Local Rules, Forms, and Standing Orders Updated*
Local Rules, Forms, and Standing Orders holds searchable local rules, forms, and standing orders. This website was created in response to Texas Rule of Civil Procedure 3a, Texas Rule of Appellate Procedure 1.2, and Texas Rule of Judicial Administration 10, which require that courts post their local rules, forms, and standing orders to this website to be effective.
Questions about the substance of a court’s local rule should be directed to the relevant court’s clerk.
Complaints that a local rule, form, or standing order conflicts with other laws or rules, is ineffective, or is unfair or unduly burdensome may be presented first in writing to the presiding judge of the administrative judicial region in which the court is located, then in writing to the Supreme Court of Texas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn how to contact the presiding judge of the administrative judicial region in which the court is located,
please visit https://www.txcourts.gov/organizations/policy-funding/administrative-judicial-regions/.
To view statewide rules, please visit https://www.txcourts.gov/rules-forms/rules-standards/.
* Juvenile Court Remote Proceeding Plans - House Bill 422, signed into law following the 88th Legislative Session, requires the judge of a juvenile court to submit to the Office of Court Administration (OCA) a plan for conducting certain hearings as remote proceedings. Members of the public may search for and view these plans under the “Standing Orders” document type found in the Local Rules, Forms, and Standing Orders database. Questions about plan content should be directed to the local court that submitted the plan.