Dallas County Court Records Search

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Dallas County, Texas is one of the few counties that enables the public to search for court records using the internet. Normally, searching for court documents means having to visit a courthouse, speak directly with court staff, and figure out exactly where the court record you need is housed. Save yourself the trouble and visit Dallas County’s official website, where you can easily conduct a search for court records.

The official website for Dallas County is www.dallascounty.org. You will find several court records search options there. Dallas County provides a criminal background search service that includes felonies and misdemeanors. You can search for court records under this category by name or by case number. The search service is located at this address: http://www.dallascounty.org/criminalBackgroundSearch/.

You can also find information about civil, family, and probate cases, including court records related to damages, contracts, personal injury, divorce, child support, and taxes. After selecting the appropriate court for your search—district civil court, district family court, county probate court, or county court at law—you can fill out an online form to search by case. You can access these court records by visiting http://www.dallascounty.org/services/record-search/.

According to the Dallas County District Clerk, “More than 13 million pages of court records are now available to the public from those courts already converted to digital eCourts.” You can find more information about the court records available through Dallas County online here: http://www.dallascounty.org/media/notices/PublicAccess.pdf. Dallas County also provides downloadable forms that may be helpful in your search for court documents: http://www.dallascounty.org/department/countyclerk/forms.php.
If you need help with your search for court records, you can contact the Dallas County Clerk, whose responsibility it is to maintain court documents. The Dallas County Clerk is located on the second floor of the Records Building, which is located at 509 Main St, Suite 200, Dallas, Texas 75202-3551. You can contact the county clerk by phone at 214-653-7099 or by fax at 214-653-7176. The county clerk’s office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except on court approved holidays such as Thanksgiving and Independence Day. The Dallas County Clerk’s Office is dedicated to delivering excellent customer service as stewards of the community. You are guaranteed to have a professional experience when you seek help searching for court records.

Finally, you can access court documents by visiting the Dallas Public Library. The Texas State Library and Archives commission has made the Dallas Public Library the Regional Historical Resource Depository for Dallas County. This means that you can access court records of historical significance at the library. Any governmental agency in Dallas County, other than a federal office, is obliged to put their very old records in the Dallas Public Library. According to the library’s website, “Current holdings include Dallas County Civil District Court records produced before 1939, early Dallas County medical and dental registers, and early Justice of the Peace inquest records.” You can view these court documents on microfilm. You can find a list of Dallas County Court Records available on microfilm at this website: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/arc/local/dallas.html. For more information about accessing court documents through the library, visit the Dallas County Library online at http://dallaslibrary2.org/texas/index.htm.

The Texas Government Code guarantees the right to access public records, including court documents. A public official may not ask you why you want to access the court records. This is to ensure that government remains by the people, for the people. You have the right to know what your government is doing, and that includes matters of court. For more information about the Texas Public Information Act, visit this page:https://foift.org/resources/texas-public-information-act/.

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