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Ellis County, TX Public Records

Ellis County, Texas, has a unique claim to fame as the "Gingerbread Capital of Texas. Ellis County public records are available to public requesters per the Texas Public Information Act. Records seekers can acquire vital records from the  Ellis County Clerk's Office. The office keeps and provides copies of birth and death records in the county. Only eligible record seekers may access birth and death records from the office in person, via mail, or online. Eligible record seekers include the registrant and immediate family members. Anyone not meeting eligibility requirements must present a certified copy of documentation stating a tangible interest in the record. A notary public must sign all record requests and include information such as the full name on the document, county and date of the event, relationship to the person on the certificate, parents' names, mailing address, and purposes of the record. Birth and death record seekers must provide a copy of a valid government ID or present the original version if ordering in person. The clerk's office charges a fee for the copies. In addition, it only has birth records dating back to 1850 and death records going back to 1903. Marriage records are available through the Clerk's Office at a $7 fee per copy. Record seekers must fill and submit a request form in person or via mail with a copy of a valid ID to obtain the documents. Alternatively, record seekers may access birth, marriage, divorce, and death records from the Texas Department of State Health Services. Divorce records from the department date back to 1968 and are available in person, online, or via mail. Mail requests must complete the application form. Ellis County property records are available from the Ellis Central Appraisal District website. The website has a property search function for public records seekers. 

Courts in Ellis County

Court Records in Ellis County, Texas

Ellis County court records are available to public requesters with the exemption of restricted records. In addition, some court files may have redacted parts if deemed confidential by the state. Ellis County has multiple courts, and record seekers may obtain their records from the District Clerk's office. The office has an online records search platform that public requesters can use to access case records online. Record seekers can register or use the platform as a guest to access the documents. Guest logins get limited information, while registered persons gain access to more information. Alternatively, record seekers may contact the County District Clerk's Office to inquire about obtaining copies of court records. Requesters must provide details such as names, date ranges, and case numbers to help refine the search.

Court Name:
109 S Jackson St.
401 South Rogers Street
1150 North Highway 67 Suite 200
1938 S Hampton Road
Glenn Heights
101 Live Oak Street
Red Oak

Jails and Prisons in Ellis County

Find Inmate Search and Jail Records in Ellis County, Texas

Ellis County inmate records are for those incarcerated at the Wayne McCollum Detention Center. It is the primary correctional facility maintained by the Ellis County Sheriff's Office. The Office has an online Inmate Search for public record seekers. The inmate search doubles as an inmate roster that records seekers can scroll or search to find an inmate. Search criteria include the name, booking date, charge, race, and gender. Each inmate profile provides a mugshot, number of days incarcerated, charges, arresting agency, booking details, and bond information. Ellis County has five jails and prisons, with one jail and prison per 187 square miles.

Jails and Prisons Name:
300 S. Jackson Street

Police Departments and Sheriff Offices in Ellis County

Arrest Records in Ellis County, Texas

Ellis County arrest records are available from the Ellis County Sheriff's Office. The office provides arrest records, and police reports to public inquirers through in-person, mailed, and fax requests. Per state law, individuals requesting these documents must fill and submit an 'Open Request' form. The request goes through the Ellis County District Attorney's Office to determine the information to be released to the inquirer. Ellis County has 20 police departments, with one police department per 46 square miles. The county has a crime rate of 19.12 per 1,000 residents.

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