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Bowie County Court Records

Court records provide documentation of court proceedings within the county. They help validate the court process and provide necessary accountability. Examples of these documents include:

  • Statements of Case
  • Judgements
  • Orders
  • Writs

Court records have to be maintained to allow interested individuals to have easy and ready access to them. The District Court Clerk’s Office maintains court records in Bowie County. Persons seeking Texas court records can do so at the Court Clerk’s office.

Are Court Records Public in Bowie County?

Under the Texas Public Information Act, court records are public records in Bowie County. Per the Act, any information produced, collected, written, assembled, or maintained by, or on behalf of, a state governmental agency is generally regarded as information available to the public. However, while court records are treated as public information, the Texas Supreme Court has the right to determine what records are publicly accessible.

Bowie County Court Records Search

The District Court Clerk’s Office provides several ways to make court records accessible. The public can use the Bowie County Case Records Search provided by the Office of the District Court Clerk. The search portal provides access to different cases, such as those concerning criminal, civil, or probate matters.

On the other hand, interested parties can visit the office of the District Court Clerk during business hours to conduct a Bowie County court records search. You can also make these requests by mail, and fees may vary depending on the kinds of copies requested.

Bowie County Court Records Search by Name

The District Court Clerk’s search portal allows Bowie County residents to conduct searches by name. All that is needed is the subject's first and last name. However, searches with just a name tend to be less precise. For more accuracy, searches should ideally include more details, such as the case number.

Bowie County Courts

The Bowie County court system consists of five courts: the District Courts, Constitutional County Courts, County Courts of Law, Justice Courts, and Municipal Courts.

District Courts: This court presides over civil and criminal cases outside the jurisdiction of other courts. Civil cases heard under this court include divorce, land, and election disputes. On the other hand, it hears criminal cases involving felonies, lesser-included offenses, and some misdemeanors. Record seekers can locate District Courts in Bowie at the following addresses.

 

 

Bowie County 5th District Court
Bowie County Courthouse
710 James Bowie Dr, New Boston, TX 75570
Phone: (903) 628-6750
Fax: (903) 628-6761

 

 

Bowie County 102nd District Court
Bowie County Courthouse
710 James Bowie Dr, New Boston, TX 75570
Phone: (903) 628-6750
Fax: (903) 628-6761

 

 

Bowie County 202nd District Court
Bowie County Courthouse
710 James Bowie Dr, New Boston, TX 75570
Phone: (903) 628-6750
Fax: (903) 628-6761

Constitutional County Courts: This court has appellate jurisdiction for cases appealed from the County Courts at Law, Justice, or Municipal Courts. Interested parties can locate the Constitutional County Court at this address:

 

Bowie County Constitutional Court
Bowie County Courthouse
710 James Bowie Dr
New Boston, TX 75570
Phone: (903) 628-6740
Fax: (903) 628-6729

County Courts at Law: Also known as Statutory Courts, these courts have jurisdiction over both criminal and civil cases. The Texas legislature determines the extent of its powers. The Bowie County Court at Law is located at:

 

Bowie County Court at Law
Bowie County Courthouse
710 James Bowie Dr
New Boston, TX 75570
Phone: (903) 628-6740
Fax: (903) 628-6729

Justice Courts: The Justice Courts hear criminal and civil cases. Criminal cases include preliminary hearings, some traffic misdemeanors, and some misdemeanors. For civil cases, it has jurisdiction over general civil claims within financial limits, small claims, forcible entry and detainer, foreclosures of mortgages, and enforcement of some liens on personal property. Residents can find Justice Courts in Bowie at the following locations:

 

Bowie County Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 - Place 1
Bi-State Justice Building
100 N State Line Ave, #13, Texarkana, TX 75501
Phone: (903) 798-3006
Fax: (903) 798-3601

 

 

Bowie County Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 - Place 2
Bi-State Justice Building
100 N State Line Ave, #14, Texarkana, TX 75501
Phone: (903) 798-3038
Fax: (903) 798-3958

 

 

Bowie County Justice of the Peace Precinct 2
Bowie County Courthouse
710 James Bowie Dr, New Boston, TX 75570
Phone: (903) 628-6812
Fax: (903) 628-6727

 

 

Bowie County Justice of the Peace Precinct 3
902 W Front St, De Kalb, TX 75559
Phone: (903) 667-3891
Fax: (903) 667-9931

 

 

Bowie County Justice of the Peace Precinct 4
4844 US Hwy 67 W, Simms, TX 75574
Phone: (903) 543-2279
Fax: (903) 543-2279

 

 

Bowie County Justice of the Peace Precinct 5
508 Broadway, P.O. Box 189, Maud, TX 75567
Phone: (903) 585-5428
Fax: (903) 585-2111

Municipal Courts: These courts have jurisdiction over certain civil and criminal cases. Criminal cases heard by a Municipal Court may include municipal ordinance violations, felony preliminary hearings, and some misdemeanors. Civil cases heard by Municipal Courts are generally limited to some cases involving the ownership of dangerous dogs. Local residents can locate Municipal Courts in Bowie County at:

 

De Kalb Municipal Court
110 E Grizzly Dr, De Kalb, TX 75559
Phone: (903) 667-3846

 

Hooks Municipal Court
P.O. Box 37, Hooks, TX 75561
Phone: (903) 547-7056

 

Maud Municipal Court
P.O. Box 100, Maud, TX 75567
Phone: (903) 585-2294

 

Nash Municipal Court
119 Elm St, P.O. Box 520, Nash, TX 75569
Phone: (903) 838-0751

 

New Boston Municipal Court
108 N Center St, New Boston, TX 75570
Phone: (903) 628-3503

 

Redwater Municipal Court
120 Redwater Blvd W, P.O. Box 209, Maud, TX 75573
Phone: (903) 671-2775
Fax: (903) 671-2625

 

Texarkana Municipal Court
Bi-State Justice Center
100 N State Line Ave, Box 1, Texarkana, TX 75501
Phone: (903) 798-3010

 

Wake Village Municipal Court
P.O. Box 3776, Wake Village, TX 75501
Phone: (903) 838-0515

Bowie County District Court Records

The Bowie County District Courts have general jurisdiction over all criminal and civil cases and typically handle cases beyond other courts' jurisdiction. The courts oversee civil cases such as divorce, most land disputes, election disputes, slander, and defamation. The District Courts also preside over criminal cases. Criminal cases heard by the District Courts include felonies, lesser-included offenses, and certain misdemeanors, including official misconduct.

The District Court Clerk’s office keeps District Court records in Bowie County. The office provides a search portal for parties interested in its court records. Parties can search civil and criminal records by entering the defendant’s name, case status, and the date filed into search boxes. Interested persons can visit the office to access documents. Members of the public can also make requests by mail. Note that fees may vary depending on your requests.

Bowie County Criminal Records

The Texas Department of Public Safety keeps Bowie County criminal records. Record seekers can search and examine criminal history records on the Department’s Criminal History Name Search database. Interested parties may look for criminals with Class B misdemeanors, Class C convictions, or higher.

Before searching, you must register by providing your name and birthdate. In addition to a $3 search fee, each credit has a 2.25% service fee. If the information you need about their record is off the website, you can call (512) 424-2474 to request copies of their records.

Bowie County Criminal Court Case Lookup

The Bowie County District Clerk’s office allows Bowie County residents to look up criminal court cases. You can call the office at (903) 628-6754 or visit the office during weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to look up a case at the following address:

Bowie County Courthouse
710 James Bowie Drive
New Boston, TX 75570

In addition, the office manages the Bowie County Case Records Search portal, where the public can search the records by name and date of birth. However, interested parties cannot view these records.

Get Bowie County Civil Court Records

To get Civil Court records in Bowie County, visit the District Court Clerk's office. The office maintains a search portal that allows members of the public to access details of civil court records. Alternatively, interested parties can make requests at the Court Clerk’s office.

According to Texas law, information that would reveal a trade secret, the identity of a confidential informant, or the identity of a victim of sexual assault is exempt from public viewing. Additionally, specific details of court cases may be kept confidential by court order, such as in cases involving delicate issues like adoptions or juvenile court cases.

Bowie County Family Court Records

The District Court hears family court cases in Bowie County. It handles family law cases involving divorce, intestacy, guardianship, and conservatorships. Family court records are essential as they can be used in legal proceedings and genealogy research. To find records of family law cases heard at the District Court, you can go through two main avenues:

  • Search and make a request online.
  • Visit the court at its physical address.

Interested parties can use the Bowie County Case Records Search for family court records. However, the portal does not allow you to view documents. To view and obtain documents, you will need to complete a request in person at the District Court Clerk’s office at:

Bowie County Courthouse
710 James Bowie Drive
New Boston, Texas 75570
Phone: (903) 628-6750
Fax: (903) 628-6761

The District Clerk’s office charges $1 per page for printed copies. Electronic copies are $1 for the first ten pages and $. 10 for each additional page.

Note: Family court records generally have privacy restrictions. While some information may be publicly available, details like social security numbers or minor children's names might be redacted.

Access to unredacted records depends on one's relation to the case. Parties involved and their legal representatives are usually permitted to access documents. In some cases, the court may grant access to others with a legitimate interest, such as grandparents in child custody cases.

Bowie Dissolution of Marriage Records

You can access dissolution of marriage records in Bowie County by contacting the Bowie County District Clerk's Office at (903) 628-6754. You can also visit the office at:

Bowie County Courthouse
710 James Bowie Drive
New Boston, Texas 75570

The office also allows Bowie County residents to search for records online through the Bowie County Case Records Search portal. However, this option only brings forth limited information.

Bowie County Marriage and Divorce Records

There are multiple ways to get marriage and divorce records in Bowie County. For instance, make in-person inquiries to the Bowie County Court Clerk's office at the following address to get marriage or divorce records:

710 James Bowie Drive
New Boston, TX 75570
Phone: (903) 628-6740
Fax: (903) 628-6729

You can also submit the request by email or phone at the office. The office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Cash, checks, debit cards (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover), and credit cards are accepted forms of payment. Additionally, a self-service website run by the County Clerk's office allows anyone to look up marriage records from May 15, 1971, to the present.

Bowie Birth and Death Records

To obtain Bowie County birth records, complete and submit an Application for Certificate at the County Clerk's office during business hours. Ensure to carry along a legitimate form of identification. The payment process is the same as that for obtaining marriage licenses.

To access death records, submit an Application for a Certificate to the Clerk's office. Requesters must present a legitimate photo ID. Cash, checks, debit cards (MasterCard, Visa, or Discover), and credit cards are accepted forms of payment.

Bowie County Probate Court Records

In Bowie County, the District Court handles probate matters. These matters involve legal issues related to wills and estates after a person's death. Probate court records in Bowie County include cases related to will administration, intestacy, guardianships and conservatorships.

There are two main ways to access probate court records in Bowie County. You can access probate records through the Bowie County Case Records Search. However, the portal does not permit parties to view documents. To obtain true copies, visit the County Clerk's Office in person at:

710 James Bowie Drive
New Boston, TX 75570
Phone: (903) 628-6740
Fax: (903) 628-6729

Bowie County Property Records

The Bowie Central Appraisal District (BCAD) records and maintains Bowie County property records. It is tasked with equitably appraising property accurately, timely, and by the Texas Property Tax Code. The agency allows Bowie residents to search for property records through the Bowie County Property Search portal.

While the BCAD search might not provide full details, it can offer information such as property address, owner’s name, account number, and property details. Additionally, to conduct a more detailed search, you can visit the Bowie County Appraisal District Office at:

 

Bowie Central Appraisal District
122A Plaza West
Texarkana, TX 75501
Tel: (903) 793-8936
Phone: (903) 792-8889

Bowie County Court Records Online

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