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Criminal History Notification

Criminal Conviction Notification

Criminal Conviction Notification

If you are applying for a new or renewing a license, you must complete a Criminal Conviction Notification form. If you are renewing a license or responding to a renewal deficiency letter, please complete the online criminal history notification by choosing the appropriate link below. If you are obtaining a new license or responding to a new license deficiency letter, please complete the downloadable criminal history notification form below.

What to Report

ALL arrests and/or convictions, including cases that may have been deferred or dismissed, must be reported.

  • There is no time limit on the convictions and arrests that need to be reported.
    An arrest has occurred any time you have been taken into custody under the authority of law.
    A conviction has occurred any time that you received a court ruling of Convicted, Deferred Adjudication, or Dismissed for an offense for which you were arrested.

Criminal Conviction Notification Submission

Choose one of the links below and complete the form.

Downloadable Criminal Conviction Notification form is also available if you need to submit via fax or email.

Websites to Assist You in Completing the Form

You are not required to use the links below; however, if you do not recall your history or details, you may search the county where you were arrested or run a Criminal History Search for yourself and email the results to us (, even if the report states that you have no criminal history or if the Search Criteria shows "No Matching Records".

To locate website for courts in Texas, please visit the interactive map of counties at:

Criminal Background Check Authority and Guidelines

Occupations Code. Title 2. Chapter 53. Subchapter A - Dauthorizes the TCEQ to consider criminal backgrounds on all applicants attempting to obtain or renew a license.  The types of convictions requiring evaluation and the considerations being used to determine eligibility to obtain or renew a license are outlined in the guidance document linked below.

Criminal Conviction Guidelines

Criminal Background Evaluation

Individuals who believe that they may be ineligible to obtain an initial license due to a conviction or deferred adjudication may request an evaluation of their criminal conviction history prior to applying for the license. You may contact our office at (512) 239-6133 or to request a paper Criminal Conviction Evaluation.

Evaluations will not be performed for individuals that already have a TCEQ license or for individuals that are not actively seeking to obtain a TCEQ Occupational license.