Harris County Legal Research
A significant amount of information of interest to local researchers is available on Harris County government websites. Below, you will find links to local regulations and legislation, court documents, and more. Click on a category below to get started.
Regulations and Ordinances
Harris County Commissioners Court Agenda - Meeting announcements and agendas for the legislative body of Harris County. Past agendas, meeting results, and video of previous Commissioners Court meetings are also available.
Houston City Charter and Code of Ordinances - Free, searchable version of the City Charter and Code of Ordinances of the City of Houston maintained by Municode. Ordinances for Baytown, Bellaire, Deer Park, Humble, La Porte, South Houston, Tomball, and other cities are available on the Municode Library: Texas page.
Courts and Court Documents
Harris County District Clerk - The Harris County District Clerk's Office is the custodian of documents for Harris County District Courts. Through its website, you can find information about current court documents and dockets, historical documents, costs and filing fees, and a limited selection of approved forms.
Harris County Clerk's Office - The Harris County Clerk's Office is the custodian of records for Harris County Commissioners Court and Harris County Civil and Probate Courts at Law and the official recorder of real property and personal records. Many of these document collections are searchable through the Document Search Portal. Additional information, including costs and filing fees, approved forms, and an election website, is available through the Office's website.