Open Records Requests

The Travis County District Attorney’s (TCDA) Office handles the prosecution of felony cases. Misdemeanors in Travis County are handled by the County Attorney.

If you need to make a request for documents related to a felony case, you may submit your written request in one of the following ways:

Travis County District Attorney’s Office
Attn: Open Records Division
P.O. Box 1748
Austin, Texas 78767

  • In person to the following address:

Travis County District Attorney’s Office
Ronald Earle Building
416 W. 11th Street
Austin, Texas 78701 (Map)

Please provide a specific description of the information or documents you are requesting to avoid the need for clarification. Examples of the descriptions that would be helpful to include are title of record, date of record, cause number, name of the defendant, and personal identifiers such as dates of birth or driver’s license number.

Annual Reports

Statistical Information

See the TCDA Office data charts (PDF).

refer to table 1: case filings by year since 2016
Table 1: Case Filings by Year Since 2016
YearCases FiledCases Charged with Indictment or Information
2018 14008 11000
2017 13108 11488
2016 12675 10292
refer to table 2: TCDA employees by gender
Table 2: TCDA Employees by Gender
GenderNumber of Employees
Male 72
Female 147
refer to table 3: TCDA employees by ethnicity
Table 3: TCDA Employees by Ethnicity
EthnicityNumber of EmployeesPercentage of Employees
Hispanic 65 29.7%
Native American 1 0.5%
Asian 4 1.8%
African American 27 12.3%
Caucasian 122 55.7%
refer to table 4: average community supervision sentences
Table 4: Average Community Supervision Sentences
Average Community Supervision Sentences 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
First Degree Felony 7.06 years 6.96 years 6.71 years 6.27 years 6.37 years
Second Degree Felony 6.00 years 6.12 years 5.71 years 4.95 years 4.73 years
Third Degree Felony 4.85 years 4.85 years 4.67 years 3.69 years 3.32 years
State Jail Felony 3.47 years 3.42 years 3.31 years 2.66 years 2.56 years
refer to table 5: division caseloads in 2018
Table 5: Division Caseloads in 2018
 Trial CourtGrand JurySpecial Victims Unit - Family ViolenceSpecial Victims Unit - Child AbuseSpecial Victims Unit - CivilWhite CollarPublic Integrity UnitJuvenile
Average Attorney Caseload 236 221 166 69 88 24 78 NA
Number of Jury Trials in 2018 39 NA 16 18 7 1 NA NA
Number of Bench Trials in 2018 13 NA NA 1 119 NA NA NA
refer to table 6: 2018 jury trial offenses
Table 6: 2018 Jury Trial Offenses
OffenseNumber of Trials in 2018
Murder 12
DWI 1
Robbery 2
Civil 7
Aggravated Assault 6
Engaging in Organized Crime 1
Theft 3
Drug 1
Sexual Assault 9
Burglary 3
Family Violence 15
Deadly Conduct 1
Tampering 1
Negligent Homicide 1
Child Abuse 17
Assault or Harassment of a Public Servant 2
refer to table 7: offense disposition by year
Table 7: Offender Dispositions by Year
YearNumber of Defendants with Felony Case FiledNumber of Defendants with Felony Case DisposedNumber of Defendants Sentenced to Texas Department of Criminal Justice (prison)Number of Defendants Sentenced to State Jail
2015 8955 8911 1164 837
2016 9156 9762 1242 810
2017 9455 10595 1076 693
2018 9398 10119 892 601
refer to table 8: jury trials by year
Table 8: Jury Trials by Year
YearNumber of Jury Trials
2015 55
2016 71
2017 90
2018 82