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Tarrant County Civil Courts at Law, Probate Courts, and Justice of the Peace Courts Case Records
Search Tarrant County Civil Courts at Law, Probate Courts, and Justice of the Peace Courts cases by case number, party name, attorney information, or date filed.
Tarrant County Clerk Class "C" Misdemeanor Case Records
Search the Tarrant County Clerk's database of County Court at Law class "C" misdemeanor cases by name, docket number, or setting date.
Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases
Tarrant County Civil Courts at Law, Probate Courts, and Justice of the Peace Courts Calendars
Search Tarrant County Civil Courts at Law, Probate Courts, and Justice of the Peace Courts calendars by case number, party name, attorney information, judicial officer name, or date range.
Tarrant County Criminal Court Dockets
Search Tarrant County District Court, Criminal District Court, County Criminal Court, Magistrate Court, Auxiliary Court, and Court of Deferred Prosecution criminal dockets by court type and date range, or by party name.
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keyword, or view the full index of opinions, letter opinions and advisories, subject index, overruled/modified/affirmed/withdrawn opinions, requests for opinions, and pending requests.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
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 and Child Protection Courts
View information about the Specialty Courts Program, which includes Child Support Courts and Child Protection Courts.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Foreclosure Prevention Resources
View resources for preventing foreclosure in Texas, including local housing counseling agencies and links to legal aid providers.
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.
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.
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.
Property Distribution Without a Will
View a chart of how property is distributed in Texas when someone dies without a Will.
Tarrant County Criminal Court Programs
View information about Tarrant County specialized courts including mental health, drug, veterans', and felony alcohol. These courts can set up treatment programs in lieu of jail for some offenders.
Tarrant County Criminal Information
The Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney's Office offers answers to frequently asked questions about criminal procedure, crime reporting, dropping charges, tips for witnesses, subpoenas, and victim services.
Tarrant County Elder Law Information
View and download an Elder Law Handbook with information about personal finances, health, and death planning. A service directory for seniors is included.
Tarrant County Juvenile Services
View information about Tarrant County juvenile justice services, procedure, court, probation, Juvenile Drug Court, detention, community service, restitution, and victim assistance.
Tarrant County Law Library
View information about the Tarrant County Law Library, which is open to the public for legal research. A link to the online catalog is provided.
Tarrant County Local Court Rules
View the local rules for Tarrant County District Courts, Criminal District Courts, and County Courts at Law.
Tarrant County Local Misdemeanor Rules
View the local rules for misdemeanor cases in Tarrant County Criminal Courts at Law.
Tarrant County Probation and Court Program Information
The Tarrant County Community Supervision and Corrections Department offers information about probation and criminal court programs including domestic violence intervention, mental health diversion, felony alcohol intervention, youthful offenders, additional specialized offender programs, community service restitution, and victim services.
Tarrant County Protective Orders
The Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney's Office offers information about protective orders, with a link to the required questionnaire form.
Tarrant County Victim Help
The Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney's Office offers information about services for crime victims, including Victim Impact Statements, crime victims' compensation, restitution, court accompaniment, protective orders, and links to additional online resources.
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.
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
Attorney Complaint Information
The State Bar of Texas offers information about the complaint process and several dispute resolution services.
Bar Association - Lawyer Directory
Search the Texas Bar Association directory of member attorneys. Search by name, firm name or bar number.
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.
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.
Fort Worth Area Lawyer Referral
The Tarrant County Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service by phone, e-mail, or online form in Denton, Hood, Johnson, Parker, Tarrant, and Wise Counties. An initial consultation is also available for a small fee, which can be waived if the case is taken on contingency.
Free Legal Assistance
View a directory of statewide and county organizations that provide pro bono legal assistance to income-eligible residents.
Information for Texans Who Cannot Afford a Lawyer
View information that can help low-income Texans find an attorney.
Lawyer Referral Services
The State Bar of Texas offers a statewide telephone lawyer referral service and a list of additional lawyer referral services.
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.
Legal Resources for Veterans
View information on legal resources available to Veterans in Texas, including veterans legal clinics and disability rights information.
Northwest Texas Legal Aid
Free legal assistance in most civil matters, including Family, Housing, Health and Probate for income-eligible residents of Northwest Texas.
Public Defender Offices
View contact information for Public Defender Offices, which provide criminal defense services for defendants who cannot afford an attorney.
Tarrant County Free Legal Advice
The Tarrant County Bar Association offers free legal advice by phone during specified hours.
Tarrant County Worthless Check Collection and Prosecution
The Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney's Office offers information about its worthless check collection and prosecution services, with tips for merchants and instructions and forms for filing a complaint.
Forms and related information
Advance Directive Forms
Find forms and information regarding Advance Directives in Texas, including Power of Attorney and Directive to Physicians.
Child Support Forms
View and download child support forms in English or Spanish.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Texas Juvenile Court Forms
View and download various forms for use in Texas Juvenile Court proceedings.
Online fine payments
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.
Pay Tarrant County Clerk Misdemeanor Fees and Fines
Pay Tarrant County Clerk Misdemeanor fees and fines online. You must have your case number to use this service. A convenience fee applies.
Pay Tarrant County Juvenile Services Fees
Pay Tarrant County Juvenile Services attorney, court, monitoring, graffiti, restitution, and supervision fees online. You must have your PID number to use this service. A convenience fee applies.