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Support of Executive order GA-34 on opening texas

Midland, March 3, 2021: Midland County Government will follow and support the Executive Order GA-34 that will become effective Wednesday March 10, 2021.

As Texans we just celebrated our 185th year of independence on March 2nd. To me, opening up Texas is the right decision. Texas is not the only State that is opening up, we are not even the first State to do so. I trust that we as society have the ability to decide what is the right thing to do, not only for our own wellbeing but for the wellbeing of our fellow Texans. As Texans we value our freedom and the responsibility that comes with that freedom.

When it comes to Midland County I am, without a doubt, confident that our citizens and businesses will make educated and responsible decisions based on facts, when it comes to our community’s public health. The CDC still recommends that we continue wearing masks and social distance. I encourage all citizens who have not received a vaccination to please consider scheduling one.

I have not bought into the phrase that “wearing a mask is the new normal”. It was intended to be a temporary protective measure to help save lives. With the various types of vaccinations and the ability to get vaccinated I feel that it is time to start looking at getting back to our “actual, pre-COVID normal”. Our community has seen a continued decrease in COVID related hospitalizations for numerous weeks. We will continue to monitor the health of our community as we move forward. We continue to provide vaccinations to the public along with assistance to various partners and organizations during the COVID response.

The Unified Command Team continues to operate and meet the challenges this crisis has caused and any others that may follow. With the help of the public, private sector, and public sector we will continue to win the battle against this pandemic.

Due to current State Supreme Court order, the actual Courthouse will remain a Mask only facility until April 1st or until further notice.


Department Procedures or Closures


Child Protection Court

The Child Protection Court will be conducting video hearings on essential matters. The dockets will be posted on the usual txcourts.gov website and the hearings will be conducted via Zoom and live-streamed via YouTube. Any questions about participation in the hearings should be directed to Court Coordinator Marisol Montes at mmontes@mcounty.com.


County Clerk

The County Clerk’s Office is open for business as usual with a full staff.


District Attorney

Our lobby is open to the public. If you are in need of a protective order, we are that you visit the Protective Order page on our website at https://www.co.midland.tx.us/194/Protective-Order-Division. There you will find information regarding the application process and how to make an appointment with our Protective Order Division. If you do not have access to download or print the paperwork, please call 432-688-4411 and ask for the Protective Order Division and we will assist over the phone. All Pretrial Intervention Courses are currently being conducted remotely. You can visit our Pretrial Intervention Facebook Page for additional information at https://www.facebook.com/midlandcountypti. For additional information, please visit our website at: Midland County District Attorney.


District Clerk

The Midland County District Clerk’s Office is open to the public.  Due to the Health et Safety of the Citizenry during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic only three people at a time are allowed in the Lobby area.  Our hours of operation remain the same (Monday through Friday, 8:00AM – 5:00PM).  Should you have inquiries, require information, copy of documents, payment transactions etc., please call our General Office Number (432-688-4500) et enter one of the following Extensions:

ATTORNEY GENERAL (1616)
CIVIL (1609)
CRIMINAL (1621)
FAMILY (1613)
FINANCIAL (1617)
JURY (1602)

For availability, the following Forms are provided in the Lobby of the Courthouse near the Security Desk:

Civil Service Sheet, Civil Case Cover Sheet, Pro-se Family Packet, Civil/Family Inability to Pay Cost, Child Name Change Affidavit, Adult Name Change Affidavit, Affidavit for Agreed Divorces Without Children, Income Withholding Order, Request for Issuance of Wage Withholding, Motion to Terminate Income Withholding, Application for Abstract/Execution. For further information, please visit our website:  Midland County District Clerk.


DISTRICT COURT: 238TH

A link to YouTube is being provided so video hearing participants and the public will be able to participate in or view a video hearing, respectively. Please visit the Video Hearing Information page for more info.


District Court: 441st

Links to Zoom and YouTube are being provided so video hearing participants and the public will be able to participate in or view a video hearing, respectively. Please visit the Video Hearing Information page for more info.


Human Resources

Due to the potential threat of the Corona Virus, we are practicing social distancing by locking our doors. However, if you need assitance, please do not hesitate to contact us as shown below:
ATTENTION APPLICANTS: If you need help completing your job application, which must be done online, please call 855-524-5627.

ATTENTION EMPLOYEES: If you need assistance, please email us and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Robert Segura, Human Resources Director, at eramos@mcounty.com
Rose Orona at rorona@mcounty.com
Brenda Davis at HRAssistant@mcounty.com


Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1

The JP 1 lobby is now OPEN to the general public.
Please visit their website for further information: JP1

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, PRECINCT 3

The JP 3 lobby is now Open to the general public.
Please visit their website for further information: JP3


Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2 & 4

The JP 2 & 4 lobby is OPEN to the general public.
Please visit their website for further information: JP2-4


Pretrial Bonding

The Pretrial Bonding office is open and doing business as usual with full staff.


Public Libraries

Library at the Plaza (Downtown Library):
Open 9-6 Monday – Friday and 9-2 Saturday
Services Available: Printing, copying, proctoring (by appointment) and notarization.
Passport services by appointment 9-6 Monday - Friday
Curbside service 11-4 Monday-Friday 

Centennial Branch Library:
Open 9-6 Monday – Friday and 9-2 Saturday
Services Available: Printing, copying, faxing, proctoring (by appointment), and notarization

Bookmobile:
Various stops Tuesday - Friday

Law Library:
Doors locked. Public Access (knock on door) 8:30 – 12:30; 1:30 – 5 Monday – Friday
Services available: Notarization, printing, copying

Offering in-person programs w/limited capacity, virtual programs on our website and social media.



Sheriff’s Office

We are open for business as usual. We request that citizens please call for any assistance that can be provided over the telephone. We hope to reduce risk of viral exposure to the citizens as well as our employees. If you have an Emergency, dial 911. If you have an non-emergency call 432-688-1040. For any other issues or information call 432-688-4600. 


Tax Office

The Midland County Tax Office is open from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The waiver that  Governor Abbott put in place will expire on April 14, 2021. 
This waiver had granted relief from registering your vehicle, as well as penalties applied to title transfers. For more information call (432) 688-4810.


Title IV-D CHILD SUPPORT COURT

Unless otherwise notified, the IV-D Child Support Court will be conducting all hearings via Zoom and live-streamed via YouTube. The Attorney General will contact you with details on when and how to attend the hearings. Any questions about participation in the hearings should be directed to the Attorney General at 432 333-1464 or the Court Coordinator Latricia Morris at latricia.morris@txcourts.gov .


Treasurer’s Office

The Treasurer’s Office is open and doing business as usual with a full staff. 


WARRANT SERVICES

Warrant Services lobby is now open to the public from 8am - 5pm. Only two people are allowed in the lobby at a time.