Effective Monday, March 23rd, the Courthouse, 1915 Courthouse, and Plaza Building will be closed to the public unless you have an appointment or scheduled court hearing. You may correspond by mail, phone, email or appointment set by that department.
If you have a scheduled appointment or court hearing, you will be required to take the COVID-19 screening at the entrances of the County buildings before being allowed to enter in efforts to protect you and our County employees. If you are sick, running a fever, or have had contact with someone with COVID-19, you will not be allowed in the building for your appointment with any given Department.
The county has been treating common spaces, doors, stairwell, etc. to minimize the risk of
infection. However, if you are at risk because of a lower immunity to sickness, stay home.
If your visit to the courthouse can be delayed, wait to come at a later time.
Will there be Jury Duty?
At this time, all jury trials have been cancelled through December 31, 2020.
Will there be trials?
Courts will be starting jury trials on October 5, 2020 with some exceptions, and due to the rise in cases, have cancelled all jury trials for the month of December 2020. Call your attorney or the court to confirm the schedule as some courts will have hearings by telephone.
The 326th District Court (Family Court), the Child Protection Court (CPS Court), and Associate Family Court are hearing cases by telephone, and you will need to contact your attorney or court to check for scheduling and procedures.
For information regarding scheduled court hearings for Family and CPS cases, please call 325-674-1325
The Commissioner’s Court will operate as scheduled but are requiring social distancing and have limited seating in the courtroom. Time sensitive hearings will be conducted as scheduled by phone, videoconferencing or by appointment.
What about the Jail and Jail visitations?
The Taylor County Jail, effective immediately, is not open for visitation. No visitors are
allowed. The jail will continue to operate as a detention facility.