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    About the Law Library

    The Dell Dehay Law Library of Tarrant County serves the legal research needs of the Tarrant County legal community and the general public.

    The Law Library was established in 1944 following the enactment of a Texas statute creating a county law library system. In 1979, the Law Library was named the Dell Dehay Law Library of Tarrant County in honor of Dell Dehay, who served as Librarian from 1962 until 1979. In 1983, the Law Library was moved to its present quarters on the fourth floor of the newly renovated 1895 Courthouse.

    The Law Library is funded by a combination of a portion of court filing fees and user service fees. The Law Library receives direction and guidance from the Tarrant County Commissioners and a committee of judges and attorneys, appointed by the Commissioners.

     

    Tarrant County Courthouse

    The Law Library is located on the fourth floor of the 1895 Courthouse at 100 W. Weatherford Street, in downtown Fort Worth.

    Driving Directions
     
    From the North:
    Take I-35 going South; follow I-35W South to TX-347 Spur W/E Belknap St.; take exit 52C from I-35W South; continue straight on E. Belknap; the 1895 Courthouse with the clock tower will be on your left; paid street parking is available around all four sides of the Courthouse.
     
    From the Northwest:
    Take Jacksboro Hwy., heading south to downtown - Jacksboro will become N. Henderson Street; turn left on W. Weatherford; go up several blocks; 1895 Courthouse with the clock tower will be on the left; paid street parking is available on all four sides of the Courthouse.
     
    From the East:
    Take I-30 West; take exit 13B from I-30 W; continue on Henderson St.; turn right onto W. Weatherford St; 1895 Courthouse with the clock tower will be on your left; paid street parking is available around all four sides of the Courthouse.
     
    From the West:
    Take the Forest Park Blvd. exit; follow Forest Park Blvd. which merges into W. Weatherford; continue on W. Weatherford; 1895 Courthouse with the clock tower will be on your left; paid street parking is available around all four sides of the Courthouse.
     
    From the South:
    Take I-35 going north; merge onto I-30 West; take exit 13B from I-30 West; continue on Henderson St.; turn right onto W. Weatherford St; 1895 Courthouse with the clock tower will be on your left; paid street parking is available around all four sides of the Courthouse.

     

    Parking

    The most convenient parking is in the Tarrant County Calhoun Street Parking Garage. It is located on the corner of Weatherford and Calhoun. Calhoun is a one-way street running north to south. The garage entrance is on Calhoun across from the side entrance of the Family Law Center. Be prepared to pay to park. The parking garage accepts all major credit/debit cards. 

    Parking is also available at parking meters on all four sides of the Courthouse. Most of the meters have a two-hour time limit and are strictly enforced. If you have handicap plates or a placard, parking at the meters is free, but time limits still apply.

     

    Public Transportation

    Patrons using public transportation can use the following links to help plan their trip to Downtown Fort Worth.


    Tarrant County Courthouse
    100 W. Weatherford St., Room 420
    Fort Worth, TX 76196-0800

     

    Cara Sitton, Law Library Director
    Peggy Martindale, Assistant Law Library Director

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    TARRANT COUNTY, TEXAS



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    100 E. Weatherford, Fort Worth, Texas 76196