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If you need a professional private investigator to assist you with a discreet, confidential private investigation please fill out a Private Investigator Free Consultation. Our private investigators are committed to providing affordable, reliable service in your area and report their results in a timely, accountable manner. Contact us today to begin your case.

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OriginInvestigation LocationClient TypeCase Type
austin, Texas Tanzania Spousal or Matrimonial Adultery or Infidelity Investigations (Marital)
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Description of Private Investigations in Texas

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Texas Private Investigator

Local Texas Private Investigator

Private Investigators in Texas are required to be licensed in order to conduct Private Investigation services. If your investigation requires the case to move out of state, the private investigator must still abide by any out of state licensing requirements.

Texas Private Investigator

A private investigator in Texas must apply to the Private Security Bureau and pass licensing requirements, including a thorough background check. While many Texas private investigators come from a law enforcement or military background, it is not a requirement for employment as a private investigator. Often times a degree in Criminal Justice or other security and investigation work can be just as important to prospective employers.

You can rest assured that any Texas private investigator assigned to your case with ICS is fully licensed and insured in accordance with Texas state laws and participates in the required continuing education. It is important for you to have this assurance, as it is equally criminal in the State of Texas to hire an unlicensed private investigator as it is to operate a private investigation company without a license.

Private Investigator in Texas

Private Investigation in Texas

Texas is the second largest state in the United States for both area and population, with over 268,000 square miles and 24 million residents. Three of the top ten most populous cities in the United States are located in Texas; Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. The capitol of Texas, Austin, has a large population as well, and ranks in the top twenty-five for the United States. Texas also has large rural areas that form settlements called colonias, with more residents living in colonias than any other state.

Transportation in Texas follows this trend of being "big", containing the largest highway and railway systems by mileage in the United States. In addition, Texas has more airports than any state and over 1,000 seaports along its coast. The Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport is the second largest domestically and the fourth largest in the world. Transportation in Texas can sometimes prove difficult due to its large size, rough terrain, and necessary upkeep of its extensive highway system.

ICS provides a full range of investigations for the state of Texas, and has private investigators in every major metropolitan region. Whether your case involves fraud, adultery, missing persons, child custody, extramarital affairs or infidelity, asset searches, surveillance, background checks or any of our other services, ICS has the resources and expertise to find the answers you need.

Texas Background Check

Do you need a background check performed in the state of Texas? Background checks are one of the most well known and useful investigation tools a private investigator can provide. Sometimes a background check is all a client needs and other times it is merely the first step into a more in-depth investigation, providing clues and leads for the private investigator and client to pursue. If you need a Texas background check or an investigation involving one, the professionals at ICS are ready to work for you to provide the discreet and confidential service you need. ICS has been helping people in Texas just like you get results since 1967.

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Local Associations and Important Resources for Texas

Texas Association of Licensed Investigators, Inc.


Texas Department of Public Safety


Official Portal of Texas (State of Texas Website)


Texas Constitution and Statutes


About Texas:

Jurisdictional, Licensing, and Regulation Concerns

Texas Private Investigator License

Reference Website:

Contact Information:
Texas Department of Public Safety - Private Security Bureau, PO Box 15999, Austin, Texas, United States, 78761-5999
Phone: (512) 424-7710
Fax: (512) 424-7729

Texas Association of Licensed Investigators, Inc.

Citation Statute:
Texas Occupations Code
Title 10. Occupations Related to Law Enforcement and Security
Chapter 1702. Private Security

Texas Administrative Code
Title 37. Public Safety and Corrections
Part 1. Texas Department of Public Safety
Chapter 35. Private Security


Qualifications Requirement:
The following information is a summary of the Texas Private Security Bureau document "Company License Application Instructions and General Requirements for Licensing". Please see the full document for more detailed and complete information.

Texas law requires that a private investigator must be properly licensed to offer or engage in private investigation or security services. Offering to provide private investigator services without a license, or hiring an unlicensed private investigator to perform investigations carries a criminal penalty in the state of Texas.

Private investigation companies that are licensed by the Private Security Bureau of Texas may consist of a single person or may involve several thousand employees. Each type of company can be identified as one of the three main types of companies; sole proprietorships (single owner), partnerships (two or more owners), and corporations (established through the Office of the Texas Secretary of State).

Texas law requires that to own, manage or be employed by a licensed private investigation company, a person must:

• be at least 18 years of age;
• not have been convicted of two or more felony offenses, a single felony within the past twenty years; or a Class A misdemeanor within the past ten years;
• no be currently charged with a Class A misdemeanor or felony offense, under an information or indictment
• not have been adjudicated a having engaged in felony level delinquent conduct within the past ten years;
• not have been found by a court to be incompetent by reason of a mental defect or disease and not have been restored to competency;
• not have been dishonorably discharged from the United States armed services, discharged from the United States armed services under other conditions determined by the Board to be prohibitive, or dismissed by the United States armed services if a commissioned office in the United States armed services;
• not be required to register in this or any other state as a sex offender;
• not have charges pending for or have been convicted in any jurisdiction of a Class misdemeanor within the past five years, for an offense determined by the Board administrative rule to be disqualifying.

These requirements apply to all licensed private investigators and applicants for a private investigator license. There are additional requirements that must be met by the manager of a private investigation company.

All applicants for a private investigator license undergo criminal history checks with the State of Texas and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

In addition, a licensed private investigation company must maintain, on file with the Private Security Bureau of Texas, a certificate of proof of liability which must be kept in full force and effect at all times.

Reciprocity: Texas does not have private investigator reciprocity agreements with any other states. However, if a private investigator must conduct brief business in Texas, it is generally acceptable.

Testing: Testing is required for a Private Investigator License in the State of Texas.

Fees: Class A Fee: $350.00 registration fee + $11.00 subscription fee= $361.00

Renewal Information: $350.00 registration fee + $11.00 subscription fee= $361.00


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Top Case Types for Texas
Adultery or Infidelity Investigations (Marital)
Child Custody and Visitation Investigations
Cheating Spouse Investigation
Other Private Investigator Case
Unfaithful or Cheating Mate (Non-Marital)
Background Investigation
Locate Lost People
Birth Parent Locate Investigation
Cheating Husband Investigation
Missing Persons

Case Studies

Cheating Military Wife Case Study
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Cheating Spouse Case Study
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