How to Look Someone Up On the Travis County (TX) Inmate Search Website

How to Look Someone Up On the Travis County (TX) Inmate Search Website

Charlie shows you how to navigate the inmate search tool online


Q: What information can I find on the Travis County inmate website?

A: You can find if a person is currently in Travis County Jail, their charges, the location of their detention (downtown TCJ or Travis County Correctional Complex), arrest date and time, bond status, type of bond required, and the disposition of their case.

Q: How do I know if someone is in Travis County Jail?

A: If the individual is in Travis County Jail, they will be listed on the inmate website with details about their detention.

Q: What does 'magistrated' mean on the inmate website?

A: 'Magistrated' indicates that a judge has set the individual's bond and informed them of the charges they face.

Q: How can I tell which facility an inmate is being held in?

A: The inmate’s current location will be specified on the website, whether it's Travis County Jail downtown (TCJ) or the Travis County Correctional Complex near the airport in Del Valle.

Q: What types of bonds may be listed on the Travis County inmate website?

A: There are typically three types of bonds mentioned: personal bond, surety bond (bail bondsman), or cash deposit bond. The website will specify which type(s) of bond are acceptable for a particular inmate.

Q: Can I search for an inmate with just a partial last name?

A: Yes, you can enter the first few letters of the last name to bring up a list of inmates with last names starting with those letters.

Q: What does it mean when the bond amount is set at zero?

A: A bond amount set at zero indicates that the individual has not yet been magistrated and no bond has been set.

Q: How can I understand the 'disposition' listed on the inmate website?

A: The disposition will show the current status of the inmate's case, such as whether a bond has been posted, if a personal bond has been issued, or if the case is resolved with a sentence.

Q: How do I find out if someone has been released from Travis County Jail?

A: If an individual has been released, searching for their name will yield a "no information available" result, indicating they are no longer in custody.

Q: What does it indicate when an inmate's disposition says 'none'?

A: If the disposition states 'none', it means no bond has been posted, and they are likely still in custody, especially if the arrest is recent.