Dallas Courthouses

Last updated: September 25, 2013

Dallas is the third-largest city in Texas and the eighth-largest city in the United States boasting a population of over 2 million people. The city is notable for many things---great barbecue, the Dallas Cowboys, the infamous Roe v. Wade prosecution, and its very expansive court system.

If you live in the Dallas County metropolitan area, you know there are many courthouses around the city.  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 which are commonly encountered: The Dallas County and District Courts, the Court of Appeals for the Fifth District of Texas at Dallas, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas, the U.S District Court for the Northern District of Texas, and the Dallas Immigration Court operated by the Department of Justice.

Dallas County and District Courts

Dallas County Justices of the Peace

  • North Dallas Government Center

    10056 Marsh Lane
    Dallas,
    TX 75229

    Tel: (214) 321-4106
  • South Dallas Government Center

    7201 South Polk Street
    Dallas,
    TX 75232

  • East Dallas Government Center

    3443 St. Francis Avenue
    Dallas,
    TX 75228

  • Beckley Courthouse

    410 South Beckley Avenue
    Dallas,
    TX 75203



    Note: These are the lower courts in Dallas County. They handle criminal cases punishable by a fine only, small claims civil cases where the amount in controversy is $200 or less and housing-related matters. The Justice of the Peace also performs civil marriages.

Texas State Appellate Court

  • Court of Appeals for the Fifth District of Texas at Dallas

    600 Commerce Street, Suite 200
    Dallas,
    TX 75202

    Tel: (214) 712-3450

    Parking: Parking is extremely limited at the George Allen Courthouse parking garage First-come, first-served and is CASH ONLY. You are strongly urged to take public transportation via DART.

    Note: This court has jurisdiction over appeals from both district and county courts located in Dallas, Collin, Grayson, Hunt, Rockwall, and Kaufman counties. The Court hears both civil and criminal appeals. If you are requesting an appeal, call the courthouse directly or seek legal assistance.

Federal Courts

  • Dallas Immigration Court

    Earle Cabell Federal Building, 1100 Commerce Street, 10th Floor
    Dallas,
    TX 75242

    Tel: (214) 767-1814

    Parking: The courthouse is located in downtown. Parking is very limited, although there are several pay lots in the area. You are strongly urged to take public transportation via DART.

    Note: The Immigration Court is not part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The DHS District Office is not located in the Earle Cabell Federal Building, but is located at Office of the Chief Counsel 125 E. John Carpenter Freeway, Suite 500 Irving, Texas 75062-2324. Contact the DHS National Customer Service Center at

    1-800-375-5283 for information and help on all matters concerning immigration services and benefits.

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