Harris County courthouses will be closed on Thursday, August 27, due to potential severe weather
Harris County courthouses will be closed on Thursday, August 27, due to potential severe weather caused by Hurricane Laura. All court settings scheduled for Thursday have been cancelled. Check with the individual courts for more information on specific settings.

Harris County District Criminal Courts docket schedule (Effective on July 2, 2020)
Click here to view the docket for Harris County District Criminal Courts effective July 2.

Harris County Criminal Courts at Law reopen on staggered docket
Click here to view the staggered docket for Harris County Criminal Courts at Law, effective June 22.

Jury service resumes in Harris County
On July 6, jury service will resume in Harris County’s district courts. If you have received a summons to appear in July or later, please enter your HC Number or Texas Driver’s License and your last name below to complete the registration process and receive notices of when and where to appear.

If you have received a summons to a Justice of the Peace Court contact the court at http://jp.hctx.net/ for further instructions.

Harris County District Criminal Courts reopen on staggered docket
Click here to view the staggered docket for Harris County District Criminal Court, effective June 15.

Harris County Courthouse Complex to reopen on Fridays
The Harris County Continuity of Government taskforce has approved reopening the downtown Courthouse Complex on Fridays, starting on Friday June 12. The Criminal Justice Center, the Juvenile Justice Center, and the Civil Courthouse had been closed on Fridays since the week of March 23 due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. The hours of operation of the Courthouse Complex are from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Court Updates
Harris County District Courts Inclement Weather, Emergency, and Public-Health Scheduling Procedures (Approved March 12, 2020)
Criminal Court Scheduling Notice March 16 - April 03
Update on CCCL Appearance Policy - March 13, 2020
• Due to global pandemic, effective immediately, bond dockets except arraignments are cancelled in County Court # 8. Contact the court if you have any questions or click here to see more.



Temporary Court Locations


Click here for the current location of the Criminal District Courts, Civil District Courts, Family District Courts, and Juvenile District Courts.


County Criminal Courts at Law

As of Monday, May 20th, the County Criminal Courts at Law (CCCL) will be housed in the Criminal Justice Center located at 1201 Franklin Street, Houston, TX 77002:

  • Floor 8 – Courts 1, 2, 3, 4 - Effective October 28th, 2019
  • Floor 9 – Courts 5, 6, 7, 8 - Effective October 21st, 2019
  • Floor 10 – Courts 9, 10, 11, 12 - Effective December 23rd, 2019
  • Floor 11 – Courts 13, 14, 15, 16 - Effective December 23rd, 2019

All docket times will remain the same:

Docket Times Courts
8:30 AM 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16
10:00 AM 2, 12, 13, 15
11:00 AM 6, 8, 10

Locations for District Courts
Locations for Civil Court House Courts  - Effective January 1st, 2019

Docket Schedules and Court Dates

Bonds

For information about bond conditions, contact your attorney or for Personal Bonds contact Harris County Pretrial Services (832-927-3520 or 713-274-0920; www.pretrial.harriscountytx.gov).
Your private bonding company may also have information concerning surety bond conditions.