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Hidalgo County Courts at Law

Hidalgo County

Learn the virtual court procedures, who you need to contact, and more about the Hidalgo County Courts at Law.
Overview

Guide Overview

County Courts at Law hear civil cases where the amount in controversy is $500-$200,000, eminent domain cases, some family law cases, class A or B misdemeanor criminal offenses, mental health matters, and appeals of: 

  • Final rulings and decisions of the Texas Workers' Compensation Commission, 

  • Hidalgo County Justice of the Peace and Municipal Courts, and 

  • State Office of Administrative Hearings concerning Administrative License Revocations. 

All probate matters are handled by the Probate Court. 

This guide contains information on the Hidalgo County Civil Courts at Law. 

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Research Tips

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 Hidalgo County Clerk: 

Common questions about Hidalgo County

The Hidalgo County Courts at Law are in the Hidalgo County Courthouse at 100 North Closner Boulevard, Edinburg, Texas 78539. The County Clerk’s mailing address is P.O. Box 58, Edinburg, Texas 78540. 

Phone: (956) 318-2100 
Fax: (956) 318-2105 
Hours of Operation: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

You can use the Hidalgo County Court Records Inquiry search available on the County Clerk’s website. You can also visit the County Clerk’s Office to view your records in person. 

You can read How to E-File and the guide I want to electronically file (e-file) my documents to learn about E-Filing.

You can also read more about E-Filing and E-File Texas on the County Clerk's webpage.

You can see the 2023 docket for your case when you visit the Hidalgo County Records Inquiry page and click on Court Calendar. Then you can search by case number, attorney, judicial officer, party name, or date range.

Instructions & Forms

Honorable Rodolfo Gonzalez 

100 N. Closner Boulevard 
Third Floor 
Edinburg, Texas 78539 
 
Phone: (956) 318-2375 
Fax: (956) 318-2373 

Hours: Monday–Friday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed for lunch from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.) 

Watch County Court at Law No. 1’s court live stream on YouTube

This information is current as of March 29, 2023.

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Unknown. Zoom. Contact the court for information.

You can visit County Court at Law No. 1’s webpage for the most up-to-date information.

All documents you want to file with the court must be filed with the Court Clerk’s Office through e-filing, in person, fax, or by mail. Contact the County Clerk’s Office with any questions at (956) 318-2100

All motions must include a Certificate of Conference stating you made an effort to resolve the motion with all other parties and lawyers before filing.

The court will set a specific motion for a hearing after the motion is filed with the Clerk’s Office if an Order Setting Hearing with a signature line for the judge and names and addresses for all parties is attached to the motion. Otherwise, you can contact the court coordinator to schedule a hearing in this court.

Possibly. Depending on the complexity of the matter, type of hearing, and the situation, the court will use its discretion to permit virtual hearings. Contact the court to see if you can schedule a virtual hearing.

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 held in person only.

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns. The court will decide whether to allow virtual testimony upon request.

If you have any questions concerning your case or court procedures, contact the Court Coordinator Toni Garcia at (956) 318-2375.

Honorable Jaime Palacios 

100 N. Closner Boulevard 
Third Floor 
Edinburg, Texas 78539 
 
Phone: (956) 318-2380 
Fax: (956) 318-2384 

Hours: Monday–Friday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Watch County Court at Law No. 2’s court live stream on YouTube

This information is current as of March 29, 2023.

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Unknown. Zoom. Contact the court for information.

You can visit County Court at Law No. 2’s webpage for the most up-to-date information.

All documents you want to file with the court must be filed with the Court Clerk’s Office through e-filing, in person, fax, or by mail. Contact the County Clerk’s Office with any questions at (956) 318-2100

All motions must include a Certificate of Conference stating you made an effort to resolve the motion with all other parties and lawyers before filing.

The court will set a specific motion for a hearing after the motion is filed with the Clerk’s Office if an Order Setting Hearing with a signature line for the judge and names and addresses for all parties is attached to the motion. Otherwise, you can contact the court coordinator to schedule a hearing in this court.

Possibly. Depending on the complexity of the matter, type of hearing, and the situation, the court will use its discretion to permit virtual hearings. Contact the court to see if you can schedule a virtual hearing.

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 held in person only.

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns. The court will decide whether to allow virtual testimony upon request.

If you have any questions concerning your case or court procedures, contact the Court Coordinator Maria Elena Banning at (956) 318-2380.

Honorable Fred Garza

100 N. Closner Boulevard 
Third Floor 
Edinburg, Texas 78539 
 
Phone: (956) 318-2390

Hours: Monday–Friday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Watch County Court at Law No. 4’s court live stream on YouTube

This information is current as of March 29, 2023. 

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Unknown. Zoom. Contact the court for information.

You can visit County Court at Law No. 4’s webpage for the most up-to-date information.

All documents you want to file with the court must be filed with the Court Clerk’s Office through e-filing, in person, fax, or by mail. Contact the County Clerk’s Office with any questions at (956) 318-2100

All motions must include a Certificate of Conference stating you made an effort to resolve the motion with all other parties and lawyers before filing.

Read Revised County Court at Law No. 4 Local Rules for more details. 

The court will set a specific motion for a hearing after the motion is filed with the Clerk’s Office if an Order Setting Hearing with a signature line for the judge and names and addresses for all parties is attached to the motion. Otherwise, you can contact the court coordinator only to schedule a hearing in this court. 

Read Revised County Court at Law No. 4 Local Rules for more information. 

Possibly. Depending on the complexity of the matter, type of hearing, and the situation, the court will use its discretion to permit virtual hearings. Contact the court to see if you can schedule a virtual hearing.

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 held in person only.

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns. The court will decide whether to allow virtual testimony upon request.

If you have any questions concerning your case or court procedures, contact the Court Coordinator Rachel Segura at (956) 318-2390 or rachael.segura@co.hidalgo.tx.us.

Honorable Arnoldo Cantu 

100 N. Closner Boulevard 
Second Floor 
Edinburg, Texas 78539 
 
Phone: (956) 318-2460 
Fax: (956) 318-2463 

Hours: Monday–Friday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

This information is current as of March 29, 2023. 

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Unknown. Zoom. Contact the court for information.

You can visit County Court at Law No. 5’s webpage for the most up-to-date information.

All documents you want to file with the court must be filed with the Court Clerk’s Office through e-filing, in person, fax, or by mail. Contact the County Clerk’s Office with any questions at (956) 318-2100

All motions must include a Certificate of Conference stating you made an effort to resolve the motion with all other parties and lawyers before filing.

The court will set a specific motion for a hearing after the motion is filed with the Clerk’s Office if an Order Setting Hearing with a signature line for the judge and names and addresses for all parties is attached to the motion. Otherwise, you can contact the court coordinator only to schedule a hearing in this court.

Possibly. Depending on the complexity of the matter, type of hearing, and the situation, the court will use its discretion to permit virtual hearings. Contact the court to see if you can schedule a virtual hearing.

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 held in person only.

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns. The court will decide whether to allow virtual testimony upon request.

If you have any questions concerning your case or court procedures, contact the Court Coordinator Norma Perez at (956) 318-2460.

Honorable Albert Garcia 

100 N. Closner Boulevard 
Second Floor 
Edinburg, Texas 78539 
 
Phone: (956) 289-7400 
Fax: (956) 289-7812 

Hours: Monday–Friday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Watch County Court at Law No. 6’s court live stream on YouTube

This information is current as of March 29, 2023.

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Unknown. Zoom. Contact the court for information.

You can visit County Court at Law No. 6’s webpage for the most up-to-date information.

All documents you want to file with the court must be filed with the Court Clerk’s Office through e-filing, in person, fax, or by mail. Contact the County Clerk’s Office with any questions at (956) 318-2100

All motions must include a Certificate of Conference stating you made an effort to resolve the motion with all other parties and lawyers before filing.

The court will set a specific motion for a hearing after the motion is filed with the Clerk’s Office if an Order Setting Hearing with a signature line for the judge and names and addresses for all parties is attached to the motion. Otherwise, you can contact the court coordinator only to schedule a hearing in this court.

Possibly. Depending on the complexity of the matter, type of hearing, and the situation, the court will use its discretion to permit virtual hearings. Contact the court to see if you can schedule a virtual hearing.

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 held in person only.

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns. The court will decide whether to allow virtual testimony upon request.

If you have any questions concerning your case or court procedures, contact the Court Coordinator Pete Lobato at (956) 289-7400 or pedro.lobato@co.hidalgo.tx.us.

Honorable Sergio Valdez 

100 N. Closner Boulevard 
Judicial Annex Building 
Edinburg, Texas 78539 
 
Phone: (956) 292-7780 
Fax: (956) 289-7812 

Hours: Monday–Friday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Watch County Court at Law No. 7’s court live stream on YouTube

This information is current as of March 29, 2023. 

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Unknown. Zoom. Contact the court for information.

You can visit County Court at Law No. 7’s webpage for the most up-to-date information.

All documents you want to file with the court must be filed with the Court Clerk’s Office through e-filing, in person, fax, or by mail. Contact the County Clerk’s Office with any questions at (956) 318-2100

All motions must include a Certificate of Conference stating you made an effort to resolve the motion with all other parties and lawyers before filing.

The court will set a specific motion for a hearing after the motion is filed with the Clerk’s Office if an Order Setting Hearing with a signature line for the judge and names and addresses for all parties is attached to the motion. Otherwise, you can contact the court coordinator only to schedule a hearing in this court.

Possibly. Depending on the complexity of the matter, type of hearing, and the situation, the court will use its discretion to permit virtual hearings. Contact the court to see if you can schedule a virtual hearing.

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 held in person only.

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns. The court will decide whether to allow virtual testimony upon request.

If you have any questions concerning your case or court procedures, contact the Court Coordinator Noe Martinez III at (956) 292-7780.

Honorable Omar Maldonado 

100 N. Closner Boulevard 
Judicial Annex Building 
Edinburg, Texas 78539 
 
Phone: (956) 292-7740 
Fax: (956) 289-7812 

Hours: Monday–Friday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Watch County Court at Law No. 8’s court live stream on YouTube

This information is current as of March 29, 2023.

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Unknown. Zoom. Contact the court for information.

You can visit County Court at Law No. 8’s webpage for the most up-to-date information.

All documents you want to file with the court must be filed with the Court Clerk’s Office through e-filing, in person, fax, or by mail. Contact the County Clerk’s Office with any questions at (956) 318-2100

All motions must include a Certificate of Conference stating you made an effort to resolve the motion with all other parties and lawyers before filing.

The court will set a specific motion for a hearing after the motion is filed with the Clerk’s Office if an Order Setting Hearing with a signature line for the judge and names and addresses for all parties is attached to the motion. Otherwise, you can contact the court coordinator only to schedule a hearing in this court.

Possibly. Depending on the complexity of the matter, type of hearing, and the situation, the court will use its discretion to permit virtual hearings. Contact the court to see if you can schedule a virtual hearing.

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 held in person only.

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns. The court will decide whether to allow virtual testimony upon request.

If you have any questions concerning your case or court procedures, contact the Court Coordinator Eduardo Villanueva at (956) 292-7740 or catherine.gonzalez@co.hidalgo.tx.us.

Honorable Patricia O’Caña-Olivarez 

100 N. Closner Boulevard 
Edinburg, Texas 78539 
 
Phone: (956) 292-7036 

Hours: Monday–Friday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Watch County Court at Law No. 9’s court live stream on YouTube

This information is current as of March 29, 2023. 

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Unknown. Zoom. Contact the court for information.

You can visit County Court at Law No. 9’s webpage for the most up-to-date information.

All documents you want to file with the court must be filed with the Court Clerk’s Office through e-filing, in person, fax, or by mail. Contact the County Clerk’s Office with any questions at (956) 318-2100

All motions must include a Certificate of Conference stating you made an effort to resolve the motion with all other parties and lawyers before filing.

The court will set a specific motion for a hearing after the motion is filed with the Clerk’s Office if an Order Setting Hearing with a signature line for the judge and names and addresses for all parties is attached to the motion. Otherwise, you can contact the court coordinator only to schedule a hearing in this court.

Possibly. Depending on the complexity of the matter, type of hearing, and the situation, the court will use its discretion to permit virtual hearings. Contact the court to see if you can schedule a virtual hearing.

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 held in person only.

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns. The court will decide whether to allow virtual testimony upon request.

If you have any questions concerning your case or court procedures, contact the Court Coordinator Bianca Rivera at (956) 292-7036.

Honorable Armando J. Marroquin 

100 N. Closner Boulevard 
Judicial Annex Building 
Edinburg, Texas 78539 
 
Phone: (956) 292-7042 

Hours: Monday–Friday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Watch County Court at Law No. 10’s court live stream on YouTube

This information is current as of March 29, 2023.

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Unknown. Zoom. Contact the court for information.

You can visit County Court at Law No. 10’s webpage for the most up-to-date information. 

All documents you want to file with the court must be filed with the Court Clerk’s Office through e-filing, in person, fax, or by mail. Contact the County Clerk’s Office with any questions at (956) 318-2100

All motions must include a Certificate of Conference stating you made an effort to resolve the motion with all other parties and lawyers before filing.

The court will set a specific motion for a hearing after the motion is filed with the Clerk’s Office if an Order Setting Hearing with a signature line for the judge and names and addresses for all parties is attached to the motion. Otherwise, you can contact the court coordinator only to schedule a hearing in this court.

Possibly. Depending on the complexity of the matter, type of hearing, and the situation, the court will use its discretion to permit virtual hearings. Contact the court to see if you can schedule a virtual hearing.

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 held in person only.

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns. The court will decide whether to allow virtual testimony upon request.

If you have any questions concerning your case or court procedures, contact the Court Coordinator Robert Ramon at (956) 292-7042 or robert.ramon@co.hidalgo.tx.us.

Honorable JoAnne Garcia 

100 N. Closner Boulevard 
Second Floor 
Edinburg, Texas 78539 
 
Phone: (956) 318-2385 

Hours: Monday–Friday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Watch the Probate Court’s court live stream on YouTube

This information is current as of March 29, 2023.

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Unknown. Zoom. Contact the court for information.

You can visit Probate Court’s homepage for the most up-to-date information. The Court issued its Administrative Order Regarding Changes in Court Proceedings on March 17, 2020, and may not reflect the current court procedures.

All documents you want to file with the court must be filed with the Court Clerk’s Office through e-filing, in person, fax, or by mail. Contact the County Clerk’s Office with any questions at (956) 318-2100

All motions must include a Certificate of Conference stating you made an effort to resolve the motion with all other parties and lawyers before filing. 

You can find links to Guardianship Information and Forms, the Small Estate Affidavit Checklist, and the Small Estate Affidavit Form on the court’s homepage. 

The court will set a specific motion for a hearing after the motion is filed with the Clerk’s Office if an Order Setting Hearing with a signature line for the judge and names and addresses for all parties is attached to the motion. Otherwise, you can contact the court coordinator only to schedule a hearing in this court.

Possibly. Depending on the complexity of the matter, type of hearing, and the situation, the court will use its discretion to permit virtual hearings. Contact the court to see if you can schedule a virtual hearing.

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 held in person only.

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns. The court will decide whether to allow virtual testimony upon request.

If you have any questions concerning court procedures, the Court’s calendar, or to schedule a hearing, contact the Court Coordinator Regina Moreno at (956) 318-2385

For questions concerning the uncontested probate docket, uncontested procedural issues, or new probate matter filings, contact Assistant Court Coordinator Yolanda Hernandez at (956) 318-2385.

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