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Bexar County Justice of the Peace Courts

Bexar County

Learn the virtual court procedures, who you need to contact, and more about the Bexar County Justice of the Peace Courts.
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Learn the virtual court procedures, who you need to contact, and more about the Bexar County Justice of the Peace Courts.

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Read our articles on Zoom and how to use it to prepare for your hearing. 

Common questions about Bexar County

The Bexar County Justice of the Peace Courts are located in four precincts across Bexar County. The city website provides a county map showing each precinct’s geographic area of jurisdiction. 

If you receive a citation, you should also receive information about your precinct there. 

Bexar County uses Odyssey to manage cases. Search the Bexar County Odyssey Portal to view your case or make payments. 

You can read How to E-File to learn about E-Filing. 

You can also read more about E-Filing in JP Courts on their website. 

See Bexar County Justice of the Peace Fines and Payments page for more instructions on fines, fees, and payments in JP court.  

If you have received a citation, be sure to read it for any changes to virtual court procedures. 

Bexar JP 1 and Bexar JP 4 offer an online request to be heard remotely.  

Instructions & Forms

Judge Roberto A. Vazquez 

7723 Guilbeau Rd, Suite 105 

San Antonio, TX 78250 

Phone: (210) 335-4800 

This information is current as of February 24, 2023. 

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Yes. Bexar County Justice of the Peace Courts use Zoom. To request a virtual hearing, you must submit JP 1's Request to be Heard Remotely.

You can visit Justice of the Peace Pct. 1’s webpage for the most up-to-date information. You can also contact the office of the court at (210) 335-4500 or jp1reception@bexar.org for updated procedures. 

The Texas Supreme Court has mandated all attorneys to electronically file documents in a Bexar County civil case through an electronic filing service provider certified by the Office of Court Administration. Pro se litigants may still hand file their documents.  

The Bexar County District Clerk suggests the use of E-FileTexas as a cost-saving tool for filing. To learn more about eFiling, review our article How to E-File or email dcefiling@bexar.org

For questions regarding filing, contact the Bexar County Clerk at (210) 335-2238. 

After the defendant answers, the case will be set on a trial docket at the discretion of the judge. The court must send a notice of the date, time, and place of this setting to all parties at their address of record no less than 45 days before the setting date.  

Yes. Bexar JP 1 offers a Request to Be Heard Remotely

Your Request to Be Heard Remotely allows for the submission of documents/evidence. 

Note: The Request to Be Heard Remotely should not be used to submit an original petition. Read our information on How to Sue in Justice Court or visit the eFile Texas guide for a Texas Small Claims Petition

No, subject to exceptions. Zoom jury trials expire March 2, 2023. Contact Jury Services at (210) 335-2667 for more information.  

Possibly. Contact the court if you would like to testify virtually. 

If you have any questions about your court’s procedures, email: jp1reception@bexar.org or call (210) 335-4500. 

Judge Roberto A. Vazquez 

7723 Guilbeau Rd, Suite 105 

San Antonio, TX 78250 

Phone: (210) 335-4800 

This information is current as of February 24, 2023. 

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Yes. Bexar County Justice of the Peace Courts operate on Zoom. Consult the office of the court for more information on virtual hearings.

You can visit Justice of the Peace Pct. 2’s webpage for the most up-to-date information. You can also contact the office of the court at (210) 335-4800 or reneegarza@bexar.org for updated procedures. 

The Texas Supreme Court has mandated all attorneys to electronically file documents in a Bexar County civil case through an electronic filing service provider certified by the Office of Court Administration. Pro se litigants may still hand file their documents.  

The Bexar County District Clerk suggests the use of E-FileTexas as a cost-saving tool for filing. To learn more about eFiling, review our article How to E-File or email dcefiling@bexar.org

For questions regarding filing, contact the Bexar County Clerk at (210) 335-2238. 

After the defendant answers, the case will be set on a trial docket at the discretion of the judge. The court must send a notice of the date, time, and place of this setting to all parties at their address of record no less than 45 days before the setting date. 

Contact the Office of the Court at reneegarza@bexar.org or call (210) 335-4800 for more information on requesting a virtual hearing.

Contact the Office of the Court at reneegarza@bexar.org or call (210) 335-4800 for more information on submitting evidence in a virtual hearing.

No, subject to limited exceptions. Zoom jury trials expire March 2, 2023. Contact Jury Services at (210) 335-2667 for more information. 

Possibly. Contact the court if you would like to testify virtually. 

If you have any questions or need more information, contact the office of the court at reneegarza@bexar.org or call (210) 335-4800.

Judge Julie Bray Patterson 

320 Interpark Blvd. 

San Antonio, TX 78216 

Phone: (210) 335-4700

This information is current as of February 24, 2023. 

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Yes. Bexar County Justice of the Peace Courts operate on Zoom. Consult the office of the court for more information on virtual hearings.

You can visit Justice of the Peace Pct. 3’s webpage for the most up-to-date information. You can also contact the office of the court at (210) 335-4700 or JP3@bexar.org for updated procedures. 

The Texas Supreme Court has mandated all attorneys to electronically file documents in a Bexar County civil case through an electronic filing service provider certified by the Office of Court Administration. Pro se litigants may still hand file their documents.  

The Bexar County District Clerk suggests the use of E-FileTexas as a cost-saving tool for filing. To learn more about eFiling, review our article How to E-File or email dcefiling@bexar.org

For questions regarding filing, contact the Bexar County Clerk at (210) 335-2238. 

After the defendant answers, the case will be set on a trial docket at the discretion of the judge. The court must send a notice of the date, time, and place of this setting to all parties at their address of record no less than 45 days before the setting date. 

Contact the Office of the Court at JP3@bexar.org or call (210) 335-4700 for more information on requesting a virtual hearing.

Contact the Office of the Court at JP3@bexar.org or call (210) 335-4700 for more information on submitting evidence before a virtual hearing.

No, subject to exceptions. Zoom jury trials expire March 2, 2023. Contact Jury Services at (210) 335-2667 for more information. 

Possibly. Contact the court if you would like to testify virtually. 

If you have any questions or need more information, contact the office of the court at JP3@bexar.org or call (210) 335-4700. 

Judge Michele Garcia 

2711 S.E. Loop 410 South 

San Antonio, TX 78222 

Phone: (210) 335-4900 

This information is current as of February 24, 2023. 

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Yes. Bexar County Justice of the Peace Courts use Zoom. To request a virtual hearing, you must submit JP 4's Request to be Heard Remotely.

You can visit Justice of the Peace Pct. 4’s webpage for the most up-to-date information. You can also contact the office of the court at (210) 335-4900 or JP4@bexar.org for updated procedures. 

The Texas Supreme Court has mandated all attorneys to electronically file documents in a Bexar County civil case through an electronic filing service provider certified by the Office of Court Administration. Pro se litigants may still hand file their documents.  

The Bexar County District Clerk suggests the use of E-FileTexas as a cost-saving tool for filing. To learn more about eFiling, review our article How to E-File or email dcefiling@bexar.org

For questions regarding filing, contact the Bexar County Clerk at (210) 335-2238. 

After the defendant answers, the case will be set on a trial docket at the discretion of the judge. The court must send a notice of the date, time, and place of this setting to all parties at their address of record no less than 45 days before the setting date. 

Yes. Bexar JP 4 offers a Request to Be Heard Remotely

Your Request to Be Heard Remotely allows for the submission of documents/evidence. 

Note: The Request to Be Heard Remotely should not be used to submit an original petition. Read our information on How to Sue in Justice Court or visit the eFile Texas guide for a Texas Small Claims Petition

No, subject to exceptions. Zoom jury trials expire March 2, 2023. Contact Jury Services at (210) 335-2667 for more information. 

Possibly. Contact the court if you would like to testify virtually. 

If you have any questions or need more information, contact the office of the court at JP4@bexar.org or call (210) 335-4900.

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