Corpus Christi Courthouses

Last updated: November 25, 2013

Corpus Christi---it’s a thriving port city with almost 500,00 residents who call it home. Named by its’ founder Alonso Álvarez de Pineda in 1519, the name literally translates to “Body of Christ.” Here, you will find cowboys and surfers walking side-by-side down the street. Corpus Christi shares a border with Mexico and is notable for many things---Texas A&M, the USS Lexington, windsurfing, the hometown of Selena and delicious cuisine including Mexican and barbecue.

If you’re a Texan living in the “Sparkling City by the Sea,” you know there are a myriad of courthouses in Nueces County. If you have a criminal, civil, probate or family law matter, it’s likely in one of the district or county courts.

Here we’ve highlighted several key court systems you’ll encounter.

 

Nueces County State Courts

  • Court of Appeals for the Thirteenth District of Texas at Corpus Christi

    901 Leopard St.
    Corpus Christi
    , TX 78401

    Tel: (361) 888-0416

    Parking: Free parking is available all around the Nueces County Courthouse, along with several handicapped spaces.

    Edinburg Site
    Administration Building
    100 E. Cano, 5th Floor
    Edinburg, Texas 78539
    (956) 318-2405

    Note: The state appeals court is located in both Corpus Christi and Edinburg. The Court has jurisdiction over criminal and civil appeals from cases originating in the following counties: Aransas, Bee, Calhoun, Cameron, De Witt, Goliad, Gonzales, Hidalgo, Jackson, Kenedy, Kleberg, Lavaca, Live Oak, Matagorda, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Victoria, Wharton and Willacy. If you are requesting an appeal, call the courthouse directly or seek legal assistance.

  • Nueces County Court

    901 Leopard St.
    Corpus Christi
    , TX 78401

    Tel: (361) 888-0416

    Divisions: Civil District Courts, Tax Court, Family District Court, Probate, and County Courts

    Parking: Free parking is available all around the Nueces County Courthouse, along with several handicapped spaces.

    Note: This court handles all trials in criminal and civil cases.

     

  • Municipal Court

    120 N. Chaparral Street
    Corpus Christi
    , TX 78401

    Tel: (361) 886-2500

    Divisions: Municipal, Juvenile, and Environmental

    Parking: Public Parking is available in the Coopers Alley parking lot, one block south.

     

  • Nueces County Justice of the Peace Courts




    These are the lower courts in Nueces County. There are five different precincts within the county. These courts handle traffic, criminal cases punishable by a fine only, bad check cases, small claims civil cases, eviction, and truancy. The Justice of the Peace also performs civil marriages.

     

Federal Courts