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Dallas County Justice of the Peace Courts

Dallas County

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

Guide Overview

Justice of the Peace (JP) Courts handle civil and criminal cases, including small claims (amount is $20,000 or less), justice court, and administrative hearings. These are lawsuits over debts, evictions, car accidents, unlawful towing, and property issues. Most JP’s perform marriage ceremonies as well. 

This guide contains information on all Dallas County JP Courts.

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Research Tips

Read our articles on Zoom and how to use it to prepare for your hearing. You should also read the following documents to prepare for your case in a Justice Court: 

Common questions about Dallas County

The Dallas County Justice of the Peace Courts are located in five precincts across Dallas County. The city website provides an interactive county map showing each precinct’s geographic area of jurisdiction so you can find your precinct.

There is no online search available for Justice of the Peace case records. Contact your court to find out information on your case.

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

You can make payments online through the Dallas County Justice of the Peace Court Payment Portal.

Instructions & Forms

Honorable Thomas G. Jones 

South Dallas Government Center 
8301 S. Polk Street, Suite 2100 
Dallas, Texas 75232 

Phone: (972) 228-0280 

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

This information is current as of February 17, 2023.

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
No. Zoom. Yes, for at-risk or vulnerable individuals. Contact the court for information.

You can visit Justice Court Pct. 1-1's webpage for the most up-to-date information.

Yes. You can make payments online through the Dallas County Justice of the Peace Court Payment Portal.

All documents must be e-filed or filed in person or by mail with the court. Contact the court for information on filing a case.

Contact the court to schedule a hearing.

Yes, if you are 65 years or older or have serious underlying health conditions, such as high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, diabetes, or asthma. You may also be eligible if your immune system is compromised by chemotherapy or other conditions requiring therapy are considered to be part of a vulnerable population.  

If you are any of the above, contact the court to notify them and request virtual hearing accommodations. The Court may allow or require anyone involved in any proceeding to participate remotely. 

You can fill out a Virtual Court Hearing Request Form and email it with a valid photo ID to jp11court@dallascounty.org

The court staff will contact you after your hearing is set with instructions for the hearing, including how evidence is submitted and presented to the court.

No. All hearings are in person.

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns.

If you have any questions, contact the Court Clerk Shaketha Gray at (972) 228-0280 or jp11court@dallascounty.org.

Honorable Valencia Nash 

South Dallas Government Center 
8301 S. Polk Street, Suite 2200 
Dallas, Texas 75232 

Phone: (972) 228-2272 

Hours: Monday–Friday; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

This information is current as of February 17, 2023.

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
No. Zoom. Yes, for at-risk or vulnerable individuals. Contact the court for information.

You can visit Justice Court Pct. 1-2's webpage for the most up-to-date information.

Yes. You can make payments online through the Dallas County Justice of the Peace Court Payment Portal.

All documents must be e-filed or filed in person or by mail with the court. Contact the court for information on filing a case.

Contact the court to schedule a hearing.

Yes, if you are 65 years or older or have serious underlying health conditions, such as high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, diabetes, or asthma. You may also be eligible if your immune system is compromised by chemotherapy or other conditions requiring therapy are considered to be part of a vulnerable population.  

If you are any of the above, contact the court to notify them and request virtual hearing accommodations. The Court may allow or require anyone involved in any proceeding to participate remotely.

The court staff will contact you after your hearing is set with instructions for the hearing, including how evidence is submitted and presented to the court.

No. All hearings are in person.

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns.

If you have any questions, contact the Court Clerk at (972) 228-2272 or jp12court@dallascounty.org.

Honorable Margaret O’Brien 

Garland Office 
140 N. Garland Avenue 
Garland, Texas 75040 

Phone: (214) 643-4773 

Hours: Monday–Friday; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

This information is current as of February 17, 2023.

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
No. Zoom. Yes, for at-risk or vulnerable individuals. Contact the court for information.

You can visit Justice Court Pct. 2-1's webpage or Judge O’Brien’s website for the most up-to-date information.

Yes. You can make payments online through the Dallas County Justice of the Peace Court Payment Portal.

All documents must be e-filed or filed in person, by mail, or through the court’s front drop box located in the front of the building. If you use the drop box, call or email the court after leaving your documents in the box so they can find the items on the day you drop them off.  

Contact the court for information on filing a case.

Contact the court to schedule a hearing.

Yes, if you are 65 years or older or have serious underlying health conditions, such as high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, diabetes, or asthma. You may also be eligible if your immune system is compromised by chemotherapy or other conditions requiring therapy are considered to be part of a vulnerable population.  

If you are any of the above, contact the court to notify them and request virtual hearing accommodations. The Court may allow or require anyone involved in any proceeding to participate remotely. 

In an emergency situation, you can request a virtual hearing with at least 24 hours notice. 

Call or email the court with a virtual hearing request.

The court staff will contact you after your hearing is set with instructions for the hearing, including how evidence is submitted and presented to the court.

No. All hearings are in person.

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns.

If you have any questions, contact the Court Clerk Lutishia Williams at (214) 643-4773 or jp21court@dallascounty.org.

Honorable Katina Whitfield 

Mesquite Office 
823 N. Galloway Avenue, Suite 101A 
Mesquite, Texas 75149 

Phone: (972) 285-5429 

Hours: Monday–Friday; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

This information is current as of February 17, 2023.

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
No. Zoom. Yes, for at-risk or vulnerable individuals. Contact the court for information.

You can visit Justice Court Pct. 2-2's webpage  for the most up-to-date information.

Yes. You can make payments online through the Dallas County Justice of the Peace Court Payment Portal.

All documents must be e-filed or filed in person or by mail with the court. Contact the court for information on filing a case. Read about how to file your case online from Justice Court 2-2.

Contact the court to schedule a hearing.

Yes, if you are 65 years or older or have serious underlying health conditions, such as high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, diabetes, or asthma. You may also be eligible if your immune system is compromised by chemotherapy or other conditions requiring therapy are considered to be part of a vulnerable population.  

If you are any of the above, contact the court to notify them and request virtual hearing accommodations. The Court may allow or require anyone involved in any proceeding to participate remotely. 

In an emergency situation, you can request a virtual hearing with at least 24 hours' notice. 

Call or email the court with a virtual hearing request.

The court staff will contact you after your hearing is set with instructions for the hearing, including how evidence is submitted and presented to the court.

No. All hearings are in person.

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns.

If you have any questions, contact the Court Clerk Sandra Lyons at (972) 285-5429 or jp22court@dallascounty.org.

Honorable Adam M. Swartz 

North Dallas Government Center 
6820 Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway, Suite 3100 
Dallas, Texas 75240 

Phone: (214) 321-4106 
Fax: (214) 321-4912 

Hours: Monday–Friday; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

This information is current as of February 21, 2023.

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Yes. Zoom. Yes. All jury trials are held in person.

You can visit Justice Court Pct. 3-1's webpage for the most up-to-date information.

Yes. You can make payments online through the Dallas County Justice of the Peace Court Payment Portal.

Filings with payments due must be made in person or via email with fees attached. All documents may be made in person or via mail, fax, or email.

Eviction hearings are automatically set when a case is filed. All other civil filings are at the request of the parties or the court. Criminal and traffic hearings are set by the District Attorney.

Yes, any party is allowed to request a virtual hearing. Email your request for a virtual hearing to JP31Court@dallascounty.org.

Evidence may be submitted in person or via mail, fax, or email. 

The court staff will contact you after your hearing is set with further instructions for the hearing, including when to submit your exhibits and how evidence is presented to the court.

No. All jury trials are in person only.

Yes. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns.

For civil matters, contact the Court Clerk Cristan Shamburger at (214) 321-4106 or JP31Civil@dallascounty.org.  

For eviction matters, contact the court at JP31Eviction@dallascounty.org

For traffic matters, contact the court at JP31Traffic@dallascounty.org

For weddings, contact the court at JP31Wedding@dallascounty.org.

Honorable Steven Seider 

North Dallas Government Center 
6820 Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway, Suite 2100 
Dallas, Texas 75240 

Phone: (214) 904-3042 

Hours: Monday–Friday; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Watch JP Precinct 3-2's court live steam on YouTube

This information is current as of February 21, 2023.

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
No. Zoom. Yes, for at-risk or vulnerable individuals. Contact the court for information.

You can visit Justice Court Pct. 3-2's webpage for the most up-to-date information.

Yes. You can make payments online through the Dallas County Justice of the Peace Court Payment Portal.

All documents must be e-filed or filed in person or by mail with the court. Contact the court for information on filing a case.

Contact the court to schedule a hearing.

Yes, if you are 65 years or older or have serious underlying health conditions, such as high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, diabetes, or asthma. You may also be eligible if your immune system is compromised by chemotherapy or other conditions requiring therapy are considered to be part of a vulnerable population.  

If you are any of the above, contact the court to notify them and request virtual hearing accommodations. The Court may allow or require anyone involved in any proceeding to participate remotely. 

In an emergency situation, you can request a virtual hearing with at least 24 hours' notice. 

Call or email the court with a virtual hearing request.

Court staff will contact you after your hearing is set with instructions for the hearing, including how evidence is submitted and presented to the court.

No. All hearings are in person only.

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns.

For civil matters, contact the Chief Clerk Nuria Ascon at (214) 904-3042 or JP32Civil@dallascounty.org.  

For eviction matters, contact the court at JP32Evictions@dallascounty.org.  

For traffic matters, contact the court at JP32Traffic@dallascounty.org.  

For weddings, contact the court at JP32Weddings@dallascounty.org.

Honorable Michael Jones Jr. 

Grand Prairie Government Center 
106 W. Church Street, Suite 205 
Grand Prairie, Texas 75050 

Phone: (214) 751-4040 

Hours: Monday–Friday; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Beginning May 2, 2023, all communication between the Court and parties must be sent to the court electronically either through eFileTexas, email, or fax and must include a valid email address. 

This information is current as of February 21, 2023.

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
No. CourtCall. Yes, for at-risk or vulnerable individuals. Contact the court for information.

You can visit Justice Court Pct. 4-1's webpage for the most up-to-date information.

Also read How to Use CourtCall to prepare for your hearing on CourtCall.

Yes. You can make payments online through the Dallas County Justice of the Peace Court Payment Portal.

All documents must be e-filed or filed in person or by mail with the court. Read Justice Court Precinct 4-1's page on electronic filing for more details. 

All appeals or writs of possession must be filed in person, the court will not accept these documents through mail, eFile, or email.

Contact the court to schedule a hearing.

Yes. If you wish to appear virtually for your hearing, you must file and send a motion and order to the Court at JP41Court@dallascounty.org, by mail, or filed in person. A request to appear virtually via CourtCall must be filed and approved at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled court date. If your motion is not timely filed, there is no guarantee it will be granted. Failure to appear may result in the hearing/trial proceeding in your absence. 

Justice Court 4-1 provides a form for the Motion to Appear Virtually for Hearing that you can fill out and file with the Court. 

If you are 65 years or older or have serious underlying health conditions, such as high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, diabetes, or asthma. You may also be eligible if your immune system is compromised by chemotherapy or other conditions requiring therapy are considered to be part of a vulnerable population.  

If you are any of the above, contact the court to notify them and request virtual hearing accommodations. The Court may allow or require anyone involved in any proceeding to participate remotely.

Court staff will contact you after your hearing is set with instructions for the hearing, including how evidence is submitted and presented to the court.

No. All hearings are in person.

Yes. Read the above section about requesting a virtual hearing for information. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns.

For civil matters, contact the court at (214) 751-4040 or JP41Civil@dallascounty.org.  

For eviction matters, contact the court at JP41Evictions@dallascounty.org.  

For traffic matters, contact the court at JP41Traffic@dallascounty.org.  

For weddings, contact the court at JP41weddings@dallascounty.org.  

For general inquiries, contact the court at JP41Court@dallascounty.org.

Honorable Sasha Moreno 

Grand Prairie Government Center 
106 W. Church Street, Suite 210 
Grand Prairie, Texas 75050 

Phone: (214) 589-7000 

Hours: Monday–Friday; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Night Court is on the first and third Tuesdays of the month from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

Watch Justice Court Precinct 4-2's court live stream on YouTube

This information is current as of February 21, 2023.

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
No. CourtCall. Yes, for at-risk or vulnerable individuals. Contact the court for information.

You can visit Justice Court Pct. 4-2's webpage for the most up-to-date information. 

Also read How to Use CourtCall to prepare for your hearing on CourtCall.

Yes. You can make payments online through the Dallas County Justice of the Peace Court Payment Portal.

All documents must be e-filed or filed in person or by mail with the Court. Read Justice Court Precinct 4-2's page on electronic filing for more details. 

Contact the court to schedule a hearing.

If you are 65 years or older or have serious underlying health conditions, such as high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, diabetes, or asthma. You may also be eligible if your immune system is compromised by chemotherapy or other conditions requiring therapy are considered to be part of a vulnerable population.  

If you are any of the above, contact the court to notify them and request virtual hearing accommodations. The Court may allow or require anyone involved in any proceeding to participate remotely. Contact the Court if you would like to know more.

Court staff will contact you after your hearing is set with instructions for the hearing, including how evidence is submitted and presented to the court.

No. All hearings are in person.

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns.

Contact the court at (214) 589-7000 or JP42Court@dallascounty.org.

Honorable Sara Martinez 

East Dallas Government Center 
3443 St. Francis Avenue 
Dallas, Texas 75228 

Phone: (214) 943-6980 

Hours: Monday–Friday; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Watch Justice Court Precinct 5-1's court live stream on YouTube

This information is current as of February 21, 2023.

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
No. CourtCall. Yes, for at-risk or vulnerable individuals. Contact the court for information.

You can visit Justice Court Pct. 5-1's webpage for the most up-to-date information. 

Also read How to Use CourtCall to prepare for your hearing on CourtCall.

Yes. You can make payments online through the Dallas County Justice of the Peace Court Payment Portal.

All documents must be e-filed or filed in person or by mail with the Court.

Contact the court to schedule a hearing.

If you are 65 years or older or have serious underlying health conditions, such as high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, diabetes, or asthma. You may also be eligible if your immune system is compromised by chemotherapy or other conditions requiring therapy are considered to be part of a vulnerable population.  

If you are any of the above, contact the court to notify them and request virtual hearing accommodations. The Court may allow or require anyone involved in any proceeding to participate remotely. 

If you need to appear for your hearing due to COVID-19 illness or exposure, please contact the court immediately at (214) 943-6980 or jp51court@dallascounty.org

Court staff will contact you after your hearing is set with instructions for the hearing, including how evidence is submitted and presented to the court.

No. All hearings are in person.

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns.

For civil matters, contact the court at (214) 943-6980 or JP51_Civil@dallascounty.org

For eviction matters, contact the court at JP51_Evictions@dallascounty.org.  

For traffic matters, contact the court at JP5-1-CourtSettings@dallascounty.org.  

For collections, contact the court at JP51.Collections@dallascounty.org.  

For general inquiries, contact the court at JP51Court@dallascounty.org.

Honorable Juan Jasso 

Oak Cliff Government Center 
702 E. Jefferson Boulevard, Suite 2100 
Dallas, Texas 75203 

Phone: (214) 943-5981 

Hours: Monday–Friday; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Masks are required to be worn at all times when in the courtroom.

This information is current as of February 21, 2023. 

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
No. CourtCall. Yes, for at-risk or vulnerable individuals. Contact the court for information.

You can visit Justice Court Pct. 5-2's webpage for the most up-to-date information. 

Also read How to Use CourtCall to prepare for your hearing on CourtCall.

Yes. You can make payments online through the Dallas County Justice of the Peace Court Payment Portal.

All documents must be e-filed or filed in person or by mail with the Court.

Contact the court to schedule a hearing.

If you are 65 years or older or have serious underlying health conditions, such as high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, diabetes, or asthma. You may also be eligible if your immune system is compromised by chemotherapy or other conditions requiring therapy are considered to be part of a vulnerable population.  

If you are any of the above, contact the court to notify them and request virtual hearing accommodations. The Court may allow or require anyone involved in any proceeding to participate remotely. 

Contact the court to find out if you can request a virtual hearing.

Court staff will contact you after your hearing is set with instructions for the hearing, including how evidence is submitted and presented to the court.

No. All hearings are in person.

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns.

Contact the court at (214) 943-5981 or JP52Court@dallascounty.org with any questions or concerns.

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