Harris County Engineering Department
Facilities & Property Maintenance

Customer Service

Frequent Courthouse Visitor Badge Program

Please read prior to completing the Application Form. It is the applicant’s responsibility to read and understand the FCV Badge Program.

1) National background checks are required for all applicants and can be obtained by accessing the following website: https://smwreports.sterlingdirect.com/HarrisCounty. A copy of the background report will be sent to Harris County Facilities & Property Management (FPM) within 24 hours.

2) The FCV Badge application is available for download on this website, and can be picked up in person at Facilities & Property Maintenance (FPM) Customer Service, 1310 Prairie, Suite 140, or at the Administrative Office of the District Courts @ 1201 Franklin, 7th floor.

3) Each applicant must submit, in person, a completed, unsigned, original application form. Applications will be accepted Monday thru Friday between the hours of 7:30AM and 4:00PM at the Facilities & Property Management (FPM) Department located at 1310 Prairie, Suite 140, Houston, Texas. Proof of identification will be required prior to executing the “Application Affidavit”.

4) Payment in the form of money order, cashiers or corporate check, MasterCard, Visa, and American Express is required at time of application submittal.

Badge Fees

$50 for initial application and Frequent Courthouse Visitors Badge. Thereafter, renewal fees are $40 annually. Badges are renewed every calendar year and are valid from January 1st through December 31st. A $35 fee will be charged for lost or stolen badges.

For your convenience, FPM's Customer Service is open Monday - Friday 7:30a - 4:00p at 1310 Prairie, 1st floor, Suite 140.

All documents submitted to Harris County become the property of the County and will not be returned. Photocopies of any additional documentation required to support your application must clearly show all names, signatures and other pertinent information.

Please call FPM Customer Service at 713-755-2255 for further information. 

FCV Badge Application Form

Application form to apply for a Frequent
Courthouse Visitor (FCV) Badge

Adobe Acrobat PDF [ 114 KB ]


Application Guidelines

Application Guidelines for the Frequent
Courthouse Visitor (FCV) Badge Program.

Adobe Acrobat PDF [ 14 KB ]


Lost Badge

Application affidavit to the Harris County Oversight Committee regarding a Frequent Courthouse Visitor (FCV) Badge application.

Adobe Acrobat PDF [ 10 KB ]

Application Affidavit

Application form to apply for a Frequent
Courthouse Visitor (FCV) Badge

Adobe Acrobat PDF [ 114 KB ]



Harris County Frequent Courthouse Visitors (FCV) Badge Program Overview.

Adobe Acrobat PDF [ 30 KB ]


2016 FCV Profile Update

Harris County Frequent Courthouse Visitors (FCV) 2016 Profile Update

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