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Directions to the Probate Court

Directions to the Harris County Probate Courts

The Harris County Probate Courts are centrally situated at 201 Caroline St., Houston, TX 77002.

Houston Probate Courthouse

Security Protocols: Plan Ahead for a Smooth Entry

Upon arrival, please be advised that there is a single public entrance. Here, you will go through a thorough security check on the first floor. Expect to remove your shoes, belts, and jackets. Even your keys will be inspected for sharp objects. Given the meticulous nature of the security procedures, we recommend arriving a little earlier than your scheduled time to account for potential delays.

Finding the Courts: Floors Six and Seven

Within the building, there are four distinct probate courts: Probate Court #1, Probate Court #2, Probate Court #3, and Probate Court #4. These courts are conveniently located on the sixth and seventh floors.

Once you arrive at the correct floor, you’ll find plenty of seating areas outside the courtrooms to wait if you’re early. Restroom facilities are also available adjacent to the courtrooms for your convenience.

Parking: Options to Suit Your Needs

Parking near the court can be a bit challenging, but you have multiple options:

  1. Street Parking: Scour the areas surrounding the building and neighboring streets. This is generally the most cost-effective option but availability can be limited.
  2. Parking Garages & Open-Air Lots: Numerous paid garages and open-air lots are situated close to the building. The largest parking garage, directly across the street, tends to have availability but can fill up quickly, especially during jury trials. Please note, you might have to park on the fifth floor or higher, which means circling the garage levels to find a spot. Plan your time accordingly.

By understanding these logistics in advance, you’ll ensure a less stressful, more streamlined experience when visiting the Harris County Probate Courts.

Our Houston Probate Attorneys provide a full range of probate services to our clients, including helping with probate administrations. Affordable rates, fixed fees, and payment plans are available. We provide step-by-step instructions, guidance, checklists, and more for completing the probate process. We have years of combined experience we can use to support and guide you with probate and estate matters.


Disclaimer:  The content of this website is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice and should not be acted upon without consulting a qualified probate attorney.


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