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Texas Court Closures

Posted by Pre-employ on March 19, 2020

Updated May 27, 2020 4:48 pm EST       

Don’t just remember the Alamo—remember that Texas is the home of major companies like Exxon Mobile and AT&T. When it comes to corporations of this size, efficiency is the name of the game. We hope all the state’s companies, from large to small, will use this resource, a real-time updated list of court statuses, to avoid hiring delays within their human resource department.

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Courts Within Texas Jurisdictions

Jurisdiction = County or Parrish Court System

Record Access= Can Pre-employ.com access FCRA Compliant records at this time

In-Person = Can general public access courthouses for records or information 

Jurisdiction Full or Partial Record Access? Court Closure Jurisdiction Full or Partial Record Access? Court Closure
Statewide-Texas Yes OPEN Karnes, TX Yes OPEN
Anderson, TX Yes OPEN Kaufman,TX Yes OPEN
Andrews, TX Yes OPEN Kendall, TX Yes OPEN
Angelina, TX Yes OPEN Kenedy, TX Yes OPEN
Aransas,TX Yes OPEN Kent, TX Yes OPEN
Archer, TX Yes OPEN Kerr,TX Yes OPEN
Armstrong, TX Yes OPEN Kimble, TX Yes OPEN
Atascosa, TX Yes OPEN King, TX Yes OPEN
Austin, TX Yes OPEN Kinney, TX Yes OPEN
Bailey, TX Yes OPEN Kleberg, TX Yes OPEN
Bandera,TX Yes OPEN Knox, TX Yes OPEN
Bastrop,TX Yes OPEN La Salle, TX Yes OPEN
Baylor, TX Yes OPEN Lamar, TX Yes OPEN
Bee, TX Yes OPEN Lamb, TX Yes OPEN
Bell, TX Yes OPEN Lampasas, TX Yes OPEN
Bexar, TX Yes OPEN Lavaca, TX Yes OPEN
Blanco, TX Yes OPEN Lee, TX Yes OPEN
Borden, TX Yes OPEN Leon, TX Yes OPEN
Bosque, TX No CLOSED Liberty, TX Yes OPEN
Bowie, TX Yes CLOSED Limestone, TX Yes OPEN
Brazoria, TX Yes OPEN Lipscomb, TX Yes OPEN
Brazos,TX Yes OPEN Live Oak, TX Yes OPEN
Brewster, TX Yes OPEN Llano, TX Yes OPEN
Briscoe, TX Yes OPEN Loving, TX Yes OPEN
Brooks,TX Yes OPEN Lubbock, TX Yes OPEN
Brown, TX Yes OPEN Lynn, TX Yes OPEN
Burleson, TX Yes OPEN Madison, TX Yes OPEN
Burnet, TX Yes OPEN Marion, TX Yes OPEN
Caldwell, TX Yes OPEN Martin, TX Yes OPEN
Calhoun,TX Yes OPEN Mason, TX Yes OPEN
Callahan, TX No CLOSED Matagorda, TX Yes OPEN
Cameron, TX Yes OPEN Maverick, TX Yes OPEN
Camp, TX No CLOSED McCulloch, TX Yes OPEN
Carson, TX Yes OPEN McLennan, TX Yes OPEN
Cass, TX Yes OPEN McMullen, TX Yes OPEN
Castro, TX Yes OPEN Medina, TX Yes OPEN
Chambers, TX Yes CLOSED Menard, TX Yes OPEN
Cherokee, TX No CLOSED Midland, TX Yes OPEN
Childress, TX Yes OPEN Milam, TX Yes OPEN
Clay, TX Yes OPEN Mills, TX Yes OPEN
Cochran, TX Yes OPEN Mitchell, TX Yes OPEN
Coke, TX Yes OPEN Montague, TX Yes OPEN
Coleman, TX Yes OPEN Montgomery, TX Yes OPEN
Collin, TX Yes OPEN Moore, TX Yes OPEN
Collingsworth, TX Yes OPEN Morris, TX Yes OPEN
Colorado, TX Yes OPEN Motley, TX Yes OPEN
Comal, TX Yes OPEN Nacogdoches, TX Yes OPEN
Comanche, TX Yes OPEN Navarro, TX Yes OPEN
Concho, TX Yes OPEN Newton, TX Yes OPEN
Cooke, TX Yes OPEN Nolan, TX Yes OPEN
Coryell, TX Yes OPEN Nueces,TX Yes OPEN
Cottle, TX Yes OPEN Ochiltree, TX Yes OPEN
Crane, TX Yes CLOSED Oldham, TX Yes OPEN
Crockett, TX Yes OPEN Orange, TX Yes LIMITED ACCESS
Crosby, TX Yes OPEN Palo Pinto, TX Yes OPEN
Culberson, TX Yes OPEN Panola, TX Yes OPEN
Dallam, TX Yes OPEN Parker,TX Yes OPEN
Dallas, TX Yes OPEN Parmer, TX Yes OPEN
Dawson, TX Yes OPEN Pecos, TX Yes OPEN
De witt, TX Yes OPEN Polk, TX Yes OPEN
Deaf Smith, TX Yes OPEN Potter,TX Yes OPEN
Delta, TX Yes OPEN Presidio, TX Yes OPEN
Denton, TX Yes OPEN Rains, TX Yes OPEN
Dickens, TX Yes OPEN Randall,TX Yes OPEN
Dimmit, TX Yes OPEN Reagan, TX Yes OPEN
Donley, TX Yes OPEN Real, TX Yes OPEN
Duval, TX Yes OPEN Red River, TX Yes OPEN
Eastland, TX Yes OPEN Reeves, TX Yes OPEN
Ector, TX Yes OPEN Refugio, TX Yes OPEN
Edwards, TX Yes OPEN Roberts, TX Yes OPEN
El Paso, TX Yes OPEN Robertson, TX Yes OPEN
Ellis, TX Yes OPEN Rockwall, TX Yes OPEN
Erath, TX Yes OPEN Runnels, TX Yes OPEN
Falls, TX Yes OPEN Rusk, TX Yes LIMITED ACCESS
Fannin, TX Yes OPEN Sabine, TX Yes OPEN
Fayette, TX Yes OPEN San Augustine, TX Yes OPEN
Fisher, TX Yes OPEN San Jacinto, TX Yes OPEN
Floyd, TX Yes OPEN San Patricio,TX Yes OPEN
Foard, TX Yes OPEN San Saba, TX Yes OPEN
Fort Bend,TX Yes OPEN Schleicher, TX Yes OPEN
Franklin, TX Yes OPEN Scurry, TX Yes OPEN
Freestone, TX Yes OPEN Shackelford, TX Yes OPEN
Frio, TX Yes OPEN Shelby, TX Yes OPEN
Gaines, TX Yes OPEN Sherman, TX Yes OPEN
Galveston, TX Yes OPEN Smith, TX Yes OPEN
Garza, TX Yes OPEN Somervell, TX Yes OPEN
Gillespie, TX Yes OPEN Starr, TX Yes OPEN
Glasscock, TX Yes OPEN Stephens, TX Yes OPEN
Goliad, TX Yes OPEN Sterling, TX Yes OPEN
Gonzales, TX Yes OPEN Stonewall, TX Yes OPEN
Gray, TX Yes OPEN Sutton, TX Yes OPEN
Grayson,TX Yes OPEN Swisher, TX Yes OPEN
Gregg, TX Yes OPEN Tarrant,TX Yes OPEN
Grimes, TX Yes OPEN Taylor,TX Yes OPEN
Guadalupe, TX Yes OPEN Terrell, TX Yes OPEN
Hale, TX Yes OPEN Terry, TX Yes OPEN
Hall, TX No OPEN Throckmorton, TX Yes OPEN
Hamilton, TX Yes OPEN Titus, TX Yes OPEN
Hansford, TX Yes OPEN Tom Green,TX Yes OPEN
Hardeman, TX Yes OPEN Travis, TX Yes OPEN
Hardin, TX Yes OPEN Trinity, TX Yes OPEN
Harris, TX Yes OPEN Tyler, TX Yes OPEN
Harrison, TX Yes OPEN Upshur,TX Yes OPEN
Hartley, TX Yes OPEN Upton, TX Yes OPEN
Haskell, TX Yes OPEN Uvalde, TX Yes OPEN
Hays,TX Yes OPEN Val Verde, TX No CLOSED
Hemphill, TX Yes OPEN Van Zandt, TX Yes OPEN
Henderson,TX Yes OPEN Victoria,TX Yes OPEN
Hidalgo,TX Yes OPEN Walker, TX Yes OPEN
Hill, TX Yes OPEN Waller, TX Yes OPEN
Hockley, TX Yes OPEN Ward, TX Yes OPEN
Hood, TX Yes OPEN Washington, TX Yes OPEN
Hopkins, TX Yes OPEN Webb,TX Yes OPEN
Houston, TX Yes OPEN Wharton, TX Yes CLOSED
Howard, TX Yes OPEN Wheeler, TX Yes OPEN
Hudspeth, TX Yes OPEN Wichita, TX Yes OPEN
Hunt, TX No OPEN Wilbarger, TX Yes OPEN
Hutchinson, TX Yes LIMITED ACCESS Willacy, TX Yes OPEN
Irion, TX Yes OPEN Williamson,TX Yes OPEN
Jack, TX Yes OPEN Wilson, TX Yes OPEN
Jackson, TX Yes OPEN Winkler, TX Yes OPEN
Jasper, TX Yes OPEN Wise, TX Yes OPEN
Jeff Davis, TX Yes OPEN Wood, TX Yes OPEN
Jefferson, TX Yes LIMITED ACCESS Yoakum, TX Yes OPEN
Jim Hogg, TX Yes OPEN Young, TX Yes OPEN
Jim Wells, TX Yes OPEN Zapata, TX Yes OPEN
Johnson,TX Yes OPEN Zavala, TX Yes OPEN
Jones, TX Yes OPEN      

 

Texas Federal Appeals Court

Northern District of Texas 

All civil and criminal bench and jury trials scheduled to begin through May 1 are postponed until further notice. The postponement does not include other deadlines besides the trial date. All grand jury proceedings through May 1 are postponed, and all deadlines, including the statutes of limitations, are suspended through May 1. Public tours and naturalization ceremonies scheduled through May 1 are cancelled and will be rescheduled later.

Southern District of Texas 

 All jury trials suspended until April 1.

Eastern District of Texas 

 Attorneys and parties should communicate if court proceedings could cause someone to come into contact with an individual exposed to or infected with the coronavirus.

Texas State Courts 

 Texas Supreme Court has called on courts to suspend proceedings or schedule them to avoid gatherings of large groups until at least April 1. Courts are also encouraged to implement remote appearances.

Harris County Civil District Court

 All civil jury trials suspended through the rest of March. Criminal jury trials suspended through March 20.

Dallas County Civil District Court 

 All jury trials through May 8 are canceled.

Collin County District Court 

 All nonessential court matters from March 16 through April 1 will be rescheduled. The courts are developing a plan for electronic appearances.

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals 

 All requirements to file paper copies are suspended until further notice. All current deadlines remain in effect, except for those regarding the filing of paper copies. Extensions with justification may be requested from the clerk’s office. The court canceled in-person oral arguments scheduled for March 30 to April 2 in New Orleans

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