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Jefferson County Court Records

Jefferson court records are documents produced during in-court proceedings. They contain details of court cases, such as party names, case types, and other information. Maintaining court records is essential as they help keep the judicial process fair and transparent. The Jefferson County District Court Clerk keeps records of all court cases in Jefferson County.

Are Court Records Public in Jefferson County?

Under the Texas Public Information Act, most of the information produced, collected, written, assembled, or maintained by, or on behalf of, a state governmental agency is regarded as information that is publicly accessible. However, this Act does not apply to the Texas Judiciary. Therefore, although Texas court records are public, the Supreme Court of Texas determines access to these records.

Jefferson County Court Records Search

The District Court Clerk’s office makes it possible to search for court records in Jefferson County. Interested individuals should search the Office’s web page and County Clerk Web Access portal to search for cases. However, this portal may not have access to much older cases. Alternatively, members of the public can visit the office address at:

Roxanne Acosta-Hellberg, County Clerk
Jefferson County Courthouse
1085 Pearl Street
P.O. Box 1151
Beaumont, TX, 77701
Phone: (409) 835-8475
Fax: (409) 839-2394
Email: countyclerk@jeffcotx.us

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

Jefferson County Court Records Search by Name

Jefferson County residents can search by name using the County Clerk Web Access portal. The portal allows people to search with just the first and last names of the parties involved in the case. Name searches can also be done at the District Clerk’s Office.

Jefferson County Courts

There are six courts within Jefferson County’s court system. These courts include:

District Courts: They have jurisdiction over civil and criminal cases outside the jurisdiction of other courts. Civil cases heard under this court include divorce, land, and election disputes. Meanwhile, criminal cases heard include felonies, lesser-included offenses, and some misdemeanors. The court is located at:

Jefferson County 6th District Court - Civil
Jefferson County Courthouse Annex
1001 Pearl St, #203, Beaumont, TX 77701
Phone: (409) 835-8580
Fax: (409) 835-8527

 

Jefferson County 58th District Court
Jefferson County Courthouse Annex
1001 Pearl St, #203, Beaumont, TX 77701
Phone: (409) 835-8580
Fax: (409) 835-8527

 

Jefferson County 136th District Court - Civil
Jefferson County Courthouse Annex
1001 Pearl St, #203, Beaumont, TX 77701
Phone: (409) 835-8580
Fax: (409) 835-8527

 

Jefferson County 172nd District Court - Civil
Jefferson County Courthouse Annex
1001 Pearl St, #203, Beaumont, TX 77701
Phone: (409) 835-8580
Fax: (409) 835-8527

 

Jefferson County 252nd District Court - Criminal
Jefferson County Courthouse Annex
1001 Pearl St, #203, Beaumont, TX 77701
Phone: (409) 835-8580
Fax: (409) 835-8527

 

Jefferson County 279th District Court - Civil
Jefferson County Courthouse Annex
1001 Pearl St, #203, Beaumont, TX 77701
Phone: (409) 835-8580
Fax: (409) 835-8527

 

Jefferson County 317th District Court - Civil
Jefferson County Courthouse Annex
1001 Pearl St, #203, Beaumont, TX 77701
Phone: (409) 835-8580
Fax: (409) 835-8527

Criminal District Court: Cases heard here are limited to criminal, divorce, dependent and delinquent children, adoption, and habeas corpus proceedings. The court is located at:

Jefferson County Criminal District Court
Jefferson County Courthouse Annex
1001 Pearl St, #203, Beaumont, TX 77701
Phone: (409) 835-8580
Fax: (409) 835-8527

Constitutional County Courts: Only appealed cases from County Courts at Law, Justice, or Municipal Courts come under the purview of the Jefferson Constitutional County Court. The court is located at:

Jefferson County Constitutional Court
1085 Pearl St, P.O. Box 1151, Beaumont, TX 77704
Phone: (409) 835-8475 ext. 3

County Courts at Law: These courts preside over criminal and civil cases to the extent determined by the Texas legislature. They are also known as Statutory Courts. The court is located at:

Jefferson County Court at Law No. 1
1085 Pearl St, P.O. Box 1151, Beaumont, TX 77704
Phone: (409) 835-8475 ext. 3

 

Jefferson County Court at Law No. 2
1085 Pearl St, P.O. Box 1151, Beaumont, TX 77704
Phone: (409) 835-8475 ext. 3

 

Jefferson County Court at Law No. 3
1085 Pearl St, P.O. Box 1151, Beaumont, TX 77704
Phone: (409) 835-8475 ext. 3

Justice Courts: The Justice Court has jurisdiction over certain criminal and civil cases. The court is located at:

Jefferson County Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 - Place 1
1001 Pearl St, #105, Beaumont, TX 77701
Phone: (409) 835-8522
Fax: (409) 835-8523

 

Jefferson County Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 - Place 2
1001 Pearl St, #104, Beaumont, TX 77701
Phone: (409) 835-8457
Fax: (409) 839-2393

 

Jefferson County Justice of the Peace Precinct 2
525 Lakeshore Dr, Port Arthur, TX 77640
Phone: (409) 983-8325
Fax: (409) 989-3680

 

Jefferson County Justice of the Peace Precinct 4
19217 FM 365, Beaumont, TX 77705
Phone: (409) 434-5460
Fax: (409) 794-1637

 

Jefferson County Justice of the Peace Precinct 6
1225 Pearl St, #118, Beaumont, TX 77701
Phone: (409) 839-2333
Fax: (409) 839-2303

 

Jefferson County Justice of the Peace Precinct 7
7933 Viterbo Rd, #1, Beaumont, TX 77705
Phone: (409) 719-5900
Fax: (409) 724-2148

 

Jefferson County Justice of the Peace Precinct 8
525 Lakeshore Dr, Port Arthur, TX 77640
Phone: (409) 983-8330
Fax: (409) 989-3670

Municipal Courts: Municipal Courts can preside over some civil and criminal cases, such as felony preliminary hearings and dangerous dog ownership. The court is located at:

Beaumont Municipal Court
700 Orleans St, P.O. Box 3827, Beaumont, TX 77704
Phone: (409) 980-7200
Fax: (409) 980-7244

 

Bevil Oaks Municipal Court
7390 Sweetgum Rd, Beaumont, TX 77713
Phone: (409) 753-1475

 

Groves Municipal Court
3947 Lincoln Ave, Groves, TX 77619
Phone: (409) 960-5748
Fax: (409) 960-5749

 

Nederland Municipal Court
1400 Boston Ave, P.O. Box 1165, Nederland, TX 77627
Phone: (409) 723-1526
Fax: (409) 723-1549

 

Port Arthur Municipal Court
645 4th St, P.O. Box 1089, Port Arthur, TX 77641
Phone: (409) 983-8686
Fax: (409) 983-8759

 

Port Neches Municipal Court
1201 Merriman St, Port Neches, TX 77651
Phone: (409) 722-1438
Fax: (409) 721-9643

Jefferson County District Court Records

In Jefferson County, the District Court generally presides over criminal and civil proceedings outside the scope of other courts. Individuals can bring civil cases such as divorce, most land disputes, election disputes, slander, and defamation to the District Court. Meanwhile, criminal cases presided over by the court are felonies, lesser-included offenses, and some misdemeanors.

The District Court Clerk’s office keeps Jefferson County District Court records. It maintains a search portal for parties interested in its court records. Interested persons can search civil and criminal records by inputting the party’s name, case status, and the date the case took place. Individuals can visit the office to access documents. Requests can also be made by mail. Note that fees may vary depending on your requests.

Jefferson County Criminal Records

The Jefferson County District Court Clerk maintains criminal records in Jefferson County. The Clerk maintains the official record of all misdemeanor and felony court proceedings. This includes cases heard in the District Courts. To locate records kept by the District Court Clerk Office, visit the office at:

Roxanne Acosta-Hellberg, County Clerk
Jefferson County Courthouse
1085 Pearl Street
P.O. Box 1151
Beaumont, TX, 77701
Phone: (409) 835-8475
Fax: (409) 839-2394
Email: countyclerk@jeffcotx.us

You can also search for criminal records using the County Clerk Web Access portal. Additionally, you can access arrest records at the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office located at:

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff: Zena Stephens 1001 Pearl St # 103
Beaumont, TX, 77701
Hours: M-F 8-5 pm
Phone: (409) 835-8411
Email: sheriffs@co.jefferson.tx.us

Jefferson County Criminal Court Case Lookup

Jefferson County citizens can look up criminal court cases on the County Clerk Web Access portal. On the portal, records can be searched by name, case type or case number. Residents can also call the office at (409) 835-8475 or visit the office during business hours to search at:

Roxanne Acosta-Hellberg, County Clerk
Jefferson County Courthouse
1085 Pearl Street
P.O. Box 1151
Beaumont, TX, 77701

Get Jefferson County Civil Court Records

You can take two routes to get civil court records in Jefferson County. Firstly, you can visit the District Court Clerk's office at:

Roxanne Acosta-Hellberg, County Clerk
Jefferson County Courthouse
1085 Pearl Street
P.O. Box 1151
Beaumont, TX, 77701

The office also provides a portal for Jefferson County residents to conduct searches.

Note: Records that Texas law considers confidential, such as those revealing trade secrets, an undercover, or the identity of a sexual assault victim or abuse, are exempt from public access. 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.

Jefferson County Family Court Records

Since family law cases fall under civil law, the Jefferson District Court has jurisdiction over them. It hears cases involving divorce, dissolution of marriages, adoption, and child custody. You can find family law cases heard at the District Court through different means. Firstly, you can use the County Clerk Web Access portal to look for family court records. However, if you want to view the document's details, there are better ways. To do that, request a copy by calling or emailing the office with information about the record you need or send a written request with payment to:

Jefferson County Clerk
P.O. Box 1151
Beaumont, TX 77704-1151

It costs $1.00 for each 10-page document and $0.10 for each page or part of a document over ten pages.

Note: According to the Texas Family Code (§65.201), family court records typically have restrictions. Although the public can view specific details, the court may redact information like children's names. Only a select few can access these records. These people are usually involved parties, and their legal representatives are generally permitted to access documents.

Jefferson Dissolution of Marriage Records

To access dissolution of marriage records in Jefferson County, contact the Jefferson County District Clerk's Office at (409) 835-8475. You can also visit the office at:

Jefferson County Courthouse
1085 Pearl Street
P.O. Box 1151
Beaumont, TX, 77701

Alternatively, you can search the Jefferson County Clerk's Office website for these records. However, be aware their search options might be limited.

Jefferson County Marriage and Divorce Records

In Jefferson County, marriage and divorce records can be obtained through the county's Clerk of the District Court. Interested parties can visit the Clerk’s office to access copies of marriage and divorce records. Requests can also be made via mail. Ensure you provide the necessary details (full name, cause number, etc.) when requesting in person or via mail. Use the following contact information to complete requests:

Jefferson County Courthouse
1085 Pearl Street
P.O. Box 1151
Beaumont, TX, 77701
Phone: (409) 835-8475
Fax: (409) 839-2394
Email: countyclerk@jeffcotx.us

Searchers looking for Jefferson County marriage and divorce records can also look at indexes the Texas Department of Health & Human Services maintains. These indexes show marriages from 1966 and public divorce records on marriage dissolutions finalized from 1968 to the present day.

Jefferson Birth and Death Records

The Jefferson County Clerk’s Office is the custodian of birth and death records. However, the office is not the local registrar for birth and death records filed after 1966. To find birth or death records filed between 1903 and 1966 in Jefferson County, you must complete and submit the Application for Birth or Death Certificate form.

You should note that only the person or immediate family members (mother, father, sister, brother, grandparent, spouse, child, or grandchild) can obtain a birth certificate. However, anyone with a completed Designation of Representative Authorized to Obtain a Vital Record form can get one. This form needs to be notarized.

When submitting your application, you will need a government-issued identification. Examples of government-issued identification include a driver’s license, state ID, passport, etc. For other birth and death certificates, please contact the City Health Departments in the city where the birth or death occurred or the Bureau of Vital Statistics in Austin.

Jefferson County Probate Court Records

The Jefferson County District Court has jurisdiction over probate matters. Probate cases typically involve legal issues about wills and estates.

Public members can access probate records through the County Clerk Web Access portal. However, if you wish to obtain authentic copies, visit the County Clerk's Office in person at:

Jefferson County Courthouse
1085 Pearl Street
P.O. Box 1151
Beaumont, TX, 77701
Phone: (409) 835-8475
Fax: (409) 839-2394
Email: countyclerk@jeffcotx.us

Jefferson County Property Records

You can access property records through the County Clerk Web Access portal, which the Jefferson County Clerk’s office maintains. It contains records from 1983 to the present. You can observe older documents by contacting the office of the Clerk during business hours at:

Pearl Street
1085 Pearl Street
P.O. Box 1151
Beaumont, TX, 77701
Phone: (409) 835-8475
Email: countyclerk@co.jefferson.tx.us

Although it is easy to find property records through the search portal, access to images of documents is only possible at the Jefferson County Clerk’s office. You may also access Jefferson County court records online from websites run by private parties like Texascourtrecords.us. These non-governmental platforms include user-friendly features that enable broad searches. However, the accuracy of the records cannot be guaranteed.

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