Requests for Local
Pursuant to the Texas Open Records Act,
citizens may request copies of Crash and other Incident Reports from the
Sheriff's Office. If the crash or incident was handled by an agency other
than the Austin County Sheriff's Office, then please direct your inquiry to that
For incidents handled by the Sheriff's Office,
please fill out the attached form and bring it with you to the Sheriff's Office
at 417 N. Chesley St., Bellville.
Click on the above Icon for Open Records
Requests for Statewide Information
for Criminal History Information by citizens of Austin County will be handled
according to the following policy of Texas DPS.
No Criminal History
Information, nor Drivers License data will be provided to the general public by
the Sheriff's Office.
It is the
policy of the Texas Department of Public Safety that an individual or their
authorized representative have access to and may receive a copy of their
criminal history record information (CHRI). This policy is in compliance with
V.T.C.S. Article 6252-17a, Section 3B.
The individual or their authorized representative must submit a written request
for the CHRI. If an authorized representative is the requestor, written
authorization from the individual must be attached. The following list includes
all the items that must be submitted with each written request for CHRI. Any
missing item(s) will cause the request to be returned.
1. Printed name of the individual. Include any other names used. Order of
name: Last, First, Middle.
4. Date of Birth: Month, Day, Year.
5. A complete and legible set of fingerprints on a DPS approved fingerprint
NOTE: All local police and Sheriffs offices are supplied with DPS
approved fingerprint cards. Fingerprints submitted to request access to
criminal history records must be taken by a law enforcement agency. Most
agencies will provide this service. However, it is the responsibility of the
individual or their authorized representative to mail the completed card to
Austin, along with the other necessary information.
6. Social Security Number
7. Return address of the individual or return address of the person the
individual has authorized to receive the criminal history record.
8. Enclose cash, check, or US Money order for $17.25 per each fingerprint card.
Mail the written request and fingerprint card to:
Texas Department of Public Safety
Crime Records Service
P. O. Box 15999
- Austin, TX
For more information, click
on the following link:
20 February 2014