Brown County Court at Law
County Courts at Law hear protective orders under Texas Family Code chapter 71, all probate, guardianship, and mental commitment matters. When there is no court of continuing jurisdiction (there has never been an order made on the matter before by another court), the County Court at Law hears all family law cases including divorces and child-related issues.
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Read our articles on Zoom and how to use it to prepare for your hearing. You should also read the following documents uploaded by the Brown County Court Administrator:
Common questions about Brown County
The Brown County Courthouse is located at 200 S Broadway, Brownwood, Texas 76801-3192.
Phone: (325) 643-2594
Fax: (325) 646-0878
Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
There is no online case information search available for Brown County. To get information about your case, contact the County Clerk’s Office at (325) 643-2594. You can request information in person from the County Clerk’s Office at the courthouse (Suite 101).
Read the Rules and Regulations on Public Records for the Brown County Clerk to learn more.
You can read How to E-File to learn about E-filing. E-filing is mandatory for all civil and probate cases, except for those not represented by an attorney.
You can also read the Notice of Mandatory E-Filing from the County Clerk’s Office.
The County Court Docket Calendar is available on the court’s webpage. You can also view the 2023 Holiday Calendar on the County Court website.
Instructions & Forms
Instructions & Forms
Honorable Sam C. Moss
200 South Broadway St., Room 208
Brownwood Texas 76801
Phone: (325) 646-5859
Fax: (325) 646-5980
Watch Judge Moss’ court live stream on YouTube.
This information is current as of February 9, 2023.
|Is this court doing virtual hearings?||What platform are they using?||Are there any exceptions?|
|Yes.||Zoom.||Yes, all jury trials and hearings at the court's discretion are held in person.|
You can visit the County Court at Law’s webpage for the most up-to-date information. You can also read the Brown County Minimum COVID-19 Protocols for current procedures.
Any time after an answer is filed in the case, any party may request a setting for trial on the merits or a pre-trial hearing. All documents must be filed with the County Clerk’s office either through e-FileTexas, in person, or by mail.
Parties can request a hearing by filing a motion requesting a hearing and proposed order setting the hearing with the court or orally requesting the court to schedule the hearing and confirm the request for setting by sending a letter addressed to the court and sending a copy to the other party. All requests for setting must include an estimate of the amount of time required for the hearing.
You can request a virtual hearing the same way you would request an in person hearing as described above.
Court staff will contact you after your hearing is set with instructions for the hearing, including how evidence is submitted and presented to the court.
No. All jury trials are in person only.
Possibly. Contact the court if you have concerns about testifying in person.
If you have any questions on the Court's procedures, contact the Court Coordinator Amanda Bundick at (325) 646-5859.
Articles in this guide
Civil Litigation in Texas: The BasicsThis article explains the basics of civil lawsuits in Texas.
Justice 101: The Client's Guide to Texas Civil LitigationThis article contains a link to a video that provides some background on the civil litigation system in Texas.
What Court Staff Can and Cannot DoInformation on what type of services a court can offer.
How to Set a Contested Final Hearing (Family Law)This article discusses the steps to set a Contested Final Hearing in Family Law.
How to Set Aside a Default JudgmentThis article explains how to ask the judge to set aside (cancel) a default judgment.
How to Set an Uncontested Final Hearing (Family Law)This article discusses setting an uncontested final hearing in a family law case in Texas.
Individual Rights and Navigating Court Proceedings During COVID-19Learn how the court system and personal rights changed due to the pandemic and how to navigate them.
Virtual CourtSome Texas courts will hold hearings by videoconference, usually using Zoom.
Sensitive DataThis article provides information on protected sensitive data; data that appears in public records; and sealing records.
How to E-FileThis article provides an overview of e-filing as well as solutions to some common e-filing mistakes.
Civil Trial PreparationIf your case is contested, then you will need to spend a lot of time preparing for trial.
How to Use ZoomAccess all available resources on how to use Zoom's video platform for virtual court hearings on your desktop or mobile phone.