Sex Offenders

Under the Code of Criminal Procedure, Texas law provides that information pertaining to sex offenders is public information.

Art. 62.08. Central Database; Public Information

(a) The department shall maintain a computerized central database containing only the information required for registration under this chapter.

(b) The information contained in the database is public information, with the exception of any information:

(1) regarding the person's social security number, driver's license number, or telephone number;

(2) that is required by the department under Article 62.02(b)(6); or

(3) that would identify the victim of the offense for which the person is subject to registration.

(c) Notwithstanding Chapter 730, Transportation Code, the department shall maintain in the database, and shall post on any department website related to the database, any photograph of the person that is available through the process for obtaining or renewing a personal identification certificate or driver's license under Section 521.103 or 521.272, Transportation Code. The department shall update the photograph in the database and on the website annually or as the photograph otherwise becomes available through the renewal process for the certificate or license.

Text of subsection (d) as amended by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., chapter 211, § 10

(d) A local law enforcement authority shall release public information described under Subsection (b) to any person who submits to the authority a written request for the information. The authority may charge the person a fee not to exceed the amount reasonably necessary to cover the administrative costs associated with the authority's release of information to the person under this subsection.

In order to search for Registered Sex Offenders in the City of Pasadena, you may access the Texas Department of Public Safety Website and access any sex offender records statewide. If for some reason you are unable to find the information you are seeking from the DPS website, you may contact the Pasadena Police Department Juvenile Division at 713-475-7830 for further information.