Comal County Court at Law Portal

County Courts at Law

Common Court Business
General Information:

The County Courts at Law Courtrooms are located on the first floor of the Landa Annex

All defendants should be prepared to pay Court cost on the day his/her case is disposed of. It is the Courts recommendation that defendants bring a minimum of $500.00 to cover cost and fees. The county accepts MasterCard, Visa, money orders, cashier's checks and cash. NO CHECKS.

The Court Administrator does not accept filings. All Instruments must be filed through the Comal County Clerk’s Office. With the exception of condemnations and forcible detainers, all Civil matters must be mediated prior to a trial request being made. All trial requests must be made in writing. To set a hearing on a motion, you should contact the Court Administrator.

Policies and Procedures:

General: All dockets may be viewed on-line beginning one week before the hearing date in .pdf format. Each Court's calendar may be viewed on their respective website to determine available dates.

Civil/Family: No hearing will be set on a civil matter without the appropriate Motion to Set and Order filed.

Criminal: The forms for pleas are located here.

Probate: The probate forms are located here.

Defendants and attorneys are required to be present at each hearing. Motions to Withdraw and Motions for Continuance will not be granted automatically, and without an appearance. Cases will be re-set only after agreement of the state and defendant and approval by the court. A third pre-trial hearings will not be set without the filing of pre-trial motions.

All requests for transcripts must be in writing, designating the case style, date of hearing, portion(s) of hearing requested, and copies of exhibits, if any.

Jurisdiction: The Comal County Courts at Law have jurisdiction over all class A and B misdemeanor criminal cases and all civil cases filed in the County Courts. These Courts also have jurisdiction in probate, mental commitments, and guardianship matters. The Comal County Courts at Law also hear traffic and other appeals from Justice and Municipal Courts. Additionally, the Comal County Courts at Law and the District Courts have concurrent jurisdiction over all family law cases, such as divorce, modifications and adoptions. The Comal County Courts at Law and the District Courts also have concurrent jurisdiction over cases involving juvenile matters, and civil cases in which the matter in controversy ranges from $501.00 to $200,000.00 excluding interest, statutory or punitive damages and penalties, and attorney’s fees and costs.

Supporting County Offices:

Criminal District Attorney's Office  830-221-1300
District Clerk's Office  830-221-1250
County Clerk's Office  830-221-1230
Community Supervision and Corrections Department  830-620-5596
Office of Juvenile Probation  830-620-5541

Jury Duty and information