El Paso Courthouses

Last updated: December 9, 2013

Located at the intersection of Texas, New Mexico, and Chihuahua Mexico, and home to not only the largest urban park in the nation, Franklin Mountains State Park, but also the headquarters of Ft. Bliss, Western Refining, and the University of Texas at El Paso. Aptly nicknamed The Sun City, it has over 300 days of sunshine per year.

Despite the sunshine, legal issues inevitably arise in such a diverse and engaging place. When they do, there are a variety of courthouses available to hear them, but it is important to know which one is appropriate for each type of case. Below is a list of courthouses and additional information about each that you may find useful.

State Courts

  • El Paso Justice Court

    500 E. San Antonio
    El Paso
    , TX 79901

    Tel: (915) 546-2071

    The Justice Courts, presided over by Justices of the Peace, hear small claims matters, criminal misdemeanors (fines up to $500 only), and civil matters with amounts in controversy up to $10,000. In addition, the Justices of the Peace may issue search and arrest warrants, conduct preliminary hearings, and perform marriages. You can find a number of useful materials on the website, including the local rules, as well as a petition for a small claims case, and a records search function.

  • El Paso County Statutory Probate Court

    500 E. San Antonio
    Suite 803

    El Paso
    , TX 79901

    Tel: (915) 546-2161

    The Probate Court is “responsible for handling all probate matters of El Paso County, including probating of a decedent's will, administration of a decedent's estate, guardianships of adults and minors, and mental health proceedings.” In addition, “this court is also responsible for the Child Welfare Docket which includes child abuse and/or neglect cases brought by the Texas Department of Human Services.” For additional information on probate, guardianship and administration, check out the Frequently Asked Questions.

  • El Paso Municipal Court

    810 E. Overland
    El Paso
    , TX 79901

    Tel: (915) 546-2901

    This court handles Class C misdemeanors and civil parking tickets within the city limits. The address above on E. Overland is the main location, but there are other offices as well. If you have been called for jury service at this court, here is some additional information on schedules, exemptions, and parking. Bear in mind that if you have been summoned and fail to appear you may be subject to a fine of $100.

  • El Paso Municipal Court of Appeals

    City Clerk’s Office
    300 N. Campbell

    El Paso
    , TX 79901

    Tel: (915) 212-0049

    This court handles appeals from the El Paso Municipal Court. The Court can, in its discretion, agree to hear an oral argument of your case, but in most cases the matters are decided through the submitted legal briefs. Legal papers should be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office. Here is a list of Frequently Asked Questions you may find useful.

  • El Paso County Court

    500 E. San Antonio
    Suite 105

    El Paso
    , TX 79901

    Tel: (915) 546-2071

    The County level courts hear criminal misdemeanors with fines or jail and civil matters from $200 to $10,000.

  • El Paso District Court

    500 E. San Antonio
    Suite 103

    El Paso
    , TX 79901

    Tel: (915) 546-2021

    The District level courts hear criminal felonies, divorces, and civil matters over $200. If you have been called as a juror, check out i-Juror which allows you to respond to your summons, request a deferral, complete your juror questionnaire and more.

  • Eighth Court of Appeals of Texas

    500 E. San Antonio Avenue
    Suite 1203

    El Paso
    , TX 79901

    Tel: (915) 546-2240

    The Courts of Appeals hear appeals from the district and county courts. There are 14 such courts throughout Texas with El Paso’s designated as the 8th. You may access the local rules here, and get information regarding fees and docketing statement forms as well.

Federal Courts

  • El Paso Immigration Court

    Richard C. White Federal Building
    700 E. San Antonio Avenue, #675

    El Paso
    , TX 79901

    Tel: (915) 534-6020

    The Immigration Judges in this court determine whether individuals should be permitted to enter the United States or are deportable and consider various applications such as those for asylum, adjustment of status and more.