and divorce records are public. However, there may be restrictions on recent records or redaction of some information.

Bell County's marriage or divorce records are accessible through the Bell County Odyssey Portal.

Also, the Bell County Clerk's Office is the repository for marriage records, while the Bell County District Clerk's Office is responsible for divorce records. To request for a Bell County marriage certificate:

  • Visit to the Bell County, TX Vital Records Request page
  • Scroll down and click the I am requesting a certified marriage certificate link to access the Home Order Tracker page
  • Indicate the owner of the record, settle the applicable search fee, and log in to access records.

Also, Bell marriage certificate requesters can contact the Bell County Clerk's Office through phone calls at (254) 933-5160 or send an email to shelley.coston@bellcounty.texas.gov.

To access Bell County divorce records, visit the District Clerk's Office in person or call (254) 933-5197 (or (800) 460-2355 ext. 5197). Requesters can also send mail records request to:

Joanna Staton
Bell County District Clerk
P.O. Box 909
Belton, TX 76513.

Bell Birth and Death Records

Bell County birth and death records are official documents relating to the birth and death of persons within Bell County, Texas. Such records include birth, death, marriage, and divorce certificates.

Per Texas laws, Bell birth certificates are confidential records and accessible only to the record’s owner, their immediate family, legal representatives, and certain government agencies. Bell County birth records are available for public access 75 years from the birth date of the record’s owner.

In contrast, Bell County death records are public. However, death records may be subject to regulations and restrictions when accessing certain private information. For instance, publicly available death records may not contain information on the cause of death or autopsy reports.

To access Bell County's birth and death records:

  • Visit the Bell County the Bell County, TX Vital Records Request page
  • Click the I am requesting a birth certificate or I am requesting a death certificate link (depending on the certificate type)
  • Indicate the record’s owner from the options
  • Pay the search fee to access the records request portal.

Also, to access a Bell County birth certificate or death decree, requesters can send a mail to the Bell County Clerk's Office or visit in person between 8.99 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

Birth certificates are vital documents for proving identity and obtaining government benefits. Both birth and death records play vital roles in health and demographic analysis and genealogical research.

Bell County Probate Court Records

Bell County probate court records are official on probate case proceedings within Bell County, TX. Bell County probate court records encompass but are not to documents relating to:

  • Estate Administration
  • Guardianship proceedings
  • Wills
  • Mental Health Matters
  • Conservatorship
  • Trust Administration.

To obtain Bell County probate court records:

  • Login to the Bell County online homepage
  • Navigate to the Records Searches page
  • Scroll down and click the Civil & Probate Index Search link to access the Bell County Odyssey Portal to search Index from October 1989 to the present.

In addition, requesters can download a Probate Records Search form, fill it out, and mail it to:

P.O. Box 480
Belton, TX 76513
.

Note that a probate records request must include a check or money order to cover the following search fees:

  • Records Search - $5.00 per page
  • Copies - $1.00 per page
  • Certification - $1.00 per document

Also, interested individuals can contact the Bell County Clerk's office for information on probate court records by emailing County.Civil.Probate@bellcounty.texas.gov.

Bell County Property Records

Bell County property records are official documents and information on real estate property ownership, assessment, and transactions within Bell County. Property records documents and information include:

  • Ownership Information
  • Assessment and Tax Information
  • Sales & Transfer History
  • Mortgage Information
  • liens and Encumbrances
  • Parcel Number
  • Plat Maps
  • Zoning Information
  • Property Deeds.

The Bell County Appraisal District (BCAD) is responsible for the county's property records.

To access Bell County property records:

  • Login to the Bell County Tax Appraisal District website and click the Property Search link to access the Property Search page
  • Enter the year of the property appraisal and search for records
  • For specific property searches, click Advanced Search and use name, street number, property ID, and other available criteria to search for property records.

Also, depending on the property location, requesters can contact the nearest Bell County Tax Appraisal Office or send a mail to:

P.O. Box 390
Belton, TX 76513

Bell County Court Records Online

Third-party online resources like Texascourtrecords.us can be tools for accessing Bell County court records. While operating independently of any government agency, third-party websites may offer ease of accessing documents and information from different locations and at any time. In addition, third-party websites gather records from different sources, make them available online, and save the costs and time of searching for records at different locations. However, using third-party online resources for Bell court records search may have disadvantages. For instance, some third-party websites may offer inaccurate or incomplete data.

Bell County Courts

The list below outlines the various courts that make up the Bell County Justice system.

Bell County District Courts
Bell County 27th District Court
Bell County Justice Center
1201 Huey Road
Belton, TX 76513
Phone: (254) 933-5261
Fax: (254) 933-5977

 

Bell County 146th District Court
Bell County Justice Center
1201 Huey Road
Belton, TX 76513
Phone: (254) 933-6737
Fax: (254) 933-5978

 

Bell County 169th District Court
Bell County Justice Center
1201 Huey Road
Belton, TX 76513
Phone: (254) 933-5265
Fax: (254) 933-5933

 

Bell County 264th District Court
Bell County Justice Center
1201 Huey Road
Belton, TX 76513
Phone: (254) 933-5245
Fax: (254) 933-5909

 

Bell County 426th District Court
Bell County Justice Center
1201 Huey Road
Belton, TX 76513
Phone: (254) 933-5246
Fax: (254) 933-5990

Bell County Constitutional Courts

Bell County Constitutional Court
Bell County Courthouse
1201 Huey Rd, P.O. Box 480
Belton, TX 76513
Phone: (254) 933-5160
Fax: (254) 933-5176

 

Bell County Courts at Law

Bell County Court at Law 1
Bell County Justice Center
1201 Huey Road
Belton, TX 76513
Phone: (254) 933-6757, (254) 933-5473, (254) 933-6722
Fax: (254) 933-5705

 

Bell County Court at Law 2
Bell County Justice Center
1201 Huey Road
Belton, TX 76513
Phone: (254) 933-5125
Fax: (254) 933-5256

 

Bell County Court at Law 3
Bell County Justice Center
1201 Huey Road
Belton, TX 76513
Phone - (254) 933-5999
Fax: (254) 933-5792
P.O. Box 365
Belton, TX 76513

 

Bell County Justice Courts
Bell County Justice of the Peace Precinct 1
Bell County Justice Center
1201 Huey Rd, P.O. Box 88, Belton, TX 76513
Phone: (254) 933-5183
Fax: (254) 933-5768

 

Bell County Justice of the Peace Precinct 2
815 N Stagecoach Rd, #300, P.O. Box 415, Salado, TX 76571
Phone: (254) 947-3573
Fax: (254) 947-3702

 

Bell County Justice of the Peace Precinct 3 - Place 1
Bell County Temple Annex
205 E Central Ave, Temple, TX 76501
Phone: (254) 770-6822
Fax: (254) 770-6820

 

Bell County Justice of the Peace Precinct 3 - Place 2
Bell County Temple Annex
205 E Central Ave, Temple, TX 76501
Phone: (254) 770-6831
Fax: (254) 770-6833

 

Bell County Justice of the Peace Precinct 4 - Place 1
Bell County Killeen Annex
301 Priest Dr, Killeen, TX 76541
Phone: (254) 634-5882
Fax: (254) 634-3326

 

Bell County Justice of the Peace Precinct 4 - Place 2
Bell County Killeen Annex
301 Priest Dr, P.O. Box 517, Killeen, TX 76540
Phone: (254) 634-7612
Fax: (254) 634-3875

 

Bell County Municipal Courts
Bartlett Municipal Court
140 W. Clark Street, Post Office Drawer H
Bartlett, TX 76511
Phone: (254) 527-3219
Fax: (254) 527-428
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Belton Municipal Court
100 S Davis Street, P.O. Box 120
Belton, TX 76513
Phone: (254) 933-5838
Fax: (254) 933-5859

 

Harker Heights Municipal Court
305 Miller's Crossing
Harker Heights, TX 76548
Phone: (254) 953-5620
Fax: (254) 953-5624

 

Holland Municipal Court
City of Holland
102 W. Travis St.
Holland, TX 76534
(254) 657-2460

 

Killeen Municipal Court
200 E Ave D, #1
Killeen, TX 76541
Phone: (254) 501-7850

 

Little River - Academy Municipal Court
P.O. Box 521
Little River, TX 76554
Phone: (254) 982-4248

 

Morgan's Point Resort Municipal Court
8 Morgan's Point Blvd,
Morgan's Point Resort, TX 76513
Phone: (254) 780-1334
Fax: (254) 780-9287

 

Nolanville Municipal Court
101 North 5th Street
Nolanville, TX 76559
Phone: (254) 698-6335
Fax: (254) 698-2540

 

Rogers Municipal Court
2 W Mesquite Ave,
P.O. Box 250 Rogers, TX 76569
Phone: (254) 642-3312
Fax: (254) 642-3102

 

Salado Municipal Court
301 North Stagecoach Road
P.O. Box 219 (Mailing)
Salado, TX 76571
Phone: (254) 947-5060
Fax: (254) 947-5061

 

Temple Municipal Court
401 N. 3rd Street Temple, TX 76501
Email: courtonlinehelp@templetx.gov
Phone: (254) 298-5687
Fax: (254) 773-4301

 

Troy Municipal Court
201 E Main St
Troy, TX 76579
Phone: (254) 938-2505
Fax: (254) 938-2258

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