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

Angelina: 

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: COVID-19 Order Limiting Hearings

Brazos:

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: Standing Order in the CenTex Child Protection Court South for Guadalupe, Gonzales, Lavaca, Colorado, and Caldwell Counties Evidentiary Order for Remote Hearings in an Effort to Contain the Spread of COVID-19 and to Protect All Parties

Cameron: Fifth Extended Temporary Standing Order Regarding Visitations in the Child Protecting Court for Cameron and Willacy Counties (Expires December 1, 2020)

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

Collin: 

Colorado: Standing Order in the CenTex Child Protection Court South for Guadalupe, Gonzales, Lavaca, Colorado, and Caldwell Counties Evidentiary Order for Remote Hearings in an Effort to Contain the Spread of COVID-19 and to Protect All Parties

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

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

Dallas:

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

Fannin: 336th District Court Standing Order Regarding Child Protection Cases Parent-Child Visits to Transition to Electronic with No In-Person Visits

Gonzales: Standing Order in the CenTex Child Protection Court South for Guadalupe, Gonzales, Lavaca, Colorado, and Caldwell Counties Evidentiary Order for Remote Hearings in an Effort to Contain the Spread of COVID-19 and to Protect All Parties

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: Standing Order in the CenTex Child Protection Court South for Guadalupe, Gonzales, Lavaca, Colorado, and Caldwell Counties Evidentiary Order for Remote Hearings in an Effort to Contain the Spread of COVID-19 and to Protect All Parties

Hamilton: COVID-19 Order Limiting Hearings ​

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

Hays:

Hildalgo: Second Amended Emergency Standing Order Regarding Parent Child Visitations

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

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

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

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

Lampasas: Court Procedures for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Lavaca: Standing Order in the CenTex Child Protection Court South for Guadalupe, Gonzales, Lavaca, Colorado, and Caldwell Counties Evidentiary Order for Remote Hearings in an Effort to Contain the Spread of COVID-19 and to Protect All Parties

Llano: Court Procedures for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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

Madison: 

Marion: Standing Order Reinstating Parent-Child Visitations

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

Mills: Court Procedures for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Morris: Standing Order Reinstating Parent-Child Visitations

Panola: Standing Order Reinstating Parent-Child Visitations

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

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

Polk:

Rains: Standing Order Reinstating Parent Child Visitation

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

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

Reeves: District Court of Ector County, Texas 446th 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: Standing Order Reinstating Parent-Child Visitations

Sabine: Standing Order Reinstating Parent-Child Visitations

San Augustine: Standing Order Reinstating Parent-Child Visitations

San Jacinto: 

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: Standing Order Reinstating Parent-Child Visitations

Smith: Emergency Order Number One

Starr: Second Amended Emergency Standing Order Regarding Parent Child Visitations

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

Titus: Standing Order Reinstating Parent-Child Visitations

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

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

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

Van Zandt: Standing Order Reinstating Parent Child Visitation

Walker: 

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

Wichita:

Willacy: Fifth Extended Temporary Standing Order Regarding Visitations in the Child Protecting Court for Cameron and Willacy Counties (Expires December 1, 2020)

Williamson: 

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

Wood: