Physical Address

Blackwell-Thurman Criminal Justice Center
509 W. 11th Street
Austin, TX 78701 (Map)

Mailing Address

PO Box 1748
Austin, TX 78767


(512) 854-9244


(512) 854-4464


[email protected]

Criminal Court Administrator

Debra Hale
(512) 854-9244

Technology Manager

Mark Erwin
(512) 854-3120

Court Appointment Supervisor

Yolanda Godfrey
(512) 854-3644

Out of County Arrests

Indigent Defense
(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.

Open Records Requests

District Court records are maintained by the Travis County District Clerk. County Courts at Law records are maintained by the Travis County Clerk. The District Clerk is also responsible for jury impaneling.

Open Records Requests for the Criminal Courts can be emailed here.