Please note that the Children's Commission is not endorsing any of the court orders listed below by county, but instead providing a repository for purposes of information sharing during the period when emergency orders are in effect. The Children's Commission expresses no opinion about the content of any of the regional court orders listed below.

Supreme Court Emergency Orders Affecting Child Protection Cases


Resource Letters: Important Information for Judges and Attorneys Handling Child Protective Services Cases


Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Guidance 

DFPS Virtual Contact Guidelines for FBSS and Family Reunification Workers

DFPS Virtual Contact Guidelines for Conservatorship Workers


OCA Launches Zoom to Enable Courts to Conduct Virtual Hearings 


Orders Issued By County

Anderson: Standing Judicial Order No. 2020-01

Angelina: 

Armstrong: 

Atascosa: 

Bailey: 

Bell: 

Bexar: Special Order no. 726934 State of Texas County of Bexar

Blanco: Court Procedures for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Bosque: COVID-19 Order Limiting Hearings

Brazos:

Briscoe: 

Brown: Standing Orders Regarding Status Hearings, Permanency Hearings and Visitation in Child Protection Cases in the Child Protection Court of the Concho Valley

Burnet: Court Procedures for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Caldwell: 

Calhoun: 

Callahan: Standing Order Regarding Parent-Child Visitation and Other Face to Face Visits in All Child Protection Services (CPS) Cases in Callahan and Coleman County, Texas

Cameron:

Cass: Standing Order Regarding Parent-Child Visitation in All Child Protective Cases for Cass County, Texas

Chambers: All Child Welfare Causes Before the Child Protection Court of Chambers, Hardin, Jasper, Liberty, Newton and Tyler Counties

Cherokee: Emergency Order Extending CPS Case Deadlines Due to COVID-19

Coke: Standing Orders Regarding Status Hearings, Permanency Hearings and Visitation in Child Protection Cases in the Child Protection Court of the Concho Valley

Coleman: Standing Order Regarding Parent-Child Visitation and Other Face to Face Visits in All Child Protection Services (CPS) Cases in Callahan and Coleman County, Texas

Collin: 

Colorado: 

Comal: Court Procedures for Coronavirus (COVID-19) to Attorneys, CASA, DFPS, & Court Staff

Comanche: COVID-19 Order Limiting Hearings

Concho: Standing Orders Regarding Status Hearings, Permanency Hearings and Visitation in Child Protection Cases in the Child Protection Court of the Concho Valley

Cooke: Standing Order Regarding Parent-Child Visitation and Other Face to Face Visits in All Child Protection Cases for Cooke County, Texas

Coryell: Court Procedures for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Crockett: Standing Order Regarding Visitation in Child Protection Cases in the 112th Judicial District

Dallas:

Denton: Denton County Temporary Standing Order Regarding Parent-Child Visitation and Other In-Person Visits in All Child Protection Cases

Dewitt: Standing Order Re: Parent-Child Visitation

Duval: Standing Order Regarding Parent-Child Visitations

Eastland: Standing Order Regarding Parent-Child Visitation and Other Face to Face Visits in All Child Protection Cases in Eastland County, Texas

Fannin: 

Floyd: 

Frio: 

Galveston: 

Gillespie: 

Goliad: Standing Order Re: Parent-Child Visitation

Gonzales: 

Grayson: Standing Order Regarding Parent-Child Visitation and Other Face to Face Visits in All Child Protection Cases for Grayson County

Grimes: 

Guadalupe: 

Hamilton: COVID-19 Order Limiting Hearings ​

Hardin: All Child Welfare Causes Before the Child Protection Court of Chambers, Hardin, Jasper, Liberty, Newton and Tyler Counties

Harris: Harris County District Court Judges Order for Inclement Weather, Emergency, and Public-Health Scheduling Procedures

Harrison: Order to Temporarily Suspend In-Person Supervised Visitation

Hildalgo: 

Houston: Standing Order Regarding Parent-Child Visitations in Houston County

Irion: Standing Orders Regarding Status Hearings, Permanency Hearings and Visitation in Child Protection Cases in the Child Protection Court of the Concho Valley

Jackson: Standing Order Re: Parent-Child Visitation

Jasper: All Child Welfare Causes Before the Child Protection Court of Chambers, Hardin, Jasper, Liberty, Newton and Tyler Counties

Jefferson: Order of the 279th District Court, Visitation for Children in the Conservatorship of the Texas DFPS

Jim Hogg: Standing Order Regarding Parent-Child Visitations

Jim Wells: 79th Judicial District Court Jim Wells County Court at Law General Standing Orders for Visitation in All Texas DFPS Services Cases Regarding COVID-19 State of Emergency

Johnson: Standing Order Regarding Parent-Child Visitation and Other Face to Face Visits in All Child Protection Cases in Johnson County

Jones: Standing Order Regarding Parent-Child Visitation and Other Face to Face Visits in All Child Protection Services (CPS) Cases in Jones County, Texas

Karnes: 

Kendall: 

Kerr: 

Kleberg: All Child Welfare Causes Before the Child Protection Court of Kleberg County Standing Order Regarding Parent-Child Visitations

Lampasas: Court Procedures for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

La Salle: 

Lavaca:

Liberty: All Child Welfare Causes Before the Child Protection Court of Chambers, Hardin, Jasper, Liberty, Newton and Tyler Counties

Llano: Court Procedures for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Madison: 

Marion: 

McClennan: 

Medina: 

Milam: In the District Court 20th Judicial District All Proceedings Related to Title E, Subtitle 5, Texas Family Code Emergency Order Regarding Visitation in CPS Cases

Mills: Court Procedures for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Morris: 

Motley: 

Navarro: COVID-19 Supplemental Order #1

Newton: All Child Welfare Causes Before the Child Protection Court of Chambers, Hardin, Jasper, Liberty, Newton and Tyler Counties

Oldham: 

Panola: 

Parker: 415th District Court COVID-19 management for CPS cases

Parmer: 

Pecos: Standing Order Regarding Visitation in Child Protection Cases in the 112th Judicial District

Polk:

Potter: 

Real: 

Refugio: Standing Order Re: Parent-Child Visitation

Reagan: Standing Order Regarding Visitation in Child Protection Cases in the 112th Judicial District

Runnels: Standing Orders Regarding Status Hearings, Permanency Hearings and Visitation in Child Protection Cases in the Child Protection Court of the Concho Valley

Rusk: 

Sabine: 

San Augustine: 

San Jacinto: Standing Order Regarding Child Protection Cases in Polk, San Jacinto, and Trinity Counties

San Saba: Court Procedures for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Schleicher: Standing Orders Regarding Status Hearings, Permanency Hearings and Visitation in Child Protection Cases in the Child Protection Court of the Concho Valley

Shelby: 

Starr: 

Sterling: Standing Orders Regarding Status Hearings, Permanency Hearings and Visitation in Child Protection Cases in the Child Protection Court of the Concho Valley

Sutton: Standing Order Regarding Visitation in Child Protection Cases in the 112th Judicial District

Tarrant: Standing Order Regarding Parent-Child Visitation and Other Face to Face Visits in All Child Protection Cases in the Family District Courts of Tarrant County, Texas

Titus: 

Tom Green: Standing Orders Regarding Status Hearings, Permanency Hearings and Visitation in Child Protection Cases in the Child Protection Court of the Concho Valley

Travis: Emergency Order for All Travis County Civil and Family Courts

Trinity: Standing Order Regarding Child Protection Cases in Polk, San Jacinto, and Trinity Counties

Tyler: All Child Welfare Causes Before the Child Protection Court of Chambers, Hardin, Jasper, Liberty, Newton and Tyler Counties

Upton: Standing Order Regarding Visitation in Child Protection Cases in the 112th Judicial District

Uvalde: 

Victoria: Standing Order Re: Parent-Child Visitation

Walker: 

Waller: Standing Order Regarding Parent-Child Visitation in All Child Protection Cases in Waller County

Wichita:

Webb: Standing Order Regarding Parent-Child Visitations

Willacy:

Williamson: General Order Court Operations in Williamson County, Child Welfare Courts Under the 2020 State of Disaster COVID-19 and Related Coronavirus

Wilson: 

Wood: In the 402nd District Court In and For Wood County, Texas General Order Regarding Mediation

Zapata: Standing Order Regarding Parent-Child Visitations


Helpful Links

Supreme Court/Court of Criminal Appeals Court Procedures for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)