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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. 

  • Travis County birth records and death records may be requested in person, by mail or online through Texas.gov from the Texas Vital Statistics division. These records are restricted to authorized recipients.
  • Travis County marriage records may be searched online or requested in person from the County Clerk.
  • Online access to statewide criminal records is available through the Texas Department of Public Safety’s website for a fee.
  • Travis County court records and divorce records may be researched online through the County Courts website or requested in person.
  • The Austin Genealogical Society offers various Travis County cemetery and vital records and obituaries online.
  • 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.



     
    County of Travis Resources & Statistics
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    Population:
    153,196

     
    Under 18:
    243,608

     
    Over 65:
    64,754

     
    Employed:
    723,675

     
    Land in Square Miles:
    989.30

     
    Acres of Farms:
    298,426

     
    Births:
    15,254

     
    Deaths:
    4,056

     
    Infant Deaths:
    84

     
     
    Murder:
    4

     
    Forcible Rape:
    45

     
    Robbery:
    51

     
    Assault:
    223

     
    Total Violent Crime:
    323

     
    Burglary:
    1,130

     
    Larceny \ Theft:
    2,248

     
    Motor Vehicle Theft:
    177

     
    Total Property Crime:
    3,555

     
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