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New Harris County District Criminal Court begins September 1, 2021 8/27/2021

For Immediate Release
August 27, 2021
New Harris County District Criminal Court begins September 1, 2021

On June 18, 2021, Governor Abbott signed HB 3774 into law creating the 482nd Judicial District in Harris County, effective September 1, 2021.
The new court will be located on the 14th Floor of the Harris County Criminal Justice Center, 1201 Franklin Street.
Governor Abbott is tasked with appointing a judge to preside over the new court.  Until the Governor announces that appointment, the 11th Judicial Region will make a judge available to preside over the court.
The last time a new District Criminal Court was added in Harris County was the 351st District Court, created September 1984. 

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