How can I get copies of my criminal misdemeanor records?
The County Clerk’s Office must have written request to search our records.
Brazoria County Clerk's Office
111 E. Locust, Suite 200
Angleton, TX 77515
Joyce Hudman, County Clerk
111 E. Locust, Suite 200
Angleton, TX 77515
Submit a Request Online: Search and Request Court Cases
must have your contact information so you can be reached
Name searched: $5.00
Copies: $1.00 per page
Certified Copies: $1.00 per page plus $5.00 per document
How can I obtain information regarding inmates incarcerated in Brazoria County Jail?
Please visit the Brazoria County Jail Record Search.
How can I reset my court date?
Only the presiding Judge can reset a court date.
County Courts County Court at Law #1 Judge Jerri Lee Mills (979) 864-1260 County Court at Law #2 Judge Marc W. Holder (979) 864-1571 County Court at Law #3 Judge Jeremy E. Warren (979) 864-1603 County Court at Law #4 Judge Lori Rickert (979) 864-1980
County Court at Law Judges handle only Misdemeanor Class A & B & Misdemeanor Class C’s appealed from JP or City courts.
Felony charges are handled through the District Clerk’s Office, you must contact them for information on felony charges:
Rhonda Barchak, District Clerk: 979-864-1316, 979-388-1316 or 281-756-1316.
How do I get my cash bond money back?
Cash bonds on a Class A or B Misdemeanor will be ordered by the Judge to be returned once the case is disposed and as long as the bond has not been forfeited prior. The money from the cash bond will be refunded back to the person that posted the bond. A check will be issued and sent via certified mail to the responsible individual once it has been processed by the bookkeeper. Please make sure we have a correct mailing address.
How long after my arrest will I go to court?
It may take anywhere from 60 to 90 days for your case to be filed with the County Clerk’s Office from your arrest date. Once the bond you posted is filed in your case with the County Clerk’s Office the case will be set on a court docket.
How long will I be in court?
Court proceedings may last all day. Be prepared to be at the Courthouse or Probation office all day.
I was a victim of a criminal offense, where can I go to get information or assistance concerning the status or outcome of the case?
You can get information from the District Attorney's Office or look the case up online at Brazoria County Judicial Record Search.
What happens if I plea on my case?
All plea’s going through collections are required to put a payment down.
You will be required to complete a 3 page application that requires 2 references. These references cannot already be listed on the application. They cannot be your boss, Attorney, Attorney staff or bonds person. They must be 18 years or older. All information on the application will be verified. The references must answer their phone or have their name on their answering machine or voicemail to be a valid reference.
- All Class C’s have to pay in full the day of plea - this would include Class C Appeals from J.P.’s.
- All Out of County pleas (except for probation cases) have to pay in full the day of plea.
- All Payment Plans will be at least $100 per month, unless the defendant has paperwork to prove disability or SSI.
- If the defendant does not have their money, they complete a Stay of Execution form; the money is due by 3:30 that day. If not paid, collections department will automatically issue a Capias Pro Fine (warrant).
When is my court date?
A letter will be sent 2-3 weeks prior to court date to everyone listed on bond (bondsman, surety, co-surety & defendant).
To find a court date search our court records
- Choose the link for Criminal Records
- Search by cause number if known
- If you don't have the cause# you will have to do a name search
- Click the drop down
- Select defendant from the menu list.
- Type in: Last name , First name, and date of birth in the fields provided
- Click the Search button
- Locate the person you are looking for and the charge
- Click on the Case Number to go to the case information
This will tell you everything we have on the case and the date of court
Can’t find your name on the web site?
- Has it been 60 to 90 days?
- Check with your bonds person, they will be notified by letter 2-3 weeks prior to your court date.
Where do I mail payments for criminal misdemeanor and felony?
Brazoria County Clerk
Attn: Collections Department
111 E Locust, Suite 210A
Angleton, Texas 77515
NOTE: Be sure to put case number on money order
We only give 7 days past your due date - if not paid by then you are delinquent and subject to a warrant for your arrest.
Credit Card Information: See How to make Payments (only for adult Misdemeanor and Felony)
Who is allowed in the courtroom?
Only the Defendant and his/her attorney will be allowed in the courtroom. Please do not bring family, friends and children.