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The Justice of Peace Courts are lower courts in Texas that have jurisdiction over minor criminal offenses and minor civil cases.

The Texas Constitution requires each county to establish at least one and a maximum of eight justice precincts depending on the population. Within each justice precinct, one or more justices of the peace are elected, also depending on population. There were 822 justice of the peace courts in Texas as of September 1, 2010.[1]

Jurisdiction

"Justice courts have original jurisdiction in misdemeanor criminal cases where punishment upon conviction may be by fine only. These courts generally have exclusive jurisdiction of civil matters when the amount in controversy does not exceed $200, and concurrent jurisdiction with the county courts when the amount in controversy exceeds $200 but does not exceed $10,000."[1]

Selection

Justices of the peace are selected in partisan elections across each of the justice precincts.[1]

Qualifications

There are "no specific statutory or constitutional provisions" that set qualifications for justices of the peace.[1]

List of Texas justice of peace courts

Courts are listed alphabetically by county.

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2014

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See also

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Texas Office of Court Administration, "FY 2010 Annual Report for the Texas Judiciary," December 2010
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Anderson County, Texas Official Website
  3. 3.0 3.1 Andrews County, Texas Official Website
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Angelina County, Texas Official Website
  5. Aransas County, Texas Official Website
  6. Archer County, Texas Official Website, "Justices of the Peace" (dead link)
  7. Armstrong County, Texas Official Website, "Justice of the Peace"
  8. Austin County, Texas Official Website, "Justices of the Peace"
  9. Bailey County, Texas Official Website, "Justice of the Peace"
  10. Bandera County, Texas Official Website, "Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1"
  11. Bandera County, Texas Official Website, "Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2"
  12. Bandera County, Texas Official Website, "Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3"
  13. Bandera County, Texas Official Website, "Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4"
  14. Bastrop County, Texas Official Website
  15. Bee County, Texas Official Website, "Justice of the Peace Courts"
  16. Bell County, Texas Official Website
  17. Bexar County, Texas Official Website, "Justices of the Peace"
  18. Blanco County, Texas Official Website, "Justices of the Peace"
  19. Borden County, Texas Official Website, "Justice of the Peace"
  20. Bowie County, Texas Official Website, "Justices of the Peace" (dead link)
  21. Brazoria County, Texas Official Website, "Justice of the Peace"
  22. Brazos County, Texas Official Website, "Justice of the Peace Courts"
  23. Brewster County, Texas Official Website
  24. Biscoe County, Texas Official Website, "Justices of the Peace"
  25. Brooks County, Texas Official Website, "Justices of the Peace"
  26. Burleson County, Texas Official Website, "Justice of the Peace"
  27. Burnet County, Texas Official Website, "Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1"
  28. Burnet County, Texas Official Website, "Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2"
  29. Burnet County, Texas Official Website, "Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3"
  30. Burnet County, Texas Official Website, "Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4"
  31. Caldwell County, Texas Official Website, "Judges of the Justice Courts of Caldwell County"
  32. Calhoun County, Texas Official Website, "Directory of Departments"
  33. Callahan County, Texas Official Website, "Justices of the Peace"
  34. Cameron County, Texas Official Website, "Justice of the Peace"
  35. Camp County, Texas Official Website, "Justice of the Peace"
  36. Carson County, Texas Official Website, "Justices of the Peace"
  37. Cass County, Texas Official Website, "Justice of the Peace"
  38. Castro County, Texas Official Website, "Justice of the Peace"
  39. Chambers County, Texas Official Website, "Departments"
  40. Cherokee County, Texas Official Website, "Justices of the Peace"
  41. Childress County, Texas Official Website, "Justice of the Peace"
  42. Clay County, Texas Official Website, "Justice of the Peace"
  43. Cochran County, Texas Official Website, "Justice of the Peace"
  44. Coke County, Texas Official Website, "Justices of the Peace"
  45. Coleman County, Texas Official Website, "Justice of the Peace"
  46. Collin County, Texas Official Website, "Justice of the Peace" (dead link)
  47. Collingsworth County, Texas Official Website, "Justice of the Peace"
  48. Colorado County, Texas Official Website, "Justice of the Peace"
  49. Comal County, Texas Official Website, "Justice of the Peace Offices"
  50. Concho County, Texas Official Website, "Justice of the Peace"
  51. Cooke County, Texas, "Justices of the Peace"
  52. Coryell County, Texas Official Website, "Justice of the Peace"
  53. Crane County, Texas Official Website, "Justice of the Peace"
  54. Crockett County, Texas Official Website, "Justice of the Peace"
  55. Crosby County, Texas Official Website, "Justice of the Peace"
  56. Culberson County, Texas Official Website, "Justice of the Peace"
  57. Dallam County, Texas Official Website, "Justice of the Peace"
  58. Dallas County, Texas Official Website, "Dallas County Justice of the Peace Courts"
  59. Dawson County, Texas Official Website, "Justice of the Peace"
  60. Deaf Smith County, Texas Official Website, "Justice of the Peace"
  61. Denton County, Texas Official Website, "Justice of the Peace Precinct 1"
  62. Denton County, Texas Official Website, "Justice of the Peace Precinct 2"
  63. Denton County, Texas Official Website, "Justice of the Peace Precinct 3"
  64. Denton County, Texas Official Website, "Justice of the Peace Precinct 4"
  65. Denton County, Texas Official Website, "Justice of the Peace Precinct 5"
  66. Denton County, Texas Official Website, "Justice of the Peace Precinct 6"
  67. De Witt County, Texas Official Website, "Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace"
  68. De Witt County, Texas Official Website, "Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace"
  69. Eastland County, Texas Official Website, "Justices of the Peace
  70. Ector County, Texas Official Website, "Justice of the Peace"
  71. Ellis County, Texas Official Website, "Justice of the Peace"
  72. El Paso County, Texas Official Website, "Justices of the Peace"
  73. Fannin County, Texas Official Website, "Justices of the Peace" (dead link)
  74. Fayette County, Texas Official Website, "Justices of the Peace"
  75. Fisher County, Texas Official Website, "Justices of the Peace"
  76. Fort Bend County, Texas Official Website, "Justice of the Peace"
  77. Franklin County, Texas Official Website, "Justice of the Peace"
  78. Freestone County, Texas Official Website, "Justices of the Peace" (dead link)
  79. Frio County, Texas Official Website, "Justices of the Peace"
  80. Gaines County, Texas Official Website, "Justices of the Peace"
  81. Galveston County, Texas Official Website, "Justice Courts"
  82. Garza County, Texas Official Website, "Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1"
  83. Garza County, Texas Official Website, "Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2"
  84. Gillespie County, Texas Official Website, "Justice of the Peace Pct. 1"
  85. Gillespie County, Texas Official Website, "Justice of the Peace Pct. 2"
  86. Gonzales County, Texas Official Website, "Justices of the Peace"
  87. Gray County, Texas Official Website, "Justices of the Peace" (dead link)
  88. Grayson County, Texas Official Website, "Justices of the Peace Listing" (dead link)
  89. Hardin County, Texas Official Website, "Justices of the Peace"
  90. Grimes County, Texas Official Website, "Justices of the Peace" (dead link)
  91. Guadalupe County, Texas Official Website, "Justices of the Peace"
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