In acknowledgment of the Governor’s Declared State of Disaster and Emergency Orders issued by the Texas Supreme Court, Criminal Courts are operating on a limited basis through June 15, 2020. Access the various emergency orders related to COVID-19 here.

Information about attending Virtual Criminal Court Appearances.

To ensure the safety and well-being of the public, Court proceedings are streamed on the following channels, beginning June 15, 2020.

Criminal Courts

Due to COVID19, defendants must keep track of their next court appearance date on the County’s website, but should not appear in person unless told by their attorney or by the court.

There are very few times when a defendant will need to come to court in person during the COVID pandemic – mainly if they are entering a guilty or no contest plea, and a very few other times if ordered by the court. Almost everything will be handled by your attorney by phone, email, etc. You need to have an attorney.

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If you have a criminal case pending in County Court (County Court at Law) or District Court, and you meet certain financial guidelines, you may qualify for an appointed attorney. Call 512-854-9381 Option 5 to apply.

I want to find

Search felony and misdemeanor case settings by: the arrested person’s name, the attorney’s name, the name of the Judge or court #, or the case number.

The Travis County District Clerk’s Office is responsible for jury impaneling. Go to the District Clerk’s jury information page to learn more.

Go to the TCSO inmate information page where inmates currently in custody may be searched by name.

Go to the District Clerk’s case information page where felony case information can be searched by name or cause number.

Go to the County Clerk’s case information page where misdemeanor case information can be searched by arrested person’s name, attorney’s name, and case number.

Misdemeanor documents are not currently available online. Go to the County Clerk’s records request page to request records.

Contact Information

Address

Blackwell-Thurman Criminal Justice Center

509 West 11th St
Austin, TX 78701 (Map)

Phone

(512) 854-9244

The Courthouse Security Section’s mission and goal is to ensure that all who enter any courthouse are free of weapons, contraband or any item deemed a security threat. Those persons refusing to participate in the screening process will be denied access to the building. Confiscated items will not be returned!

View a list of items that you are not allowed to bring into the courthouse

Metered parking is available on all streets surrounding the court house (meters take coins, bills and credit/debit cards).

In addition, the following public lot is available within walking distance: Central Parking System - 510 West 11th Street (between San Antonio & Nueces Streets)

A complete directory of all court and department locations are posted in each elevator and within the main hallway and the Information Booth in the lobby.