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40th Judicial District Court
Jurisdiction
Within the jurisdiction of Ellis County, the 40th Judicial District Court presides over the following:
  • Criminal cases involving felonies or official misconduct
  • Grand jury organization and supervision
  • Civil cases in matters of controversy involving more than $100,000 or the title to land
  • Juvenile cases involving determinate sentencing or certification for trial as an adult
  • Other miscellaneous cases in which this court shares jurisdiction with other Ellis County courts


Bob Carroll
District Judge

Donna Tay

Court Coordinator

Michele McManus

Court Reporter

109 S. Jackson St.
Third Floor
Waxahachie, TX  75165

Ph: 972-825-5060
Fx: 972-825-5061

Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.