Communications and Records Services

Travis County Archives Web Site - about the archives...

The Travis County Department of Communications and Records Services (CARS) has launched a new website: Travis County Archives.

The Archives is a division of the CARS department of Travis County. The mission of the Travis County Archives is to serve the government and the community of Travis County by documenting, preserving, and making available its records and history.

The Travis County Archives seeks to document the functions and activities of the Travis County government, support the conduct of the government by preserving and providing access to essential county records, and maintain the history of the county and its community through the preservation of records with historical value.


Communications and Records Services (CARS) provides the following services...

  • public law libraries,
  • the TCTV channel 17 television station,
  • a public information booth in the courthouse,
  • county operator assistance,
  • internal print and mail services,
  • internal copier and office equipment repair,
  • imaging, storage, and destruction of county records, and
  • coordination of the county's policy manual.

The information booth handles telephone and in-person inquiries for county office locations, phone numbers, and basic information on county services. They also provide notary services.

Law Library

314 W 11th, Ste. #140
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 854-8677
Fax: (512) 854-9082

The county's law library makes legal research materials and forms with instructions available to the public. Law librarians may not offer legal advice, but can direct members of the public to appropriate resources.

Media Services - TCTV Channel 17

700 Lavaca St.
Suite 1.200
Phone 512-854-9503
Fax 512-854-1-7135

TCTV Channel 17 provides county residents with television access to commissioners court meetings as well as informative county programs.

Contact Us

700 Lavaca, Ste. #330
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: (512) 854-9575
Fax: (512) 854-4560