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This page lists online resources for the Fort Bend County Justice of the Peace Precinct 3, online resources applicable to courts generally in Fort Bend County, Texas, as well as resources applicable to all courts in Texas.


Searching Case Records

Fort Bend County Case Records
Search Fort Bend County District Court, County Court at Law, and Justice of the Peace civil, criminal, family, and probate case records by case number, citation number, party name, attorney information, or date filed. Additional search options include case status and case type.

Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases

Fort Bend County Court Calendars
Search Fort Bend County District Court, County Court at Law, and Justice of the Peace court calendars by case number, party name, attorney information, judicial officer, or date range.

Published opinions and orders

Attorney General Opinions
Search official opinions of the Texas Attorney General opinions by keyword, or view the full index of opinions, letter opinions and advisories, subject index, overruled/modified/affirmed/withdrawn opinions, requests for opinions, and pending requests. Search options are in the left column.

Self help, legal research, general information

Fort Bend County Law Library
Information regarding Fort Bend County Law Library, which is open to the general public for legal research.
Fort Bend County Drug Court
View information about the Fort Bend County Drug Court (or "C.A.R.D. Program"), an alternative for criminal offenders affected by addiction.
Fort Bend County Juvenile Information
View probation and other information about juvenile cases in Fort Bend County, including court and detention procedure, community resources, counseling services, victims' rights, juvenile court records, forms, and special programs.
Fort Bend County Community Supervision
The Fort Bend County Community Supervision and Corrections Department offers information about adult probation, pretrial intervention, employment and literacy programs, and services for crime victims.
Fort Bend County Victim Help
The Fort Bend County District Attorney's Office offers information about services available to crime victims and witnesses, with answers to frequently asked questions about crime reports, arrest, bail, court procedure, dropping charges, Victim Impact Statement, and the Victim Assistance Coordinator.
Fort Bend County Mental Health Commitments
The Fort Bend County Attorney's Office offers information about mental health warrants and commitments, with links to a brochure, procedural instructions, and answers to frequently asked questions.
Online Legal Research Resources
Including Texas laws, administrative code, and municipal codes.
Trial Court Jurisdiction by County
A detailed description of case type jurisdiction for Texas trial courts, listed by county.
Trial Court Jurisdiction by Case Type
A detailed description of trial court jurisdiction, listed by case type, subject matter and court type.
General Information about Trial Courts
A summary explanation about the Texas court system and an overview about the types of cases that each court may exercise jurisdiction over.
Legal Information and Legal Resources
Legal information and resources are organized by topic, including Civil Rights, Crime Victims, Disaster Relief, Employment, Health, Immigration, Benefits, Consumer, Disability, Elder Law, Family Law, Domestic Violence, Housing, Military and Veterans, and Wills & Estates.
Ask a Law Librarian
The Texas State Law Library offers a free service to ask reference librarians questions about legal research by telephone or an online form. Or, search the Law Library catalog online.
Child Support Services
The Attorney General of Texas offers an interactive website with child support information and services, including how to apply for services, help finding an absent parent, forms, and how to find case and payment information.
Foreclosure Prevention Resources
View resources for preventing foreclosure in Texas, including local housing counseling agencies and links to legal aid providers.
Legal Guides and Brochures
View guides and brochures from the Texas Bar Association on a variety of legal topics, including subpoenas, attorney complaints, consumer, dispute resolution, criminal record expunction, traffic court, how to select a lawyer, how to sue in Justice Court, name changes, and the criminal justice process.
Elder Law Information
Guides and brochures on Elder Law topics, including dealing with dementia, scams, elder abuse, wills, and probate, provided by the Texas State Bar Association.
Family Law Information
Guides and brochures on Family Law topics, including adoption, involuntary commitment, protective orders, pro se divorce, guardianship, child abuse, and what to expect in family court, provided by the Texas State Bar Association.
Tenants and Consumer Rights Information
Guides and brochures on a variety of Tenant and Consumer Rights issues, including liens, loan scams, bankruptcy, foreclosure, identity theft, mold, and a Tenants' Rights Handbook, provided by the Texas State Bar Association.
Landlord & Tenant Legal Information and Assistance
Information on landlord-tenant issues in Texas and housing discrimination, including forms and form letters. The organization also provides housing counseling and legal counseling for Texas residents, with priority given to income-eligible Travis County residents.
Information on Expunction and Sealing of Texas Criminal Records
View information on Texas sealing of juvenile records, expunctions, orders of nondisclosure and other related topics.
Court Rules
View and download Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, Texas Rules of Evidence, Code of Judicial Conduct, Texas Rules of Judicial Administration, and rules governing attorneys including Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct.
Driving Safety Course Information
View information about Driving Safety Courses, which can result in dismissal of traffic tickets for some offenses. Links to approved classroom, take-home, and online course providers are included.
Citation Lookup and Court Locator
Search the Texas Highway Patrol citation database by driver's license or ID number, name, and date of birth to find out which court to contact about your citation.
Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Help
The Texas Advocacy Project provides information, legal hotlines, assistance with obtaining protective orders, and other legal services for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Links to additional online resources are included.
Defending Yourself in Criminal Cases
The Texas State Bar offers information for parties considering defending themselves in criminal cases, including eligibility for court-appointed lawyers, services that criminal defense lawyers provide, and consequences of conviction, probation, and deferred adjudication.

Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral

Free Legal Aid
Lone Star Legal Aid provides free civil legal assistance to low-income individuals and families who cannot afford an attorney in 72 counties in Texas and four counties in southwest Arkansas.
Houston Area Lawyer Referral
The Houston Lawyer Referral Service offers referrals in Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, and Montgomery Counties by phone or online form. Initial consultations for a small fee, reduced fees, 24-hour on-call lawyers, and referrals to social service agencies are also available.
Fort Bend County Mental Health Public Defender
View information about the Fort Bend County Mental Health Public Defender's Office, which provides criminal defense services to idigent defendants with mental illness. Eligibility requirements and resources for clients and families are included; links are in the left column.
Fort Bend County Hot Check Prosecution
The Fort Bend County District Attorney's Office offers information about its hot check prosecution, collection, and restitution services, with information for merchants who have received a hot check and for individuals accused of writing a hot check. A link to online payments is included.
Lawyer Referral Services
The State Bar of Texas offers a statewide telephone lawyer referral service and a list of additional lawyer referral services.
Attorney Complaint Information
The State Bar of Texas offers information about the complaint process and several dispute resolution services.
Find Attorney Discipline Records
The Texas Board of Disciplinary Appeals reviews certain types of discipline cases against attorneys. Summaries of recent decisions and an archive of past decisions are available online. Search by the first letter of the last name of an attorney.
Information for Texans Who Cannot Afford a Lawyer
View information that can help low-income Texans find an attorney.
Legal Resources for Veterans
View information on legal resources available to Veterans in Texas, including veterans legal clinics and disability rights information.
Bar Association - Lawyer Directory
Search the Texas Bar Association directory of member attorneys. Search by name, firm name or bar number.
Find Legal Help
TexasLawHelp offers a search for legal services for low-income residents by location, type of problem, and client category; or click "Legal Aid Directory" in the top menu bar to view legal service providers by name or service area.
Free Legal Assistance
View a directory of statewide and county organizations that provide pro bono legal assistance to income-eligible residents.
Public Defender Offices
View contact information for Public Defender Offices, which provide criminal defense services for defendants who cannot afford an attorney.

Forms and related information

Required Civil Case Information Sheet
The State of Texas requires that a Civil Case Information sheet be completed and submitted when an original petition or application is filed to initiate a new civil, family law, probate, or mental health case or when a post-judgment petition for modification or motion for enforcement is filed in a family law case.
Instructions for Completing Civil Case Information Sheet
Step-by-step instructions for completing the Civil Case Information Sheet required in Texas for a new civil, family law, probate, or mental health case or when a post-judgment petition for modification or motion for enforcement is filed in a family law case.
Advance Directive Forms
Find forms and information regarding Advance Directives in Texas, including Power of Attorney and Directive to Physicians.
Texas Juvenile Court Forms
View and download various forms for use in Texas Juvenile Court proceedings.
Civil Case Information Sheet Pro Se Instructions
View supplemental instructions and definitions for self-represented parties completing the Civil Case Information Sheet required in Texas for a new civil, family law, probate, or mental health case or when a post-judgment petition for modification or motion for enforcement is filed in a family law case.
Driver Record Request Form
View and download a form to request your driver record, which must be supplied when requesting the Driving Safety Course. Select Record Type 3A.

Online fine payments

Pay Fort Bend County Fines, Fees, and Costs
Pay Fort Bend County fines, fees, and costs online by court type, including District Court, County Court at Law, and Justice of the Peace. A convenience fee applies.
Pay Fort Bend County Probation, Restitution, Pretrial, and Related Fees and Fines
Pay Fort Bend County probation, restitution, pretrial, and miscellaneous Community Supervision fees and fines online. Select "Local Payments" to begin, then select "Texas" and "Fort Bend County CSCD". A convenience fee applies.
Make Texas Child Support Payments
Make Texas child support payments online by credit card or bank account debit. There are fees associated with either service.

For information on other public records in Fort Bend County, Texas see the Fort Bend County, Texas Public Records Directory
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