Sex Offender Registration

The official Internet source for sex offender registration information was established and is maintained by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS).

The sex offender registration open record information is extracted from the DPS Sex Offender Registration Database. The Texas DPS maintains files based on registration information submitted by criminal justice agencies and represents a statewide source of information on sex offenders required by law to register.

Effective September 1, 1999, the Texas Legislature mandated specific information regarding a sex offender's home telephone number, Social Security number, Driver's License number and information required by DPS for law enforcement purposes not be open record.

DPS cannot guarantee the records you obtain through this site relate to the person about whom you are seeking information. Searches based on names, dates of birth and other alphanumeric identifiers are not always accurate. The only way to positively link someone to a sex offender record is through fingerprint verification.

Open Records

The information provided through the DPS website is open record. It may be used by anyone for any purpose. However, it is your responsibility to make sure the records you access through this site pertain to the person about whom you are seeking information.

Extreme care should be exercised in using any information obtained from the website. Neither the DPS nor the State of Texas shall be responsible for any errors or omissions produced by secondary dissemination of this information.

Report Changes

Changes in sex offender information including address should always be reported to the local law enforcement agency that the sex offender is registered with. The registering agency is listed in the specific sex offender registration information.