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Records Information Office

Family Court Records


District Clerk Civil & Family Records Desk

George Allen Courts Building
600 Commerce Street
Basement “B” Floor West
Dallas, TX 75202

The District Clerk is the custodian of record for the civil and family state district. For records pertaining to the county courts-at-law or the probate courts, please contact the Dallas County Clerk’s office. For records pertaining to any case heard by the justice-of-peace, please contact the office of the J.P. who heard the case.


Special Notice: Viewing Family Case Information and Documents

Pursuant to the Texas Supreme Court’s order effective January 1, 2014, the District Clerk, in consultation with the Dallas County Commissioners Court, suspended online access to records of the family courts. This “sensitive data” includes social security numbers, bank and credit card account numbers, addresses and dates-of-birth of even minor children involved in parental divorce proceedings.

The Supreme Court’s order prohibits the inclusion of “un-redacted” sensitive data on pleadings filed by litigants and attorneys in the district courts. That order also prohibits online access to any pleading that includes sensitive data. Unfortuately, many filers continue to include sensitive data in their pleadings in contravention of the Supreme Court’s order.

Viewing Family Case Information and Documents

ONLINE FAMILY COURT CASE INFORMATION:

Online access to records of the Family Courts is currently suspended. Attorneys have access to current records of the Family Courts using their eFile Texas credentials via he Texas Office of Court Administration’s new statewide court record portal re:SearchTX. Please visit the re:SearchTX website to register for this service. Please note that re:SearchTX began operation in early 2019 and older records may not be available yet.

https://research.txcourts.gov

COUNTER RESOURCES:

For access to Family case records or for any other service such as record certification or record searches, please visit the Civil & Family Records Desk at the George Allen Courts Building, basement floor west.

George Allen Courts Building
600 Commerce Street
Basement “B” Floor West
Dallas, TX 75202


The desk is open from 8:00AM to 4:30PM, Monday through Friday.

You may also call the records desk at 214-653-6076 during regular business hours.

Please note that all requests made after 4:00pm are handled the next business day.

Obtaining Copies of Family Case Records

The easiest way to obtain copies or certified copies of Family Court records is to request them by email using the Civil & Family Records Request Form below to: DCRecords@dallascounty.org.  You will be contacted by Records department staff with a cost estimate for your order. For your convenience you may pay the copy and/or certification fee using our online payment portal located on this webpage.

Case records sealed by order of the court or held confidential under Federal or State law are not available online and generally require an order of the court to access.

For certified or other copies of Family Court records, you may request those in person at the Civil & Family Records counter at the George Allen courthouse located at:

George Allen Courts Building
600 Commerce Street
Basement “B” Floor West
Dallas, TX 75202

Payment Options

The District Clerk accepts cash, personal check (in-state bank), money orders or credit card for all services offered by the Civil & Family Records section.

IN PERSON:

Payment may be made in-person at the District Clerk’s records desk on the basement floor of the George Allen Courts building:

George Allen Courts Building
600 Commerce Street
Basement “B” Floor West
Dallas, TX 75202

BY MAIL:

You may send check or money-order to:

Dallas County District Clerk
Attn: Civil & Family Court Records
George Allen Courts Building
600 Commerce Sreet, Ste. B-30
Dallas, Texas 75202

ONLINE:

You may pay for your copies online by visiting the payment portal link below:

However, you must contact the District Clerk’s Criminal Records office at DCRecords@dallascounty.org to determine the cost of your copies or services prior to making any payment. Pay only the exact amount of the costs you have been instructed to pay. Overages are typically not refundable but will be held in escrow until your next purchase. Shortages may result in a delay in processing your order.

If you frequently order criminal records, you may wish to open a records escrow account and save on transaction fees. Please contact the District Clerk’s Accounting Manager, Mr. David Bradley, at David.Bradley@dallascounty.org prior to depositing funds.