Harris County criminal records are a report of the number of times that a person has been arrested or convicted of a crime. They can go back to as long as the person has been a resident of Harris County. An individual may have a number of reasons that he or she would like to obtain criminal records. One common reason that a person may want to obtain those records is for a job application. Another reason that someone would want his or her criminal records is to apply for an apartment. The person may also want to obtain the records for an important court case. Some people want to have their records so that they can obtain special licensing, and other people may want to obtain them for personal use. The following are some of the most common ways that a person can get hold of the records.
Perhaps the fastest way for a person to get hold of his or her Harris County criminal records is to pick them up in person at the district court. The person will need to have with him or her identification documents such as a driver?s license and some information on the dates of the arrests or crimes. The address that the person can visit to obtain those records is 201 Caroline, Suite 420 Houston, TX 77210-4651. The facility is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The phone number to the facility is 713-755-7300. The types of records that eh facility keeps are records of misdemeanors, felonies and civil suits that are more than $100,000. Citizens can perform an online search before they try to retrieve their records from the facility. The online database has records from back to 1976.
If a person just wants to view the records online, the person can do that by searching through the Harris County public records database. The individual will first have to sign up for an account to get access to the documents. The sign-up process takes about five minutes, and it is necessary to protect the integrity of criminal records that are in the system.
Another way that a person can obtain his or her criminal records is to order them online. Interested parties can order copies of their criminal records at Harris County District Clerk?s online website. The price to obtain copies of the records is $1 per page. The person will receive certified copies of such records. If the person wants to save money, he or she can order uncertified copies for $.15 per page. The site accepts credit card payments for documentation.
Criminal records are usually attainable within within a few days. Anyone who needs the documents quicker than a few days should visit the Harris County District Clerk?s office and speak to someone in person. He or she should bring cash, credit card or money orders.