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 contact the Non-criminal Justice Unit of DPS at
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.