Travis County Warrant and Arrest Search

 

There can be a couple of reasons for undertaking a Travis County warrant search. First and foremost, you may want to check the background of a person you come in contact with on a regular basis. This person can be your children’s nanny or one of your employees. Second, you may wish to run a search on yourself to make sure you are not wanted by the police. Third, you may also be interested in checking on yourself to discover what the public knows about you.  Under Texas Public Information Act, much of a person’s criminal record is open to public view.

Conducting a warrant inquiry

To find Travis County arrest warrants, you will have to arrive at the sheriff office and go over their criminal databases. Their location is 5555 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78751. You also have an option to file a record request by e-mail (greg.hamilton@co.travis.tx.us). Contact the office for further information. Their phone number is 512-854-9770. One thing you should take into consideration, every official e-mail you send can turn into a public record.

For those who prefer to use the Internet, the sheriff office offers an online outstanding warrants search. You can initiate the search either by typing the person’s last name, first initial and a date of birth or by filling in a cause number.

Undertaking an arrest search

There are 2 available online search tools meant to help you do a Travis County arrest records search. The first is an inmate search tool provided by the county sheriff. Using it, you will be able to view all the persons that are in custody at present. You will be able to see their date of birth, booking date and number, their charges and the facility where they are held.

The second is a Computerized Criminal History System offered to the public by the Texas Department of Public Safety. From this electronic database you can learn about a person’s arrest history in the State of Texas. Its main weakness is that it includes data only on offences that are considered more serious than Class B misdemeanor. Moreover, it demands that you become a registered member (In order to sign up, you will be required to submit personal details on yourself like your home address).

Locating Travis County court records

To find information on court cases, you will be required to file a formal criminal record request and send it to the District Clerk Criminal Division. P.O. Box 679003 Austin, TX 78767-9003 or e-mail it to district.criminalrecords@co.travis.tx.us. You can download the form here. The form will include details on fees they will charge you for the information.

The county clerk website also offers an online public records search. However, as it is mentioned on their website, some of the files are not available online, which means you will need to physically arrive at the office to get them. They are located at Travis County Courthouse, 1000 Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX.

Finally if you wish to carry out a full criminal background check either on yourself or on another person and you want to save the time and bother of searching through so many sources, we suggest utilizing the search form above. The information you will obtain is originated from huge public as well as governmental data banks. Confidentiality is 100% guaranteed.

Crime Statistics

51475 offenses were committed in Travis County in 2013 (4453.7 per 100000 people). This number consists of 36 murders, 257 rapes, 821 robberies, 2646 assaults, 7768 burglaries, 37551 cases of larceny, and 2396 car thefts. The county’s police forces made 6343 arrests.