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The Houston Forensic Science Center records—or eDiscovery—website contains documents dating back to 2014, when HFSC took over management of the Houston Police Department’s forensic services. The site is continuously updated with records commonly requested in court, including validation reports, correction-related documents, standard operating procedures and others. The site does not include case-specific records or reports.
HFSC releases case-specific information and records upon request. To obtain such information, please contact HFSC’s Client Services & Case Management (CS/CM) division at This division also handles subpoena and discovery requests. Additional information about the division and its responsibilities can be found here. Members of the general public can receive case-specific information by submitting a Public Information Act request to Information about the Texas Public Information Act can be found on the Texas Attorney General’s Office website (
As mentioned above, the eDiscovery website does not contain case-specific information. Documents that may be legally privileged are also not available on this website.
The HFSC Records website is updated weekly.
Commonly revised documents, such as standard operating procedures (SOPs), list the effective date range. The most recent version will list “present” in the effective date range.
The CS/CM division will provide a letter detailing all documents relevant to a case in response to a request for case-specific information. This letter can be used to search the records website for relevant material.
Evidence submission forms are available on the HFSC website. For audio/video evidence submissions, please use this form. For all other evidence, please use this form.
The most recent documents can be found under the “new updates” tab on the website. That is updated every two weeks.