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About Texas Open Public Record

The Texas Public Information Act which was formerly known as the Open Records Act is in chapter 552 of the Government Code. It allows you access to government records without having to explain why you want the records. All government information is presumed to be available to the public with some exceptions outlined in the law. Chapter 551 of the Government Code is the Open Meetings Act which except for authorized executive sessions provides that the meetings of governmental bodies must be open to the public. Texas is the second largest state in the union in both size and population. It became the 28th state to join the union in 1845. There are 254 counties and 1215 incorporated cites. Austin is the capital though Houston is the largest city. Texas is known as the Lone Star State because of the design on its state flag. Millions of people visit the site of the of the Alamo in San Antonio and 'Remember the Alamo' has come to stand for courage and sacrifice in fighting for liberty. The Texas County Appraisal Districts make it easy to lookup property values in the state. This site allows you to find current public records for Texas quickly and easily. Request criminal records from the Department of Public Safety. Learn about the education and background history of the people of Texas. Check out the census data on the housing and real estate markets and take a look at the income and earnings numbers for the residents of Texas. To get an idea of the business environment of Texas, study the information on firms and companies in the state. Find out how to look at vital records and how to order birth, death, marriage and divorce verification letters. Get a feel for the individual county governments and departments and then link to the city websites to find community information and local attractions. Search online for court cases and records and to learn about the Texas judicial system. Review constantly changing headlines and crime reports for the state of Texas. It is a good idea to check this site often as new sources are added on a regular basis.
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Texas Free Public Records Directory

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Departments which record, maintain and provide official documents, certificates or information requested by the general public.

Texas Free Court Records Search

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Recent court criminal actions, civil lawsuits and bankruptcy filings.

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  • Where can I find if my daughter was recently married in Texas?
    Texas is one of the easier states where marriage records can be obtained by the public. The Texas Health and Human services provides a webpage where you can request marriage, also divorce records, online or by mail. There's also a downloadable online index of divorces which is open to the public. Look for "How to Purchase a Birth, Death, Marriage License Application, and Report of Divorce Index" on the left menu.
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  • Where can I find access to and all copies of my full criminal records in Texas?
    The court where the criminal cases were heard would have the case file, unless it's sealed by a judge. You can either go to the court house in person, or have an attorney service (similar to a delivery service which specializes in court documents) do it for you. There are other options with private services and investigators.
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  • Where would I go to get a copy of my criminal background in Texas?
    TxDPS Crime Records Service is conducted by the state of Texas, however, there's still no guarantee as whether it's accepted unless the person requesting the check, such as a landlord, mentions it.
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  • Where and how do you search for a person who says they are licensed to do pest control in Texas?
    The Texas Department of Agriculture licenses and regulates any individuals engaged in structural pest control business. The department's website provides contact information for the public as their online web search is up but not running.
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  • Are Texas warrants for arrest signed by the judge available through public records?
    You can look up warrants in certain County Sheriff's warrant search pages, ie Travis, Orange county or cities such as Vidor. Many warrants are county level, so there are some which will be easy to search and others will take more work to find. Depending on the county. The Texas department of safety has a warrant search web-page, however, the search requires Texas driver's license number and the date of birth.
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