The Historical Document application was designed by the Harris County District Clerk's
Office to display historical legal documents accumulated by the county dating back
to 1837. To increase performance, the application is currently displaying the top
1000 results for each query.
To begin using the application, simply click links under the "Tag Cloud" section.
These links will return a list of relevant documents. Each of these historical documents
is presented as a PDF file.
To search for more specific information, such as a case (cause) file or court number,
enter key words into the search box.
Visit the Library
The Harris County Historical Documents Library has the real documents displayed
in the application available for viewing. The library is located on the second floor
of the Harris County Civil Court Building at 201 Caroline Street in Houston, Texas.