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FIRST AMENDED STANDING ORDER FOR ALL HARRIS COUNTY JUSTICE COURTS
REGARDING COURT PROCEEDINGS PENDING COVID-19 STATE OF EMERGENCY

All scheduled court dockets are continued and jury service is suspended for the 16 Harris County Justice Courts through at least April 19, 2020. Click this link to view the First Amended Harris County Justice Courts Standing Order Regarding Court Proceedings Pending COVID-19 State of Emergency. Please see the individual court pages (below) for further information applicable to specific courts.

We continue to encourage litigants to file all civil and some criminal filings through efiletexas.gov (see link to the right) or through other such means as the individual court may permit. We also encourage defendants who are wishing to sign up for driving safety courses, enter no contest pleas and pay their criminal citations, pay deferred disposition costs (new option), or make partial payments on judgments (new option) to use the Online Payment options. Search for your case below to see if you are eligible for any of these options.

If you are exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms or believe you may have been exposed to COVID-19, we encourage you to contact the individual court before appearing at the window or for any essential court proceeding.

This order remains subject to modification and/or extension at any point.

Online Services for Criminal Cases

Apply for Driver Safety Course

Defendants with eligible offenses may use this service to apply for the Driving Safety Course or Motorcycle Operator Training Course dismissal and to pay the required court costs.

You will be asked to pay court costs as part of the application process. Do not take the course before you receive approval from the Court.


If you intend to apply for a driving safety course or motorcycle operator training course, do NOT pay the citation.

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Pay Your Citation

Defendants who are not otherwise required to make a personal appearance in court may use this service to pay their citations online with a credit card. You may search for your case at the link below to see if your case is eligible for online payment.

If there has been a warrant issued for your arrest for your failure to appear or failure to pay, you may still be eligible to pay online. However, the warrant will not be recalled until payment is received by the court. This can take up to the next business day.

If you are convicted of a criminal offense, the sentence will include payment of a fine and court costs. If you are unable to pay that amount, bring this to the court's attention immediately. The judge can provide you with alternatives to full payment if you are determined to have insufficient resources or income to pay all or part of the fine or costs. For more information, consult an attorney or contact the court.

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Judge Carter, Pct. 1, Place 1
Judge Patronella, Pct. 1, Place 2
Judge Delgado, Pct. 2, Place 1
Judge Risner, Pct. 2, Place 2
Judge Stephens, Pct. 3, Place 1
Judge Bates, Pct. 3, Place 2
Judge Goodwin, Pct. 4, Place 1
Judge Korduba, Pct. 4, Place 2
 
 

Judge Ridgway, Pct. 5, Place 1
Judge Williams, Pct. 5, Place 2
Judge Vara, Pct. 6, Place 1
Judge Rodriguez, Pct. 6, Place 2
Judge Brown, Pct. 7, Place 1
Judge Burney, Pct. 7, Place 2
Judge Williamson, Pct. 8, Place 1
Judge Ditta, Pct. 8, Place 2
 
 

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