Houston Courthouses

Last updated: September 30, 2013

Houston. It’s the largest city in Texas and the fourth largest city in the United States boasting a population of over 2 million people. The city is notable for many things -- Sam Houston, the Port of Houston, the Houston Astros, Texans, and Rockets, an eclectic theater district, the NASA's Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center and the Apollo Program (“Houston, we have a problem.”), and also a very expansive court system.

If you’re a Texan living in the “Bayou City,” you know there are a myriad of courthouses in Harris 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 five key court systems you’ll most likely encounter: Court of Appeals for the First District of Texas at Houston, the Harris District, County, and Justice of the Peace Courts, the U.S District Court for the Southern District of Texas, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, the U.S. Tax Court, and the Houston Immigration Court operated by the Department of Justice.

Harris County State Courts

  • Texas Fourteenth Court of Appeals

    301 Fannin Street Room 245
    Houston
    , TX 77002

    Tel: (713) 274-2700

    Parking: Here’s a list of parking garages near the court. You are strongly encouraged to take public transportation.

    Note: This state appeals court has jurisdiction from both district and county courts located in Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Grimes, Harris, Waller, and Washington counties. The Court hears both civil and criminal appeals. If you are requesting an appeal, call the courthouse directly or seek legal assistance.

  • Harris County New Civil Courthouse

    201 Caroline Street
    Houston
    , TX 77002

    Tel: (713) 755-7300

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

    Parking: Parking is extremely limited.  If you are here for jury service park the at the garage located at 1401 Congress. You are strongly encouraged to take public transportation. It’s free for those summons for jury duty.

Federal Courts

Immigration Court

  • Houston Immigration Court

    600 Jefferson Street, Suite 900
    Houston
    , TX 77002

    Tel: (214) 767-1814

    Parking: Parking is extremely limited. You are strongly encouraged to take public transportation.

    Note: This location handles all immigration cases.