Press Release

Dallas County Clerk

Central Records Division

George L. Allen, Sr. Courts Building - 600 Commerce Street, Suite B-1, Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: (214) 653-7099


Frequently Asked Questions

The Dallas County Central Records Section maintains and services files for Criminal Misdemeanor and closed Probate and Civil cases. Our goal is to provide our patrons with the best customer service experience in Dallas County.

How do I find out if someone has a Criminal record?

Dallas County offers a free, online tool for searching Criminal case history. The Dallas County Criminal Background Search Service offers Criminal case information from 1975-present.

Contact the Central Records Criminal Division at (214) 653-5767 or (214) 653- 5762 to obtain information regarding a certified Records search.

How do I obtain copies of Records?

Requests for Criminal Records may be made in person or in writing.

Requests for closed Civil and Probate Records may be made in person, writing, or e-mail (closed Probate only).

The addresses are listed below.

Can I e-mail my request?

Closed Probate Records requests may be e-mailed to DCClosedProbateRec@dallascounty.org. E-mail requests are processed in the same manner as written requests.

E-mail requests for Civil, Family, and Criminal Records are currently not being accepted.

Can I get copies over the internet?

The Dallas County Public Access to Court Records service offers Criminal Misdemeanor case information for 2011 files only. Please read the accompanying notice for other services offered through this site.

What is the fee for copies?

The copy fee is $1.00 per page.

Criminal case copies: There is an additional $2 retrieval fee per file for archived files, as well as a $5 charge per case if certification is required

Closed Probate copies: There is an additional $2.00 retrieval fee per file, as well as a $5 charge per case if certification or exemplification is required.

Closed Civil copies: There is an additional $10.00 retrieval fee per file for archived files, as well as a $5 charge per case if certification or exemplification is required.

Where do I mail my request?

County Criminal (Misdemeanor) requests should be mailed to:

John F. Warren, Dallas County Clerk
Attention: Certified Copies
133 N. Riverfront Blvd., LB-43
Dallas, Texas 75207

Closed Probate and Civil requests should be mailed to:

John F. Warren, Dallas County Clerk
Attention: Central Records
600 Commerce Street B-1
Dallas, Texas 75202

Can I pay for these Records with a credit card?

No. At this time, we accept cashier's checks, business checks, and money orders. Payment must be exact.