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Upshur County Court Records

Upshur County court records refer to the official documents and records maintained by the courts and clerks within Upshur County, Texas. These records provide detailed accounts of legal proceedings, case filings, judgments, and other pertinent information related to court cases within the county. Access to Upshur County court records is available to the public, allowing individuals to review and obtain information about cases in the county.

Texas court records, including Upshur County, contain various documents and information, such as case filings, pleadings, motions, hearings, trial transcripts, case dockets, exhibits and evidence, court orders, judgments, appeals, and final dispositions.

Are Court Records Public in Upshur County?

In Upshur County, Texas, court records are generally considered public records, accessible to the public. The Texas Public Information Act provides public access to government records, including Upshur court records, and promotes transparency and accountability in government operations.

Under Texas law, court records are presumed open to the public unless specifically exempted by statute or court order. Some court records or information exempted from public access in Upshur County and throughout Texas include:

  • Court records containing confidential information, such as personal identifying information (e.g., Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers), juvenile records, adoption records, mental health records, and sensitive financial information.
  • Court records that have been sealed by court order or expunged.
  • Court records related to ongoing investigations or proceedings.
  • Court records containing protective orders, such as those related to domestic violence.
  • Court records containing trade secrets or proprietary information.

Upshur County Court Records Search

In Upshur County, the District Clerk maintains records of the 115th District Court, while the Upshur County Clerk keeps the records of the County Court and Commissioners Court.

To obtain District court records in Upshur County, you can submit an in-person or mail request at the Upshur County District Clerk’s address below:

Upshur County District Court Clerk
405 N. Titus Street
Gilmer, TX 75644
Phone: (903) 843-5031
Fax: (903) 843-3540

The office hours for in-person requests are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The cost for certified copies is $8 per document, and plain copies cost $1 per page.

For County Court and Commissioners Court records, in-person or mail requests can be submitted to the Upshur County Clerk:

Physical Address:
100 W. Tyler Street - 2nd Floor
Gilmer, TX 75644

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 730
Gilmer, TX 75644

Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Plain copies cost $1 each, certified copies cost $5 each, and authenticated copies cost $7 each.

Upshur County Court Records Search by Name

To perform a name-based search for any court record in Upshur County, requesters have to first identify the court that handled the case. If the case was heard by the District Court, the Upshur County District Clerk is responsible for keeping the records. A requester can submit an in-person or mail request to the Upshur County District Clerk at:

Upshur County District Court Clerk
405 N. Titus Street
Gilmer, TX 75644
Phone: (903) 843-5031
Fax: (903) 843-3540

The office hours for in-person requests are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from Monday through Friday. Certified copies cost $8 per document, and plain copies cost $1 per page.

For cases that were heard by the County Court or Commissioners Court, in-person or mail requests can be submitted to the Upshur County Clerk at:

Physical Address:
100 W. Tyler Street - 2nd Floor
Gilmer, TX 75644

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 730
Gilmer, TX 75644

The office addresses requests between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. from Monday through Friday. Plain copies cost at $1 each, certified copies cost $5 each, and authenticated copies cost $7 each. For inquiries about the records search, individuals can reach out to the Upshur County Clerk’s Office at (903) 843-4015.

Upshur County Courts

The Upshur County court system consists of one District Court, one Constitutional Court, four Justice Courts, and four Municipal Courts.

  • District Court: The District Court is the primary trial court in the county, having general jurisdiction over civil, criminal, and family law matters. The court hears cases involving felony criminal offenses, civil disputes of $200 or more, and family law matters.
  • Constitutional Court: The court has limited jurisdiction over misdemeanor offenses punishable by a jail sentence or fine over $500 and hears civil cases where the claim is between $200 and $10,000.
  • Justice Courts: Justice Courts in Upshur County hear misdemeanor cases that carry fines as the only punishment, civil cases with disputes involving $20,000 or less, and administrative hearings. They share jurisdiction with district and municipal courts over expunction proceedings concerning offenses punishable solely by fines.
  • Municipal Courts: They handle violations of city ordinances and traffic offenses within city limits, including traffic citations, municipal code violations, and Class C misdemeanor offenses. Additionally, they may oversee small claims cases and other matters authorized by city ordinances.

Below are the addresses and contact information of the courts in Upshur County:

District Courts in Upshur County

Upshur County 115th District Court
405 N Titus Street
Gilmer, TX 75644
Phone: (903) 843-5031
Fax: (903) 843-3540

Constitutional County Courts in Upshur County

Upshur County Constitutional Court
P.O. Box 730
Gilmer, TX 75644
Phone: (903) 843-4015
Fax: (903) 843-4504

Justice Courts in Upshur County

Upshur County Justice of the Peace Precinct 1
301 E Butler Street
Gilmer, TX 75644
Phone: (903) 680-6269
Fax: (903) 680-6769

 

Upshur County Justice of the Peace Precinct 2
405 N Titus Street
Gilmer, TX 75644
Phone: (903) 843-5023
Fax: (903) 843-4772

 

Upshur County Justice of the Peace Precinct 3
2498 W Upshur
Gladewater, TX 75647
Phone: (903) 680-8350
Fax: (903) 844-0103

 

Upshur County Justice of the Peace Precinct 4
405 Titus Street
P.O. Box 730
Gilmer, TX 75644
Phone: (903) 843-4039
Fax: (903) 843-5347

Municipal Courts in Upshur County

Big Sandy Municipal Court
P.O. Box 986
Big Sandy, TX 75755
Phone: (903) 636-5534

 

East Mountain Municipal Court
103 Municipal Drive
Gilmer, TX 75645
Phone: (903) 297-6041

 

Gilmer Municipal Court
110 Buffalo Street
Gilmer, TX 75644
Phone: (903) 843-2552

 

Ore City Municipal Court
P.O. Box 327
Ore City, TX 75683
Phone: (903) 968-2511

Upshur County District Court Records

The Upshur County District Court handles various types of cases, including criminal felony cases, civil cases involving larger claims, family law matters such as divorces and child custody disputes, and probate and estate matters. To access records specific to the District Court in Upshur County, individuals can submit an in-person or mail request to

Upshur County District Court Clerk
405 N. Titus Street
Gilmer, TX 75644
Phone: (903) 843-5031
Fax: (903) 843-3540

The office hours for in-person requests are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Certified copies cost $8 for each document, while plain copies cost $1 per page. For any inquiries or assistance, individuals can reach out to the Upshur County District Clerk's Office at (903) 843-5031.

Upshur County Criminal Records

Upshur County criminal records are official documents that provide information regarding the criminal history of individuals within the county. They are part of Upshur public records. They include information on Upshur County arrest records, convictions, sentences, and corrections.

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) serves as the central repository for criminal history checks and criminal records in Texas. Individuals can obtain their own criminal history record information (CHRI) through the personal review system. To conduct a personal review, a requester should schedule a fingerprint scan at a DPS Fingerprint Applicant Services of Texas (FAST) online or call (888) 467-2080. The fingerprint scan fee is $10, while CHRI costs $15. The photo identification of the requester and fee payment will be required at the fingerprint appointment. The DPS uses scanned fingerprints to check CHRI. A requester will be required to submit the fingerprint hard card, which contains the requester’s name, sex, race, and date of birth, to the fingerprint vendor. The CHRI results will be sent to the designated recipient provided by the requester. For more inquiries, call (512) 424-5079.

The DPS also makes criminal history records of other individuals available to third parties through the Criminal History Search website. Eligible persons may also be able to search Upshur criminal records and offenders with Class B misdemeanors, Class C convictions, or higher. To carry out a search, new users have to create an account and purchase credits for every search. Search credits cost $3. Depending on the payment method used to purchase credits, there is an additional fee. Where the record requested is not on the website, call (512) 424-2474.

Upshur County Criminal Court Case Lookup

To look up criminal court case information in Upshur County, individuals should determine whether the criminal case was heard in the District Court or the County Court. District Court handles felony cases, while County Court deals with misdemeanor cases. Submit an in-person or mail request to the appropriate court clerk’s office.

The Upshur County District Clerk’s address and contact information are below:

Upshur County District Court Clerk
405 N. Titus Street
Gilmer, TX 75644
Phone: (903) 843-5031
Fax: (903) 843-3540

The Upshur County Clerk's address and contact information are below:

Physical Address:
100 W. Tyler Street - 2nd Floor
Gilmer, TX 75644

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 730
Gilmer, TX 75644
(903) 843-4015

A requester should provide details about the case, such as the names of the parties involved and the case number if known. This helps the clerk locate the specific records that are sought.

Certified copies from the District Court cost $8 each, while plain copies cost $1 each. Plain copies from the County Clerk cost $1 each, certified copies cost $5 each, and authenticated copies cost $7 each.

Get Upshur County Civil Court Records

To access civil court records in Upshur County, individuals should identify whether the civil case was heard in the District Court or the County Court. Upon identification of the appropriate court, submit an in-person or mail request to the appropriate court clerk’s office below:

Upshur County District Court Clerk
405 N. Titus Street
Gilmer, TX 75644
Phone: (903) 843-5031
Fax: (903) 843-3540

Upshur County Clerk
Physical Address:
100 W. Tyler Street - 2nd Floor
Gilmer, TX 75644

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 730
Gilmer, TX 75644
(903) 843-4015

The cost for certified copies from the District Clerk is $8.00 per document, and plain copies cost $1.00 per page. For copies from the County Clerk, plain copies cost $1 each, certified copies cost $5 each, and authenticated copies cost $7 each.

Upshur County Family Court Records

In Upshur County, family law cases are heard in the District Court. Family law cases encompass a broad range of matters, including divorce, child custody, child support, adoption, paternity, and domestic violence protective orders. The Upshur County District Court Clerk is responsible for maintaining family court records.

To obtain family court records in Upshur County, an in-person or mail request at the Upshur County District Clerk’s address below:

Upshur County District Court Clerk
405 N. Titus Street
Gilmer, TX 75644
Phone: (903) 843-5031
Fax: (903) 843-3540

Upshur Dissolution of Marriage Records

Upshur marriage dissolution records are kept by the District Court Clerk. To obtain copies of dissolution of marriage court records in Upshur County, you can submit an in-person or mail request at the Upshur County District Clerk’s address below:

Upshur County District Court Clerk
405 N. Titus Street
Gilmer, TX 75644
Phone: (903) 843-5031
Fax: (903) 843-3540

Upshur County Marriage and Divorce Records

Upshur County marriage records and divorce records are available at the county level with the District Clerk and County Clerk, respectively.

To obtain divorce court records in Upshur County, interested persons can submit an in-person or mail request at the Upshur County District Clerk’s address below:

Upshur County District Court Clerk
405 N. Titus Street
Gilmer, TX 75644
Phone: (903) 843-5031
Fax: (903) 843-3540

For Upshur County marriage certificates, in-person and mail requests can be sent to the applicable address below:

Physical Address:
100 W. Tyler Street - 2nd Floor
Gilmer, TX 75644

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 730
Gilmer, TX 75644

Mail requests require a written request, which should state the names of the couple and date of the marriage. A certified copy of an Upshur marriage certificate costs $7. Alternatively, an online search can be done for marriage information. This process cannot be used to obtain copies of marriage records.

At the state level, the Vital Statistics Unit of the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) processes marriage and divorce verification letters from 1968 to date. Verification letters are used to verify that a marriage or divorce occurred in the state.

Divorce and marriage verification letters cost $20 each. To obtain a divorce or marriage verification letter, interested parties should fill out the Application for Marriage or Divorce Verification. The filled-out form should be sent, along with payment and a copy of the requester’s valid photo ID, via mail to:

Texas Vital Records
Department of State Health Services
1100 West 49th Street
P.O. Box 12040
Austin, TX 78756-3191

Upshur County Birth and Death Records

The Upshur County Clerk maintains Upshur County birth and death records. Upshur County birth records are closed records for 75 years, while death records are closed for 25 years. Only the following qualified persons can obtain these records:

  • The registrant
  • Immediate family member of the registrant or decedent by blood, marriage, or adoption (spouse, parents, grandparents, and siblings)
  • Guardian
  • Legal agent or Representative
  • Law enforcement or governmental agencies with a direct and tangible interest in the record.

To obtain a copy of an Upshur County birth certificate or a death record, complete the Application Form. The completed application form, a copy of valid identification, and payment ($23 for birth records and $21 for death records) should be submitted in person to the County Clerk’s office at 100 West Tyler Street, Gilmer, Texas 75644 or mailed to:

Upshur County Clerk
Vital Records
P.O. Box 730
Gilmer, TX 75644

Requests submitted by mail require payment by cashier’s check or money order; personal checks are not accepted. Debit or credit cards can be used in person at the office, but additional fees will apply.

Note: The County Clerk provides an online portal to search birth and death records only.

Alternatively, qualified applicants can request Upshur's birth or death records from the Vital Statistics Unit of the DSHS. An in-person or mail application can be made by completing the Texas Birth Certificate Application or Texas Death Certificate Application. The completed form, along with a copy of the requester’s valid photo ID and payment to:

Texas Vital Records
Department of State Health Services
1100 West 49th Street
P.O. Box 12040
Austin, TX 78756-3191

Upshur County Probate Court Records

Probate court records in Upshur County encompass a variety of cases related to the administration of estates, guardianships, and matters concerning mental health and incapacitated individuals. These records typically include documents such as wills, estate inventories, petitions for guardianship, and orders issued by the probate court.

The Upshur County Clerk’s Office serves as the custodian of Upshur County probate court records. To obtain probate court records, individuals can submit mail requests to:

Upshur County Clerk
P.O. Box 730
Gilmer, TX 75644

They may also visit the Upshur County Clerk’s Office at 100 West Tyler Street, Gilmer, Texas 75644 during office hours, which are Monday through Thursday from 8:00am to 4:30pm and Friday from 8:00am to 1:00pm. For inquiries or assistance regarding probate court records, contact the Upshur County Clerk's Office by phone at (903) 843-4015.

Upshur County Property Records

The Upshur County Appraisal District provides access to Upshur County Property Records. Interested persons can conduct an online property search by owner, address, or ID. The advanced search option can also be used to combine these search options. The contact information of the Appraisal District is below:

Upshur County Appraisal District
105 Diamond Loch Road
Gilmer, TX 75644
Phone: (903) 843-3041
Fax: (903) 843-5764

The office is open from Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

The Upshur County Clerk provides an online portal for interested persons to search recorded land information and official records of plats and request copies. Alternatively, an in-person request may be made at the County Clerk’s office at 100 West Tyler Street, Gilmer, Texas 75644, or a mail request can be submitted to:

Upshur County Clerk
Vital Records
P.O. Box 730
Gilmer, TX 75644

Upshur County Court Records Online

Accessing Upshur County court records online through third-party resources like Texascourtrecords.us allows users to search for information remotely and conveniently. Advanced search functionality and document retrieval options streamline the process, while access to historical records can aid in research. However, users should be mindful of potential limitations such as accuracy, costs, restricted information, security risks, and the possibility of incomplete coverage. It is advisable to verify information obtained online with official court records to ensure reliability and completeness.

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