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Travis County Court Records

Travis County court records are official documentation of cases heard in county courts, including judgments, motions, hearings, indictments, evidence, and filings. These records promote transparency, facilitate appeals, maintain evidence integrity, and serve as permanent judicial references.

Under Rule 12.2(d) of the Texas Rules of Judicial Administration, court records can exist in various physical forms, like paper, electronic storage, or other court materials.

Are Court Records Public in Travis County?

Yes. Court records are considered part of Travis County public records under the Texas Public Information Act (TPIA). Thus, interested individuals can submit requests to local courthouses to inspect or obtain copies of court records. However, sealed or restricted records may be exempt from public disclosure.

Per Rule 12.5 of the Texas Rules of Judicial Administration and Texas Code § 552.108, the following records are exempt from public disclosure and access:

  • Judicial work products and drafts
  • Security plans
  • Personnel information
  • Home address and family information
  • Juvenile case records
  • Trial preparation records
  • Personal identification information, such as social security numbers, driver's licenses, and bank account numbers
  • Medical records of the parties involved in a case.

Travis County Court Records Search

Persons who wish to perform court records searches in Travis County have the following options:

  • The clerk's office of the local courthouse where a case was filed or heard
  • The county's Odyssey Portal
  • A third-party court records website.

Travis County Court Records Search by Name

Interested persons may conduct a Travis County court records search by the names of parties involved in a court case in-person or online.

Name-based online searches are conducted on the Travis County Odyssey Portal. Typically, a name-based search requires the searcher to know the name of at least one party involved in the case, the defendant or the plaintiff.

A name-based search resulting in a case record lookup is free. However, persons who wish to obtain physical copies of case documents or certified court records will pay a fee. Fees are charged at $1 per page to make copies of case files, with an additional charge of $5 per document for certification.

In-person searches for Travis County's probate court and county court records are conducted at the County Clerk's office. For records of the District Courts and County Courts at Law, in-person searches by name can be done at the Travis County District Clerk's office. Furthermore, in-person searches by name for the justice court and municipal court records are handled at those courts' respective clerk's offices.

Travis County Courts

Travis County has several courts in its judicial system that handle different types of cases. They include civil courtscriminal courtsjuvenile courtsProbate CourtDrug CourtVeterans CourtDWI Court, and the Justices of the Peace. Listed below are the names and locations of courts in Travis County:

Travis County District Court — 53rd Civil District Court
1700 Guadalupe Street, 8th floor
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 854-9308

Travis County District Court — 98th Civil District Court
1700 Guadalupe Street, 8th floor
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 854-9457

Travis County District Court — 126th Civil District Court
1700 Guadalupe Street, 7th floor
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 854-5965

Travis County District Court — 200th Civil District Court
1700 Guadalupe Street, 9th floor
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 854-9306

Travis County District Court — 201st Civil District Court
1700 Guadalupe Street, 9th floor
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 854-9305

Travis County District Court — 250th Civil District Court
1700 Guadalupe Street, 9th floor
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 854-9312

Travis County District Court — 261st Civil District Court
1700 Guadalupe Street, 10th floor
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 854-9309

Travis County District Court — 345th Civil District Court
1700 Guadalupe Street, 10th floor
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 854-9374

Travis County District Court — 353rd Civil District Court
1700 Guadalupe Street, 10th floor
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 854-9380

Travis County District Court — 419th Civil District Court
1700 Guadalupe Street, 11th floor
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 854-4023

Travis County District Court — 455th Civil District Court
1700 Guadalupe Street, 11th floor
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 854-5560

Travis County District Court — 459th Civil District Court
1700 Guadalupe Street, 11th floor
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 854-9384

Juvenile Justice Center
2515 South Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78704
Phone: (512) 854-7063

Travis County Civil and Family Courts Facility
1700 Guadalupe Street
Austin, TX, 78701.
Child Support Court for Travis County
1700 Guadalupe Street, 6th Floor
Phone: (512) 854-6453

Associate Courts:
Associate Court 1
1700 Guadalupe Street, 7th floor
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 854-2484

Associate Court 2
1700 Guadalupe Street,
8th floor
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 854-9300

Associate Court 3
1700 Guadalupe Street, 9th floor
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 854-9300

Associate Court 4
1700 Guadalupe Street, 10th floor
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 854-9300

County Court at Law 1
1700 Guadalupe Street, 7th floor
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 854-9241

County Court at Law 2
1700 Guadalupe Street, 7th floor
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 854-9242

Travis County District Court — 47th Criminal District Court
Blackwell-Thurman Criminal Justice Center
509 West 11th Street, 7th Floor
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 854-9311

Travis County District Court — 167th Criminal District Court
Blackwell-Thurman Criminal Justice Center
509 West 11th Street, 8th Floor
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 854-9310

Travis County District Court — 299th Criminal District Court
Blackwell-Thurman Criminal Justice Center
509 West 11th Street, 8th Floor
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 854-9442
331st Criminal District Court

Blackwell-Thurman Criminal Justice Center
509 West 11th Street, 9th Floor
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 854-9443

Travis County District Court — 390th Criminal District Court
509 West 11th Street, 7th Floor
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 854-4885

403rd Criminal District Court
509 West 11th Street, 2nd Floor
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 854-9808

427th Criminal District Court
509 West 11th Street, 3rd Floor
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 854-3663

450th Criminal District Court (Veterans Treatment Court)
509 West 11th Street, 9th Floor
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 854-2441

460th Criminal District Court
09 West 11th Street, 1st Floor
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 854-6150

Travis County Magistrate Court
Blackwell-Thurman Criminal Justice Center
509 West 11th Street, 2nd Floor
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 854-9099
Criminal County Courts:

County Court #3
509 West 11th Street, 5th Floor
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 854-9243

County Court #4
509 W 11th St, 3rd Floor
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 854-9896

County Court #5
509 W 11th St, 4th Floor
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 854-9676

County Court #6
509 W 11th St, 4th Floor
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 854-9677

County Court #7 (Travis County DWI Court Program)
509 W 11th St, 6th Floor
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 854-9679

County Court #8
509 W 11th St, 5th Floor
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 854-7180

County Court #9
509 W 11th St, 6th Floor
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 854-8460

Other Courts:

Travis County Probate Court
200 W. 8th St.
Second Floor
Phone: (512) 854-9258
Fax: (512) 854-4418

Justice of the Peace Precinct 1
4147 Heflin Lane
Suite 107
Austin, TX 78721
Phone: (512) 854-7700
Fax: (512) 854-3047

Justice of the Peace Precinct 2
10409 Burnet Road
Suite 180
Austin, TX 78758
Phone: (512) 854-6367 (Civil Division), (512) 854-4545 (Criminal Division)
Fax: (512) 854-4535

Justice of the Peace Precinct 3
8656-B West Hwy 71
Suite 200
Austin, TX 78735
Phone: (512) 854-6763
Fax: (512) 854-2197

Justice of the Peace Precinct 4
4011 McKinney Falls Parkway
Suite 1200
Austin, TX 78744
Phone: (512) 854-9478 (Civil Division), (512) 854-9479 (Criminal Division)
Fax: (512) 854-9480

Justice of the Peace Precinct 5
1000 Guadalupe Street
Suite 112 (Criminal Division), Suite 117 (Civil Division)
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 854-9050 (Civil Division), (512) 854-9049 (Criminal Division)
Fax: (512) 854-9640

Austin Municipal Court
Main Courthouse, Austin Municipal Court
6800 Burleson Road
Building 310, Suite 175
Austin, TX 78744
Phone: (512) 974-4800

Travis County Superior Court Case Search

Travis County does not have a court officially called a "Superior Court". Rather, it has district courts that serve a similar function as the superior courts in some other state counties. The Travis County district court case records, their availability, and how to access them are discussed in a subsequent section.

Travis County District Court Records

Travis County District Courts are trial courts of general jurisdiction that hear both civil and criminal cases within their boundaries. Cases typically handled by the district courts include civil cases like contract disputes and small claims and criminal cases like murder, robbery, aggravated assault, etc.

Interested persons may request case files of court cases handled in Travis County District Courts in person or by mail to the Travis County District Clerk. Alternatively, they may utilize the Travis County Odyssey Portal to look up records of cases filed and heard in any of the county's district courts.

Travis County Criminal Records

Per the Texas Public Information Act, criminal records, including arrests and prosecution information, within the custody of local law enforcement agencies in Travis County are accessible to the public upon request.

Individuals can obtain a Travis County criminal record online from the Criminal Record Service of the Texas Department of Public Safety (TxDPS). To conduct a criminal record check on the CRS, users are required to create an account, buy search credits at $3 per credit, and then perform name-based searches.

Similarly, persons interested in obtaining criminal record information in the county should submit their requests in person, by mail, via email, or by fax to the Travis County Sheriff's Office. Alternatively, they may use the Sheriff's Office Warrant Search Tool to look up if a warrant of arrest exists for a person of interest. Requests to the county sheriff's office must be written in writing and include the requester's name, address, and detailed description of the records sought.

Travis County Sheriff's Office
Attn: Paralegal
5555 Airport Boulevard
Austin, TX 78751
Phone: (512) 854-9718
Fax: (512) 854-7270
Email: tcsor@traviscountytx.gov.

Travis County Criminal Court Case Lookup

To look up or obtain official, certified, or authenticated copies of case files of criminal court cases handled in criminal district courts in Travis County, interested parties should direct their request to the Travis County District Clerk's Office. This may be done in-person, online, or by mail.

For in-person requests:

Civil and Family Court Facility
1700 Guadalupe Street
Room 3.200
Austin, TX 78701.

By mail requests:

Travis County District Clerk
Records Request
P.O. Box 679003
Austin, TX 78767.

For online requests, complete and submit the Online Records Request Form. Alternatively, individuals may use the Travis County Odyssey Portal to lookup records of criminal cases heard at criminal district courts and criminal county courts in Travis.

Get Travis County Civil Court Records

Travis County civil court records are official documents containing information about civil cases filed within Travis County. These records typically include files such as pleadings, motions, court orders and judgments, exhibits, and deposition transcripts.

Civil district courts and civil county courts adjudicate civil disputes in Travis County. While the district courts handle major civil litigations where the amount in controversy is over $200,000, the county courts adjudicate minor civil cases up to $200,000, including breach of contract claims, eviction cases, etc.

The Travis County Clerk is the custodian of civil court records for the county courts, including those of the probate and family courts, while the Travis County District Clerk is the custodian of records of civil cases filed at the district courts. These records are available in person at the clerks' offices or online via the Travis County Odyssey Portal.

Civil and Family Court Facility
1700 Guadalupe Street
Austin, TX 78701.

In-person requests should be made between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. Requestors must provide the names of at least one party involved in a case or a case number in their request. Requestors are charged $1 per page to obtain copies of case files. If certified or authenticated copies are required, an additional $5 fee per document applies.

Travis County Family Court Records

Travis County family court records are official files containing information about family matters adjudicated in the Civil and Family Courthouses in Travis County. Examples of family cases include divorces, child custody and support, adoptions, paternity, and other domestic violence-related cases.

These records are public unless restricted or involve minors. Cases related to child custody, child support, and adoptions are typically restricted to protect a minor's privacy. However, divorce records are accessible to the public.

Interested persons can generally access Travis County family case records by visiting the civil and family courthouse facility at 1700 Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX 78701, to lookup or obtain copies of specific case records. Alternatively, they may use the Travis County Odyssey Portal to conduct name-based searches for family case files.

Looking up Travis County family court records enables searchers to obtain information on parties involved in the case, filed documents/materials, and court decisions/resolutions. This can help individuals research case resolutions or follow up on case proceedings.

Travis Dissolution of Marriage Records

To obtain records related to the dissolution of marriages in Travis County:

  • Visit the office of the Travis County Clerk or the Travis County District Clerk at 1700 Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX 78701
  • Visit and use the Travis County Odyssey Portal to perform name-based searches

Requests can also be submitted through the aforementioned mailing address or online request form provided by the district clerk's office.

Travis County Marriage and Divorce Records

A Travis County marriage record is an official document that contains detailed information about a marriage that took place in the county, including the names of the bride and groom, their ages at the time of marriage, the date and location of the marriage ceremony, the officiating authority, and witnesses present. Similarly, Travis County divorce records contain documents or information that attest to the dissolution of a marriage.

Both records are deemed public records accessible to the public upon request. Thus, interested persons may direct their requests for marriage records to the office of the Travis County Clerk and those for divorce records to the Family Division of the Travis County District Clerk. Both offices are located at:

Civil and Family Court Facility
1700 Guadalupe Street, 3rd Floor
Austin, TX 78701

Additionally, interested parties may forward their request by mail to:

Travis County District Clerk
Records Request
P.O. Box 679003
Austin, TX 78767.

Alternatively, persons may lookup Travis County marriage records online via the county clerk's Marriage License Search webpage. Similarly, individuals can obtain Travis County marriage and divorce records information from the Public Marriage and Divorce Index of the Vital Statistics Office of DSHS. There are also options for requestors to order marriage and divorce files online, by mail, and locally from the vital statistics office.

Generally, requestors will be charged applicable fees and required to provide a valid photo ID to obtain copies of marriage or divorce records.

Travis Birth and Death Records

Birth and death records are part of Travis County vital records, and they serve distinct purposes. Birth records can help establish a person's identity, citizenship status, and eligibility for Social Security numbers. Meanwhile, death records aid in processing claims and settling a deceased's estate.

Per Section 181.1(21) of the TAC, only the persons named on a birth or death record, their immediate family, guardian, or legal agent/representative can request a certified copy of a birth or death record. Eligible persons may obtain Travis County birth and death records from the vital statistics office of the DSHS. This can be done online, by mail, or in -person.

The vital statistics office provides detailed information on their birth records and death records pages regarding the steps to follow and requirements associated with obtaining these records through any of the available methods. Generally, the vital statistics office charges $23 for each copy of a birth certificate and $21 for a death certificate.

Travis County Probate Court Records

Travis County Court records are official files containing information about cases adjudicated in the Travis County Probate Court. The probate court handles cases related to the administration and distribution of a deceased's estate, as well as matters involving trusts, guardianships, conservatorships, and trusts.

Interested persons can obtain copies of Travis County probate court records by submitting their requests in-person to the Travis County Clerk's Office at the Civil and Family Courthouse, 1700 Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX 78701. Alternatively, they may use the Travis County Odyssey Portal to conduct name-based searches of Travis County probate records.

Travis County Property Records

Travis County property records are official documents that contain information about real properties within the county, such as ownership history, maps, property descriptions, mortgages, and tax information.

The Travis County Clerk is the custodian of property records in the county. As public records, Travis County property records are accessible to anyone upon request. Interested persons may look up the county's property records online via the County Clerk's Real Estate Index. Alternatively, they may schedule a visit to the Travis County Clerk's Office Recording Division to view Travis County property records.

Recording Division
Travis County Clerk
5501 Airport Boulevard, #100B
Austin, TX 78751
Phone: (512) 854-9188

Travis County Court Records Online

In addition to official sources, third-party websites offer convenient access to public records like court documents, aggregated from various sources, including courthouses. These sites, like courtrecords.us, enable users to look up court records across several jurisdictions, including Travis County, by the names of record subjects. However, since they are not government-affiliated, their records may be incomplete or outdated. Thus, users should verify public records obtained from any third-party site with official government records.

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