Mental Illness Court

All hearings are being held via Zoom.



Order of the Mental Illness Court Extending the Detention Period for Patients
Click here to read the full order.

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



Mental Illness Warrant

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.