SECOND AMENDED FORT BEND COUNTY COURT AT LAW NO. 6
In accordance with the Interim Guidance for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on March 15, 2020; the Supreme Court of Texas First Emergency Order Regarding the COVID-19 State of Disaster dated March 13, 2020; the Fort Bend County Community Guidelines for COVID-19 issued March 16, 2020; and in consideration of protecting the health of our community, ALL DOCKETS (CIVIL AND CRIMINAL) IN THE COUNTY COURT AT LAW NO. 6 ARE HEREBY CANCELED UNTIL May 8, 2020, with the following exceptions:
A limited number of participants will be permitted in the courtroom for these essential proceedings. Any court participants will be screened in accordance with CDC Guidelines. If you are feeling sick, do not come to the courthouse. Instead, contact the Court Coordinator to receive further instructions. Remote participation is encouraged and permitted for all proceedings.
All other proceedings may be characterized as “non-essential” proceedings.
Each Court will handle non-essential proceedings at their discretion. Please contact the Court’s Coordinator via email for further instruction.
All criminal cases need to be reset for a later date. To ensure the health and safety of court staff and the public, all criminal cases will be reset in this manner:
Arrest warrants for missing court will not be issued during this time. If you miss court for any reason, please contact the Court’s Coordinator to receive further instructions on how to reset your case (s). All resets must be handled by May 8, 2020, or must have contacted the Court Coordinator by that date.
Jury trials for Defendants on Bond in Fort Bend County Courts at Law will be SUSPENDED for at least 8 weeks, until May 8, 2020.
CIVIL CASES/PROBATE CASES
All Civil/Probate dockets are CANCELED until May 8, 2020, except for the essential proceedings listed above. Default Judgments and Summary Judgments set on the submission dockets between the dates of March 13, 2020 – May 8, 2020 will be rescheduled.
Civil Cases – Contact Court Coordinator, Selena Love:
Email – Selena.Love@fortbendcountytx.gov; Phone – 832-471-1173
Probate Cases - Contact Probate Auditor, Norma Garza:
Email – Norma.Garza@fortbendcountytx.gov; Phone 832-471-1167
Contact Juvenile Probation Officer, Cynthia Reprogle: email - Cynthia.Reprogle@fortbendcountytx.gov; Phone - 281-633-7350
The CCL judges ask that the public be patient and understanding during this time. Our goal is to reduce the impact of the coronavirus on parties, jurors, judges and staff. We are committed to following the guidelines established by the CDC and the Supreme Court of Texas. Please look to the Courts’ websites for further details and information. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Court Coordinator, and have patience as they work to answer your questions
Honorable Sherman Hatton, Jr., Judge
Fort Bend County Justice Center
1422 Eugene Heimann Circle, Courtroom 1E
Richmond, TX 77469
County Court at Law No.6
301 Jackson Street
Richmond, TX 77469