Emergency Notices

• Jury service suspended through June 30 due to COVID-19
The Board of District Judges has extended the suspension of jury service in Harris County’s district courts and county courts through June 30 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you have received a summons to a Justice of the Peace Court you will need to contact the court to see if your service is still required. Contact information for all the Justice of the Peace Courts can be found at http://jp.hctx.net/.

If you have a summons for after May 31, click here and scroll down to Jury Service to sign up for notifications. Enter your HC Number or Texas Driver’s License and your last name to receive notices of any additional cancellations.

• New hours of operation for Harris County Justice Complex
Effective March 23 and following a directive from the Office of the County Engineer, the Criminal Justice Center, the Juvenile Justice Center and the Civil Courthouse will be open from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
These facilities will be closed Friday through Sunday. These hours of operation will be effective until further notice.

• 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

• Passports
The Harris County District Clerk’s office is taking safety precautions to protect our customers and employees amidst COVID-19 concerns. Effective March 17, 2020, we are suspending passport processing through our office until further notice. Please contact us at 832-927-5690 with any questions.