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This page contains links to online directories and general information on Texas courts to help you find information on courts in your area.
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Texas Court Information
CAUTION: Figuring out the right court to file your case in, or the way to respond to a case, is more complicated than finding the closest court to you. The court your case should take place in can depend on several factors including:
- Where you live;
- Where the other side lives; and
- The subject matter of the case.
If you are unsure about where to file your case, get legal advice before going further. You can also go to the ask a question section of our website for more guidance.
Please click the link below for an interactive map of district, county, and justice courts in Texas. This interactive map was developed by the Texas Office of Court Administration. Simply click your county for a listing of courts in your area.
A court can only rule on your case if it has the power to make decisions on your case. Generally, courts have power to make decisions over cases in a set physical area of Texas. Click the link below for maps of the jurisdiction of Texas courts. These maps were developed by the Texas Office of Court Administration.
Information on Texas Child Support & Child Protection Speciality Courts
"The child support courts were created in response to the federal requirement that states create expedited administrative or judicial processes to resolve child support cases. The child support court associate judges are appointed by the presiding judges of the administrative judicial regions. The program is administered by the Office of Court Administration." Please click the link below to learn more about the child support courts. Click here for general information on child support in Texas.
"The specialty child protection courts in Texas were created to assist trial courts in the rural areas in managing their child abuse and neglect dockets. Like the child support court associate judges, these associate judges are appointed by the presiding judges and are OCA employees. At the discretion of the presiding judge, visiting judges are sometimes appointed to hear these cases instead of associate judges." Please click the link below to learn more about the Child Protection Courts. If you are going through a Child Protective Services case, please click here for a guide you may find useful.