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Online Court Resources
Resources for the for the Fort Bend County Court at Law No. 4 as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Fort Bend County, Texas, and resources applicable to all courts in Texas.
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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keyword, or view the full index of opinions, letter opinions and advisories, subject index, overruled/modified/affirmed/withdrawn opinions, requests for opinions, and pending requests.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.
Forms and related information
Fort Bend County Court at Law Forms
View and download Fort Bend County Court at Law forms, including civil, misdemeanor, juvenile and probate.
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.
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.
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.
Advance Directive Forms
Find forms and information regarding Advance Directives in Texas, including Power of Attorney and Directive to Physicians.
Online fine payments
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.
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 Hot Checks
Pay Fort Bend County District Attorney's Office hot checks, fines, and fees online by check ID and payment amount. 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.
Self help, legal research, general information
Fort Bend County Court at Law Information
View answers to frequently asked questions questions concerning civil, juvenile, mental commitment, misdemeanor, probate, and other matters handled by the County Clerk's Office.
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 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 Court at Law Local Rules
View the local rules for Fort Bend County Courts at Law.
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 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 Law Library
Information regarding Fort Bend County Law Library, which is open to the general public for legal research.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Property Distribution Without a Will
View a chart of how property is distributed in Texas when someone dies without a Will.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Online Legal Research Resources
Including Texas laws, administrative code, and municipal codes.
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.
Trial Court Jurisdiction by Case Type
A detailed description of trial court jurisdiction, listed by case type, subject matter and court type.
Trial Court Jurisdiction by County
A detailed description of case type jurisdiction for Texas trial courts, listed by county.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Free Legal Assistance
View a directory of statewide and county organizations that provide pro bono legal assistance to income-eligible residents.
Bar Association - Lawyer Directory
Search the Texas Bar Association directory of member attorneys by type of case, location, certification/services, and contact information.
Information for Texans Who Cannot Afford a Lawyer
View information about organizations that provide free legal services to low-income individuals.
Lawyer Referral Services
The State Bar of Texas offers a statewide telephone lawyer referral service and a list of additional lawyer referral services.
Legal Resources for Veterans
View information on legal resources available to Veterans in Texas, including veterans legal clinics and disability rights information.
Attorney Complaint Information
The State Bar of Texas offers information about the complaint process and several dispute resolution services.