Important Notices


Holiday Closure

In observance of Memorial Day Fort Bend County Offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2024. There will be no bus service. Demand Response Service & The Greenway, Galleria, TMC & Downtown Commuter Services will resume on Tuesday, May 28, 2024.

Public Transportation



Downtown Commuter Service

Downtown Commuter Service has been suspended for May 20, 2024 due to the storm that occurred May 16, 2024. TMC and Greenway services are not affected. Please check back regularly for updates. Thank you.

Public Transportation



Office Closure

Please be advised of The District Clerk's Office closure Monday, May 27, 2024 in observance of Memorial Day.

District Clerk



Court Notices

Last Updated: April 25, 2024

  • Due to an ongoing Jury Trial the following dockets have been changed.
  • April 25th, 2024 - 9:00 AM Pre-Trial Conference rescheduled to June 13th, 2024 at 9:00 AM
  • April 25th, 2024 - 2:30 PM Status Docket rescheduled to May 7th at 2:30 PM via zoom
  • May 2nd, 2024 - 2:00 PM Misdemeanor Mental Health Court will be relocated to County Court at Law No. 4's courtroom, room 2E. Docket will be heard by Judge White.
  • May 7th - 2:30 Status Docket will be heard by Judge White via zoom.
  • May 8th - 1:30 Discovery Compliance is rescheduled to June 12th at 1:30 PM
  • May 16th, 2024 - 2:00 PM Misdemeanor Mental Health Court will be relocated to County Court at Law No. 4's courtroom, room 2E. Docket will be heard by Judge White.
  • Juvenile settings will be heard on there designated docket in Judge White's courtroom at 117 Legion Drive, Richmond, TX 77469.


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Sienna Annex Passport Office – Temporary Closure

Please be advised that the Fort Bend County District Clerk's Sienna Office is closed until further notice due to construction. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. During this period, passport services will not be available at the Sienna location. However, alternative arrangements can be made at our Justice Center by making an appointment CLICK HERE

District Clerk



Please Note

For 24/7 Public Health emergencies, please call 832-612-7761; for medical emergencies contact 911.

Have a Compliment, Suggestion, or Comment for FBCHHS?  Please let us know by emailing us at hhs@fbctx.gov.


Health and Human Services



Fees and Amendments Update

Effective October 1, 2023, Fort Bend County has adopted new fees and new amendments.



Fire Marshal



PLEASE NOTE

We will no longer be accepting New Food Establishment Packages, including Plans and Drawing in a paper format. All Packages, including Plans and drawings, will need to be in a .pdf format. Should you have any questions, please contact our office at (281) 342-7469.

HHS-Environmental Health



Contacting Public Transportation

For calls that are outside business hours, please dial 281-633-7433 and select option 1 to reach our Dispatchers.

For all emergencies, please dial 911.

Public Transportation



Plans Submittal Update

Beginning August 1, 2023, all plan submittals are required to be one (1) digital copy on a USB device. The USB device shall be formatted to be compatible with Bluebeam.

The plans shall be one continuous file and not individual files per sheet.



Fire Marshal



Court and Traffic Ticket Information

If you are looking for court or traffic information for Precinct 4, please contact the Justice of the Peace at (832) 471-2550. Thank you.

Commissioner Pct 4



Beginning April 1st

Probate Hearings will be at 9:00a.m.

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240th District Court & 240th Associate District Court

As of September 1, 2021, the 240th District Court and 240th Associate District Court will no longer be accepting electronic resets by email.

Please be prepared to arrive in person as scheduled with your client on any future settings with the court.

Our Associate Judge Patel will be holding in person criminal dockets on Thursdays at 10:00am and 2:00pm in courtroom 3G. Inmates will be brought over in person for these dockets.

The First Appearance Arraignment Docket on Mondays at 1:00pm will be the only docket that emailed resets will still be accepted on.

All other criminal dockets, you will need to email the court and the prosecutor for approval of an electronic reset in advance of the docket if you or your client have any COVID related symptoms or are ill.

No emailed resets will be accepted unless approved
by court for all 240th criminal dockets except the First
Appearance Arraignment Dockets.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Court Coordinator by email at 240dc@fortbendcountytx.gov.

Thank you,
240th District Court and
240th Associate District Court

NOTICE OF ACCOMMODATIONS FOR AT-RISK INDIVIDUALS

Due to COVID-19 many of you are part of the vulnerable population. Individuals who are over 65 and individuals with serious underlying health conditions, such as high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, obesity, asthma, and those whose immune systems are compromised such as by chemotherapy for cancer or other conditions requiring such therapy are considered to be vulnerable populations. If you are part of this vulnerable population please contact the court at  240dc@fortbendcountytx.gov or by phone at 281-341-8600 to advise the court regarding your need for special accommodations and a specialized docket to ensure your continued safety.

Thank you,
240th District Court Staff



District Court - 240th



268th District Court

Click here for the latest Court Coronavirus Information

Judge Rogers intends to hold full in-person dockets for his court and the associates’ court.

If you have any questions please contact us.



District Court - 268th



434th District Court

These policies also apply for all proceedings held in the 434th Associate District Court

In compliance with the President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America, Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guidance regarding Mass Gatherings or Large Community Events, the Supreme Court of Texas’ 43rd Emergency Order Regarding the COVID-19 State Disaster, and out of a concern for public health, safety, and wellbeing, the 434th District Court will be holding limited in-person dockets.

CRIMINAL DOCKETS

  • THE DOCKET CONTROL ORDER (provided below) SHALL APPLY TO ALL PENDING CRIMINAL CASES.
  • The Docket Control Order shall be signed by ALL parties and filed with FBC District Clerk at the Arraignment Docket.
  • ALL RESETS SHALL BE EFILED WITH THE DISTRICT CLERK’S OFFICE WITH NOTICE GIVEN TO THE FORT BEND COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE.
  • The Reset provided below is to be used for ALL Electronic Resets. Please download to your P.C. before entering the required information.
  • Electronic Resets are being accepted on all pending cases with scheduled court appearances. All resets must be submitted by 9:00 a.m. the day of, but no more than 3 days prior to, docket call. It is the attorney’s responsibility to get their Client’s Signature OR Sign by Permission (W/ NOTICE TO CLIENT). THIS INCLUDES CLIENTS IN CUSTODY. All cases not timely submitted will be subject to bond forfeiture.
  • You will need to contact the District Attorney’s Office at 281-341-4460 to have any pleas worked out before court and to notify them of any essential hearings. Defendants will appear in person. Paperwork must be e-filed 48 hours in advance and notice given to the Court Coordinator and Prosecutors. Please note that all hearings will be done via Webex, unless deemed essential by the court for an in-person hearing.
  • IF AN INTERPRETER IS NEEDED, please let the Court know at least one week in advance.

CIVIL DOCKETS

  • Please contact the Court Coordinator for available hearing dates and times at 434DC@fortbendcountytx.gov.
  • After obtaining a hearing date and time, please e-file a notice of hearing for all civil cases with the District Clerk’s Office.
  • Civil Trials scheduled through June 30, 2022, will need a new Docket Control Order in place. Please email the court for new dates.
  • For your convenience, please see attached CIVIL DOCKET CONTROL ORDER.

Download the E-Reset Form [PDF]

Download Criminal Docket Control Order [DOCX]

Download Civil Docket Control Order [PDF]

NOTICE OF LANGUAGE ASSISTANCE SERVICES

FORT BEND COUNTY COURTS AT LAW AND DISTRICT COURTS ARE COMMITTED TO PROVIDING MEANINGFUL ACCESS TO COURT SERVICES FOR LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENT (LEP) PERSONS. LANGUAGE ASSISTANCE SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE AT NO COST TO ANY PERSON ASSOCIATED WITH A COURT PROCEEDING WHO HAS DIFFICULTY COMMUNICATING IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE OR WHO NEEDS A DOCUMENT TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH.

IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE IN A LANGUAGE OTHER THAN ENGLISH, YOU MAY REQUEST LANGUAGE ASSISTANCE SERVICES FREE OF CHARGE. To request interpretation or translation services for the Fort Bend County Courts, please visit the Language Access webpage.

NOTICE OF ACCOMMODATIONS FOR AT-RISK INDIVIDUALS

Due to COVID-19 many individuals are considered “at-risk” members of the vulnerable population. These members include, but are not limited to, individuals who are over 65 and individuals with serious underlying health conditions, such as high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, obesity, asthma, and those whose immune systems are compromised. If you believe you are a member of this vulnerable population, please contact the Court Coordinator, Tonie Guevara, via email at 434DC@fortbendcountytx.gov and provide your full name, cause number, and contact information to advise the court regarding your need for special accommodations and a specialized docket to ensure your continued safety.

Presiding Judge/ Honorable J. Christian Becerra

Associate Judge/ Honorable Argie Brame

Court Staff

Court Coordinator: Tonie Guevara

Court Reporter: Rhonda Colgin

Bailiff: Rafael Ramos

Associate Judge Court Coordinator: Lena Smith

Bailiff: Gary Marin



District Court - 434th



COUNTY COURT AT LAW NO. 3

(Effective April 1, 2021)

In compliance with the local, state, and federal response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and in consideration of protecting the health of our community, County Court at Law No. 3 will operate under the following procedures.

A limited number of participants will be permitted in the courtroom. 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. CRIMINAL: Resets are Required for all Misdemeanor Cases.

Defendant’s with Attorney

  • The Court Coordinator will send out a group e-mail to all Attorneys with a blank reset form. If you are newly hired, please file a Letter of Representation with the clerk’s office so that you are connected to the case.
  • The signed Electronic Reset MUST be returned to the Court no later than the day before the Defendant’s scheduled court date.
  • The Court will allow Defendant’s Attorney to sign the Reset on the Defendant’s behalf, but only with the Defendant’s permission.
  • It is the Defendant’s responsibility to stay in contact with your bondsman and your attorney.
  • Defense attorneys, it is also your responsibility to stay in contact with your client.
  • If the Court does not receive the Electronic Reset by the above deadline, the Defendant must appear in person to sign a Physical Reset. If the Court does not receive an Electronic Reset or Physical Reset, a bond forfeiture/failure to appear warrant will be issued.

DEFENDANTS WITHOUT AN ATTORNEY

  • Defendants are required to appear in person on their scheduled court date

CRIMINAL STATUS CASES

Status cases are held via zoom or in person. Both attorney and defendant are required to appear.

If the plea paperwork is not turned in on time, the case will be Reset to the next available plea setting.

If your plea is scheduled via Zoom, you will receive an email from the Court with the Zoom link to access the hearing. Attorneys have the option to appear via Zoom or in person for pleas.

Defendants are required to appear in person no later 2pm on the day of the plea to be fingerprinted.

CRIMINAL PLEAS

Plea paperwork must be completed electronically and submitted to the Court no later than 48 hours before the scheduled court date.

COURT COSTS RESETS

The Defendant is responsible for paying their balance in full by the date provided on their Court Costs Reset.

If the Defendant is unable to pay their balance in full, he/she is required to appear in person on their scheduled court date. If the Defendant does not contact the Court and does not appear in Court on their scheduled court date, a Failure to Appear Warrant will be issued.

JUVENILE CASES

Juvenile Status and Adjudication/Disposition Dockets are scheduled by County Court 3’s Juvenile Probation Officer, Jina Carmona. Please contact her at Jina.Carmona@fortbendcountytx.gov

CIVIL:

The Civil Docket will be handled via Zoom. If there is a reason why a matter cannot be handled via Zoom, contact the Court Coordinator via email at TrayNeisha.Sanford@fortbendcountytx.gov
To request a hearing date, please email the Court Coordinator at TrayNeisha.Sanford@fortbendcountytx.gov
The Motion and Order must be e-filed before requesting a hearing date

PROBATE CASES

Uncontested Probate matters can be scheduled for a virtual hearing (ZOOM) by contacting the Probate Auditor at the email address listed below.
Probate Cases-Contact Probate Auditor, Benny Charles: Email- Benny.Charles@fortbendcountytx.gov

The Court requests the public’s patience and understanding during this time. We are committed to following the guidelines established by the CDC and the Supreme Court of Texas.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Court Coordinator, and please have patience as she works to answer your questions.

NOTICE OF ACCOMMODATIONS FOR AT-RISK INDIVIDUALS
Due to COVID-19 many individuals are considered “at-risk” members of the vulnerable population. These members include, but are not limited to, individuals who are over 65 and individuals with serious underlying health conditions, such as high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, obesity, asthma, and those whose immune systems are compromised such as by chemotherapy for cancer or other conditions. If you believe you are a member of this vulnerable population, please contact the court coordinator TrayNeisha Sanford via email at TrayNeisha.Sanford@fortbendcountytx.gov or call 281-341-4429 – *provide your full name, cause number and contact information* – to advise the court regarding your need for special accommodations and a specialized docket to ensure your continued safety.

Disclaimer:
Use this service at your own risk. Please be aware that some video conferencing software have a security risk and face issues with disclosure of private information.



County Court at Law 3



Dismissal for Want of Prosecution

Attorneys with cases set on the Dismissal for Want of Prosecution (DWOP) dockets in this Court need to appear for these dockets if you have already had at least one (1) Order to Retain granted in the past. If you are filing your first Motion to Retain, please make sure it is properly verified and filed within ten (10) days prior to the DWOP docket.



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COUNTY COURT AT LAW NO. 5

All persons entering the Courtroom are encouraged to wear a Mask or Face Covering.
If you have a fever, please do not come to the courthouse.
Alert your attorney or the Court Coordinator at least 1 day prior to your court date.

REMOTE | VIDEOCONFERENCE

  • Probate / Guardianship, Emergency or essential hearings will continue to be held via remote via video-conference through Zoom. You may view a live stream any of these hearings on YouTube
  • Per guidance from the Office of Court Administration, this channel adheres to the open courts provision of the Texas Constitution.

Disclaimer: Use video conferencing sites at your own risk. Please be aware that some video conferencing sites have a security risk and face issues with disclosure of private information.

NOTICE OF ACCOMMODATIONS – FOR AT-RISK INDIVIDUALS

Due to COVID-19 many of you are part of the vulnerable population. Individuals who are over 65 and individuals with serious underlying health conditions, such as high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, obesity, asthma, and those whose immune systems are compromised such as by chemotherapy for cancer or other conditions requiring such therapy, are considered to be vulnerable population.

If you are part of this vulnerable population, please contact Natalya Crawford the Court’s Admin Clerk at: 281-238-3270; or e-mail the Court Coordinator at: Jackie.Kermode@fortbendcountytx.gov to advise the Court regarding your need for special accommodations and a specialized docket to ensure your continued safety.



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Permit Application Change

Effective September 5, 2022 we will no longer be accepting New Food Establishment Packages, including plans and drawings, in a paper format.  All Packages, including plans and drawings, will need to be submitted in a .pdf format via a flash drive to Environmental Health. Please contact our office with any questions you may have at, 281-342-7469.

Contact us for more information

HHS-Environmental Health



Effective January 1, 2016

All contracts executed by Commissioners Court, regardless of the dollar amount, will require completion of Form 1295 "Certificate of interested Parties", per the new Government Code Statute §2252.908.
Contact Purchasing for more information

Purchasing



Notice of Language Assistance Services

FORT BEND COUNTY COURTS AT LAW AND DISTRICT COURTS ARE COMMITTED TO PROVIDING MEANINGFUL ACCESS TO COURT SERVICES FOR LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENT (LEP) PERSONS. LANGUAGE ASSISTANCE SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE AT NO COST TO ANY PERSON ASSOCIATED WITH A COURT PROCEEDING WHO HAS DIFFICULTY COMMUNICATING IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE OR WHO NEEDS A DOCUMENT TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH.
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE IN A LANGUAGE OTHER THAN ENGLISH, YOU MAY REQUEST LANGUAGE ASSISTANCE SERVICES FREE OF CHARGE. TO REQUEST INTERPERETATION OR TRANSLATION SERVICED FOR THE FORT BEND COUNTY COURTS, PLEASE VISIT THE LANGUAGE ACCESS WEBPAGE.



Language Access



Back to Regular Schedule

We have returned to our regular schedule and will accept plastics 1, 2, 4, and 5. Plastics 3, 6, 7, and Styrofoam are still on hold.

Recycling Center

Fort Bend County Important Notices

Court and Traffic Ticket Information

If you are looking for court or traffic information for Precinct 4, please contact the Justice of the Peace at (832) 471-2550. Thank you.

Commissioner Pct 4

Court Notices

Last Updated: April 25, 2024

  • Due to an ongoing Jury Trial the following dockets have been changed.
  • April 25th, 2024 - 9:00 AM Pre-Trial Conference rescheduled to June 13th, 2024 at 9:00 AM
  • April 25th, 2024 - 2:30 PM Status Docket rescheduled to May 7th at 2:30 PM via zoom
  • May 2nd, 2024 - 2:00 PM Misdemeanor Mental Health Court will be relocated to County Court at Law No. 4's courtroom, room 2E. Docket will be heard by Judge White.
  • May 7th - 2:30 Status Docket will be heard by Judge White via zoom.
  • May 8th - 1:30 Discovery Compliance is rescheduled to June 12th at 1:30 PM
  • May 16th, 2024 - 2:00 PM Misdemeanor Mental Health Court will be relocated to County Court at Law No. 4's courtroom, room 2E. Docket will be heard by Judge White.
  • Juvenile settings will be heard on there designated docket in Judge White's courtroom at 117 Legion Drive, Richmond, TX 77469.


County Court at Law 1

NOTICE OF ACCOMMODATIONS FOR AT-RISK INDIVIDUALS

DUE TO COVID-19 MANY OF YOU ARE PART OF THE VULNERABLE POPULATION. INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE OVER 65 AND INDIVIDUALS WITH SERIOUS UNDERLYING HEALTH CONDITIONS, SUCH AS HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, CHRONIC LUNG DISEASE, OBESITY, ASTHMA, AND THOSE WHOSE IMMUNE SYSTEMS ARE COMPROMISED SUCH AS BY CHEMOTHERAPY FOR CANCER OR OTHER CONDITIONS REQUIRING SUCH THERAPY ARE CONSIDERED TO BE VULNERABLE POPULATIONS. IF YOU ARE PART OF THIS VULNERABLE POPULATION PLEASE CONTACT THE COURT AT candi.hooper@fortbendcountytx.gov (281) 341-4446 TO ADVISE THE COURT REGARDING YOUR NEED FOR SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS AND A SPECIALIZED DOCKET TO ENSURE YOUR CONTINUED SAFETY.



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COUNTY COURT AT LAW NO. 3

(Effective April 1, 2021)

In compliance with the local, state, and federal response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and in consideration of protecting the health of our community, County Court at Law No. 3 will operate under the following procedures.

A limited number of participants will be permitted in the courtroom. 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. CRIMINAL: Resets are Required for all Misdemeanor Cases.

Defendant’s with Attorney

  • The Court Coordinator will send out a group e-mail to all Attorneys with a blank reset form. If you are newly hired, please file a Letter of Representation with the clerk’s office so that you are connected to the case.
  • The signed Electronic Reset MUST be returned to the Court no later than the day before the Defendant’s scheduled court date.
  • The Court will allow Defendant’s Attorney to sign the Reset on the Defendant’s behalf, but only with the Defendant’s permission.
  • It is the Defendant’s responsibility to stay in contact with your bondsman and your attorney.
  • Defense attorneys, it is also your responsibility to stay in contact with your client.
  • If the Court does not receive the Electronic Reset by the above deadline, the Defendant must appear in person to sign a Physical Reset. If the Court does not receive an Electronic Reset or Physical Reset, a bond forfeiture/failure to appear warrant will be issued.

DEFENDANTS WITHOUT AN ATTORNEY

  • Defendants are required to appear in person on their scheduled court date

CRIMINAL STATUS CASES

Status cases are held via zoom or in person. Both attorney and defendant are required to appear.

If the plea paperwork is not turned in on time, the case will be Reset to the next available plea setting.

If your plea is scheduled via Zoom, you will receive an email from the Court with the Zoom link to access the hearing. Attorneys have the option to appear via Zoom or in person for pleas.

Defendants are required to appear in person no later 2pm on the day of the plea to be fingerprinted.

CRIMINAL PLEAS

Plea paperwork must be completed electronically and submitted to the Court no later than 48 hours before the scheduled court date.

COURT COSTS RESETS

The Defendant is responsible for paying their balance in full by the date provided on their Court Costs Reset.

If the Defendant is unable to pay their balance in full, he/she is required to appear in person on their scheduled court date. If the Defendant does not contact the Court and does not appear in Court on their scheduled court date, a Failure to Appear Warrant will be issued.

JUVENILE CASES

Juvenile Status and Adjudication/Disposition Dockets are scheduled by County Court 3’s Juvenile Probation Officer, Jina Carmona. Please contact her at Jina.Carmona@fortbendcountytx.gov

CIVIL:

The Civil Docket will be handled via Zoom. If there is a reason why a matter cannot be handled via Zoom, contact the Court Coordinator via email at TrayNeisha.Sanford@fortbendcountytx.gov
To request a hearing date, please email the Court Coordinator at TrayNeisha.Sanford@fortbendcountytx.gov
The Motion and Order must be e-filed before requesting a hearing date

PROBATE CASES

Uncontested Probate matters can be scheduled for a virtual hearing (ZOOM) by contacting the Probate Auditor at the email address listed below.
Probate Cases-Contact Probate Auditor, Benny Charles: Email- Benny.Charles@fortbendcountytx.gov

The Court requests the public’s patience and understanding during this time. We are committed to following the guidelines established by the CDC and the Supreme Court of Texas.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Court Coordinator, and please have patience as she works to answer your questions.

NOTICE OF ACCOMMODATIONS FOR AT-RISK INDIVIDUALS
Due to COVID-19 many individuals are considered “at-risk” members of the vulnerable population. These members include, but are not limited to, individuals who are over 65 and individuals with serious underlying health conditions, such as high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, obesity, asthma, and those whose immune systems are compromised such as by chemotherapy for cancer or other conditions. If you believe you are a member of this vulnerable population, please contact the court coordinator TrayNeisha Sanford via email at TrayNeisha.Sanford@fortbendcountytx.gov or call 281-341-4429 – *provide your full name, cause number and contact information* – to advise the court regarding your need for special accommodations and a specialized docket to ensure your continued safety.

Disclaimer:
Use this service at your own risk. Please be aware that some video conferencing software have a security risk and face issues with disclosure of private information.



County Court at Law 3

Dismissal for Want of Prosecution

Attorneys with cases set on the Dismissal for Want of Prosecution (DWOP) dockets in this Court need to appear for these dockets if you have already had at least one (1) Order to Retain granted in the past. If you are filing your first Motion to Retain, please make sure it is properly verified and filed within ten (10) days prior to the DWOP docket.



County Court at Law 3

Dismissal for Want of Prosecution

Attorneys with cases set on the Dismissal for Want of Prosecution (DWOP) dockets in this Court need to appear for these dockets if you have already had at least one (1) Order to Retain granted in the past. If you are filing your first Motion to Retain, please make sure it is properly verified and filed within ten (10) days prior to the DWOP docket.



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County Court At Law 4

In compliance with the 38th Emergency Order issued by the Texas Supreme Court, and the Order of the Local Administrative Judge R. O’Neil Williams, County Court at Law No. 4 will continue to use all reasonable efforts to conduct proceedings remotely. Jury trials have resumed effective June 1st, in accordance with all requirements as listed in the 36th Emergency Order and Trial Protocols issued by the Local Administrative Judge. Thus, most hearings will continue via Zoom. These hearings include but are not limited to criminal plea dockets, criminal motions dockets, uncontested probate dockets, and all civil motion dockets.

Please note:

  • Juvenile Adjudications - The Juvenile and Parent/Guardian must appear in person in order for the Court to obtain a fingerprint.
  • Criminal Pleas – The Defendant may appear via Zoom, HOWEVER, the Defendant must appear in court within 3 days of the plea date for the Court to obtain a fingerprint.

If your hearing is scheduled via Zoom, you will receive an email from the Court with the Zoom link to access the hearing. Attorneys have the option to appear via Zoom or in person for pleas.

You may view a live stream of these proceedings on the Court’s YouTube channel. Per guidance from the Office of Court Administration, this channel adheres to the open courts provision of the Texas Constitution.

CRIMINAL CASES: Resets are Required for all Misdemeanor Cases

  • Arraignment Settings-Defendants must appear in person for arraignment settings to sign a reset.  Electronic resets will not be accepted.  For subsequent settings, the Defense Attorney is to obtain a Reset from the Court Coordinator, Jenica Salazar at Jenica.Salazar@fortbendcountytx.gov, and return the Reset with Defendant’s signature via e-mail.  
  • The Court will allow Defendant's Attorney to sign the Reset on the Defendant's behalf, with the Defendant's permission.
  • Defense Attorneys may request a Reset no earlier than a week before the scheduled court date.
  • The signed Electronic Reset MUST be returned to the Court the day before the Defendant’s scheduled court date. If the Court does not receive the Electronic Reset by the above deadline, the Defendant must appear in person to sign a Physical Reset. If the Court does not receive an Electronic Reset or Physical Reset, a bond forfeiture/failure to appear warrant will be issued.
  • Defense Attorneys, please understand your responsibility to stay in contact with your client.
  • If Defendant is not represented by an Attorney, he/she must contact the Court Coordinator preferably by e-mail; or by telephone at 281-238-1995 to request a Reset form. If you leave a voice mail message, please *clearly state* the following:
  1. Your FULL NAME;
  2. Your Case Number/Cause Number;
  3. An email address that you check regularly; and
  4. Phone Number for a return call.

It is the Defendant’s responsibility to stay in contact with their bondsman and their attorney.

COURT COSTS RESETS

  • The Defendant is responsible for paying their balance in full by the date provided on their Court Costs Reset.
  • If the Defendant is unable to pay their balance in full, he/she is required to appear in person on their scheduled court date. If the Defendant does not contact the Court and does not appear in Court on their scheduled court date, a Failure to Appear Warrant will be issued.

CRIMINAL PLEAS

  • The Court must be informed at least one week prior to the desired plea date to be added to the Plea Docket.
  • The ADA will provide the plea paperwork to the Defense Attorney, so please email the appropriate ADA to obtain the plea paperwork.
  • Plea paperwork must be completed electronically and submitted to the Court no later than 48 hours before the scheduled court date.
  • If the plea paperwork is not turned in on time, the case will be Reset to the next available plea setting.

CRIMINAL MOTIONS:

  • Criminal Motions will be handled via Zoom. If there is a reason why a matter cannot be handled via Zoom, contact the Court Coordinator, Jenica Salazar at Jenica.Salazar@fortbendcountytx.gov.
  • To request a hearing date, you must contact the Court Coordinator via email at Jenica.Salazar@fortbendcountytx.gov. The Motion and Order must be e-filed before requesting a hearing date.
  • If you are a Defendant without an attorney and do not have access to email, you may contact the Court Coordinator by phone at 281-238-1995. If you leave a voice mail message, please *clearly state* the following:
  1. Your FULL NAME;
  2. Your Case Number/Cause Number;
  3. An email address that you check regularly; and
  4. Phone Number for a return call.
  • You will receive a confirmation email from the Court Coordinator with the Zoom meeting details (link/Meeting ID).
  • The scheduling party is responsible for noticing the other party/parties of the video conference hearing and details for login.

JUVENILE:

  • Juvenile Status Dockets will be heard via Zoom. The Juvenile is required to appear in person for the Juvenile Adjudication/Disposition Docket in order for the Court to obtain a fingerprint.
  • Juvenile Status and Adjudication/Disposition Dockets are scheduled by Juvenile Probation Court Officer Lavelle Conley. You may contact him via email at Lavelle.Conley@fortbendcountytx.gov or by phone at 281-633-7307.

CIVIL:

  • The Civil Docket will be handled via Zoom. If there is a reason why a matter cannot be handled via Zoom, contact the Court Coordinator via email at Jenica.Salazar@fortbendcountytx.gov.
  • To request a hearing date, you must contact the Court Coordinator via email at Jenica.Salazar@fortbendcountytx.gov. The Motion and Order must be e-filed before requesting a hearing date.
  • If you are a Defendant without an attorney and do not have access to email, you may contact the Court Coordinator by phone at 281-238-1995. If you leave a voice mail message, please *clearly state* the following:
    1. Your FULL NAME;
    2. Your Case Number/Cause Number;
    3. An email address that you check regularly; and
    4. Phone Number for a return call.
  • You will receive a confirmation email from the Court Coordinator with the Zoom meeting details (link/Meeting ID).
  • The scheduling party is responsible for noticing the other party/parties of the video conference hearing by regular mail and certified mail, return receipt requested.
  • Additionally, the Notice of Hearing MUST be e-filed with the County Clerk’s Office.
    • The Notice MUST state the following:
      • The hearing will be held by video conference.
      • The party/parties are to contact the Court Coordinator via email at Jenica.Salazar@fortbendcountytx.gov or by phone at 281-238-1995 to receive the Zoom meeting details (link/Meeting ID).
      • The Certificate of Service must include the certified mail tracking number.

Default Judgments:

  • The Court will continue to hear these Motions by submission.
  • To schedule a hearing date, contact the Court Coordinator at Jenica.Salazar@fortbendcountytx.gov .
  • The scheduling party is responsible for noticing the other party/parties of the submission hearing by regular mail and certified mail, return receipt requested.
  • The Court requires 28 days notice.
  • Additionally, the Notice of Hearing MUST be e-filed with the County Clerk’s Office along with the returned certified mail green card.
    • The Notice MUST state the following:
      • The hearing will be held by submission.
      • The party/parties may contact the Court Coordinator via email at Jenica.Salazar@fortbendcountytx.gov or by phone at 281-238-1995 to request an oral hearing.
      • The Certificate of Service must include the certified mail tracking number.
  • If the Notice does not contain the above information, the Judgment will not be signed by the Judge.

JURY TRIALS:

All Jury Trials have resumed in CCL4 beginning June 2021. Once a case is set for trial, a pre-trial conference date will be determined. THE LAST OPPORTUNITY FOR THE DEFENDANT TO ACCEPT A PLEA OFFER IS ON THE DAY OF PRE-TRIAL CONFERENCE. NO PLEAS WILL BE TAKEN ON TRIAL DAY.

PROBATE:

  • Probate hearings will be handled via Zoom.
  • To schedule a contested/uncontested hearing, please contact the Probate Auditor, Kathy Edwards via e-mail at Kathy.Edwards@fortbendcountytx.gov or by phone at281-238-3297.

CCL4 MASK POLICY

Per the Office of Court Administrations Best Practices for All Court Proceedings During COVID-19 Pandemic (Effective May 2021), “Cloth face coverings, at a minimum, should be encouraged of unvaccinated court participants or individuals planning to enter courtrooms or court-related offices while in the courthouse. Participants or individuals who are fully vaccinated are not required to wear a face covering.”

All participants and individuals entering County Court at Law No. 4 are required to wear a face covering.

The Court requests the public’s patience and understanding during this time. We are committed to following the guidelines established by the CDC and the Supreme Court of Texas.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Court Coordinator, and please have patience as she works to answer your questions.

NOTICE OF ACCOMMODATIONS FOR AT-RISK INDIVIDUALS

Due to COVID-19 many individuals are considered “at-risk” members of the vulnerable population. These members include but are not limited to individuals who are over 65 and individuals with serious underlying health conditions, such as high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, obesity, asthma, and those whose immune systems are compromised such as by chemotherapy for cancer or other conditions. If you believe you are a member of this vulnerable population please contact the court coordinator Jenica Salazar via email at Jenica.Salazar@fortbendcountytx.gov or call 281-238-1995 – *provide your full name, cause number and contact information* – to advise the court regarding your need for special accommodations and a specialized docket to ensure your continued safety.



County Court at Law 4

COUNTY COURT AT LAW NO. 5

All persons entering the Courtroom are encouraged to wear a Mask or Face Covering.
If you have a fever, please do not come to the courthouse.
Alert your attorney or the Court Coordinator at least 1 day prior to your court date.

REMOTE | VIDEOCONFERENCE

  • Probate / Guardianship, Emergency or essential hearings will continue to be held via remote via video-conference through Zoom. You may view a live stream any of these hearings on YouTube
  • Per guidance from the Office of Court Administration, this channel adheres to the open courts provision of the Texas Constitution.

Disclaimer: Use video conferencing sites at your own risk. Please be aware that some video conferencing sites have a security risk and face issues with disclosure of private information.

NOTICE OF ACCOMMODATIONS – FOR AT-RISK INDIVIDUALS

Due to COVID-19 many of you are part of the vulnerable population. Individuals who are over 65 and individuals with serious underlying health conditions, such as high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, obesity, asthma, and those whose immune systems are compromised such as by chemotherapy for cancer or other conditions requiring such therapy, are considered to be vulnerable population.

If you are part of this vulnerable population, please contact Natalya Crawford the Court’s Admin Clerk at: 281-238-3270; or e-mail the Court Coordinator at: Jackie.Kermode@fortbendcountytx.gov to advise the Court regarding your need for special accommodations and a specialized docket to ensure your continued safety.



County Court at Law 5

NOTICE OF ACCOMODATIONS FOR AT-RISK INDIVIDUALS

Due to COVID-19 many of you are part of the vulnerable population. Individuals who are over 65 and individuals with serious underlying health conditions, such as high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, obesity, asthma, and those whose immune systems are compromised such as by chemotherapy for cancer or other conditions requiring such therapy are considered to be vulnerable populations. If you are part of this vulnerable population please contact the Court via email at Court6Criminal@fortbendcountytx.gov for Criminal Cases and Court6Civil@fortbendcountytx.gov for Civil Cases or by phone at 832-471-1165 to advise the Court regarding your need for special accommodations and a specialized docket to ensure your continued safety.



County Court at Law 6

Beginning April 1st

Probate Hearings will be at 9:00a.m.

County Court at Law 6

Office Closure

Please be advised of The District Clerk's Office closure Monday, May 27, 2024 in observance of Memorial Day.

District Clerk

240th District Court & 240th Associate District Court

As of September 1, 2021, the 240th District Court and 240th Associate District Court will no longer be accepting electronic resets by email.

Please be prepared to arrive in person as scheduled with your client on any future settings with the court.

Our Associate Judge Patel will be holding in person criminal dockets on Thursdays at 10:00am and 2:00pm in courtroom 3G. Inmates will be brought over in person for these dockets.

The First Appearance Arraignment Docket on Mondays at 1:00pm will be the only docket that emailed resets will still be accepted on.

All other criminal dockets, you will need to email the court and the prosecutor for approval of an electronic reset in advance of the docket if you or your client have any COVID related symptoms or are ill.

No emailed resets will be accepted unless approved
by court for all 240th criminal dockets except the First
Appearance Arraignment Dockets.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Court Coordinator by email at 240dc@fortbendcountytx.gov.

Thank you,
240th District Court and
240th Associate District Court

NOTICE OF ACCOMMODATIONS FOR AT-RISK INDIVIDUALS

Due to COVID-19 many of you are part of the vulnerable population. Individuals who are over 65 and individuals with serious underlying health conditions, such as high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, obesity, asthma, and those whose immune systems are compromised such as by chemotherapy for cancer or other conditions requiring such therapy are considered to be vulnerable populations. If you are part of this vulnerable population please contact the court at  240dc@fortbendcountytx.gov or by phone at 281-341-8600 to advise the court regarding your need for special accommodations and a specialized docket to ensure your continued safety.

Thank you,
240th District Court Staff



District Court - 240th

268th District Court

Click here for the latest Court Coronavirus Information

Judge Rogers intends to hold full in-person dockets for his court and the associates’ court.

If you have any questions please contact us.



District Court - 268th

434th District Court

These policies also apply for all proceedings held in the 434th Associate District Court

In compliance with the President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America, Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guidance regarding Mass Gatherings or Large Community Events, the Supreme Court of Texas’ 43rd Emergency Order Regarding the COVID-19 State Disaster, and out of a concern for public health, safety, and wellbeing, the 434th District Court will be holding limited in-person dockets.

CRIMINAL DOCKETS

  • THE DOCKET CONTROL ORDER (provided below) SHALL APPLY TO ALL PENDING CRIMINAL CASES.
  • The Docket Control Order shall be signed by ALL parties and filed with FBC District Clerk at the Arraignment Docket.
  • ALL RESETS SHALL BE EFILED WITH THE DISTRICT CLERK’S OFFICE WITH NOTICE GIVEN TO THE FORT BEND COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE.
  • The Reset provided below is to be used for ALL Electronic Resets. Please download to your P.C. before entering the required information.
  • Electronic Resets are being accepted on all pending cases with scheduled court appearances. All resets must be submitted by 9:00 a.m. the day of, but no more than 3 days prior to, docket call. It is the attorney’s responsibility to get their Client’s Signature OR Sign by Permission (W/ NOTICE TO CLIENT). THIS INCLUDES CLIENTS IN CUSTODY. All cases not timely submitted will be subject to bond forfeiture.
  • You will need to contact the District Attorney’s Office at 281-341-4460 to have any pleas worked out before court and to notify them of any essential hearings. Defendants will appear in person. Paperwork must be e-filed 48 hours in advance and notice given to the Court Coordinator and Prosecutors. Please note that all hearings will be done via Webex, unless deemed essential by the court for an in-person hearing.
  • IF AN INTERPRETER IS NEEDED, please let the Court know at least one week in advance.

CIVIL DOCKETS

  • Please contact the Court Coordinator for available hearing dates and times at 434DC@fortbendcountytx.gov.
  • After obtaining a hearing date and time, please e-file a notice of hearing for all civil cases with the District Clerk’s Office.
  • Civil Trials scheduled through June 30, 2022, will need a new Docket Control Order in place. Please email the court for new dates.
  • For your convenience, please see attached CIVIL DOCKET CONTROL ORDER.

Download the E-Reset Form [PDF]

Download Criminal Docket Control Order [DOCX]

Download Civil Docket Control Order [PDF]

NOTICE OF LANGUAGE ASSISTANCE SERVICES

FORT BEND COUNTY COURTS AT LAW AND DISTRICT COURTS ARE COMMITTED TO PROVIDING MEANINGFUL ACCESS TO COURT SERVICES FOR LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENT (LEP) PERSONS. LANGUAGE ASSISTANCE SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE AT NO COST TO ANY PERSON ASSOCIATED WITH A COURT PROCEEDING WHO HAS DIFFICULTY COMMUNICATING IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE OR WHO NEEDS A DOCUMENT TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH.

IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE IN A LANGUAGE OTHER THAN ENGLISH, YOU MAY REQUEST LANGUAGE ASSISTANCE SERVICES FREE OF CHARGE. To request interpretation or translation services for the Fort Bend County Courts, please visit the Language Access webpage.

NOTICE OF ACCOMMODATIONS FOR AT-RISK INDIVIDUALS

Due to COVID-19 many individuals are considered “at-risk” members of the vulnerable population. These members include, but are not limited to, individuals who are over 65 and individuals with serious underlying health conditions, such as high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, obesity, asthma, and those whose immune systems are compromised. If you believe you are a member of this vulnerable population, please contact the Court Coordinator, Tonie Guevara, via email at 434DC@fortbendcountytx.gov and provide your full name, cause number, and contact information to advise the court regarding your need for special accommodations and a specialized docket to ensure your continued safety.

Presiding Judge/ Honorable J. Christian Becerra

Associate Judge/ Honorable Argie Brame

Court Staff

Court Coordinator: Tonie Guevara

Court Reporter: Rhonda Colgin

Bailiff: Rafael Ramos

Associate Judge Court Coordinator: Lena Smith

Bailiff: Gary Marin



District Court - 434th

RE: CRIMINAL DOCKETS

EFFECTIVE November 1, 2021

  • Effective November 1, 2021, the 458th District Court will NO LONGER be accepting electronic resets e-filed with the District Clerk’s Office. Resets electronically filed will be rejected and your client may be subject to a bond forfeiture. Please have your client here in person as directed. NOTE: Please see below regarding resets for cases set with the Associate Judge.
  • Please contact the District Attorney’s Office at 281-341-4460 to have any pleas worked out before court. If you or your client have any COVID related issues, please contact the prosecutor for an agreed reset date.
  • The court requests for everyone to continue wearing face coverings until further notice and per order of the County Judge, KP George.

NOTICE OF ACCOMODATIONS FOR AT-RISK INDIVIDUALS

Due to COVID-19 many individuals are considered “at-risk” members of the vulnerable population. These members include, but are not limited to, individuals who are over 65 and individuals with serious underlying health conditions, such as high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, obesity, asthma, and those whose immune system are compromised. If you believe you are a member of this vulnerable population, please contact the Court Coordinator, Gabriela Romero, via email at Gabriela.Romero@fortbendcountytx.gov and provide your full name, cause number, and contact information to advise the court regarding your need for special accommodations and a specialized docket to ensure your continued safety.

Honorable Robert Rolnick, Presiding

Court Staff

458TH ASSOCIATE DISTRICT COURT

NOTE: Arraignment Dockets and the first few settings of a case are set with Judge Taniya Al-Amin. These cases may be reset electronically until indicted. Thereafter, please contact the Court Coordinator, Bianca Mach, regarding electronic resets or any questions pertaining to a case pending in that court.

Court Staff

Download Reset Document



District Court - 458th

Plans Submittal Update

Beginning August 1, 2023, all plan submittals are required to be one (1) digital copy on a USB device. The USB device shall be formatted to be compatible with Bluebeam.

The plans shall be one continuous file and not individual files per sheet.



Fire Marshal

Fees and Amendments Update

Effective October 1, 2023, Fort Bend County has adopted new fees and new amendments.



Fire Marshal

Covid Infomation

For Covid Vaccination & Testing Information, Please download our flyer or call 281-633-7795.

Health and Human Services

Please Note

For 24/7 Public Health emergencies, please call 832-612-7761; for medical emergencies contact 911.

Have a Compliment, Suggestion, or Comment for FBCHHS?  Please let us know by emailing us at hhs@fbctx.gov.


Health and Human Services

Permit Application Change

Effective September 5, 2022 we will no longer be accepting New Food Establishment Packages, including plans and drawings, in a paper format.  All Packages, including plans and drawings, will need to be submitted in a .pdf format via a flash drive to Environmental Health. Please contact our office with any questions you may have at, 281-342-7469.

Contact us for more information

HHS-Environmental Health

PLEASE NOTE

We will no longer be accepting New Food Establishment Packages, including Plans and Drawing in a paper format. All Packages, including Plans and drawings, will need to be in a .pdf format. Should you have any questions, please contact our office at (281) 342-7469.

HHS-Environmental Health

Please Note

This office is not yet open to the public. We are not accepting filings at this time.

Justice of the Peace Pct 2-2

Office Moving and Closure

Our office will be moving to our new location at 151 Stadium Drive Suite #102 Sugar Land, TX 77478. Our offices will be closed to the public beginning May 24th 2024 until June 4th, 2024.

If you need assistance during our closure, call us at: 281-491-6016 or email us at JP3.court@fbctx.gov

Justice of the Peace Pct 3

Notice of Language Assistance Services

FORT BEND COUNTY COURTS AT LAW AND DISTRICT COURTS ARE COMMITTED TO PROVIDING MEANINGFUL ACCESS TO COURT SERVICES FOR LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENT (LEP) PERSONS. LANGUAGE ASSISTANCE SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE AT NO COST TO ANY PERSON ASSOCIATED WITH A COURT PROCEEDING WHO HAS DIFFICULTY COMMUNICATING IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE OR WHO NEEDS A DOCUMENT TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH.
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE IN A LANGUAGE OTHER THAN ENGLISH, YOU MAY REQUEST LANGUAGE ASSISTANCE SERVICES FREE OF CHARGE. TO REQUEST INTERPERETATION OR TRANSLATION SERVICED FOR THE FORT BEND COUNTY COURTS, PLEASE VISIT THE LANGUAGE ACCESS WEBPAGE.



Language Access

Holiday Closure

In observance of Memorial Day Fort Bend County Offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2024. There will be no bus service. Demand Response Service & The Greenway, Galleria, TMC & Downtown Commuter Services will resume on Tuesday, May 28, 2024.

Public Transportation

Effective January 1, 2016

All contracts executed by Commissioners Court, regardless of the dollar amount, will require completion of Form 1295 "Certificate of interested Parties", per the new Government Code Statute §2252.908.
Contact Purchasing for more information

Purchasing

Back to Regular Schedule

We have returned to our regular schedule and will accept plastics 1, 2, 4, and 5. Plastics 3, 6, 7, and Styrofoam are still on hold.

Recycling Center

New Research Department Hours

EFFECTIVE SEPT. 12, 2023: The Research Department's hours of operation will change to 8:00am - 2:00pm, Monday- Friday.



Tax Assessor-Collector

Deliquent Property Taxes

ARE YOU DELINQUENT ON YOUR PROPERTY TAXES? Texas Homeowner Assistance provides financial assistance to qualified Texas homeowners who have fallen behind on their property taxes, mortgage, utility payments, and related expenses. This program gives eligible homeowners grants to cover past due property taxes, property insurance, and past due mortgage payments and/or homeowner/ condo association fees. Of the maximum $65,000 available per household, up to $25,000 can be used for property charge defaults.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO APPLY



Tax Assessor-Collector

Downtown Commuter Service

Downtown Commuter Service has been suspended for May 20, 2024 due to the storm that occurred May 16, 2024. TMC and Greenway services are not affected. Please check back regularly for updates. Thank you.

Public Transportation

Postal Delays Impact on Property Tax Payments

The Fort Bend County Tax Assessor-Collector's office wishes to inform all taxpayers that our office processes payments according to the postmarked date stamped by the postal service.  Per Tax Code Sec 1.08, payments that receive an official postmarked date of January 31st or prior will be considered a timely payment regardless of when it is received by the Tax Office.

Our team remains committed to providing the highest level of service to all Fort Bend County residents.  In the event payments are received late, our office will ensure that the correct posting date is applied to each payment.

For any questions or concerns please contact our office at (281) 341-3710 or by email at FBCTaxInfo@fbctx.gov  Taxpayer can also visit our website at www.fbctx.gov/taxoffice to verify if payment has posted their account.

Respectfully,

Carmen P. Turner MPA, PCC, CTOP
Fort Bend County Tax Assessor-Collector

Tax Assessor-Collector

Sienna Annex Passport Office – Temporary Closure

Please be advised that the Fort Bend County District Clerk's Sienna Office is closed until further notice due to construction. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. During this period, passport services will not be available at the Sienna location. However, alternative arrangements can be made at our Justice Center by making an appointment CLICK HERE

District Clerk

Contacting Public Transportation

For calls that are outside business hours, please dial 281-633-7433 and select option 1 to reach our Dispatchers.

For all emergencies, please dial 911.

Public Transportation