Life at the Harris County Criminal Courthouse Post-Harvey

Hurricane Harvey has come and gone, but its impact still looms.

The Harris County Criminal Courthouse no novice to flooding took its worst hit yet during Harvey. Not only were the ground floors flooded, but the sewage pipes burst causing a sh*t storm (literally) within the building walls. Time estimates have the artist formerly known as the HCJC out of commission for nearly a year (if not longer).

As such Houston’s criminal justice system is now spread around three courthouses: the Family Law Center (misdemeanor and specialty courts), the Civil Courthouse Building (felony courts), and the Juvenile Detention Building (juvenile and the 182nd and 351st Criminal District Courts). While all felony courts begin at 8:30 am sharp, the misdemeanor courts are staggered with both 8:30 and 12:30 dockets.

Harris County Criminal Courthouse Locations

Post Harvey Criminal Justice Center Houston Texas Harris County

Harris County Misdemeanor Courthouse Docket Times

8:30 Docket Call:

County Courts at Law No. 1, 3, 7, 9, 11, 14, 15, and 16

12:30 Docket Call:

County Courts at Law No. 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, and 13

*check your bond papers for the court and time.