Court Information

Hours (all offices)

  • Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (except federal holidays)
  • Filing fees and payments are accepted until 4:30 p.m.

Areas Served
The Northern District of Texas is divided into seven Divisions for purposes of assigning bankruptcy cases to Trustees and locations for Section 341 Creditors Meetings and court hearings. The assignments of Divisions to the counties of the Northern District, for purposes of allocating bankruptcy cases for processing, are as follows:

  • AbileneCallahan, Eastland, Fisher, Haskell, Howard, Jones, Mitchell, Nolan, Shackelford, Stephens, Stonewall, Taylor, Throckmorton
  • AmarilloArmstrong, Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Childress, Collingsworth, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Donley, Gray, Hall, Hansford, Hartley, Hemphill, Hutchinson, Lipscomb, Moore, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Sherman, Swisher, Wheeler
  • DallasDallas, Ellis, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Navarro, Rockwall
  • Fort WorthComanche, Erath, Hood, Jack, Palo Pinto, Parker, Tarrant, Wise
  • LubbockBailey, Borden, Cochran, Crosby, Dawson, Dickens, Floyd, Gaines, Garza, Hale, Hockley, Kent, Lamb, Lubbock, Lynn, Motley, Scurry, Yoakum, Terry
  • San Angelo: Brown, Coke, Coleman, Concho, Crockett, Glasscock, Irion, Menard, Mills, Reagan, Runnels, Schleicher, Sterling, Sutton, and Tom Green
  • Wichita Falls: Archer, Baylor, Clay, Cottle, Foard, Hardeman, King, Knox, Montague, Wichita, Wilbarger, and Young

If the debtor's county of residence (as reflected in the bankruptcy petition) is one of those named above, the case will be assigned to its designated Division (absent effective arrangements with the Court to the contrary). If the debtor's county of residence is outside the Northern District, the case will normally be assigned to the Division to which that county is most closely geographically located. All counties of debtor's residence located in the Eastern District of Texas will normally be assigned to the Dallas Division; all counties of debtor's residence located in the Western District of Texas will normally be assigned to the Lubbock Division; all counties of debtor's residence located in the Southern District of Texas will normally be assigned to the Dallas Division. 
 
If the debtor's county of residence is located outside the state of Texas, the case petition and schedules will be examined to determine the most appropriate Division to assign to the case. Attorneys filing cases whose county of debtor's residence falls into this category are encouraged to contact the Clerks Office prior to or at the point of case filing to assist the Clerks Office in determining the initially most appropriate Division to assign to the case.