In recognition of the COVID-19 Pandemic and in compliance with various state and local orders, including Emergency Orders from the Supreme Court of Texas, the Travis County Civil and Family Courts are primarily operating on a remote basis. While courts continue to hold hearings and bench trials remotely, jury trials have been postponed until such time as they may be resumed safely, but no earlier than September 28, 2020. Please read the emergency orders related to COVID-19 or contact Court Administration for more information.

Associate Courts

Important Information about Civil Associate Courts


Travis County's civil associate courts at law are housed in the Heman Marion Sweatt Travis County Courthouse.

In 1986 the Texas legistlature created the associate judges positions in response to a new federal requirement to create expedited administrative or judicial processes to resolve child support cases. Get detailed information regarding the associate courts in the Family Law Standing Orders and Local Procedures (pdf).

Prohibited Items

Confiscated items will not be returned! View a list of items that you are not allowed to bring into the courthouse.


Heman Marion Sweatt
Travis County Courthouse

1000 Guadalupe
Austin, TX 78701

Mailing address
P.O. Box 1748
Austin, TX 78767

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