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Collin County Case Records
Search Collin County criminal, civil, family, probate, and Justice Court case records. District, County Court at Law, Probate and Justice Court records are available. Read instructions related to each search option.
Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases
Collin County Court Calendars
Search Collin County District, County, Probate, and Justice Court calendars by party name, case number, judicial officer, attorney information, 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keyword, or view the full index of opinions, letter opinions and advisories, subject index, overruled/modified/affirmed/withdrawn opinions, requests for opinions, and pending requests.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
Collin County Law Library
View information about the Collin County Law Library, which is open to the general public for legal research. Online resources include a library catalog search and other legal research links.
Collin County Courts Self-Representation Information
View a guide to representing yourself without an attorney in civil cases in Collin County Courts.
Collin County Justice Court & Small Claims Information
View information about civil suits, including small claims, Collin County Justice of the Peace Courts.
Collin County Justice of the Peace Court Juvenile and Minor Cases
Information for juveniles and minors charged with alcohol and tobacco cases in Collin County Justice of the Peace Courts.
Collin County Justice of the Peace Court Traffic Tickets
View information about how to proceed in Collin County Justice of the Peace Court after receiving a traffic ticket, including information about the Defensive Driving Course and a link to the required request form.
Collin County Protective Orders and Peace Bonds
View instructions for obtaining a Protective Order, Restraining Order, or Peace Bond in Collin County.
Collin County Justice of the Peace Court Hot Check Cases
View information about hot check cases in Collin County Justice of the Peace Courts, with links to required affidavits.
Collin County Teen Court
View information about Collin County Teen Court, an alternative court for young offenders.
Collin County Victim Help
The Collin County District Attorney's Office offers information about services available to crime victims and witnesses. Check the left column for links to answers to frequently asked questions and to forms for Victim Impact Statements and Crime Victims' Compensation Application.
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.
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
Northwest Texas Legal Aid
Free legal assistance in most civil matters, including Family, Housing, Health and Probate for income-eligible residents of Northwest Texas.
Collin County Lawyers
The Collin County Bar Association offers an online search for member law firms by keyword, name, city, and practice area.
Collin County Indigent Defense
View information about Collin County Indigent Defense, which arranges for the appointment of attorneys for indigent defendants in criminal cases.
North Texas Free Legal Clinics
Volunteer attorneys offer free legal services to income-eligible residents of Collin, Fannin, Grayson, Hunt and Rockwall counties. Clinics are held monthly or quarterly.
Dallas Area Lawyer Referral, Selection, and Complaints
The Dallas Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service in Collin and Dallas Counties by telephone or online form, including an initial consultation for a nominal fee. Information about types of cases and options for parties who can't afford and attorney are also provided. Links to "Consumer Tips" for selecting a lawyer, and to fee dispute and grievance procedures, are in the right column.
Collin County Legal Resources
View a directory of free legal clinics, legal advice hotlines, legal services, lawyer referrals, and other community resources available in Collin County.
Collin County Hot Check Collection
The Collin County District Attorney's Office offers information about its hot check collection, prosecution, and restitution services. Tips for merchants and instructions for defendants are included.
Legal Help for Terminally Ill and HIV Patients
Legal Hospice of Texas provides free condition-related legal services to income-eligible persons with AIDS, HIV, and terminal illnesses in Collin, Cooke, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Fannin, Grayson, Henderson, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Navarro, Parker, Rockwall, and Tarrant Counties.
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
Collin County Justice of the Peace Court Forms
View and download forms for use in Collin County Justice of the Peace Courts.
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
Collin County Adult Probation Payments
Make Collin County adult probation payments online. 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.