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40th Judicial District Court
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

Civil Matters
Effective January 1, 2015 the division of civil matters between the 40th Judicial District Court and the 443rd Judicial District Court are by subject matter. (Written Designation and Instructions to the Ellis County District Clerk Regarding the Division of Civil Matters...)

            40th Judicial District Court - Subject Matter

Civil Forms:    
            Scheduling Order

Criminal Forms:
            Agreed Continuance
            Defense Claim for Services and Expenses (Pay sheet)
            Order Granting/Denying Motion Continuance - Criminal Jury Trial Docket
            Trial Setting Slip

40th Judicial District Pending Criminal Jury Trial Docket:
Please click on the attached link to see the Pending Criminal Jury Trial Docket.  www.jurytrialdocket.com

Bob Carroll
District Judge

Donna Tay

Court Coordinator

Michele McManus

Court Reporter

Ellis County Historic Courthouse
101 W. Main St.
Waxahachie, TX  75165

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

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