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There are several resources listed below that will aid you in obtaining Texas public records.  Some public records may be available on the internet but others will have to be obtained through state and county agencies.  These records may include vital records, property records, divorce records, death records, court documents, small claims records, and civil court lawsuits. 


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State of Texas
Capital of Texas: Austin

Largest City in Texas: Houston

States Adjacent to Texas: New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana


Population: 20,851,820 (2000 American Community Survey - US Census)

Texas is second in population and area only to Alaska and was the 28th state to join the Union.  Its name was derived from the Caddoan word "taysha" which means friends or allies.  The state's economy is second only to California, and it has the most Fortune 500 companies in the US.


Texas State Links
Texas Governor - The Texas governor's homepage.

Texas Secretary of State - View information related to elections and voting, state rules and open meetings, corporations, uniform commercial code and Texas border and Mexican affairs.

Texas Courts Online - View information related to the court structure of Texas, Texas judicial directory and other judicial information, calendar, news and links.

Texas State Library and Archives - Archives and manuscripts, genealogy and library information, and online exhibits.

Texas State Historical Association Online - Digital gateway to Texas history at the University of Texas.

Texas Department of State Health Services - Learn how to obtain Texas vital records.

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - View information related to offenders, victim services, prisons, rehabilitation and reentry programs, adult probation and fugitive watch.

Texas Sex Offender Registry - Search the sex offender registry.

Texas 10 Most Wanted - View photos and information related to Texas' ten most wanted fugitives.

Texas Window on State Government - WebFile, online sales tax permit application, forms, tax publications and unclaimed property.

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts - Obtain tax forms online.

Texas Department of Transportation - View information related to vehicle titles and registration, county tax offices, specialty plates, driver's licenses, forms, permits, transportation and travel.

Texas Workers' Compensation - Obtain Workers' compensation forms.

Texas Workforce - File an online unemployment insurance claim.

Texas Parks and Wildlife - View information about online license sales.

Texas Department of Public Safety - Online services, Texas criminal records, and concealed handgun license information.

Texas School Districts - A comprehensive listing of regional service centers, districts and schools in the state of Texas.


Search Texas Public Records Information by type:
Texas Vital Records
Information on where to write for vital records, including birth, death, marriage certificates, and divorce decrees.
  Texas Criminal Records
Learn where to find criminal records. Browse records for access to every county.
Texas Court Records
With court records you may find information on land ownership, taxes, adoption, naturalization, and more.
  Texas Adoption Records
Find out where to write and who to contact when in search of adoption records.
Denton County Records - Denton County Public Records
Texas Land Records - This link will take you to the Texas Land Records section of a separate site, the Land Records Research Directory.

Texas Public Record Search

 Other Resources:
Land Records Research Directory