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 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

Children's Commission Recorded Webcast

 

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Guidance 

 

Office of Court Administration (OCA)

Helpful Links

 

 

Orders Issued By County

Anderson: Standing Judicial Order No. 2020-01

Andrews: District Court of Ector County, Texas 446th Judicial District

Angelina: 

Armstrong: 

Atascosa: 

Bailey: 

Baylor: Standing Order Regarding Visitation in Child Protection Cases

Bell: 

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

Blanco: Court Procedures for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Bosque: 

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: 

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

Cherokee: 

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: 

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)

Cottle: Standing Order Regarding Visitation in Child Protection Cases

Crane: District Court of Ector County, Texas 446th Judicial District

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

Dallam: 

Dallas:

Deaf Smith: 

Standing Order Regarding Parent-Child Visitation and Other Face to Face Visits in All Child Protection Cases in the Northern Panhandle Child Protection Court (Dallam, Deaf Smith, Gray, Hartley, Hemphill, Lipscomb, Randall, Roberts, Sherman, and Wheeler Counties) (Expiration May 8)

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

Dewitt: 

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

Ector: District Court of Ector County, Texas 446th Judicial District

Fannin: 

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

Floyd: 

Freestone:

Frio: 

Galveston: 

Gillespie: 

Goliad: 

Gonzales: 

Gray: 

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

Gregg: In the 307th and 124th District Courts and the County Court at Law No. 2 Standing Order Regarding Parent-Child Visitation in All Child Protection Cases in Gregg County

Grimes: 

Guadalupe: 

Hamilton: COVID-19 Order Limiting Hearings ​

Hansford: Standing Order Regarding Parent-Child Visitation and Other Face to Face Visits in All Child Protection Cases in the 316th and 84th District Court (Hansford, Hutchison, and Ochiltree Counties)

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

Hartley: 

Hays:

Hemphill: 

Henderson:

Hildalgo: 

Hill: 

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

Howard: District Court of Ector County, Texas 446th Judicial District

Hutchinson: Standing Order Regarding Parent-Child Visitation and Other Face to Face Visits in All Child Protection Cases in the 316th and 84th District Court (Hansford, Hutchison, and Ochiltree Counties)

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

Jackson: 

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

Knox: Standing Order Regarding Visitation in Child Protection Cases

Lamar:

Lampasas: Court Procedures for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

La Salle: 

Lavaca:

Leon:

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

Limestone:

Lipscomb: 

Llano: Court Procedures for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Loving: District Court of Ector County, Texas 446th Judicial District

Madison: 

Marion: 

McClennan: 

Medina: 

Midland: District Court of Ector County, Texas 446th Judicial District

Milam: 

Mills: Court Procedures for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Moore: Standing Order Regarding Parent-Child Visitation and Other Face to Face Visits in All Child Protection Cases in the County Court at Law of Moore County

Morris: 

Motley: 

Navarro: 

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

Ochiltree: Standing Order Regarding Parent-Child Visitation and Other Face to Face Visits in All Child Protection Cases in the 316th and 84th District Court (Hansford, Hutchison, and Ochiltree 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: 

Randall: 

Rains: Standing Order Reinstating Parent Child Visitation

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

Real: 

Red River: Temporary Order Suspending In-Person Visitation in Chapter 262 Cases (CPS)

Reeves: District Court of Ector County, Texas 446th Judicial District

Refugio: 

Roberts: 

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: 

Sherman: 

Smith: Emergency Order Number One

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: 

Van Zandt: 

Victoria: 

Walker: 

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

Ward: District Court of Ector County, Texas 446th Judicial District

Webb: Standing Order Regarding Parent-Child Visitations

Wheeler: 

Wichita:

Willacy:

Williamson: 

Wilson: 

Winkler: District Court of Ector County, Texas 446th Judicial District

Wood: 

Zapata: Standing Order Regarding Parent-Child Visitations