Harris County Small Claims Court

Small Claims Court cases for Harris are heard in 16 locations throughout Harris County. The following locations are served by this County: Atascocita, Barrett, Baytown, Bellaire, Bunker Hill Village, Channelview, Cloverleaf, Crosby, Deer Park, El Lago, Friendswood, Galena Park, Hedwig Village, Highlands, Hilshire Village, Houston, Humble, Hunters Creek Village, Jacinto City, Jersey Village, Katy, Klein, La Porte, League City, Missouri City, Morgan’s Point, Nassau Bay, Pasadena, Pearland, Piney Point Village, Seabrook, Sheldon, Shoreacres, South Houston, Southside Place, Spring, Spring Valley, Stafford, Taylor Lake Village, Tomball, Webster, West University Place, and unincorporated parts of Harris County.

Harris County Small Claims Court

Harris County Small Claims Court

Small Claims Court Jurisdiction

The plaintiff’s demand for money cannot exceed $10,000. (Texas Government Code 28.093). Small claims parties can only recover money. You cannot seek injunctive relief. For example, you could sue a dry cleaner for running your clothes and ask for money to replace the clothes, but you cannot ask the judge for an order for the dry cleaner to repair your clothes. This type of relief would be injunctive relief.

Who is the judge in a Small Claims Court case?

The justice of the peace for Harris County presides over small claims court actions for Harris County.

What can I expect at trial?

The trial is relatively informal compared to a normal trial. In fact, the judge in small claims court is charged with developing facts of the case and may question or summon witnesses. Generally the judge will ask questions to help develop the facts and understand the context and circumstances surrounding the case. It will likely be pretty quick. However, if a party wishes for a jury trial, it will likely last a few hours.

Small Claims Court Case Types

A variety of cases are handled in small claims court. Cases include damages from an automobile accident, a security deposit from a landlord, or breach of a contract. Under Texas law, collections cases and claim assignments cannot be heard in small claims court.

Small Claims Court Venue

The action is generally filed in the County and Precinct where the defendants reside (where they live) or where location where the Defendants contracted themselves to perform. (Texas Government Code Section 28.011).

Are there appeals in small claims court?

A party can appeal a ruling if the amount of the judge’s award is in excess of $250.00.

Small Claims Court Clerk

The clerk at the courthouse can be an excellent resource for your case. The clerk is knowledgeable at all of the procedures and will be able to inform you of any specfic local procedures for Harris County. We recommend calling the clerk’s office to ensure the courthouse is open. Also, while the clerk can answer questions about procedures, the clerk cannot give legal advice.

Can I hire an attorney?

You are allowed to hire an attorney (Texas Government Code Section 28.003), however, most small claims court parties choose to represent themselves. This is largely because the amount at issue in the case is not large enough to justify the hiring of an attorney.

Houston Courthouse

This courthouse handles cases for Precinct 1 Place 1. This courthouse handles cases for Precinct 1 Place 1. The court’s website is here. The phone number for the court is (713)697-1224. And you can email the court by clicking here.

Houston Courthouse

The Houston courthouse is located at:

1302 Preston, 1st Fl
Houston, TX 77002

This courthouse handles cases for Precinct 1 Place 2. The court’s website is can be found here. The court’s phone number is (713)755-5125. And you can email the court by clicking here.

Houston Courthouse

This courthouse handles cases for Precinct 2 Place 1. This courthouse handles cases for Precinct 2 Place 1. The court’s website is here. The court’s phone number is (281)481-9630. And you can email the court by clicking here.

Pasadena Courthouse

This courthouse is located at:

101 S Richey, Ste B
Pasadena, TX 77506-1419

The Harris courthouse is located at:

101 S Richey, Ste B
Pasadena, TX 77506-1419

The court’s website is can be found here. The court’s phone number is (713)274-6100. You can email the court here.

Houston Courthouse

This courthouse is located at:

14350 Wallisville Rd
Houston, TX 77049

This courthouse handles cases for Precinct 3 Place 1. The website is located here. The phone number for the court is (713)450-2409. You can email the court here.

Baytown Courthouse

The Baytown courthouse is located at:

701 W Baker Rd, Ste 101
Baytown, TX 77521

The Harris courthouse is located at:

701 W Baker Rd, Ste 101
Baytown, TX 77521

The court’s website is can be found here. The court’s phone number is (281)427-7449. You can also contact the court via email by clicking here.

Spring Courthouse

This courthouse is located at:

6831 Cypresswood Dr, Ste 4
Spring, TX 77379-7700

The Harris courthouse is located at:

6831 Cypresswood Dr, Ste 4
Spring, TX 77379-7700

The court’s website is here. The phone number for the court is (281)376-5512. You can email the court here.

Humble Courthouse

This courthouse handles cases for Precinct 4 Place 2. This courthouse handles cases for Precinct 4 Place 2. The court’s website is here. The phone number for the court is (281)446-7191. You can email the court here.

Houston Courthouse

This courthouse is located at:

6000 Chimney Rock, Ste 102
Houston, TX 77081

This courthouse handles cases for Precinct 5 Place 1. The court’s website is can be found here. This court can be reached at (713)661-2276. You can also contact the court via email by clicking here.

Houston Courthouse

This courthouse handles cases for Precinct 5 Place 2. This courthouse handles cases for Precinct 5 Place 2. The court’s website is here. This court can be reached at (713)274-0800. And you can email the court by clicking here.

Houston Courthouse

The Houston courthouse is located at:

333 Lockwood St, 1st Fl
Houston, TX 77011

This courthouse handles cases for Precinct 6 Place 1. The court’s website is here. This court can be reached at (713)921-1576. And you can email the court by clicking here.

Houston Courthouse

This courthouse is located at:

1001 SSGT Macario Garcia Dr
Houston, TX 77011

This courthouse handles cases for Precinct 6 Place 2. The website is located here. The court’s phone number is (713)921-6141. And you can email the court by clicking here.

Houston Courthouse

This courthouse is located at:

5737 Cullen Blvd
Houston, TX 77021

This courthouse handles cases for Precinct 7 Place 1. The court’s website is here. This court can be reached at (713)747-3553. You can email the court here.

Houston Courthouse

This courthouse is located at:

5300 Griggs Rd, 2nd Fl
Houston, TX 77021-3775

This courthouse handles cases for Precinct 7 Place 2. The court’s website is here. The phone number for the court is (713)643-1512. You can email the court here.

Pasadena Courthouse

The Pasadena courthouse is located at:

7330 Spencer Hwy
Pasadena, TX 77505

This courthouse handles cases for Precinct 8 Place 1. The court’s website is can be found here. The court’s phone number is (281)479-6900. You can also contact the court via email by clicking here.

Houston Courthouse

This courthouse handles cases for Precinct 8 Place 2. This courthouse handles cases for Precinct 8 Place 2. The website is located here. The court’s phone number is (281)486-9713. And you can email the court by clicking here.

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