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Here are three different ways to do your own search for criminal records or do a background criminal record search in Texas. To find the free searches, scroll down the page. If it says “Pay Site,” that means the agency or company asks that you pay for your search.

1) Free searches - listed below. Texas does not provide a database to search all criminal records statewide for free. However, you can select a county from the resources below and conduct one free search per day through the service. Additional searches require a paid subscription. In the “Featured Public Records” area below, you may search Texas Department of Criminal Justice inmate & parolee databases, federal inmate databases, and statewide registered offenders. You can also search for federal criminal records with the PACER U.S. District Court system (requires registration and a small fee). Also on this page are county and local resources for inmates, criminal court records, dockets, and arrests. If your subject has resided in any of those regions, consider checking those databases.

2) Texas Department of Public Safety. Another option is to use the link below to the TX Dept of Public Safety and order a criminal history check, which includes arrests, prosecutions and the disposition of the case for persons arrested for Class B misdemeanor or greater violation of Texas criminal statutes. The DPS system requires registration and search fees. This does not include U.S. Federal Records, so we recommend a PACER search as well as a search of the federal Bureau of Prisons. 

3) Search Systems State, National, and International Criminal Records. Criminals don't stop at state borders.  Expand your search with our Search Systems Premium criminal record database - the largest available to the public online containing over 400 million criminal records in all states.  Includes over 70 national and international terrorist, debarred persons, and most wanted databases.  The cost per search is $14.95 and results are immediate. See Inside Edition's report on YouTube.

Our Texas records include Department of Public Safety felony and misdemeanor convictions; county criminal court records from 51 counties; Department of Corrections inmate records; and statewide registered offenders. A search of Texas records only is $9.95, immediate results.

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