Obtaining Your Criminal History
Effective September 1, 1997, Govt. Code 411.088 allows citizens to obtain conviction and/or felony-deferred adjudication records of an offender directly from DPS - not from the local agency. Citizens my also use the internet to access this public information electronically through website (http://records.txdps.state.tx.us). Information is updated every two weeks. For further information concerning non-criminal justice access contact the Non-criminal Justice Unit of DPS at (512) 424-2474.
Any individual is entitled to his or her own criminal history record. He can be fingerprinted in Austin at the Department of Public Safety, Crime Records Service, to establish identification and will need to pay the current fee. If a record is located, it will be provided to the individual.
The individual can also be fingerprinted at a local law enforcement agency and the fingerprint card, a written request, and the current fee may be mailed to: Department of Public Safety Austin, Crime Records Service, P.O. Box 4143, Austin, Texas 78765-4143.