County Courts at Law

Taylor County has two Statutory County Courts at Law. The jurisdiction for the County Courts at law begin where the Justice of the Peace ends. Civil jurisdiction is more than $10,000.00. Criminal jurisdiction is limited to Misdemeanor Cases. Additionally, Judges of the County Courts at Law have jurisdiction for probate and guardianship cases.


The Code of Judicial Conduct provides that...

"A judge ...shall not directly or indirectly initiate, permit, nor consider ex parte or other private communications concerning the merits of a pending or impending judicial proceeding. A judge shall require compliance with this subsection by court personnel subject to his or her direction and control..." Code of Judicial Conduct, Canon 3, Section A. (5).

The staff and court is available to help resolve any appropriate controversy, subject to the laws, rules and procedures which govern our conduct. If you would like to see what a Texas judge is required to do when a litigant writes the judge, click on Judicial Ethics Opinion No. 154 .