Statement Regarding In-person Proceedings
In Grimes County and Waller County
This statement applies
only to the 506th Judicial District Court. The 506th Judicial District Court will be holding in-person court proceedings
during the pendency of the COVID-19 crisis in accordance with the Emergency Orders of the Supreme Court of Texas.
All dockets, court appearances, and trials shall be in person in accordance
with the approved Court
Operating Plan, unless prior approval from the Court is obtained.
All jury trials will be conducted in accordance with the approved Court
Operating Plan for Jury Trials.
and self-represented litigants will be provided future setting information from the Court Coordinator.
See below for specific orders, guidance,
Online Court Proceedings:
The 506th Judicial District Court
has established a YouTube channel for purposes of providing access to the open courts, as required by the U.S. and Texas Constitutions.
The URL for that site is:
The Court's channel will only be live during posted dockets,
hearings, and other court proceedings. You may contact the Court Coordinator for the times of any such proceedings. See the
special instructions below for participating in online court proceedings.
Court Operating Plans Required by Order of the Supreme Court of Texas
Court Operating Plans for both Grimes County and Waller County have been ordered
by the Supreme Court of Texas, through the Office of Court Administration. In both counties, the plan was staffed through
each of the trial judges in the county, the County Sheriff, the County Judge, the Office of Emergency Managment, Maintenance
Operations, and Security. The plans for both counties have been approved by the respective authorities.
Grimes County Trial Courts Operating Plan
Waller County Trial Courts Operating Plan
Grimes County COVID-19 Jury Trial Operating Plan
Waller County COVID-19 Jury Trial Operating Plan
Attorney General's Opinion KP322 Requiring the Wearing of Face Coverings
Click on the headings below for the described Orders.
506th District Court Online Court Proceedings; Civil & Tax Case Procedures
506th District Court Online Court Proceedings; Criminal Hearings & Plea Procedures
Grimes County Trial Courts Bonding Procedures (2nd Amended)
Waller County District Court Bonding Procedures (Extended)
506th District Court COVID-19 Notice to Vulnerable Individuals