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258th District Court
Judge Travis E. Kitchens, Jr.

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"A Judge….shall not directly or indirectly initiate, permit, nor consider ex parte or other private communications concerning the merits of a pending or impending judicial proceeding. A Judge shall require compliance with this subsection by court personnel subject to his or her direction and control…"
Judicial Code of Conduct Cannon 3 Section A(5)

None of the information contained in or referred to by this website is intended to give legal advice or comment on pending or potentially pending litigation. This website was created as a public service. The 258TH Court does not warrant the accuracy of the information contained herein nor are they responsible for any errors or omissions and assume no liability for its use. 

Mailing Address:

101 West Mill Street, Suite 286

Livingston, Texas  77351

Telephone: 936-327-6847
Fax: 936-327-6881

Court for Polk County is held at the Polk County Judicial Center located at: 

101 West Mill Street, Livingston, Texas 77331


The Court's COVID Operating Plan may be viewed here: 

Operating Plan.pdf

Recertified COVID19 Operating Plan.pdf


The Court requires a Setting Request for each setting.

2024 SETTING REQUEST FORM

*The Setting Request Form is required to be emailed to the Court Coordinator 

258settings@co.polk.tx.us

Please be advised, all settings need to be confirmed through the Court Coordinator’s office. If you file a Notice of Hearing, you will need to email the original. It is your responsibility to notify all parties of the setting and to confirm their availability.

Before completing this form, have you:

  • Found an available date(s) on the Court Calendar?
  • Confirmed selected date(s) with the opposing counsel?

If you encounter issues submitting the form, please email our Website Manager at 258court@co.polk.tx.us. Provide your name and phone number for a call back. 

Privacy Note: Your server and IP address will be logged in the email to the Court Coordinator. This is done for security purposes and to protect you, the user.


 Office Staff
Court Coordinator Lianne Mueck 258court@co.polk.tx.us
Official Court Recorder MICHELLE KIPINA  michelle.kipina@co.polk.tx.us 
Court Bailiff J. R. Spillman

Please email transcript requests to: michelle.kipina@co.polk.tx.us


 


General Information & Standing Orders:

Professional attire is expected.

2ND ADMINISTRATIVE JUDICIAL REGION OF TEXAS REGIONAL RULES

PRO-SE (DIY) LITIGANTS

Uniform Local Rules of Court

 

2024 ELECTRONIC POLICY

Standing Order Regarding Children Property and Conduct of Parties This document is to be attached to the petition in every divorce action and every suit affecting parent-child relationship case along with any action for modification and enforcement of existing orders in such cases.

Standing Discovery Order in Criminal Cases - 258th and 411th.pdf 

Amended Standing Court Rules in Criminal Cases

STANDING ORDER FOR DEFAULT JUDGMENTS


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