Records Division

The Records Division Processes and Maintains files on all incoming Police Reports. The Records Division forwards report copies to the appropriate court agencies, and provides citizens with requested copies of reports based on the Public Information Act.

On this page find information on the following:

Background/Criminal History Checks

In  order for us to process a Record Check, we need for you to submit several documents. Please find below a list of documents needed.

 

1. Filled Record Check form (click on the Records Check PDF icon)

2. Color copy of a valid ID ( State DL, or  ID, Consulate Card, Visa, Passport)

3. A notarized letter giving us authorization to run your criminal history check.

4. $7.00 fee (can be paid over the phone once we receive all the requested documents).  If paid by check , please issue to the “City of Brownsville.”.

 

All the information requested can be mail to:  

           Att: Records Division

                  Brownsville Police Department

                  600 E. Jackson St.

                  Brownsville, Texas 78520

 

Or email all required information to openrecordsrequest@cob.us

For more information please call 956-548-7111 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday

 

Alarm Permits

APPLICANTS APPLYING FOR AN ALARM PERMIT SHOULD BE AWARE:

  1. An Alarm permit is valid for the year it was issued only.

  2. All alarm permits must be renewed prior to January 1 of the following year.

  3. Residential and Business alarm permits have a $10.00 annual fee.

  4. Hospitals, banks, and similar institutions have an annual fee of $250.00

 

For more information on alarm permits please click here.

 

Alarm Permit applications can be mailed to:

Att: Records Division

Brownsville Police Department

600 E. Jackson St.

Brownsville, TX 78520

 

Or emailed all required information to openrecordsrequest@cob.us

For more information please call 956-548-7033 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday

Service Fees for FALSE ALARMS

(within any one (1) calendar year)