Rules & Forms

Rules & Standards 

The rules listed below are the most current version approved by the Supreme Court of Texas. For any questions about the rules, please call (512) 463-4097.

Texas Court Rules: History and Process - Excerpted from Nathan L. Hecht & E. Lee Parsley, Procedural Reform: Whence and Whither (Sept. 1997), updated by Robert H. Pemberton (Nov. 1998)

How Texas Court Rules Are Made - By Nathan L. Hecht, Martha G. Newton, and Kennon L. Wooten (May 2016)

Local Rules


To view a county's local rules, select the county from our county profiles map and look for the local rules link. 

Administrative Judicial Regions
Last Amended


Last Amended
Proposed Changes