UPDATE: Collin County received the “Best Application Serving the Public” honors as part of the
Best of Texas awards ceremony at the Texas Digital Government Summit 2016 in Austin. Our mobile-friendly, one-stop judicial system app -- created exclusively by our own Information Technology Department staff -- was recognized for its ability to easily serve to customers three of the county’s most popular databases. Stay tuned, though, our folks aren't done yet.
Collin County hosts a free online application today that gives web-users one search engine to bring back data on the county's top databases: active warrants, current inmates and court cases.
Judicial Online Search, visitors to the county website can enter one search to pull back information from the three most heavily used databases onto one results pages with easy navigation back-and-forth between results. The online information from all three is updated live, 24 hours a day.
Users can now use this one-stop search engine to:
Review court cases, past and present, from traffic tickets to felony crimes, divorces to civil torts, by name, case or citation number;
Look-up inmates, view mug shots, check bond amounts, time served, or link back to the inmates' criminal cases; and,
Check active warrants and link back to any cases tied to those warrants;
Best of all, the app is mobile-friendly.
Users can still search the databases separately from their desktop or mobile devices.
Judicial Online Search was designed and built completely in-house, at no added cost to taxpayers, and is part of the county's ongoing efforts to accommodate the ever-growing use of mobile devices. Collin County's website draws about 1.6 million pageviews – or "hits" -- a month. Almost 70 percent of those hits involve tapping one of the three judicial system databases now combined into
Judicial Online Search.