Mental Illness Court

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Mental Illness Warrant

Mental Illness Warrants can be obtained by APPOINTMENT ONLY at the Renaissance Tower location.

A Mental Illness Warrant may be issued in Dallas County when a person is mentally ill AND is a danger to him or herself, incapable of taking care of him or herself, or a danger to others.

The applicant for a Mental Illness Warrant must be 18 years of age or older and must have first-hand knowledge of the behavior, state specific recent act(s), attempt(s), or threat(s). The applicant for the warrant must be willing to sign a notarized statement about the behavior.

A warrant may be obtained at:

  1. Mental Illness Court Office located in Renaissance Tower at 1201 Elm Street, 22nd Floor, Dallas, TX 75270 from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Monday - Friday.
  2. Magistrate’s office in the Lew Sterrett Justice Center at 111 W. Commerce Street Dallas 75202 after 4:30 PM, on weekends, and on holidays.
  3. Local Justice of the Peace office in your precinct.

    An Apprehension by a Police Officer without a Warrant (APPOW) may also be obtained through a Sheriff or police officer if there is not enough time to obtain a warrant.