Texas Judicial Branch
The Office of Court Administration has been performing frequent analyses to evaluate courts' progress on addressing active pending caseloads that built up during the COVID-19 pandemic. The timeframe for the analysis is from March 2022 to present, given that in March 2022 courts began returning to in-person operations.
The District and County Snapshots provide a summary of the active pending caseload for criminal, civil, family, and juvenile courts. The analysis focuses on statewide data and data from the top ten counties with the largest active pending caseload for each court type. Clearance rates that are increasing and active pending caseloads that are decreasing demonstrate statewide progress. At the county level, decreasing percentages of total statewide active pending caseload indicate a reduction in the county's active pending caseload. Because of reporting submission deadlines, the most recent data published will be two months behind from the current month. Starting October 2023, reports will be updated every six months.
The District and County Dashboards provide data on active pending caseloads, including statewide clearance rates, the change in the number of active pending cases, and the number of cases added and disposed for each court type. The dashboards act as supplemental materials to the District and County Snapshot document. Data are analyzed and posted semi-annually.
Current data on active pending caseloads in District and County Courts can be found below. Appellate Courts, Municipal Courts, and Justice of the Peace Courts are not included in this analysis.
For questions about active pending caseloads, please email ReportingSection@txcourts.gov.