The Texas Department of State Health Service does not maintain or issue certified copies of divorce records, but it will accept requests for verification that a dissolution of divorce occurred. This index and file search applies only to divorces from 1968 to mid-2008. Records for divorces outside of those dates can be found at County Clerks Offices.
How To Access Texas Divorce Records
The verification is in the form of a letter to the requestor from the State Health Service. This format is suitable for most Texas divorce records background checks, but it is not the legal equivalent of certified record copies. Only certified dissolution of marriage copies fit more formal legal purposes. Certified copies of divorce records can be obtained from the County Clerk’s Office in the county in which the dissolution of marriage was granted.