Nondisclosure

Texas Government Code Section 411.081 allows an individual who has successfully completed deferred adjudication community supervision to petition the court that placed the individual on probation for an order of nondisclosure. An order of nondisclosure prohibits criminal justice agencies from disclosing to the public criminal history record information related to an offense.

Criminal history record information subject to an order of nondisclosure is excepted from required disclosure under the Public Information Act. Criminal justice agencies are permitted to release criminal history record information subject to an order of nondisclosure to criminal justice agencies, authorized noncriminal justice agencies and the individual who is the subject of the criminal history record information.

The County Clerk’s Office cannot assist or advise individuals in petitioning the court for an order of nondisclosure. We recommend Individuals seeking an order of nondisclosure to seek the advice of a licensed attorney to determine if they are eligible for an order of nondisclosure.

We make this link available if you choose to file your petition pro se (without an attorney).
http://www.courts.state.tx.us/oca/nondisclosure/index.asp

All forms and instructions regarding Orders of Nondisclosure can be found by visiting the Office of Court Administration website.


THE COUNTY CLERK AND DEPUTY CLERKS ARE NOT ATTORNEYS AND CAN NOT PROVIDE YOU WITH LEGAL ADVICE IN THE PREPARATION AND PRESENTATION OF YOUR CASE.