County Court

Cases that may be heard in County Court include:

  • Civil actions between $3,500 and $200,000
  • Eminent Domain
  • Criminal appeals from Municipal and Justice Court
  • Civil action appeals from Justice Court

County Courts exist in 19 counties, with a total of 23 judges. They are elected for four year terms and are required to be lawyers, at least 26 years old with five years experience in law practice. Their salary is determined by their county’s population and classification.

County Court Judges hear civil actions from $3,500 to $200,000, as well as civil appeals from the Justice and Municipal courts. They try misdemeanor criminal appeal cases, in addition to serving as the Youth (juvenile) Court.