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Comal County Court Records

Comal County court records are documents filed during court cases. Some examples include court orders, complaints, pleadings, trial transcripts, and jury verdicts. Records typically fall under the oversight of a court clerk, who is tasked with keeping and processing public requests.

Are Court Records Public in Comal County?

According to the Texas Government Code, Chapter 552, record seekers may access government records. Record custodians must treat all requesters equally and provide timely responses. Furthermore, record custodians may not ask why they want them.

Court records are public in Comal County and can be viewed at no charge at the Comal County Law Clerk's office. However, record seekers can also purchase certified, plain, or electronic copies.

Members of the public can obtain Comal County Court records through the County Court at Law. Record seekers can also search for case information using the Comal County Criminal Search tool. To search for a specific case type, record seekers can search either by name or by cause number.

Note: Standard documents can usually be sent via mail, email, or fax, but official/certified data files can only be delivered via mail.

Comal County Court Records Search

Government agencies provide different mediums for accessing public court records. Record seekers can contact the County Court at the Law Clerk's office through one of the following options:

  • Request in Person: Submit a completed form.
  • Mail: Record seekers will need to prepare written requests for copies. However, they must also get a prior quote for the fees required. This request cannot be processed until payment has also been made.
  • Phone: Contact the office directly at (830) 221-1149.

Record seekers can access some records online using the Comal County Judicial Record Search tool. To access copies of documents maintained by the District Clerk’s office, applicants may need to send an email request with payment confirmation.

Comal County Court Records Search by Name

Name-based searches provide a convenient option for looking up records. For instance, using a party name, members of the public can look up Probate, Civil, Family, and Criminal Case Records on the Comal County Judicial Record Search page.

Comal County Courts

Comal County consists of the District Court and the Comal County Courts at Law (which have jurisdiction over all class A and B misdemeanor criminal cases and all civil cases filed in the County Courts). These courts also have jurisdiction in probate, mental commitments, and guardianship matters. In addition, the Comal County Courts at Law and the District Courts have concurrent jurisdiction over all family law cases, such as divorce, adoption, and modifications.

County Court at Law #1
199 Main Plaza, Suite 1102
Landa Annex(1st Floor)
New Braunfels, TX 7813
(830) 221-1180

 

County Court at Law #2
199 Main Plaza, Suite 1102
Landa Annex(1st Floor)
New Braunfels, TX 7813
(830) 221-1193

 

County Court at Law #3
199 Main Plaza, Suite 1102
Landa Annex(1st Floor)
New Braunfels, TX 7813
(830) 221-1180

 

Comal County District Court
Comal County Courthouse Annex
150 N. Seguin, Suite 3086
New Braunfels, TX 78130
(830) 221-1270

 

Criminal District Attorney’s Office - (830) 221-1300
District Clerk’s Office - (830) 221-1250
County Clerk’s Office - (830) 221-1230
Community Supervision and Corrections Department - (830) 620-5596
Office of Juvenile Probation - (830) 620-5541

Comal County District Court Records

Comal County District Court has original jurisdiction in all felony criminal cases, land title cases, divorce cases, and civil matters involving $200 or more in money or damages. The court also hears juvenile and civil matters involving more than $1,000 claims.

The district clerk serves as the official custodian of court records. The clerk's duties include recording all the acts and proceedings of the district court, entering all court judgments under the judge's direction, and recording all executions and returns issued on the executions.

Comal County Criminal Records

Comal County criminal records provide an individual's or people's criminal conviction history. These records are mostly used to verify a person’s trustworthiness or dependability. Depending on the specific type of records of interest to the requester, Comal County criminal records are made available through the courts and law enforcement agencies.

Record seekers in Comal County can visit the Comal County Courts at Law to request an individual's or group's criminal records. They can also access this information through the Comal County Judicial Record Search page by clicking the Criminal Case Records link.

Criminal records focusing on incarcerations and arrests are typically directed at the Comal County Criminal Records/Jail Divisions. For this to happen, record seekers would be required to send Open Record Requests, which must be made in writing. This request can be made onlineprinted, in person, by email, or by fax. Requests are typically sorted and attended to according to the date and order in which they are received. This procedure may take up to 10 business days.

Get Comal County Civil Court Records

Civil cases in Comal County fall within the concurrent jurisdiction of the Comal County Courts at Law and the District Courts. Such records are filed during the initiation and facilitation of civil court cases, such as adoption, mental health, tax cases, contract issues, domestic relations, and probate cases. To access these, requesters can reach the Comal County Courts at Law through the Records Clerk in person or via (830) 221-1149 or email, and the District Clerk via email with payment confirmation to receive the documents maintained by the office.

Comal County Family Court Records

In Comal County, the Comal County Courts at Law and the District Courts have concurrent jurisdiction over all family law cases, including divorce, modifications, and adoptions. Family court records encompass but are not limited to documents and files on:

  • Domestic Violence
  • Child Support
  • Protective Orders
  • Name Change.
  • Adoption
  • Divorce
  • Paternity

Record seekers who wish to access these records can do so by contacting the Comal County Courts at Law Records Clerk either in person or via (830) 221-1149 or email, and the District Clerk via email with the confirmation of payment.

Comal Dissolution of Marriage Records

Dissolution of marriage means legally terminating a marriage. Comal dissolution of marriage records are divorce records that fall under the concurrent jurisdiction of the Comal County Courts at Law and the District Courts. The courts maintain these records through which requesters can obtain divorce records. Marriage dissolution records are obtainable through these guidelines:

  1. Determine the agency holding and issuing the record
  2. Select a preferred mode of requesting the record
  3. Fulfill the requirements for obtaining it. The requirements may include providing the search details and applicable fees.

Comal County Marriage and Divorce Records

Comal County marriage and divorce records consist of documents filed during civil unions or legal separation. According to the Texas Public Information Act, certified copies of marriage licenses and records are only available from the County Clerk while certified copies of the divorce decrees are only available from the District Clerk. These records can only be obtained in the courts where they were originally filed. Requesters can access divorce records by visiting the Civil, Family Case Records on the Comal County Judicial Record Search page portal, while marriage records can be obtained through the Comal County Clerk’s office via the Certified Marriage Certificate portal.

Comal County Birth and Death Records

Comal County birth and death records can be obtained via the County Clerk Records Information Page. Requesters can also access the birth and death records via the Birth Certificate Application and the Death Certification Application portals. To obtain a birth certificate, record seekers would be charged a fee of $23.00, which covers the cost of searching the record, and such would also be required to present a current, valid (government-issued) Photo ID with the application. As regards the death certificate, requesters would be charged a fee of $21.00 for the first copy of the certified copy of the death certificate and $4.00 for each additional copy thereafter, and such would also be required to present a current, valid (government-issued) Photo ID with application.

Comal County Probate Court Records

In Comal County, probate and guardianship matters fall within the jurisdiction of the Comal County Courts at Law. Requesters can access the probate records via the Probate Case Records portal on the Comal County Judicial Record Search page. Probate court records help determine the validity of a will, create an administration in cases where the deceased did not leave a will, and determine the legal heirs of the deceased.

Comal County Property Records

Comal County property records are public and legal records that contain information about a piece of real estate, real property ownership, taxation, and title interest. Property records also include the deed, which reveals a property's current legal owner. Record seekers can access details such as a mortgage, address, and surveys from these vital records.

The County Clerk’s Office is the custodian of all property records. Record seekers can obtain Comal County property records via the Comal County Assessor’s Office. Using the Property Search Tool gives requesters access to all property-related requests.

Comal County Court Records Online

Record seekers are free to approach either the County Courts at Law or the District Courts to obtain records as desired. Also, some third-party search sites like Texascourtrecords.us have legal licenses to maintain court records. Operating independently of any state government, third-party search sites are generally easy to access and may not require users to create accounts. Despite the perks of using these sites, they may not contain confidential or full court documents.

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