Texas County Background Information
Missouri features Texas County. Houston is the current seat in Texas County. The populace in Texas County was 24,487 in 2020.
It was organized in 1845.
It was named for the Republic of Texas. It was a sovereign state in North America that existed from March 2, 1836, to February 19, 1846, although Mexico considered it a rebellious province during its entire existence.
Texas County Arrest Documents
Each and every crime is recorded within the Texas County borders. Crimes in Texas County are put into two sections. The two categories are property and violent crimes. Property crimes can include things such as burglary, larceny, and vehicle theft. Murder, aggravated assault, forcible rape, and robbery make up the four violent crime sections. In 2021, there were a total of 61 violent and 148 property crimes across Texas County.
Texas County Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff: Scott Lindsey's
519 N. Grand Avenue
Houston, MO 65483
Hours: Monday -Friday
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Phone: (417) 967-4165
Texas County Criminal Documents
The criminal records in Texas County are routinely updated and include jail and inmate records. Occupants of Texas County can use this to search for any nearby person in jail or on release. All Texas County sex offenders must be kept on a routinely updated register. This is not only limited to those living and working in Texas County, but also those attending school and incarcerated. This register is kept in the public domain in Texas County.
In Texas County, occupants have the right to search for sex offenders. Inhabitants can also search by name for particular offenders. The searches include non-compliant and incarcerated offenders.
Texas County Court Documents
The county courthouse is in charge of the maintenance when it comes to any court records. To obtain a court record in Texas County, a resident must visit at:
Texas County Courthouse
Circuit Clerk: Erin Smith
519 N Grand
Houston, MO 65483
Hours: 8:30-N; 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. CST
Phone: (417) 967-3742, (417) 967-3663
Fax: (417) 967-4220
The Court of Appeals in Missouri oversees all lower cases when one person contests an original decision made. Lower courts may refer to the 115 superior or trial courts across the 105 state counties, including Texas County.
NOTE - Court records are presented one of three ways in Texas County. The three ways are: fax, email, or mail. However, official documents may only be delivered via mail in Texas County.
Texas County Public Records
The government keeps vital records on all inhabitants in Texas County. In fact, some vital records are gathered by Texas County authorities. These records include, but are not limited to, birth certificates, marriage certificates, divorce decrees, marriage licenses, death certificates, divorce certificates, and much more.
The county clerk currently collects all marriage records. The Office of Vital Statistics then receives and maintains these records. The Texas County office has also been in charge of collecting birth and death records in the past. Each individual record from every county is stored at one central registry. All vital records can be kept safe as well as used for statistical analysis.
Public records can be accessed and copied in Texas County thanks to the 1961 Missouri Public Records Law. It allows all occupants of Texas County to access public records held by the state and local government. The last amendment to the law came in 2006.To receive a public record in Texas County you must go at:
Texas County Clerk: Peggy Seyler
210 N Grand Ave, Ste 209
Houston, MO 65483
Phone: (417) 967-8438
Fax: (417) 967-8760
Having said that, records do cost in Texas County. The first copies of marriage records in Texas County cost $9.
NOTE - Records are only granted to those who follow the rules in Texas County. The opening hours for the Texas County office is 8:00 a.m.-N 12:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. CST on Monday to Friday. In order to be granted a copy of a record, a person must also be able to show some form of photo identification. Driver's licenses and state IDs constitute acceptable forms of ID. All requests in Texas County have to be put in writing in order to be granted.