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Fort Worth Courthouses

Last updated: November 5, 2013

Fort Worth boldly embraces its heritage as the gateway to the American West. The “City of Cowboys and Culture” boasts architecture marvels in the Kimbell Art Museum and the Tarrant County Courthouse, Texas Christian University and the largest indoor rodeo; it should be no surprise that Fort Worth is one of the fastest growing cities in the country.

The Texas court system is composed of layers based on the size of the civil action and severity of the crime. Trial-level courts are divided into two overlapping levels; the big-time District Courts and the small-time County Courts. Additionally, many cities have local Municipal Courts for traffic or ordinance violations. Fortunately, almost all the courthouses in Fort Worth are located within a few blocks of each other downtown. The Fort Worth court situation is confusing at best, so FindLaw has created this guide to some of the key courthouses in and around Fort Worth.