Comal County Court at Law #1

The County Court at Law #1 Courtroom is located at the former New Braunfels City Hall in downtown New Braunfels (Driving directions).  Court begins at 8:30 a.m. Hearings are set for 8:30 am, 1:00 pm or 1:30 pm. All hearings are open to the public.

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.

NOTE: Comal County Law Library is sponsering Free Lexis Advance Self-Service Access for the next 30 days or until May 31.

Criminal Dockets through June 26, 2020 are cancelled.
A new hearing notice with the date and time will be mailed out to either the defendant or attorney.

Contact With The Court

"A Judge...shall not directly or indirectly initiate, permit, nor consider ex parte or other private communications concerning the merits of a pending or impending judicial proceeding. A Judge shall require compliance with this subsection by court personnel subject to his or her direction and control... " Judicial Code of Conduct Cannon 3 Section A(5)

Notices from the Court:
  • 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 at (830) 221-1180.
  • COUNTY COURT AT LAW # 1 WILL NOT ACCEPT ANY LETTERS OF REPRESENTATION ON UNFILED CASES.
  • All Civil and Probate documents filed by attorneys must be E-filed pursuant to Misc. Docket No 13-9092 of the Supreme Court of Texas.
  • Information regarding e-filing can be found on the County Clerk’s page.
  • Notice: Jail Video Docket Update
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 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 share concurrent jurisdiction over all domestic relations cases, such as divorce, modifications and adoptions.

The Comal County Courts at Law and the District Courts also share concurrent jurisdiction over cases involving mental commitments, 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.”

Hearings:
  • All hearings, court trials and jury trials are to be set with the Court Administrator.
  • A copy of the Court's calendar is available.
  • A party requesting a hearing is required to notify all parties and copy the Court.
  • No motion for continuance will be considered without a hearing.
  • A hearing is required for all motions to transfer.
Judgments:
  • Agreed judgments must be signed by all attorneys and parties.
  • Judgments (i.e., court, jury, divorce decrees) must be signed by all attorneys.
  • Uncontested matters require submission of a judgment or decree at the time of hearing.
  • 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.
Services Available:
  • All requests for transcripts must be in writing to the court reporter (Robin Brame @ 830-221-1180), designating the case style, date of hearing, portion(s) of hearing requested, and copies of exhibits, if any.
Supporting County Offices:

County Court at Law Portal