New NE Tarrant County Courthouse Open for Business
Dec 10, 2014 10:44AM ● Published by Mike
Tarrant County Commissioner Gary Fickes greets visitors to the brand new County Courthouse which opened this Monday December 8, 2014.
via Tarrant County Press Release
The new Northeast Tarrant County Courthouse at 645 Grapevine Highway in Hurst is officially open for business. On Monday, December 8, the long-awaited 18-month construction project was opened to the public.
The new, $12.8 million, 43,000 square foot facility has more space for county services and doubled the parking capacity, helping Tarrant County residents and businesses access these resources in a more efficient and convenient manner. The old courthouse was only 17,000 square feet.
It will be home to Precinct 3 offices of Tarrant County Commissioner Gary Fickes, Constable Precinct 3, County Clerk and Justice of the Peace Precinct 3, as well as the Tax Assessor-Collector and the Tarrant County Credit Union. A new addition is a community room on the first floor.
“We outgrew the old facility years ago and have operated in cramped quarters that were inefficient,” says Tarrant County Precinct 3 Commissioner Gary Fickes. “By upgrading technology, expanding office sizes to meet present and future demand, and offering more parking for our citizens, this new courthouse is more accessible and efficient.”