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All family district courts are now located in the Harris County Civil Courthouse located at 201 Caroline, Houston, Texas 77002.  Below is a list of each family court, specific location, and direct telephone number for your convenience:

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245th Judicial District Court

Honorable Roy L. Moore

15th Floor

(713) 368-5900

 

246th Judicial District Court

Honorable Charley Prine

16th Floor

(713) 274-4500

 

247th Judicial District Court

Honorable John Schmude

15th Floor

(713) 368-6570

 

257th Judicial District Court

Honorable Judy Warne

16th Floor

(713) 274-4560

 

308th Judicial District Court

Honorable James Lombardino

8th Floor

(713) 274-4600

 

309th Judicial District Court

Honorable Sheri Y. Dean

16th Floor

(713) 274-4520

 

310th Judicial District Court

Honorable Lisa Millard

15th Floor

(713) 368-4580

 

311th Judicial District Court

Honorable Alicia Franklin York

8th Floor

(713) 274-4580

 

312th Judicial District Court

Honorable David Farr

16th Floor

(713) 274-4540

COURTHOUSE PARKING

 

Parking is available all around the courthouse.  There is a parking garage immediately behind the Civil Courthouse.  Make sure to bring cash for parking as not all lots accept credit cards.

 

 

COURTHOUSE SECURITY

 

You must go through security to enter the courthouse.  Make sure you leave small knives, pepper spray, fingernail clippers, etc. at home.  You will be required to remove your shoes, belts, cell phones, keys, etc.  The lines for security can become long.   Expect delays at security.

 

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COURTHOUSE ATTIRE

 

Courthouse attire is business casual.  No shorts or flip-flops.  No low-cut blouses or mini-skirts.  The courthouse is a formal venue which requires conservative, respectful attire at all times.

 

COURTROOM ETIQUETTE

 

Make sure your cell phone and any other device is on silent.  If it rings in the courtroom, the bailiff can take it from you.  Do not talk in the courtroom if the Judge is on the bench.  Each courtroom has specially designed acoustics which means the Judges can hear everything you say – even from the back of the room.  No gum chewing.   If the Judge calls your name, always stand to speak to the Judge.  Always address the Judge as “Judge” or  “Your Honor”.

 

COURTHOUSE DELI

 

There is a nice deli in the basement of the Civil Courthouse.   You can purchase meals, drinks, snacks, etc.   Credit cards are accepted.  The deli closes early afternoon.