Skip tracing Houston


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What is skip tracing?


Skip tracing is a legal process of professional investigation. Through the use of acquired data from different sources, private investigators can skip trace of find a person. This is usually sought by clients in the private sector and serves different functions.

How is skip tracing used in Marketing?


This process of skip tracing can be helpful in the field of marketing. Sourcing out phone numbers and email addresses for the target market of a business will help in lead generation and eventually nurturing potential customers. The internet is a powerful tool equipped with massive information. 


This resource, when used properly and legally can help a private enterprise gain customers and convert these leads to sales. The different tools available in the web makes it easy for businesses to perform tracing.

How is skip tracing used in law enforcement?


This process is also being utilized in the field of law enforcement. Federal investigators make use of different tools and methods to skip trace a criminal. This is also used in serving subpoenas and demand letters to individuals who are in hiding or cannot be located. Technology has played big role in the improvement of this practice.

How is skip tracing used in private practice?


The private sector also makes use of skip tracing in different fields. Professional investigators can be hired to find a missing person, conduct private investigations for various purposes, and many more. There are licensed professionals and companies who can be hired to perform this task.

How is skip tracing used in debt collection?


To skip trace in collections is a common industry practice. Debt authorities and companies make use of legal means to find and contact their debtors who have been hiding away from their responsibilities. There are agencies who specialize in contacting and locating individuals who have missed or have avoided paying their dues.

How It Works

Step 1

Call or email us with a specific request. 

Step 2

We will confirm receipt and assign a work order to a server in the respondents zip code.

Step 3

We will notify you with real time service updates from the field. Once complete we will file service returns with the specific court and provide file stamped copies back to you.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to skip trace in Houston TX?

The cost of this service heavily depends on the service and output demanded from the provider. The more complicated and difficult the task, the higher the corresponding cost. According to, skip tracing fees start from $20.00 to $350.00 on an average.

How do skip tracers work?

Skip tracers rely heavily on data. They make use of publicly-available information in looking for a missing person and even identifying the whereabouts or contact information of a person. Private investigators also utilize the information available in the web especially in social media sites as these data can help them find and locate the subject of their trace. Phone numbers are the most commonly-used information used to find individuals. Another way used by tracers is the SSN trace or the Social Security Number look-up. This is helpful as majority of individuals in the country have their social security number and it can lead to an extensive search as majority of an person’s information is linked to their SSN.

What Attorneys Say

Here’s some feedback we’ve received from law firms all over the United States.

Bryan Crone

My office has used Austin Process exclusively since at least 2017. We do a moderate regular volume of business with them each year across several Texas counties and they have handled the ~90% of our straightforward service needs and the ~10% that are more complex equally well. The small staff is friendly and responsive and on the very few occasions when I’ve had something particularly out of the ordinary, Mike has personally ensured it’s taken care of. We’ve had a very good customer experience working exclusively with Austin Process for several years now and I would certainly recommend using them for any service needs throughout the State of Texas.


Jack Nichols

I’ve been using Austin Process for service and skip tracing since I opened my practice. They are incredibly reliable, responsive, and always get the job done.


Caleb Malone

I have worked with Austin Process for nearly a decade. They are prompt, professional, and reliable. They have never let me down and have extensive knowledge of the rules of civil procedure and expeditious turnaround time. Highly recommend!


Jeff Meyerson

This is a top notch outfit! They are quick, efficient, and VERY experienced. They are our firm’s go to process server every time.


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