Kerr County Court at Law

Kerr Co Small 1662667340

The Honorable Susan F. Harris

"Equal Justice Under Law"

Motto of the Judicial Branch, written atop the Supreme Court building

Susan M. Michelson, Court Coordinator

Kelly Rode, Court Reporter

Texas County Courts at Law are trial courts in Texas with concurrent jurisdiction over many cases with the district and county courts in the county.

The County Courts at Law were created by the Texas Legislature for the counties with larger populations to aid the single county court in its judicial functions. Each of the county courts at law were established by an individual statute, and thus vary widely in scope.

Kerr County Courthouse
700 Main Street, Suite 123
Kerrville, TX 78028
Phone: 830-792-2207

Hours of Operation:
Mondays-Fridays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
(excluding county holidays)

Our Jurisdiction

The Kerr County Court at Law is a general jurisdiction court created by statute in 1985.

Its jurisdiction covers:

  • Class A and B misdemeanor criminal cases.

  • Concurrent jurisdiction with the district courts over family law cases, as well as civil cases with a jurisdictional limit of $250,000.

  • Concurrent jurisdiction with the county court over mental health, probate, guardianship and juvenile cases.

  • Contested probate and guardianship cases transferred from county court.

  • All civil and criminal cases appealed from the Justice of the Peace courts and the municipal courts.

  • Fugitive from justice felony extradition cases.

Criminal cases for the County Court at Law are filed with the County Clerk's Office and prosecuted by the County Attorney's Office.

Civil cases for the County Court at Law are filed with the District Clerk's Office.

Rules and Procedures

Electronic Filing of Court Documents

Standing Order for Spring Break Visitation

Standing Order for Family Law Cases

Standing Order and Fee Schedule for Indigent Defense

Standing Discovery Control Order for Criminal Misdemeanors

Click HERE to visit the Court Information page, complete with dockets, standing orders for district and county courts, local rules for court proceedings, jury service and more.

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