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Online Court Resources
Resources for the for the Hays County 274th District Court as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Hays County, Texas, and resources applicable to all courts in Texas.
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Hays County Case Records
Search Hays County District Court, County Court at Law, and Justice Court civil, criminal, family, and probate records by case number, citation number, party name, or attorney information. Additional search options include case status and filing date.
Hays County District Court and County Court at Law Records
Search Hays County District Court and County Court at Law case information with a free basic subscription that allows access to limited case information. A paid subscriptions service is offered that allows additional search options.
Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases
Hays County Court Calendars
Search Hays County Court 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
Hays County District Court Family Law Standing Order
View the Hays County District Court standing order for divorce cases and cases involving a parent-child relationship.
Attorney General Opinions
Search official opinions of the Texas Attorney General 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keyword, or view the full index of opinions, letter opinions and advisories, subject index, overruled/modified/affirmed/withdrawn opinions, requests for opinions, and pending requests.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.
Forms and related information
Hays County District Court Forms
View and download various Hays County District Court forms.
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.
Child Support Forms
View and download child support forms in English or Spanish.
Protective Order Guide and Forms
View and download a Protective Order Kit with information about protective orders, what to expect in court, contacts for additional help, and instructions on how to complete the Application for Protective Order.
Texas Juvenile Court Forms
View and download various forms for use in Texas juvenile proceedings from the Juvenile Law Section of the State Bar of Texas.
Court Forms and Instructions
View and download various Texas court forms and instructions, including the Civil Case Information sheet required when filing a new civil, family law, probate, or mental health case or family law post-judgment petition. Additional forms and instructions include foreclosure, constitutionality of a state statute, order of nondisclosure, protective order, and divorce and other family matters.
Advance Directive Forms
Find forms and information regarding Advance Directives in Texas, including Power of Attorney and Directive to Physicians.
Online fine payments
Pay Hays County District Court Felony Fines, Costs, and Fees
Pay Hays County District Court felony fines, costs, and fees online. You must have your cause number to use this service. A convenience fee applies.
Make Texas Child Support Payments
Make Texas child support payments online. A fee applies.
Self help, legal research, general information
Hays County Alternative Dispute Resolution
View information about mediation services in Hays County, which can assist participants in resolving disputes and avoiding court.
Hays County Victim Help
The Hays County District Attorney's Office Victim Services Division offers information about its services to crime victims, including case status, agency referrals, court accompaniment, Victim Impact Statement, victims' compensation, and restitution. Links to Victim Impact Statement and victims' compensation forms are included.
Hays County Law Library
View information on Hays County Law Library, which is open to the general public for legal research.
Hays County Domestic Violence Services
View information on services available to domestic violence victims in Hays County, including legal advocacy, Hotline and Shelter.
Hays County District Court Local Rules
View the local rules for the 22nd, 207th, 274th, and 428th District Courts of Hays County.
22nd, 207th, 274th, and 421st District Courts Local Rules
View the local rules of practice for 22nd, 207th, 274th, and 421st District Courts in Caldwell, Comal, and Hays Counties.
Non-Custodial Parent Legal Assistance
View legal resources and information for non-custodial parents. Resources cover access, visitation and custody, paternity issues, and child support. Information is offered in both English and Spanish.
Crime Victim Help
The Texas Attorney General's Office offers information about the Crime Victims' Compensation Program, victims' rights, child abuse, family violence, protective orders, sexual assault, stalking, and victim notification. Application forms and instructions for Crime Victims' Compensation are included.
Expunction and Sealing of Criminal Records
View information about sealing of adult and juvenile records, expunctions, orders of nondisclosure, and other related topics.
Foreclosure Prevention Resources
View resources for preventing foreclosure in Texas, including local housing counseling agencies and links to legal aid providers.
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.
View and download Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, Texas Rules of Evidence, Texas Code of Judicial Conduct, Texas Rules of Judicial Administration, and rules governing attorneys including Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct.
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.
Child Support Information
The Texas Attorney General's Office offers information for parents and guardians about child support, with links to an interactive website that can be used to apply for services, check case and payment status, and pay support online. Additional links include downloadable publications in English or Spanish, office locations, access and visitation help, family violence information, forms, and more.
Child Support and Child Protection Courts
View information about the Specialty Courts Program, which includes Child Support Courts and Child Protection Courts.
Ask a Law Librarian Program
The Texas State Law Library offers a free program for the public to ask reference librarians questions about legal research. Inquiries can be made in person, online, by telephone, or by mail.
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.
Legal Guides and Brochures
View guides and brochures from the Texas Bar Association on a variety of legal topics, including subpoenas, attorney complaints, consumer issues, 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.
Legal Information and Legal Resources
Texas Legal Services Center offers information and resources on a variety of topics. Legal subjects include: Civil Rights, Crime Victims, Disaster Relief, Employment, Health, Immigration, Benefits, Consumer, Disability, Elder and Family Law, Domestic Violence, Housing, Military and Veterans, and Wills & Estates.
General Information about Trial Courts
A summary explanation about the Texas court system and an overview of the types of cases that each court may exercise jurisdiction over.
Online Legal Research Resources
The Texas State Law Library provides links to the state Constitution and Statutes, Administrative Rules, and a list of answers to frequently asked legal questions.
Trial Court Jurisdiction by Case Type
A detailed description of trial court jurisdiction, listed by case type, subject matter and court type is provided.
Trial Court Jurisdiction by County
A detailed description of case type jurisdiction for Texas trial courts, listed by county is provided.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Hays County Hot Check Collection and Prosecution
The Hays County District Attorney's Office offers information about its hot check collection and prosecution sevices. Links include procedural instructions, a sample 10-day letter, a merchant affidavit, a check information sheet, and instructions for felony cases involving checks over $15,000.
Free Legal Assistance in Southwest Texas
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid provides free legal assistance in most civil matters to low-income persons in Southwest Texas.
Central Texas Lawer Referral and Reduced-Fee Services
The Lawyer Referral Service of Central Texas offers referrals in Bastrop, Hays, Travis, and Williamson Counties by phone or online form. Initial consultations for a small fee are also available. Information about working with a lawyer and types of law is provided. Limited Scope Representation provides help from a lawyer on specific parts of a case for self-represented parties. The Match Program offers reduced fee services for low-income clients.
Public Defender Offices
View contact information for Public Defender Offices, which provide criminal defense services for defendants who cannot afford an attorney. Information about counties served and types of cases handled is included.
Find Legal Help
Search a directory of legal service providers for low-income residents by location and legal issue, or view the complete directory in alphabetical order or by service area.
Free Legal Assistance
View a directory of statewide and county organizations that provide free pro bono legal assistance to income-eligible residents.
Find Attorney Discipline Records
The Texas Board of Disciplinary Appeals reviews certain types of disciplinary actions 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.
Bar Association - Lawyer Directory
Search the Texas Bar Association directory of member attorneys by practice type, location, certification and services, and contact information.
Information for Texans Who Cannot Afford a Lawyer
View information provided by the Texas State Bar about organizations that provide free legal services to low-income individuals.
Lawyer Referral Services
The State Bar of Texas offers a statewide telephonic lawyer referral service and a list of additional lawyer referral services.
Legal Resources for Veterans
View information about resources available to veterans needing civil legal assistance, access to legal clinics, and disability rights information.
Attorney Complaint Information
The State Bar of Texas offers information about the complaint process against attorneys and several dispute resolution services.