423rd District Court
Judge Christopher Duggan
423rd District Court Judge Christopher D. Duggan
Phone: 512-581-4037
Fax: 512-581-4038
804 Pecan Street
Bastrop, TX 78602
Court Coordinators
Deborah Shirocky
Civil Court Coordinator for the 21st, 335th & 423rd Judicial District Courts
Phone 512-581-4037
Fax 512-581-4038

Andrea Partida
Criminal Court Coordinator for the 21st, 335th & 423rd Judicial District Courts
Phone 512-581-7137
Fax 512-581-4038

Michele Fritsche
Official Court Reporter
Phone 512-581-4239

About the 423rd District Court

District Courts are the trial courts of general jurisdiction in the State of Texas. District Courts have original jurisdiction in cases involving matters such as felony criminal, divorce, real property, election contest, civil matters where damages exceed $200.00, and any other matters brought properly before the Court. While some District Courts serve multiple counties, the 423rd District Court only hears matters that arise within Bastrop County.  Judge Duggan hears all matters that come properly before the 423rd District Court in Bastrop County. 


About Hon. Christopher D. Duggan:

Judge Duggan received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin in 1986. He received his juris doctorate degree from Texas Tech University School of Law in 1989. After graduating from law school, Judge Duggan started his legal career as a briefing attorney for the Eleventh [Circuit] Court of Appeals in Eastland, Texas. He then became a prosecutor in Travis County, Texas for the next 18½ years. He was elected to the 423rd District Court bench in November, 2008. Judge Duggan will be proudly serving the citizens of Bastrop County for his fourth term beginning January of 2021.



District judges are permitted to perform weddings. For a nominal fee, Judge Duggan would be honored to officiate your wedding ceremony and participate in your special day. Judge Duggan performs wedding ceremonies Monday through Friday at the Bastrop County Courthouse, during normal business hours; evening and weekend availability upon request.

Judge Duggan is able to conduct wedding ceremonies in both English and Spanish. (Advertencia: el español del juez Duggan no es perfecto.)

A marriage license is required. The marriage license must be purchased at least 72 hours prior to the ceremony unless a waiver is obtained. Judge Duggan has the authority to waive the 72-hour waiting period. Once the marriage license has been purchased, the wedding must be performed within 89 days.

For information about marriage licenses, please contact the Bastrop County Clerk’s Office at 512-332-7234. The Bastrop County Clerk’s Office issues marriage licenses by appointment only, so please call for an appointment. They accept cash, credit and debit cards but they do not accept checks for the issuance of the license. You can also visit the Bastrop County Clerk’s Office online for more info at: https://www.co.bastrop.tx.us/page/co.county_clerk


Please call Judge Duggan’s office at 512-581-7137 to schedule your ceremony.