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Potter County District Courts

Potter County

Learn the virtual court procedures, who you need to contact, and more about the Potter County District Courts.
Overview

Guide Overview

Civil District Courts hear all family and civil law issues including divorce cases, custody issues, child abuse and neglect (involving the Department of Family and Protective Services, or CPS) cases, cases involving title to land, and civil matters where the amount of money or damages involved is $200 or more.  

This guide contains information on all the Potter County District Courts, the IV-D Child Support Court, and the High Plains Child Protection Court. 

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Common questions about Potter County

The Potter County District Courts are in the Potter County Courts Building at 501 South Fillmore, Amarillo, Texas 79101. The District Clerk’s mailing address is P.O. Box 9570, Amarillo, Texas 79105. 

Phone (civil): (806) 379-2307 
Phone (family): (806) 379-2319 
Hours of Operation: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

You can use the Potter District and County Courts Case Portal to search for information on your case available on the District Clerk’s webpage and click on Case Information. You can also visit the District Court’s Records Desk.

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

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

You can use the Potter District and County Courts Case Portal and select “Search Hearings” to search for your court’s docket and upcoming hearings in your case. You can also visit the Potter County Court Dockets page.

Instructions & Forms

Honorable Dee Johnson 

District Courts Building 
501 South Filmore 
Suite 3A 
Amarillo, Texas 79101 

Phone: (806) 379-2350 

Watch the 47th District Court's court live stream on YouTube

This information is current as of April 5, 2023.

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Yes. Zoom. A party may object to an in-person hearing or if you are a vulnerable individual.

You can visit the 47th District Court's homepage for the most up-to-date information. Also, read the Omnibus Order for Civil and Family Law Litigants.

All documents you want to file with the court must be filed with the District Clerk’s Office through e-filing, in person, fax, or by mail. Contact the District Clerk’s Office with any questions at (806) 379-2307 or districtclerk@co.potter.tx.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 the Potter County District Court Local Rules of Practice in Civil Cases for more details.

Contact the court to schedule a hearing. Before filing a motion to schedule a hearing, you must speak with the other party to find out if the motion is opposed. 

On the first Monday in each even numbered month ("Docket Monday"), the judge of each District Court in Potter County will set all contested jury and non-jury cases for trial when one of the parties requests a setting. 

Read the Potter County District Court Local Rules of Practice in Civil Cases for more details.

Yes. Either party may object to an in-person hearing by filing your objection as soon as possible after receiving notice of the hearing. A hearing will be set for your objection unless the opposing party agrees with you. The court will try to hear your objection at least seven days before the hearing or trial. Depending on the complexity of the matter, type of hearing, and the situation, the court will use its discretion to permit virtual hearings.  

If you are part of a vulnerable population, you may receive accommodations for your personal appearance in an in-person hearing. Vulnerable individuals are those over the age of 65 and people with serious underlying health conditions, such as high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, diabetes, obesity, asthma, and those with compromised immune systems from cancer treatment or other conditions. 

Read the General Notice Regarding All In-Person Proceedings, Including Trials for more details.

Any exhibits you want to use during your hearing should be emailed to all parties and the Court Reporter no later than 2 p.m. the day before the hearing.  

The subject line of the email should have the full cause number and note the documents as Petitioner (or Plaintiff), or Respondent (or Defendant), Intervenor, or other Party: Exhibit#1, 2, etc. 

For example: 23-1234-1 Petitioner Exhibit #1. 

Read the Omnibus Order for Civil and Family Law Litigants for more information.

No. All jury trials are held in person only. 

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns.

If you have any questions concerning your case or court procedures, contact the Court Administrator Angela Harris at (806) 379-2350 or harrisa@pottercscd.org.

Honorable Doug Woodburn 

District Courts Building 
501 South Filmore 
Suite 4A 
Amarillo, Texas 79101 

Phone: (806) 379-2355 

Watch the 108th District Court's court live stream on YouTube

This information is current as of April 5, 2023.

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Yes. Zoom. A party may object to an in-person hearing or if you are a vulnerable individual.

You can visit the 108th District Court's homepage for the most up-to-date information. Also, read the Omnibus Order for Civil and Family Law Litigants.

All documents you want to file with the court must be filed with the District Clerk’s Office through e-filing, in person, fax, or by mail. Contact the District Clerk’s Office with any questions at (806) 379-2307 or districtclerk@co.potter.tx.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 the Potter County District Court Local Rules of Practice in Civil Cases for more details.

Contact the court to schedule a hearing. Before filing a motion to schedule a hearing, you must speak with the other party to find out if the motion is opposed. 

On the first Monday in each even numbered month ("Docket Monday"), the judge of each District Court in Potter County will set all contested jury and non-jury cases for trial when one of the parties requests a setting. 

Read the Potter County District Court Local Rules of Practice in Civil Cases for more details.

Yes. Either party may object to an in-person hearing by filing your objection as soon as possible after receiving notice of the hearing. A hearing will be set for your objection unless the opposing party agrees with you. The court will try to hear your objection at least seven days before the hearing or trial. Depending on the complexity of the matter, type of hearing, and the situation, the court will use its discretion to permit virtual hearings.  

If you are part of a vulnerable population, you may receive accommodations for your personal appearance in an in-person hearing. Vulnerable individuals are those over the age of 65 and people with serious underlying health conditions, such as high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, diabetes, obesity, asthma, and those with compromised immune systems from cancer treatment or other conditions. 

Read the General Notice Regarding All In-Person Proceedings, Including Trials for more details.

Any exhibits you want to use during your hearing should be emailed to all parties and the Court Reporter no later than 2 p.m. the day before the hearing.  

The subject line of the email should have the full cause number and note the documents as Petitioner (or Plaintiff), or Respondent (or Defendant), Intervenor, or other Party: Exhibit#1, 2, etc. 

For example: 23-1234-1 Petitioner Exhibit #1. 

Read the Omnibus Order for Civil and Family Law Litigants for more information.

No. All jury trials are held in person only. 

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns.

If you have any questions concerning your case or court procedures, contact the Court Coordinator Jettie Floyd at (806) 379-2355 or floydj@pottercscd.org.

Honorable Titiana D. Frausto 

District Courts Building 
501 South Filmore 
Suite 4B 
Amarillo, Texas 79101 

Phone: (806) 379-2360 
Fax: (806) 379-2869 

Watch the 181st District Court's court live stream on YouTube

This information is current as of April 5, 2023.

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Yes. Zoom. A party may object to an in-person hearing or if you are a vulnerable individual.

You can visit the 181st District Court's homepage for the most up-to-date information. Also, read the Omnibus Order for Civil and Family Law Litigants.

All documents you want to file with the court must be filed with the District Clerk’s Office through e-filing, in person, fax, or by mail. Contact the District Clerk’s Office with any questions at (806) 379-2307 or districtclerk@co.potter.tx.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 the Potter County District Court Local Rules of Practice in Civil Cases for more details.

Contact the court to schedule a hearing. Before filing a motion to schedule a hearing, you must speak with the other party to find out if the motion is opposed. 

On the first Monday in each even numbered month ("Docket Monday"), the judge of each District Court in Potter County will set all contested jury and non-jury cases for trial when one of the parties requests a setting. 

Read the Potter County District Court Local Rules of Practice in Civil Cases for more details.

Yes. Either party may object to an in-person hearing by filing your objection as soon as possible after receiving notice of the hearing. A hearing will be set for your objection unless the opposing party agrees with you. The court will try to hear your objection at least seven days before the hearing or trial. Depending on the complexity of the matter, type of hearing, and the situation, the court will use its discretion to permit virtual hearings.  

If you are part of a vulnerable population, you may receive accommodations for your personal appearance in an in-person hearing. Vulnerable individuals are those over the age of 65 and people with serious underlying health conditions, such as high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, diabetes, obesity, asthma, and those with compromised immune systems from cancer treatment or other conditions. 

Read the General Notice Regarding All In-Person Proceedings, Including Trials for more details.

Any exhibits you want to use during your hearing should be emailed to all parties and the Court Reporter no later than 2 p.m. the day before the hearing.  

The subject line of the email should have the full cause number and note the documents as Petitioner (or Plaintiff), or Respondent (or Defendant), Intervenor, or other Party: Exhibit#1, 2, etc. 

For example: 23-1234-1 Petitioner Exhibit #1. 

Read the Omnibus Order for Civil and Family Law Litigants for more information.

No. All jury trials are held in person only. 

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns.

If you have any questions concerning your case or court procedures, contact the Court Coordinator Krisha Stidger at (806) 379-2360 or StidgerK@pottercscd.org.

Honorable Ana E. Estevez 

District Courts Building 
501 South Filmore 
Suite 4C 
Amarillo, Texas 79101 

Phone: (806) 379-2365 

Watch the 251st District Court's court live stream on YouTube

This information is current as of April 5, 2023.

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Yes. Zoom. A party may object to an in-person hearing or if you are a vulnerable individual.

You can visit the 251st District Court's homepage for the most up-to-date information. Also, read the Omnibus Order for Civil and Family Law Litigants.

All documents you want to file with the court must be filed with the District Clerk’s Office through e-filing, in person, fax, or by mail. Contact the District Clerk’s Office with any questions at (806) 379-2307 or districtclerk@co.potter.tx.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 the Potter County District Court Local Rules of Practice in Civil Cases for more details.

Contact the court to schedule a hearing. Before filing a motion to schedule a hearing, you must speak with the other party to find out if the motion is opposed. 

On the first Monday in each even numbered month ("Docket Monday"), the judge of each District Court in Potter County will set all contested jury and non-jury cases for trial when one of the parties requests a setting. 

Read the Potter County District Court Local Rules of Practice in Civil Cases for more details.

Yes. Either party may object to an in-person hearing by filing your objection as soon as possible after receiving notice of the hearing. A hearing will be set for your objection unless the opposing party agrees with you. The court will try to hear your objection at least seven days before the hearing or trial. Depending on the complexity of the matter, type of hearing, and the situation, the court will use its discretion to permit virtual hearings.  

If you are part of a vulnerable population, you may receive accommodations for your personal appearance in an in-person hearing. Vulnerable individuals are those over the age of 65 and people with serious underlying health conditions, such as high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, diabetes, obesity, asthma, and those with compromised immune systems from cancer treatment or other conditions. 

Read the General Notice Regarding All In-Person Proceedings, Including Trials for more details.

Any exhibits you want to use during your hearing should be emailed to all parties and the Court Reporter no later than 2 p.m. the day before the hearing.  

The subject line of the email should have the full cause number and note the documents as Petitioner (or Plaintiff), or Respondent (or Defendant), Intervenor, or other Party: Exhibit#1, 2, etc. 

For example: 23-1234-1 Petitioner Exhibit #1. 

Read the Omnibus Order for Civil and Family Law Litigants for more information.

No. All jury trials are held in person only. 

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns.

If you have any questions concerning your case or court procedures, contact the Court Coordinator Angela Johnson at (806) 379-2365 or johnsona@pottercscd.org.

Honorable Steven Denny 

District Courts Building 
501 South Filmore 
Suite 3B 
Amarillo, Texas 79101 

Phone: (806) 379-2370 
Fax: (806) 379-6248 

Watch the 320th District Court's court live stream on YouTube

This information is current as of April 5, 2023.

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Yes. Zoom. A party may object to an in-person hearing or if you are a vulnerable individual.

You can visit the 320th District Court's homepage for the most up-to-date information. Also, read the Omnibus Order for Civil and Family Law Litigants.

All documents you want to file with the court must be filed with the District Clerk’s Office through e-filing, in person, fax, or by mail. Contact the District Clerk’s Office with any questions at (806) 379-2307 or districtclerk@co.potter.tx.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 the Potter County District Court Local Rules of Practice in Civil Cases for more details.

Contact the court to schedule a hearing. Before filing a motion to schedule a hearing, you must speak with the other party to find out if the motion is opposed. 

On the first Monday in each even numbered month ("Docket Monday"), the judge of each District Court in Potter County will set all contested jury and non-jury cases for trial when one of the parties requests a setting. 

Read the Potter County District Court Local Rules of Practice in Civil Cases for more details.

Yes. Either party may object to an in-person hearing by filing your objection as soon as possible after receiving notice of the hearing. A hearing will be set for your objection unless the opposing party agrees with you. The court will try to hear your objection at least seven days before the hearing or trial. Depending on the complexity of the matter, type of hearing, and the situation, the court will use its discretion to permit virtual hearings.  

If you are part of a vulnerable population, you may receive accommodations for your personal appearance in an in-person hearing. Vulnerable individuals are those over the age of 65 and people with serious underlying health conditions, such as high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, diabetes, obesity, asthma, and those with compromised immune systems from cancer treatment or other conditions. 

Read the General Notice Regarding All In-Person Proceedings, Including Trials for more details.

Any exhibits you want to use during your hearing should be emailed to all parties and the Court Reporter no later than 2 p.m. the day before the hearing.  

The subject line of the email should have the full cause number and note the documents as Petitioner (or Plaintiff), or Respondent (or Defendant), Intervenor, or other Party: Exhibit#1, 2, etc. 

For example: 23-1234-1 Petitioner Exhibit #1. 

Read the Omnibus Order for Civil and Family Law Litigants for more information.

No. All jury trials are held in person only. 

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns.

If you have any questions concerning your case or court procedures, contact the Court Administrator Darla Meason at (806) 379-2370 or MeasonD@pottercscd.org.

Honorable Jeremy Fowler 

District Courts Building 
501 South Filmore 
Suite 601 
Amarillo, Texas 79101 

Phone: (806) 379-2820 

Watch the IV-D Child Support Court's court live stream on YouTube

This information is current as of April 5, 2023.

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Yes. Zoom. A party may object to an in-person hearing or if you are a vulnerable individual.

You can visit the IV-D Child Support Court's homepage for the most up-to-date information. Also, read the Omnibus Order for Civil and Family Law Litigants.

All documents you want to file with the court must be filed with the District Clerk’s Office through e-filing, in person, fax, or by mail. Contact the District Clerk’s Office with any questions at (806) 379-2307 or districtclerk@co.potter.tx.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 the Potter County District Court Local Rules of Practice in Civil Cases for more details.

Contact the court to schedule a hearing. Before filing a motion to schedule a hearing, you must speak with the other party to find out if the motion is opposed. 

On the first Monday in each even numbered month ("Docket Monday"), the judge of each District Court in Potter County will set all contested jury and non-jury cases for trial when one of the parties requests a setting. 

Read the Potter County District Court Local Rules of Practice in Civil Cases for more details.

Yes. Since July 1, 2020, the court has conducted all hearings virtually on Zoom. If you are not sure if your case is not held virtually, contact the court.

Any exhibits you want to use during your hearing should be emailed to all parties and the Court Reporter no later than 2 p.m. the day before the hearing.  

The subject line of the email should have the full cause number and note the documents as Petitioner (or Plaintiff), or Respondent (or Defendant), Intervenor, or other Party: Exhibit#1, 2, etc. 

For example: 23-1234-1 Petitioner Exhibit #1. 

Read the Omnibus Order for Civil and Family Law Litigants for more information.

No. All jury trials are held in person only. 

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns.

If you have any questions concerning your case or court procedures, contact the Court Coordinator Jami Bevins at (806) 379-2820 or jami.bevins@txcourts.gov

To contact the Office of the Attorney General, you can call (806) 376-4471 or email CSD-legal-103@oag.texas.gov.

Honorable Carry A. Baker 

District Courts Building 
501 South Filmore 
Suite 2B 
Amarillo, Texas 79101 

Phone: (806) 379-2228 
Fax: (806) 379-2427 

Watch the High Plains Child Protection Court's court live stream on YouTube

This information is current as of April 5, 2023.

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Yes. Zoom. A party may object to an in-person hearing or if you are a vulnerable individual.

You can visit the High Plain CPC's homepage for the most up-to-date information. Also, read the Omnibus Order for Civil and Family Law Litigants.

All documents you want to file with the court must be filed with the District Clerk’s Office through e-filing, in person, fax, or by mail. Contact the District Clerk’s Office with any questions at (806) 379-2307 or districtclerk@co.potter.tx.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 the Potter County District Court Local Rules of Practice in Civil Cases for more details.

Contact the court to schedule a hearing. Before filing a motion to schedule a hearing, you must speak with the other party to find out if the motion is opposed. 

On the first Monday in each even numbered month ("Docket Monday"), the judge of each District Court in Potter County will set all contested jury and non-jury cases for trial when one of the parties requests a setting. 

Read the Potter County District Court Local Rules of Practice in Civil Cases for more details.

Yes. Depending on the complexity of the matter, type of hearing, and the situation, the court will use its discretion to permit virtual hearings.

Any exhibits you want to use during your hearing should be emailed to all parties and the Court Reporter no later than 2 p.m. the day before the hearing.  

The subject line of the email should have the full cause number and note the documents as Petitioner (or Plaintiff), or Respondent (or Defendant), Intervenor, or other Party: Exhibit#1, 2, etc. 

For example: 23-1234-1 Petitioner Exhibit #1. 

Read the Omnibus Order for Civil and Family Law Litigants for more information.

No. All jury trials are held in person only. 

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns.

If you have any questions concerning your case or court procedures, contact the Court Coordinator Rachel Cady at (806) 379-2228 or Rachel.Cady@txcourts.gov.

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