Formerly known as Carrizo, Zapata County is one prominent Texas county that speaks for itself. It was named after an activist of the Republic of the Rio Grande, Colonel Jose Antonio de Zapata. He was the cavalry commander of a bungled revolution against the government of Mexico that happened in 1840. The historical impact of Zapata County makes it very intriguing especially when you are new in the neighborhood. You might come across intimidating strangers who do not care about your existence. This is why court records are made available for you to search out information about the citizens of Zapata County.
You can find Zapata County court records in 4 precincts. Both Precinct 1 and 3 are located at 200 E. Seventh Ave. Precinct 2 is located at 29
San Ygnacio while Precinct 4 is located at 301 E. 17th Ave. Zapata Countys constitutional and district courts are located at 200 E Seventh Ave. Call 956-765-9920 and ask which court can assist you.
If you want to check out Zapata County court records on microfilm, you can refer to the Texas State Library and Archive Commission in Austin. The library is open during regular business days and can be reached by phone at 512-463-5455 or email at [email protected].
The United States Genealogy Web Archives Project has a database where you can find records of cemeteries, land owners, birth, death, marriage, and divorce registrations from 1926 and later. The database has been out-of-date for almost 2 years, but is still accessible here: http://www.co.zapata.tx.us/default.aspx?Zapata_County/home .
Texas also has a Statewide Automated Victim Notification System where you can search for offenders and court cases. You can ask for criminal records without being identified using their toll-free hotline 1-877-TX4-VINE. Visit this link for more information:http://www.co.zapata.tx.us/default.aspx?Zapata_County/Sheriff.