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How do you search for outstanding warrants in Dallas County?

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According to the Dallas police department, as of 2014, for information about arrest warrants, the following number can be called: (214) 670-0109. It is an automated system that is available 24 hours a day and every day of the week. To speak with a human operator, call between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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Texas Arrests states that the Dallas County sheriff's department can be contacted by phone, fax, in person or online at its website. Additionally, the Dallas County criminal background search service allows individuals to conduct an arrest warrant search on its website.

According to Dallasnews, as of April 2012, minor warrants for Class C misdemeanor charges are no longer entered into the regional database. This policy eliminates the burden on police to maintain the record and keeps them from being overrun with too many warrants. This does not effect serious crimes. Only minor violations punishable by fine are effected. In addition, arresting such offenders puts an additional burden on the Dallas County correctional facility to hold them and provide for their care, which is cost prohibitive. In response, a new system has been suggested where Class C offenders are not allowed to register their car prior to paying their fine.

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