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You can call our office at (956) 585-4509 and report your concerns to the office staff.
Yes, pauper burial services are offered through the County’s Human Services Department. To learn more about this program call our Health Department at (956) 383-6221.
Please call our office at (956) 585-4509.
The property owner is responsible for keeping the property clear of trash and overgrown weeds. Our Code Enforcement Division handles these types of complaints. If you have a complaint regarding maintenance of a vacant lot, call (956) 292-7007.
To reserve a County pavilion or for further information, call our office (956) 585-4509.
The Hidalgo County Judge waives his judicial duties and serves in an administrative capacity. He is similar to a mayor for a city.
In the olden days, county government primarily concentrated on building roads and public safety. Today, Hidalgo County is involved in a wide array of projects from developing a healthy workforce, increasing economic opportunities and green space to improving public infrastructure such as drainage and roads. Day to day, this office strives to improve the overall quality of life for residents of Hidalgo County.
Our staff has advised students on educational opportunities, helped residents get answers they need regarding drainage or road issues, and our staff has guided people to find assistance with housing or bill troubles.
Office of the Hidalgo County Judge100 E. Closner, Suite 201Edinburg, Texas 78539
We will do our best to accommodate speaker requests, or we may be able to send a staff representative.
Unfortunately, our office cannot assist you with the prperation of your documents. You are responsible for preparing the documents you wish to file. Once your documents have been completed, you may file them in person or by mail. Our mailing address is PO Box 87, Edinburg, Texas 78540. Our physical location is 100 N. Closner, Edinburg, Texas. A divorce handbook can be downloaded from the Texas Young Lawyers Association Web Site at:
Filing fees vary depending on the type of action. Please refer to the fee schedule. The total fee is the sum of the applicable filing fee, the process/issuance fee (if applicable), and the service fee (if applicable):
TexFile manages the flow of information among filers, clerks, court personnel, and judges:
Filer Submits Documents: After selecting a certified electronic filing service provider (EFSP), filers log on to their providers website to file case-related documents online to any participating court in Texas.
EFSP Delivers Documents to the Court: EFSPs check submissions for completeness, calculate filing fees and court costs, and electronically deliver the submitted documents to participating courts.
Clerks Accept or Reject Submissions: Court clerks receive the electronically filed documents and associated fees for processing and acceptance, review the documents, accept or reject the filings, and provide an electronic timestamp notification to the filer for the accepted documents.
During this time, the 52 counties currently offering electronic filing through the Texas.gov e-filing system and any counties affected by the Supreme Court?s January 1, 2014 mandate will be transitioned to TexFile.
The system will be available to remaining counties following this phased approach.
Courts in counties with a population of:
500,000 or more ? January 1, 2014 200,000 to 499,999 ? July 1, 2014 100,000 to 199,999 ? January 1, 2015 50,000 to 99,999 ? July 1, 2015 20,000 to 49,999 ? January 1, 2016 20,000 ? July 1, 2016
A list of known Texas CMS vendors is located on the Judicial Committee for Information Technology website at http://www.courts.state.tx.us/jcit/casemngt.asp.
If your county uses a CMS vendor not on this list, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your county uses Tyler Technologies? Odyssey CMS, integration with TexFile is already in place; however, configuration may be required. The OCA will be working with the TexFile team and all additional CMS vendors to facilitate a smooth transition.
Note: First-time users to TexFile may be prompted to download and install Microsoft® Silverlight.
The recommended settings for your workstation are as follows:
Web Browser Requirements: TexFile is supported by current versions of the Windows operating system using Internet Explorer 7 or above or Firefox. Connection Requirements: High-speed connection is recommended. Minimum Screen Resolution: For best results, a setting of 1024x768 is recommended.
If pro se parties request a copy of a court record, they would also use current paper methods ? request and pay for a paper copy of the document either by mail or by coming to the Records Center for a copy.
Standard court filing fees Contact your local court for information on filing fees Service provider fees Most EFSPs charge fees for e-filing and related services.These fees vary by EFSP and transaction.
A)a citzen of the United States,B)a resident of Hidalgo County,C)at least 17 years and 10 months of age and you must be 18 years of age by election day,D)not declared mentally incompetent by a court of law.E)not a convicted felon, if so convicted you have:
1)fully discharged your sentence, including any term of incarceration, parole, supervision, or completed a period of probation ordered by any court; or,2)been pardoned or otherwise release from the resulting disability to vote.
Hidalgo County Elections Department 101 S. 10th Ave, Edinburg, TX
Texas Department of Public Safety Offices (DPS)Public LibrariesAdditionally, you may obtain an application by calling the Voter Registration Office at (956)318-2570
Please note that you may contact your county voter registrar’s office to obtain a replacement registration certificate. You may call (956)318-2570.
A volunteer deputy registrar may accept change forms from registered voters who wish to change inoformation on their voter registration certificates.
A volunteer deputy registrar may hand out applications for requesting replacements for missing voter registration certificates.
A volunteer deputy registrar may assist persons in filling out forms.
A volunteer deputy registrar may fill out the application of change form for anyone who requests assistance if the person cannont read or has a phyiscal disability.
The phone numbers of the of parties are, Republicans: 956-803-0111 , Democrats: 956-250-4739. The candidates file with the party and therefore can provide their campaign headquaters' phone number. If those numbers do not work, dial (1411) for information as the Elections Office does not carry contact numbers for candidates.
The voter certificate will take 2 weeks to 30 days or you can retrieve a certified copy of your records by coming to the office. We need something in writing requesting us to mail you a replacement card. If you come in, we can give you a letter certifying your voter registration for 15 cents per page. However, we can't guarantee that the custom officials will allow you to use the letter as a form of ID. Since 9/11/2001, it is no longer accepted as part of Homeland Security procedures.
The State Fire Marshal’s Office along with Hidalgo County Fire Marshal’s Office strongly recommends against the use of the devices. Individuals choosing to use sky lanterns or similar products are advised to consider the following: 1- Lighting and releasing these devices may be illegal in counties that have a burn ban in place. Doing so could constitute a Class C misdemeanor offense. 2- Where the county has a fire code in place, lighting and releasing these devices may put you in violation of that code and subject to penalties for unattended burning. 3- In the event that the device causes a fire, you could be held liable for any resulting damages, and could be subject to indictment for a criminal offense. Depending on circumstances, lighting and releasing this device which then causes a fire may meet elements of arson or related offenses.
No - it would be a violation of the Fireworks rules to sell these items at a fireworks retail site and may result in the local or State Fire Marshal seeking sanctions.
Background:Chapter 2154 of the Occupations Code states that all fireworks sold in Texas must be listed by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Sky lanterns, also known as kongming lanterns or wish lanterns, are not classified as fireworks by the U.S. DOT. The Fireworks Rules state that a retail site may only sell fireworks, fireworks promotional items and accessories and those items listed in the Occupations Code 2154.002(4).
References: Occupations Code 2154, 28 TAC 34.817(i)
1. Is the general public invited to the event?
2. Can a person other than a member of the organization and their family members or invited guest attend?
3. Have you advertised the event or sold tickets to the general public?
4. Are you serving open food, open container drinks (mixed drinks w/ ice, wine or keg beer) or food that requires refrigeration or to be held hot?
If you have additional questions, contact us at (956) 383-0111. Download TFP Application
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The Judge only requires marriage license. For more information, visit the
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The telephone number is (956) 318-2155 and the fax number is (956) 381-4269.
The law library is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. It is closed on all National holidays.
Visit the Open Government webpage for instructions on how to submit a request for public information.
The best and easiest way to set up interviews with other elected officials and department heads would also be to contact the Public Affairs Director.
She can help you navigate through the many Hidalgo County departments to find the best person to answer your questions in a timely manner.
The Public Affairs Director strives to provide local, national, and international media with accurate and timely information.
The Right to a Lawyer: When you are charged with a crime for which you can go to prison, you have the right to a lawyer. If you do not have the money for a lawyer the Court will refer you to a court appointed lawyer or to the Public Defender's Office.
The Right to Trial by Jury: If you are charged with a serious crime, you have a right to a trial by jury.
The Fixed Assets Division originally maintained a list of properties that have been purchased by the County. Recently, Buildings and Grounds worked on an expanded list of properties that have been purchased, donated, or awarded to the County. The Fixed Assets Division will be maintaining these records and will be adding information upon future property acquisitions.
Pablo (Paul) Villarreal Jr., PCCTax Assessor Collector P.O. Box 178Edinburg, TX 78540
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