Skip to main content

Jefferson County Courts at Law

Jefferson County

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

Guide Overview

County Courts at Law have concurrent jurisdiction with the District Courts and hear civil cases where the amount in controversy is $500-$200,000, eminent domain cases, protective orders under Texas Family Code chapter 71, class A or B misdemeanor criminal offenses, and appeals of: 

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

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

  • State Office of Administrative Hearings concerning Administrative License Revocations. 

County Court at Law No. 1 hears primarily civil matters. County Courts at Law Nos. 2 and 3 primarily hear criminal misdemeanors. The Constitutional County Court hears all probate matters. 

Texas Law Help is working with courts around the state to provide you with accurate information. To help improve upon the information that is available, please leave any comments or recommendations in this Virtual Court Content Survey.   

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 Jefferson County Clerk: 

Common questions about Jefferson County

The Jefferson County District Courts are in the Jefferson County Courthouse at 1085 Pearl Street, Beaumont, Texas 77701. The mailing address is Jefferson County Clerk, Court Division, 1085 Pearl Street, P.O. Box 1151, Beaumont, Texas 77704-1151. 

Phone: (409) 835-8475, option 4 
Fax: (409) 835-2394 
Hours of Operation: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

You can use the Jefferson County Portal available on the County Clerk’s webpage for case information after creating an account.

You can read How to E-File to learn about E-Filing.  

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

Each court has daily dockets and trial dockets available on the respective court’s homepage.

Instructions & Forms

Honorable Gerald W. Eddins 

Jefferson County Courthouse 
1149 Pearl Street 
Room 202 
Beaumont, Texas 77701 

Phone: (409) 835-8470 
Fax: (409) 784-5813 

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

This information is current as of March 27, 2023.

Checklist Steps

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

You can visit County Court at Law No. 1’s webpage for the most up-to-date information. Read the Open Courts Video Conferencing page to learn more.

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 (409) 835-8475, option 4, or countyclerk@jeffcotx.us.  

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. 

Also, read County Court at Law No. 1’s Local Rules for more details.

Contact the court coordinator to set a hearing in your case. Upon request of any party or at the Court’s own decision, a hearing or status conference can be set to help the case move forward. If you believe your hearing will be longer than 15 minutes, you must tell the court coordinator when setting your hearing. You can find County Court at Law No. 1’s trial and daily hearing docket on its homepage. 

Read County Court at Law No. 1’s Local Rules for more details.

Possibly. Depending on the complexity of the matter, the court will use its discretion to permit virtual hearings.

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 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 Associate Court Administrator, Effie Rojo, at (409) 835-8470 or Effie.Rojo@jeffcotx.us.

Honorable Terrence L. Holmes 

Jefferson County Courthouse 
1085 Pearl Street 
Second Floor 
Beaumont, Texas 77701 

Phone: (409) 835-8429 
Alt. Phone: (409) 835-8607 

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

This information is current as of March 27, 2023.

Checklist Steps

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

You can visit County Court at Law No. 2’s webpage for the most up-to-date information. Read the Open Courts Video Conferencing page to learn more.

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 (409) 835-8475, option 4, or countyclerk@jeffcotx.us.  

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. 

Also, read County Court at Law No. 2's Court Rules and Second Amended Local Rule for Electronic Filing and Service of Pleadings for more details.

Contact the court coordinator to set a hearing in your case. Upon request of any party or at the Court’s own decision, a hearing or status conference can be set to help the case move forward. If you believe your hearing will be longer than 15 minutes, you must tell the court coordinator when setting your hearing. You can find County Court at Law No. 2’s docket schedule on its homepage. 

Read County Court at Law No. 2’s Court Rules for more details.

Possibly. Depending on the complexity of the matter, the court will use its discretion to permit virtual hearings.

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 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 Associate Court Administrator, Braela Jackson, at (409) 835-8429 or Braela.Jackson@jeffcotx.us or Court Coordinator Trina Redmon at (409) 835-8607 or Trina.Redmon@jeffcotx.us.

Honorable Clint Woods 

Jefferson County Courthouse 
1085 Pearl Street 
Second Floor 
Beaumont, Texas 77701 

Phone: (409) 835-8698 
Alt. Phone: (409) 835-8407 

Fax: (409) 835-8699 
Alt. Fax: (409) 784-5833 

Watch County Court at Law No. 3’s court live stream on YouTube

This information is current as of March 27, 2023.

Checklist Steps

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

You can visit County Court at Law No. 3’s webpage for the most up-to-date information. Read the Open Courts Video Conferencing page to learn more.

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 (409) 835-8475, option 4, or countyclerk@jeffcotx.us.  

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. 

Also, read Second Amended Local Rule for Electronic Filing and Service of Pleadings for more details.

Contact the court coordinator to set a hearing in your case. Upon request of any party or at the Court’s own decision, a hearing or status conference can be set to help the case move forward. If you believe your hearing will be longer than 15 minutes, you must tell the court coordinator when setting your hearing. You can find County Court at Law No. 3’s docket schedule on its homepage.

Possibly. Depending on the complexity of the matter, the court will use its discretion to permit virtual hearings.

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 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, Calista Collins-Eaglin, at (409) 835-8407 or Calista.Collins@jeffcotx.us or Court Coordinator Cynthia Renteria at (409) 835-8698 or Cynthia.Renteria@jeffcotx.us.

Related Articles