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 not hold in-person court proceedings
during the pendency of the COVID-19 crisis except as allowed by the Emergency Orders of the Supreme Court of Texas.
All in-person dockets have been canceled until further Order of this Court.
All jury trials will be conducted in accordance with the approved Court Operating Plan for Jury Trials.
Attorneys and self-represented litigants
will be provided future setting information from the Court Coordinator.
See below for specific orders, guidance, and procedures.
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.
Extension of All Prior Emergency Orders of the 506th Judicial District Court of Grimes County & Waller County (Issued December
506th District Court Emergency Orders for Grimes & Waller Counties (Extended by Order of 12-30-2020)
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