Austin Courthouses

Last updated: September 27, 2013

Austin, the capital of Texas. It’s the cultural, technological, and economic mecca of the American Southwest. Boasting a population of just over 850,000, Austin is the 11th largest city in the United States and is the third fastest growing city in the nation.

The city is notable for many things---liberal politics (much to the disdain of many Texans), the Colorado River, Willie Nelson, South by Southwest, the Whole Foods Market headquarters, and the Texas Longhorns.

If you are an "Austinite" with a court case in Travis County, you know there are a myriad of courthouses servicing the five-county Austin-Round Rock metropolitan area. If you have a criminal, civil, family law or probate matter, it’s likely in one of the district, county, or associate courts.

Here’s we’ve highlighted six key court systems you’ll most likely encounter: the Travis County District, County, and Associate courts, the Court of Appeals for the Third District of Texas at Austin, the Court of Criminal Appeals, the Supreme Court of Texas, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas, U.S District Court for the Western District of Texas.

Travis County District, County Courts, and Associate Courts

  • Juvenile Courts

    Gardner Betts Juvenile Center, 2515 South Congress Ave
    Austin,
    TX 78704

    Tel: (512) 854-7000

    Note: There’s usually a staff member at the front desk with a list of the juvenile hearings and where they are located. This list does not always include the CPS calendar, but front desk staff will be able to assist you if you are not sure where you are going.

    Parking: Gardner Betts is located on South Congress, one block South of Oltorf. You may park anywhere along the street or in the parking lot in spots that are not reserved. Consider taking Capital Metro public transportation.

Texas State Appellate Court

  • The Court of Appeals for the Third District of Texas at Austin

    Price Daniel Sr. Building, 209 West 14th Street
    Austin,
    TX 78701

    Tel: (512) 463-1733

    Note: This court has jurisdiction over criminal and civil appeals from both district and county courts. If you are requesting an appeal, call the courthouse directly or seek legal assistance.

    Parking: This courthouse is in the heart of the downtown Capitol Complex area. Consider taking Capital Metro public transportation.

  • The Court of Criminal Appeals

    Supreme Court Building, 201 West 14th Street, Room 106
    Austin,
    TX 78701

    Tel: (512) 463-1551

    Parking: This courthouse is in the heart of the downtown Capitol Complex area. Consider taking Capital Metro public transportation.

    Note: This is the highest court for criminal cases in Texas. If you are requesting an appeal, call the courthouse directly or seek legal assistance.

  • The Supreme Court of Texas

    Supreme Court Building, 201 West 14th Street, Room 104
    Austin,
    TX 78701

    Tel: (512) 463-1312

    Note: This court does not accept fax or email filings. Your attorney must file through the Tex.gov filing system.

    Parking: This courthouse is in the heart of the downtown Capitol Complex area. Consider taking Capital Metro public transportation.

Bankruptcy and Federal Courts

  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas

    Homer J. Thornberry Federal Judicial Building, 903 San Jacinto Blvd., Suite 322
    Austin,
    TX 78701

    Tel: (512) 916-5237

    Parking: This courthouse is in the heart of the downtown Austin. Consider taking Capital Metro public transportation.

    Note: This location handles all bankruptcy proceedings for Travis County residents. If you’re filing for bankruptcy, click here for more information.

  • U.S District Court for the Western District of Texas

    United States District Courthouse, 501 West Fifth Street, Suite 1100
    Austin,
    TX 78701

    Tel: (512) 916-5896

    Parking: This courthouse is in the heart of the downtown Austin. Consider taking Capital Metro public transportation.

    Note: This location handles all federal cases.

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