UPDATE (11:57 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3)


Dallas County Operations Manager Rob Tietz said that the issue in the courthouse was with a water leak from a sprinkler head in the fire suppression system, and not a burst pipe. Tietz said that the head has been fixed and the suppression system is working properly.


With water having been restored to the building, it is now ready to be open to the public.


The Treasurer’s Office will be back in the Courthouse this afternoon, the Recorder’s Office will reopen Thursday at 8 a.m. and Courts will resume normal activities Thursday morning.


UPDATE (10:36 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3)


Dallas County Operations Manager, Rob Tietz, said that workers were able to get the water pipes to the Courthouse unfrozen at about 5 p.m. on Tuesday, but at that time it also burst. On Wednesday, they were still waiting for a plumber to arrive to locate and fix the problem.


Tietz said that they hope they can have the issue resolved Wednesday in order to resume normal business hours on Thursday.


Original (9:45 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3)


The Dallas County Courthouse closed on Tuesday, due to a frozen water pipe in the building, and will remain closed on Wednesday while workers continue to attempt to unfreeze the pipes.


A news release from the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office stated that, just like Tuesday, the Clerk of Court’s Offices will be closed, as well as the Dallas County Recorder’s Office.


The Dallas County Treasurer’s Tax Department has been relocated to 918 Court Street with the Auto Department and Driver’s License Station, both of which remain open.


Those with any court business may contact the Clerk of Court at (515)993-5816 on Thursday, Jan. 4.