Public Information Office

Please read this before filing a public information request; it will save delays in getting you what you want:

If you're looking for …

Police Records: Arrest or Accident Reports, Jailings​, 911 Calls

You will need to contact the law enforcemen​t agency that made or took the report: for example, County Sheriff, Allen Police​​, Frisco Police, McKinney Police​ and Plano Police. If you're seeking information on a current prisoner in the county jail, go here. We don't have access to ANY police records.

Court Records: (Divorce Records, Criminal Cases, Traffic Tickets, lawsuits of any kind)

Contact the clerks of the courts (District, County Courts at Law, Justice Courts) for ALL court records. You can also verify a case number and case status online here​. We don't have access to ANY court records from this site.

Land Records: Business Registrations (DBA's/Assumed Names), Deeds, Foreclosures, Liens, Marriage Licenses, Birth Certificates, Beer & wine Applications, Cattle Brands, all other Vital Records

Contact the County Clerk. You can also look up most of this information online under Deed Searches on her webpage.

Taxes: Vehicle Registration, Property Tax Information/Statements

Contact the Tax Assessor-Collector.​

Our Mission

The Public Information Office’s main focus is to help the general public and media with access to open records and information on how our departments work and support the 37 elected officials within the county government framework.

Here’s a brief list of our functions:

  • Oversee open records requests of county departments: Collin County maintains a vast storehouse of public records, most of which can be searched and found through our online services. For those records that aren’t online, visit our open records request page.
  • Plan and implement public information programs countywide;
  • Plan, design, write and edit news releases, newsletters, informational articles, pamphlets and brochures;
  • Coordinate and conduct press conferences, public meetings and special events; and,
  • Coordinate tours of county government ​facilities.

Here are some other frequently sought county links and contact information for items that may not require a formal, open records request:

  • Public Notices: Public meetings, hearings, minutes, general announcements.
  • County Checkbook: The first county check register made available online in the country, with information back to 2007.

For the Media: We are the main point of contact for information and interview requests for the County Commissioners Court and the county departments that fall directly under their supervision. If you would like to receive our News Releases, contact us. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Appointed Officials
Tim Wyatt, Public Information Officer
Eric Nishimoto, Public Information Officer

Collin County Administration Building
2300 Bloomdale Rd., Suite 4192
McKinney, TX 75071

Email Us
972-548-4673 or 972-548-4772 (McKinney)
972-424-1460 ext. 4673 or ext. 4772 (Metro)
972-548-4699 (FAX)

Links & Resources

News Releases
Open Records Requests