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Tarrant County is one of the original Texas counties, and was founded in 1849. There are many records available with few restrictions, making the task of obtaining copies much easier. Tarrant County public records include access to vital records like birth, death, marriage and divorce records. The County Clerk distributes these, but birth and death records are restricted. Tarrant County marriage records may be researched online.

The County Clerk also maintains court records for the 15 local courts, including civil and criminal. Many of these Tarrant County court records can be researched online through a public access web portal. The Texas Department of Public Safety allows anyone to perform an online name-based search for statewide criminal records. To research historic public records in Tarrant County, TX, visit the Fort Worth Public Library’s Genealogy, History and Archives Unit to access Tarrant County cemetery records, vital records, obituaries and some military records.

  • The County Clerk makes Tarrant County marriage records, court records, birth and death records available. Marriage and court records can be viewed online or requested by mail or in person.
  • Birth and death records are restricted and can be requested in person or by mail.
  • The Texas Department of Public Safety provides online access to criminal conviction records for a fee.
  • Anyone may use the Fort Worth Public Library’s Genealogy, History and Archives Unit to research Tarrant County obituaries, cemetery, military and vital records.
  • About Tarrant County Public Records

    There are very few restrictions in Texas regarding accessing various types of records. Birth records are restricted for 75 years and death records for 25 years, unless authorized. An authorized recipient for these Tarrant public records includes the person of record, an immediate family member or a legal representative. Beyond birth and death records, Texas public records are widely open for inspection.

    Access Online Public Records in Tarrant County

    The Tarrant County Clerk not only records birth and death records, but also records marriage records and supports the 15 local courts. Civil Tarrant County court records may be searched online, and the docket for criminal court records is available for online search. Online public records in Tarrant County also include a searchable marriage records index that, in most cases, offers a digitally scanned image of the physical record that can be printed from a home computer.

    Tarrant County Public Records Search

    Researching family history has quickly grown into a popular hobby, and local resources can be an invaluable tool. The Fort Worth Public Library houses an impressive collection of genealogy records, including Tarrant County cemetery records, vital and military records, as well as obituaries. They also have access to online genealogy sources, making a public records search in Tarrant County much more streamlined. The library staff can help anyone search their collection. There is no fee unless you want copies of records.



     
    County of Tarrant Resources & Statistics
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    Population:
    35,225

     
    Under 18:
    483,789

     
    Over 65:
    144,105

     
    Employed:
    979,676

     
    Land in Square Miles:
    863.42

     
    Acres of Farms:
    173,493

     
    Births:
    27,945

     
    Deaths:
    9,900

     
    Infant Deaths:
    230

     
     
    Murder:
    1

     
    Forcible Rape:
    24

     
    Robbery:
    15

     
    Assault:
    79

     
    Total Violent Crime:
    119

     
    Burglary:
    470

     
    Larceny \ Theft:
    960

     
    Motor Vehicle Theft:
    141

     
    Total Property Crime:
    1,571

     
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