To Schedule a Hearing or a Jury Trial

To schedule any hearings except those listed below, please fill out a Regular Docket Hearing Request Form and email the form to probate.hearings@traviscountytx.gov.

  • For uncontested guardianship hearings, see instructions below. Before scheduling any guardianship hearing, please read the Court's Uncontested Guardianship Docket Procedures (updated 02/27/2017).
  • For all heirship hearings, see instructions below.
  • No form is needed to request a hearing for a will prove-up on the uncontested probate docket (unless there is a partial intestacy). After you have filed the original will, request a hearing date by emailing probate.hearings@traviscountytx.gov.
  • For emergency settings, please first contact either the Court Investigator (for temporary guardianships or TROs related to guardianships) or the Court Administrator (for Temporary Administrations or other TROs).

To schedule a jury trial, email probate.hearings@traviscountytx.gov or call the Probate Court Coordinator at (512) 854-9258.

To Schedule Uncontested Guardianship Hearings:

To schedule a hearing on the uncontested guardianship docket, fax or email one of the following to the court:

To Schedule Heirship Hearings:

Heirship cases are heard on both the regular docket and the uncontested probate docket, depending on the circumstances. An heirship case should be scheduled on the regular docket not only if a contest (or any answer that could be construed as a contest) has been filed, but also if there are unusual circumstances that need to be addressed – even if there is no contest about these issues. For example, schedule an heirship on the regular docket if there is a common-law marriage, an equitable adoption or a formal adoption about which there is a question, a declaratory judgment, a settlement agreement, DNA evidence, or expert testimony. Heirship cases should be scheduled on the uncontested docket only if there is no contest and there are no unusual circumstances that need to be addressed.

To schedule an heirship hearing, email the appropriate form to heirships@traviscountytx.gov of (if email not possible) fax to 512-854-4418.

Jury Schedule

Hearing Schedule

Hearing Schedule during non-jury weeks:

Monday:

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.- hearings except uncontested probate and uncontested guardianship

1:00 p.m.- mental health probable cause hearings at the Austin State Hospital with Special Master

Tuesday:

8:30 a.m., 8:45 a.m., & 9:00 a.m.-uncontested probate docket, general cases with no heirship testimony

9:15 a.m. & 9:30 a.m.- uncontested heirship docket (9:15 a.m. scheduled first)

10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.- hearings except uncontested probate and uncontested guardianship

Wednesday: 

8:30 a.m. until finished- mental health final hearings at the Austin State Hospital with Probate Court judge

2:00 to 5:00 p.m.- hearings except uncontested probate and uncontested guardianship

Thursday: 

8:30 a.m., 8:45 a.m., & 9:00 a.m.- uncontested probate docket, general cases with no heirship testimony

9:15 a.m.- uncontested probate docket, record cases other than heirships:

  • copy of a will
  • will of a testator who died more than four years before the probate was filed
  • successor executor

10:00 a.m. to noon- uncontested guardianship docket

1:00 p.m.- mental health probable cause hearings at the Austin State Hospital with Special Master

2:00 to 5:00 p.m.- hearings except uncontested probate and uncontested guardianship

Friday:  9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.- hearings except uncontested probate and uncontested guardianship

Probate Court

courthouse

Travis County Courthouse

1000 Guadalupe
Room 217
Austin, TX 78701

Mailing address

P.O. Box 1748
Austin, TX 78767

(512) 854-9258
Fax: (512) 854-4418

Hours: M-F, 8:00-12:00 & 1:00-5:00

Court staff

Directions to the Travis County Courthouse.