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Cameron County Court Records

Cameron County court records are documents and records about legal proceedings handled by the county’s courts. Cameron court records are important because they provide comprehensive information about matters, rulings, judgments, and other pertinent information related to legal proceedings conducted by Cameron County courts. Court records may also contain various information, including but not limited to case information, pleadings and motions, court orders, hearing transcripts, dockets, exhibits, and judgments.

Are Court Records Public in Cameron County?

In line with the Texas Public Information Act, Cameron County court records are available to residents of the county. Interested residents can contact the custodian office to inspect or obtain copies of Cameron County public records.

While most Texas court records are accessible to interested persons, some court records are exempt from public access because they contain personal, sensitive, or confidential information, or they are sealed or expunged matters.

Cameron County Court Records Search

Members of the public can carry out a Cameron County court records search online, in person, or by mail, email, or telephone. The Cameron County District Clerk’s Office maintains an online case search portal for Cameron County court records. Interested persons can use the portal to search cases for free using case number, party, or attorney information. You can also call (956) 544-0838 to request case information by providing the case number.

You can submit an in-person, mail, or email request by completing the Copy Request Form and submitting it to:

District Clerk of Cameron County
974 East Harrison Street
Brownsville, TX 78520
(956) 574-8130
(956) 544-547-7024
dcrecords@co.cameron.tx.us 

Cameron County Court Records Search by Name

You can conduct a name-based search for Cameron County court records online, in person, or by mail, email, or telephone. A free name search can be done using the online case search portal. Also, you can call (956) 544-0838 and pay a $5 search fee to do a name search.

To conduct an in-person, mail, or email name search, fill out the Copy Request Form and submit it to:

District Clerk of Cameron County
974 East Harrison Street
Brownsville, TX 78520
(956) 574-8130
(956) 544-547-7024
dcrecords@co.cameron.tx.us 

Cameron County Courts

The Cameron County court system consists of District Courts, Constitutional Courts, County Courts at Law, Justice Courts, and Municipal Courts.

  • District Courts: They are the primary trial courts in the county with general jurisdiction over civil, criminal, and family law matters. They hear cases involving felony criminal offenses, civil disputes of $200 or more, family law matters, and probate cases. They also hear matters that are not within the jurisdiction of any other trial court in the county.
  • Constitutional County courts: They have limited jurisdiction over misdemeanor offenses that carry a jail sentence or fine over $500 and hear civil cases where the amount in dispute is between $200 and $10,000.
  • County Courts at Law: They are specialized courts that handle various matters, including probate, juvenile, misdemeanor criminal cases, and civil disputes of over $10,000. They have concurrent jurisdiction over many cases with the district courts in the county.
  • Justice Courts: They hear misdemeanor cases punishable by fine only, civil cases involving claims with $20,000 or less in dispute, and administrative hearings. They also have concurrent jurisdiction with district courts and municipal courts over expunction proceedings relating to the arrest of a person for an offense punishable by fine only.
  • Municipal Courts: have jurisdiction over violations of city ordinances and traffic offenses that occur within city limits. They handle cases such as traffic citations, municipal code violations, and Class C misdemeanor offenses. Municipal Courts may also handle small claims cases and other matters authorized by city ordinances.

Cameron County District Court Records

Cameron County District Courts handle a wide range of cases, including but not limited to felony criminal matters, civil disputes, family law cases, and probate matters.

The Cameron County District Clerk’s Office is the custodian of Cameron County District Court records. The office provides the public with access to district court records through various means, namely: office visit, mail, email, telephone, and online. In-person, mail, and email requests can be made by completing the Copy Request Form and attaching payment. The completed form should be submitted to:

District Clerk of Cameron County
974 East Harrison Street
Brownsville, TX 78520
(956) 574-8130
(956) 544-547-7024
dcrecords@co.cameron.tx.us

Online searches can be done using the case search portal. The portal allows searches to be done using case number, party, or attorney information. Telephone requests can be made by calling (956) 544-0838 to request case information and providing the case number. 

Cameron County Criminal Records

Cameron County criminal records are partly open to the public. The criminal records of individuals charged with Class B misdemeanor or greater violations are accessible to the public, and there is restricted access to other criminal records. It is only the owner of the criminal record that can obtain copies of their record by using the personal review system. 

The Texas Department of Public Safety is the statewide repository for criminal history information and background checks. Persons interested in obtaining the criminal history records of other persons in Cameron County should use the Criminal History Search website

The website can be used to search offenders with Class B misdemeanors, Class C convictions, or higher. The search parameters used on the website to obtain a subject’s criminal information include the subject’s name (first, middle, last, and maiden name) and the complete or partial birth date.

Users are required to create an account and buy credits for each search. Search credits cost $3, and an additional fee depending on the payment method used to buy credits. If you do not find the record you seek on the website, you can call (512) 424-2474.

Cameron County Criminal Court Case Lookup

To look up Cameron County criminal court case information, first identify the court that heard the case (District Court, County Court at Law, Justice Court, or Municipal Court). After you have identified the court, contact the court or visit the courthouse to request the criminal court records.

To look up Cameron County District Court criminal case information, you can make an in-person, mail, or email request. Fill out the Copy Request Form and submit it to:

Cameron County District Clerk
974 East Harrison Street
Brownsville, TX 78520
(956) 574-8130
(956) 544-547-7024

dcrecords@co.cameron.tx.us

Also, Class A and B misdemeanors in Cameron County are also filed with the County Clerk. If you are interested in obtaining such Cameron County criminal court records, fill out the Criminal Department Search Request Form. Submit the filled out form with payment to:

Cameron County Clerk
974 East Harrison Street, 2nd Floor
Brownsville, TX 78520
countyclerkcriminalrequests@co.cameron.tx.us 
(956) 544-0848

Get Cameron County Civil Court Records

Cameron County civil court records of the District Courts are kept by the Cameron County District Clerk. The Clerk provides interested persons with access to district court civil records through physical inspection, mail, email, telephone, and online requests. To make an in-person, mail, or email request, fill out the Copy Request Form and attach payment. The filled form should be submitted to:

Cameron County District Clerk
974 East Harrison Street
Brownsville, TX 78520
(956) 574-8130
(956) 544-547-7024
dcrecords@co.cameron.tx.us

An online search for civil court information can be done through the case search portal. The portal can be searched using case number, party, or attorney information. Telephone requests are made by calling (956) 544-0838 and providing the case number.

Cameron County civil court records of other courts regarding cases where the disputed sum is between $5,000 and $1,000,000 are filed with the Cameron County Clerk. Requests for such court records can be made by filling out the Civil Court Records request form, paying the request fee, and submitting the request to:

Cameron County Clerk
974 East Harrison Street 2nd Floor
Brownsville, Texas 78520

countyclerkcivilprobatesearches@co.cameron.tx.us 
(956) 544-0826

Cameron County Family Court Records

In Cameron County, family law cases are heard by the District Courts and County Courts at Law, and involve various matters such as divorces, child custody disputes, adoptions, child support enforcement, and protective orders. Cameron County family court records are the documents describing the processes involved in such family law cases handled by the courts. The records include case files, dockets orders, judgements.

Records are available with the Cameron County District Clerk (for District Court family records) and the Cameron County Clerk (for County Court at Law family records).

To obtain Cameron County family court records in the custody of the District Clerk, complete the Copy Request Form and attach payment. Submit the completed form in person, or by mail or email to:

Cameron County District Clerk
974 East Harrison Street
Brownsville, TX 78520
(956) 574-8130
(956) 544-547-7024

dcrecords@co.cameron.tx.us

Alternatively, you can use the case search portal to conduct an online search for family court case information.

To request copies of family court records in the custody of the Cameron County Clerk complete the Civil Court Records request form and submit the form with payment to:

Cameron County Clerk
974 East Harrison Street 2nd Floor
Brownsville, Texas 78520
countyclerkcivilprobatesearches@co.cameron.tx.us 
(956) 544-0826

Cameron Dissolution of Marriage Records

Records relating to dissolution of marriage in Cameron County are kept by the Cameron County District Clerk. To obtain such records, fill out the Copy Request Form. Submit the filled out form and attach payment in person, or by mail or email to:

Cameron County District Clerk
974 East Harrison Street
Brownsville, TX 78520
(956) 574-8130
(956) 544-547-7024

dcrecords@co.cameron.tx.us 

Cameron County Marriage and Divorce Records

Cameron County marriage records are available only to the subject, and their spouse, sibling, child, parent, grandparent, grandchild, authorized agent, or legal representative. On the other hand, Cameron County divorce records are available to the public.

The Cameron County Clerk maintains Cameron County marriage certificates, while Cameron County divorce records are in the custody of the Cameron County District Clerk.

To obtain a Cameron County marriage record, submit an online request using the Request for Vital Records portal. Certified copies of Cameron County marriage certificates cost $21 per copy.

For Cameron County divorce records, fill out the Copy Request Form. Submit the filled out form and with payment in person, or by mail or email to:

Cameron County District Clerk
974 East Harrison Street
Brownsville, TX 78520
(956) 574-8130
(956) 544-547-7024

dcrecords@co.cameron.tx.us 

Cameron Birth and Death Records

Cameron County birth records and death records are only available to the subject, sibling, spouse, child, parent, grandparent, authorized agent, or legal representative. The County Clerk maintains Cameron County vital records and provides interested persons with access to copies of Cameron County birth certificates and death records. Access to these records is provided online using the Request for Vital Records portal. The request costs $23 for birth records, and $21 for death records.

A long-form Cameron County birth certificate is a comprehensive certified record that includes the original birth information and any corrections made over time. It is necessary for obtaining a U.S. Passport, dual citizenship, and driver's license. On the other hand, a certified abstract of the birth record only shows current information and is suitable for school registration, employment needs, and driver's license application.

Cameron County Probate Court Records

Cameron County probate court records contain documentation related to matters such as estate distribution, guardianships, and mental health proceedings within the county’s probate court system. The Cameron County Clerk records and maintains probate court records in the county. To obtain probate court records, fill out the Probate Records request form, include payment, and submit it in person or by mail to:

Cameron County Clerk 
974 East Harrison Street 2nd Floor
Brownsville, TX 78520
countyclerkcivilprobatesearches@co.cameron.tx.us
(956) 544-0826

If the probate matter is handled by a Cameron County District Court, direct your request to the District Court Clerk by completing the Copy Request Form. Submit the completed form and payment in person, by mail, email to:

Cameron County District Clerk
974 East Harrison Street
Brownsville, TX 78520
(956) 574-8130
(956) 544-547-7024

dcrecords@co.cameron.tx.us

Cameron County Property Records

Cameron County property records are documents and information about real property in the county, including deeds or documents on transfer of interest in the property, property tax records, property assessment, liens, ownership history, and easements.

The Cameron County Clerk’s Office records and maintains information about Cameron County property records. Interested persons can access property records online by carrying out a search on the Cameron County property search portal. In person or mail requests can also be sent to the address below:

Office address:
Cameron County Admin. Building.
835 East Levee Street (3rd Floor)
Brownsville, TX 78520
956-544-0817

 

Mailing address:
Cameron County Clerk
Vital Statistics Dept.
P.O. Box 2178
Brownsville, TX 78522

The Cameron County Appraisal District maintains records related to property assessments, including property characteristics, sales data, and valuation methods. It provides interested individuals with access to such property records through a property search portal. Cameron County property record requests can also be made in person or by mail, phone, or fax with the contact information below:

Office address:
2021 Amistad Drive
San Benito, TX 78586

 

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 1010
San Benito, TX 78586
Phone: (956) 399-9322, (956) 541-3365, (956) 428-8020
Fax: (956) 399-6969

Information about property taxes can be obtained from the Cameron County Tax Assessor-Collector at any of its locations or by calling (956) 544-0800

Cameron County Court Records Online

Third-party online platforms like courtrecords.us provide convenient access to Cameron court records, offering enhanced search functions and easy-to-use interfaces. However, users must remain cautious of accuracy discrepancies, potential charges, and privacy risks linked with these services. Although they offer convenience, cross-checking information from official court records is essential to ensure reliability when needed.

Below are the addresses and contact information of the courts in Cameron County, Texas:

District Courts in Cameron County

Cameron County 103rd District Court
Cameron County Courthouse - Judicial Building
974 E Harrison Street, 3rd Floor
Brownsville, TX 78520
Phone: (956) 544-0844

 

Cameron County 107th District Court
Cameron County Courthouse - Judicial Building
974 E Harrison Street, 3rd Floor
Brownsville, TX 78520
Phone: (956) 544-0845

 

Cameron County 138th District Court
Cameron County Courthouse - Judicial Building
974 E Harrison Street, 3rd Floor
Brownsville, TX 78520
Phone: (956) 544-0877

 

Cameron County 197th District Court
Cameron County Courthouse - Judicial Building
974 E Harrison Street, 3rd Floor
Brownsville, TX 78520
Phone: (956) 574-8150

 

Cameron County 357th District Court
Cameron County Courthouse - Judicial Building
974 E Harrison Street, 1st Floor
Brownsville, TX 78520
Phone: (956) 548-9522

 

Cameron County 404th District Court
Cameron County Courthouse - Judicial Building
974 E Harrison Street, 3rd Floor
Brownsville, TX 78520
Phone: (956) 544-0837

 

Cameron County 444th District Court
Cameron County Courthouse - Judicial Building
974 E Harrison Street, 3rd Floor
Brownsville, TX 78520
Phone: (956) 547-7034

 

Cameron County 445th District Court
Cameron County Courthouse - Judicial Building
974 E Harrison Street, 2nd Floor
Brownsville, TX 78520
Phone: (956) 547-7070

 

Cameron County District Clerk’s Office
Cameron County Courthouse - Judicial Building
974 E Harrison Street, 3rd Floor
Brownsville, TX 78520
Phone: (956) 544-0838 (Civil)
Phone: (956) 544-0839 (Criminal)
Fax: (956) 544-0841

 

Constitutional County Courts in Cameron County


Cameron County Constitutional Court
Administration Building
964 E Harrison Street, Brownsville, TX 78523
Phone: (956) 550-1327
Fax: (956) 550-7215

 

County Courts at Law in Cameron County
Cameron County Clerk’s Office
Administration Building
964 E Harrison Street
Brownsville, TX 78523
Phone: (956) 550-1327
Fax: (956) 550-7215

 

Cameron County Court at Law No. 1
Cameron County Courthouse - Judicial Building
974 E Harrison Street
Brownsville, TX 78520
Phone: (956) 544-0855
Fax: (956) 548-9542

 

Cameron County Court at Law No. 2
Cameron County Courthouse - Judicial Building
974 E Harrison Street
Brownsville, TX 78520
Phone: (956) 544-0856
Fax: (956) 504-3678

 

Cameron County Court at Law No. 3
Cameron County Courthouse - Judicial Building
974 E Harrison Street
Brownsville, TX 78520
Phone: (956) 574-8136
Fax: (956) 574-8140

 

Justice Courts in Cameron County

Cameron County Justice of the Peace - Jail Magistrate
Carrizales-Rucker Detention Center
7100 Old Alice Road
Olmito, TX 78575
Phone: (956) 554-6703
Fax: (956) 554-6704

 

Cameron County Justice of the Peace Precinct 1
505 Highway 100
Port Isabel, TX 78578
Phone: (956) 943-2520
Fax: (956) 943-0191

 

Cameron County Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 - Place 1
835 E Levee Street, 2nd Floor
Brownsville, TX 78520
Phone: (956) 544-0857
Fax: (956) 548-9573

 

Cameron County Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 - Place 2
835 E Levee Street, 2nd Floor
Brownsville, TX 78520
Phone: (956) 544-0858
Fax: (956) 550-1467

 

Cameron County Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 - Place 3
835 E Levee Street, 2nd Floor
Brownsville, TX 78520
Phone: (956) 547-7068
Fax: (956) 547-7067

 

Cameron County Justice of the Peace Precinct 3 - Place 1
1390 W Expressway 83
San Benito, TX 78586
Phone: (956) 361-4618
Fax: (956) 361-4620

 

Cameron County Justice of the Peace Precinct 3 - Place 2
1390 W Expressway 83
San Benito, TX 78586
Phone: (956) 361-8257
Fax: (956) 361-8242

 

Cameron County Justice of the Peace Precinct 4
Luis Romero Building
745 W Ocean Boulevard
Los Fresnos, TX 78566
Phone: (956) 233-6150
Fax: (956) 233-6151

 

Cameron County Justice of the Peace Precinct 5 - Place 1
Harlingen Annex
3302 W Wilson Road
Harlingen, TX 78552
Phone: (956) 427-8057
Fax: (956) 412-2457

 

Cameron County Justice of the Peace Precinct 5 - Place 2
Harlingen Annex
3302 W Wilson Road
Harlingen, TX 78552
Phone: (956) 427-8058
Fax: (956) 427-8034

 

Cameron County Justice of the Peace Precinct 5 - Place 3
La Feria County Annex
200 Industrial Way
La Feria, TX 78559
Phone: (956) 797-1887
Fax: (956) 797-9359

 

Municipal Courts in Cameron County

Brownsville Municipal Court
1034 E Levee Street
P.O. Box 911
Brownsville, TX 78520
Phone: (956) 548-7181
Fax: (956) 574-6655

 

Combes Municipal Court
P.O. Box 280
Combes, TX 78535
Phone: (956) 425-7131

 

Harlingen Municipal Court
1018 Fair Park Boulevard
Harlingen, TX 78550
Phone: (956) 216-5121
Fax: (956) 216-5130

 

Indian Lake Municipal Court
62 S Aztec Cove Drive
Los Fresnos, TX 78566
Phone: (956) 233-4021

 

La Feria Municipal Court
115 E Commercial Avenue
La Feria, TX 78559
Phone: (956) 797-2261

 

Laguna Vista Municipal Court
122 Fernandez Street
Laguna Vista, TX 78578
Phone: (956) 943-1793
Fax: (956) 943-3111

 

Los Fresnos Municipal Court
200 N Brazil Street
Los Fresnos, TX 78566
Phone: (956) 233-9200
Fax: (956) 233-9221

 

Palm Valley Municipal Court
1313 N Stuart Place Road
Harlingen, TX 78552
Phone: (956) 423-8384

 

Port Isabel Municipal Court
110 W Hickman Street
Port Isabel, TX 78578
Phone: (956) 943-1281

 

Primera Municipal Court
22893 Stuart Place Road
Primera, TX 78552
Phone: (956) 423-9654

 

Rancho Viejo Municipal Court
3301 Carmen Avenue
Rancho Viejo, TX 78575
Phone: (956) 350-4093
Fax: (956) 350-4156

 

Rio Hondo Municipal Court
121 N Arroyo Boulevard
P.O. Box 389
Rio Hondo, TX 78583
Phone: (956) 748-2102

 

San Benito Municipal Court
San Benito City Hall
485 N Sam Houston Boulevard
San Benito, TX 78586
Phone: (956) 361-3819
Fax: (956) 361-3818

 

Santa Rosa Municipal Court
P.O. Box 326
Santa Rosa, TX 78593
Phone: (956) 636-1064

 

South Padre Island Municipal Court
4601 Padre Boulevard
South Padre Island, TX 78597
Phone: (956) 761-3225
Fax: (956) 761-3224

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