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Matagorda County, TX Public Records

District Court
1700 7th St, Rm 307
Bay City, TX 77414-5092 http://www.co.matagorda.tx.us
Hours: 8AM-N, 1-5PM CST
P: 979-244-7621
Jurisdiction: Felony, Civil, Family, Juvenile
Restricted Records: No juvenile, sealed, or adoption records released
County Court
1700 7th St, Rm 202
Bay City, TX 77414-5094 http://www.co.matagorda.tx.us
Hours: 8AM-5PM CST
P: 979-244-7680
F: 979-244-7688
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil, Probate
Restricted Records: No juvenile, mental, sealed, or adoption records released
Probate is a separate index at this address. Probate fax is same as main fax number.
Justice of Peace Precinct 4 Place 1 - Markham
PO Box 508
Markham, TX 77456 www.co.matagorda.tx.us/default.as...
P: 979-843-5601
F: 979-843-5471
Couriers: Corner of 3rd and Ave F
Markham, TX 77456
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor Class C, Civil Under $10,000, Small Claims, Eviction, Infractions, Traffic
Justice of Peace Precinct 1 Place 1 - Bay City
1700 7th St, Rm 201
Bay City, TX 77414 www.co.matagorda.tx.us/default.as...
P: 979-244-7666
F: 979-244-7696
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor Class C, Civil Under $10,000, Small Claims, Eviction, Infractions, Traffic
Justice of Peace Precinct 3 Place 1 - Palacios
405 Commerce St
Palacios, TX 77465 www.co.matagorda.tx.us/default.as...
P: 361-972-5313
F: 361-972-6627
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor Class C, Civil Under $10,000, Small Claims, Eviction, Infractions, Traffic
Justice of Peace Precinct 6 Place 1 - Bay City
22001 FM 457
Bay City, TX 77414 www.co.matagorda.tx.us/default.as...
P: 979-245-0358
F: 979-245-0358
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor Class C, Civil Under $10,000, Small Claims, Eviction, Infractions, Traffic
Justice of Peace Precinct 2 Place 1 - Matagorda
PO Box 656
Matagorda, TX 77457 www.co.matagorda.tx.us/default.as...
P: 979-863-2035
F: 979-863-2122
Couriers: #18 CR 252 Buster Oliver Road
Matagorda, TX 77457
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor Class C, Civil Under $10,000, Small Claims, Eviction, Infractions, Traffic

Matagorda County, TX Vital Records

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Matagorda County
County Clerk
www.co.matagorda.tx.us/default.as...
8AM-5PM CST
Phone: 979-244-7680
Fax: 979-244-7688
Recorded Documents

Matagorda County Vital Certificates

Matagorda County Vital Certificates

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Matagorda County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 1,114.46 sq mi
Population (2009): 36,978
  • Females: 49.9%
  • White: 83.5%
  • Black/African American: 11.8%
  • Asian: 2.5%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 37.9%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 47.1%
Population Change (2000-2009): -979
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 9.9%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 26.6%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 18.0%
High School Graduates (2000): 70.3%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 12.5%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.70
Housing Units (2000): 18,611
Homeownership Rate (2000): 66.8%
Migration Flow to Matagorda County, TX from (2007-2008):

Matagorda County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $612,819
  • Construction: $23,612
  • Retail Trade: $38,032
  • Professional and Technical Services: $14,562
  • Healthcare: $0
  • Banking: $13,272
  • Retail Trade: $38,032
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $15,726
  • Manufacturing: $45,701
  • Farms: $20,782
  • Government: $108,178
Employed (2000): 15,054
Unemployed (2000): 1,380
Unemployment Rate (2009): 10.3%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $26,027
Local Government Employment (2007): 2,311
Local Government Revenue (2007): $134,593 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $91,073 (thou. dol.)

Matagorda County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 534
  • Per 1,000 population: 14.5
Deaths (2007): 368
  • Per 1,000 population: 10.0
Infant Deaths (2007): 0
  • Per 1,000 population: 0.0

Matagorda County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 198
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 1
  • Forcible rape: 14
  • Robbery: 47
  • Aggravated Assault: 136
Property Crimes (2008): 1,470
  • Burglary: 405
  • Larceny-Theft: 1,032
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 33

Matagorda County Genealogy Records