An individual can obtain a Letter of Incarceration from the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Records Division to prove when the individual was in the Harris County Jail. Anyone wanting a letter must complete the following steps:

Step 1

Visit the Harris County Sheriff’s Office website here.

HCSO website to obtain your Letter of Incarceration
Harris County Sheriff’s Office Website

Step 2

Click the button that says “Submit an Open Records Request.” If you do not have an account you can create an account from this page by clicking the “Create Account Button”

Step 3

After logging in, you will see the following page entitled “Submit an Open Records Request”

Let's get your Letter of Incarceration

Step 4

In the “Type of Records:” drop down menu item, choose “Letter of Incarceration.”

Step 5

You will need to provide the arrestee’s Full Name, Date or Birth (D.O.B.), and Date of Arrest (MM/DD/YYYY).

Choose Letter of Incarceration

Step 6

An Open Records Request can be delivered via Electronic E-mail, in-person inspection, pick up copies in person, or regular mail.

Step 7

Hit the Submit button to obtain your Letter of Incarceration
Select the “Yes” button and hit submit

Step 8: Receive your Letter

Wait patiently to receive your letter!

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