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Travis Public Records
Travis County is home to the Austin, the state’s capital, and dates back to 1840. There are many historical and current records available in this populous county. Travis County birth and death records are restricted by the state for privacy reasons. These Travis County public records can be requested from the Texas Vital Statistics, part of the Texas Department of State Health Services. Travis County marriage records can be requested by anyone from the County Clerk. Court records and divorce records may be obtained through the Travis County Courts website or in person at the courthouse that heard the case. Statewide criminal conviction records are available online through the Texas Department of Public Safety.
To access historic public records in Travis County, visit the Austin Genealogical Society’s website for digital access to cemetery records, obituaries and vital records pertaining to Travis County.
About Travis County Public Records
Most records are available for public inspection in Texas, although birth and death records do have restrictions. However, after 75 years, birth records become public information and death records are released after 25 years. These Travis, TX public records can be released to the person of record, an immediate family member or legal representative before released. Texas public records with no restrictions include marriage and divorce records.
Access Travis County Free Online Public Records
Although vital records can be ordered online, this service is not free. However, the County Courts offers several online public access web portals for civil court records and criminal court records that is free. This makes accessing Travis County free online public records simple and convenient. Most criminal court records aren’t fully available online but case numbers can be researched. Then, court records can be requested from the correct location.
Performing a Travis County Public Records Search
For anyone performing family history research, the Austin Genealogical Society is the perfect starting place. Their records are found on their website so there is no need to travel to a library. Although there is a fee to join the Society, anyone may research online for free. A public records search of Travis County for cemetery and vital records and obituaries can, therefore, begin here at no cost.