The Gillespie County Court at Law is taking the following measures through May 8, 2020 due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus).  Essential hearings will be held via Zoom and livestreamed on the Gillespie County Court at Law YouTube channel or, if necessary, in the courtroom per Texas Supreme Court/Texas Court of Criminal Appeal's requirements.  Essential proceedings include, but are not limited to, temporary restraining orders/temporary injunctions, juvenile detention hearings and family violence protective orders.  All non-essential criminal hearings prior to May 8, 2020 are being reset to a later date.  The Court is now scheduling non-essential civil hearings, at the Court’s discretion, via Zoom and livestream if the parties have the technology available.  All that is needed is a microphone/camera in a computer, laptop, ipad, tablet, or smart phone.  Zoom also supports hearings with landline phones or non-video cell phones.  No download or training is necessary.  The Court Staff continues to be available by phone and email.   If you have any questions, please call the number listed.  830-307-3766

* 101 West Main St.   Mail Unit 1   Room B-105 *
* Fredericksburg, TX 78624-3700 *
* Phone 830-307-3766 * Fax 830-307-3783 *

Office Email:

Christopher G. Nevins, Court at Law Judge

Duties of the County Court at Law 
Because the Constitution limits each county to a single county court, the Legislature has created statutory county courts at law in more populous counties to aid the single county court in its judicial functions. 

The legal jurisdiction of the special county-level trial courts varies considerably and is established by the statute which creates the particular court. The jurisdiction of statutorily-created county courts at law may be concurrent with the jurisdiction of the county and district courts in the county. 

The civil jurisdiction of most county courts at law varies but is usually more than that of the justice of the peace courts and less than that of the district courts. County courts at law usually have appellate jurisdiction in cases appealed from justice of the peace and municipal courts.   
Office Hours
Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
Closed for Lunch 12:00pm-1:00pm
All emails to the Court will be read by Court Staff before being forwarded to the Judge, and No Communication that contains improper ex parte information will be forwarded on to the Judge.  Please do not attempt to send information by email to the Judge regarding current or impending litigation.  It will not be forwarded.