Courts in Burnet County, Texas
As provided in the Texas Constitution, Burnet County has a single court presided over by a county judge.
The Burnet County court has concurrent jurisdiction with justice of the peace and district courts in civil cases in which the amount in controversy is small. Jurisdiction is said to be concurrent when two levels of courts have authority to try the same type of case.
The constitutional county courts generally hear the probate cases filed in the county. They also have original jurisdiction over all Class A and Class B misdemeanor criminal cases, which are the more serious minor offenses. These courts usually have appellate jurisdiction in cases appealed from justice of the peace and municipal courts, except in counties where county courts at law have been established. Unless the appeal is one from a designated municipal court of record (trial proceedings are recorded by a court reporter), the appeal takes the form of a trial de novo (a completely new trial).
DWI and other criminal cases are heard at the Burnet County Courthouse at 220 S. Pierce Street, Burnet, TX. Burnet is the county seat. Inquiries may be directed to:
Burnet County Courthouse
220 S. Pierce Street
Burnet, TX 78611
Phone: (512) 756-5420
Fax: (512) 756-4091