Travis County gained ownership of the old federal courthouse in December 2016 after it was vacated for a new federal courthouse complex in late 2012. The county's $28 million effort to restore and renovate the building is scheduled for completion this month. According to county documents, the facility will hold four probate courts on the second, third and fourth floors, and the first floor will host the county clerk's probate division. Staff will move into the 60,000-square-foot building in late October.
An effort to construct a new 430,000-square-foot facility for Travis County's civil and family courts is separately underway at 1700 Guadalupe St., Austin. That facility, which will replace the Heman Marion Sweatt Travis County Courthouse, is scheduled for completion in 2022.