Fourth Court of Appeals

Welcome to the Fourth Court of Appeals, San Antonio, Texas 

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The Fourth Court of Appeals has intermediate appellate jurisdiction of both civil and criminal cases appealed from lower courts in thirty-two counties of Texas; in civil cases where judgment rendered exceeds $250, exclusive of interest and costs, and other civil proceedings as provided by law; and in criminal cases except in post-conviction writs of habeas corpus and where the death penalty has been imposed.

The Fourth Court of Appeals is comprised of seven Justices who hear cases from thirty-two counties located in South Texas and the Texas Hill Country.

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Emergency Filings

Documents that must be filed in paper may be filed with the court during normal business hours which are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. In case of an emergency, filings may be made after 5:00 p.m. provided counsel coordinates the filing with the Chief Deputy Clerk. A party can coordinate an emergency filing by contacting the Chief Deputy Clerk at (210) 335-2635 during normal business hours to arrange for the court to remain open to a reasonable time to accommodate the emergency filing. Otherwise, documents may be e-filed through, the portal established by the Texas Legislature.