Travis County encompasses the state's capital Austin, Texas and has a population of over 1 million people. There are many outstanding warrants in Travis County for which law enforcement are trying to resolve on a daily basis. If you think you may have an arrest warrant in Travis County or want to find out if someone you know does there are many ways to get access to these records. Travis County has adopted a transparent government system set forth by the Texas Public Information Act, which states that public records be accessible to all who request them. Below you will find many resources to get you started.
Travis County Arrest Warrants and Inmate Search
As with most other Texas counties, the best place to search for warrant records in Travis County is the Sheriff's Office. From their main web page you will find links to run an inmate search (showing all current inmates in custody), a link to request Travis County records, and an outstanding warrant search. You can search by name or case number where applicable. If you want to go in person to the Sheriff's Office to get help in searching records their address is 5555 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78751. If you need to speak to someone by phone their number is 512-854-9770.
Due to the Texas Public Information Act (Government Code, Chapter 552), the Sheriff’s Office is obligated to provide open records to all citizens who request them. Requests for open records can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org; or mailed to the Travis County Sheriff's Office, Attn: Open Records Request, P.O. Box 1748, Austin, Texas 78767. You also have an option to fax your request to 512 854-7270.
To find records for felony case arrests contact the Travis County District Clerk’s Office. For misdemeanor arrests you would need to contact the Travis County Clerk's Office. The County Clerk serves as the Clerk of the Court for the Travis County Criminal Courts at Law and issues warrants, summons, subpoenas, and commitments on behalf of the county.
Expanding Your Travis County Records Search
If you are having trouble finding what you need directly from the Travis County resources above you can use statewide databases to expand your search. The benefit of this is you get records for all of Texas not just one county. The Texas Department of Public Safety offers an online criminal history search. You must set up an account to use their service, but the search is free. You will be able to access records for persons that were incarcerated for offenses higher than a class B misdemeanor.
Another resource is the Texas Department of Criminal Justice which offers an online offender search. You can search by name, TDCJ number, or the SID (state identification) number of the person you need records for.
The Texas Department of Public Safety offers a more specialized Offender Registry search which allows the public to search registered sex offenders throughout Texas. All information from the search is based on registration information given by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Click the link to see the Top 10 most wanted sex offenders in Texas.
Jail Records in Travis County
You can search inmates incarcerated in Travis County directly from the Sheriff's website. You will be able to view all persons currently in custody. Once you locate an inmate you will be able to see additional information about them including date of birth, booking date, booking number, what crime they were charged with, and the jail they are being held.
The Travis County Jail facility is part of the Downtown Criminal Justice Complex of Travis County and is located at 500 W. 10th St. Austin, Texas 78701. This is the place to go for civil cases in Travis County. The complex is comprised of the Heaman/Sweat Court House, Blackwell/Thurman Criminal Justice Center, the Travis County Jail /Central Booking, the County Clerks Office as well as the Travis County Law Library. You will also find criminal courts, probation offices, the District Attorney’s Office, Court Administration and Central Command Security. From this link you can access a jail FAQ page with information on how to contact an inmate, visit an inmate, and more.
Finding Court Records in Travis County
If you need to find information on courts in Travis County the Travis County Courts site is the place to go. There you will find all types of valuable information on civil and criminal courts such as addresses, phone numbers, residing judges and much more. Since there are many courts throughout Travis County it's good to have a resource for the entire court system.
The Travis County County clerk's site allows for an online public records search. You can search misdemeanor and civil documents from these links. They do their best to stay up to date on records, but you may have to go in person to find certain records that don't appear through their online search system. They are located at the Travis County Courthouse, 1000 Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX.
You always have the option to search arrest and background records right from this page. All you have to do is type in the first and last name of the person you need records for in the search box above and records will be displayed instantly. The benefit of doling a search from this site is it's convenient and will give you access to reports from all 50 U.S. States including Texas. All of our searches are completely secure and confidential.
Crime Watch in Travis County
Of special interest for anyone living in Travis County is the iWatch crime app. It's an app that allows citizens to engage with the public to report a crime or suspicious activity right from their mobile phone. Once you download the app you can send in a tip anonymously, record the exact location a crime took place, and sign up for Travis County crime alerts. You can text, send photos or video content anonymously to help police in their quest to protect the county.
Travis County Arrest Warrant and Court Records Search
Travis County Sheriff’s Office
P.O. Box 1748 Austin, TX 78767
Phone: 512 854-9770
Fax: 512 854-9722
Monday - Friday 8am-5pm
Travis County Clerk's Office
Travis County Courthouse
1000 Guadalupe St,
Austin, TX 78701
Heaman/Sweat Court House
1000 Guadalupe St.
Austin, TX 78701
Blackwell/Thurman Criminal Justice Center
509 W. 11th St.
Austin, TX 78701
Travis County Jail/Central Booking
500 W. 10th St.
Austin, TX 78701
Travis County Government Site
Travis County Helpful Numbers
Texas Police Records
Texas Outstanding Warrants
Texas Arrest Records
Texas Court Records
Texas Civil Records