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Fort Bend County Justice of the Peace Courts

Fort Bend County

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

Guide Overview

Justice of the Peace (JP) Court Justices serve both as Judges and Magistrates. As Judges, they preside over justice criminal courts, justice civil court, and small claims court. Criminal cases include but are not limited to traffic cases, school attendance cases, minor alcohol violation cases, and minor tobacco violation cases. Civil cases include but are not limited to evictions and other suits with amounts in controversy up to $20,000. Every party to a civil suit has the right to request a jury proceeding. 

Law enforcement agencies, including but not limited to the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Department, Department of Public Safety, Parks & Wildlife, Health Department, Animal Control, and Constable’s Office file complaints in justice criminal court.  

As magistrates, Justices of the Peace issue warrants, conduct criminal examining trials, admonish prisoners, and set bonds. They also conduct juvenile detention hearings and admonish juveniles for statements. Additionally, Justices of the Peace perform marriage ceremonies and perform coroner duties on deaths that occur when not attended by a physician. 

This guide contains information on all Fort Bend County Justice of the Peace Courts.

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Common questions about Fort Bend County

The Fort Bend County Justice of the Peace Courts are located in four precincts across Fort Bend County. The city website provides a precinct guide with precinct maps showing each precinct’s geographic area of jurisdiction.

You can use the Fort Bend County Courts Case Record Search available on the County Clerk’s website.  

If you want a copy of any documents in your case, you must go to the County Clerk’s office in person and request copies.

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

Not all Justice of the Peace Courts (also known as Justice Courts or JP Courts) allow e-filing in their courts. Visit your Justice Court’s website or read their section of the guide to see the e-filing policies.

Instructions & Forms

Honorable Kelly Crow 

22333 Grand Corner Drive 
Katy, Texas 77494 

Phone: (281) 238-1460 
Fax: (832) 471-1870 

Watch Precinct 1-1’s courtroom live stream

This information is current as of February 28, 2023.

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Yes. Zoom. Yes. 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 Official Payments website and use the JP Code 6335. Read the Court’s Make Payment page for more information.

All documents must be e-filed or filed in person or by mail with the court. Read JP 1-1's eFiling—Pro Se Litigant page to learn about e-filing for small claims, evictions, debt claims, and other civil cases.

Contact the court to schedule a hearing. JP 1-1's weekly court schedule is: 

  • Tuesday—Traffic Court from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.; Evictions from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.; Civil Hearings and Trials at 2 p.m. 

  • Wednesday— Traffic Court from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.; Adjudication Hearings at 1 p.m.; Final Notice Hearings are 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. once per month. 

  • Thursday—Criminal Pre-Trial Hearings from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.; Jury and Bench Trials at 1 p.m. 

  • Friday—Mediations from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 

Possibly. Depending on the complexity of the matter, the court will use its discretion to permit virtual hearings. Contact the court if you would like to request a virtual hearing.

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 jury trials are held in person only.

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns.

If you have any questions, contact the court at (281) 238-1460 or jp1-1court@fortbendcountytx.gov.

Honorable Tricia Krenek 

6610 FM 359 
Suite 600 
Fulshear, Texas 77441 

Mailing Address: 
301 Jackson 
Richmond, Texas 77469 

Phone: (281) 341-3742
Fax: (281) 341-3746 

Hours: Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Friday—8 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

Watch Precinct 1-2’s courtroom live stream

This information is current as of February 28, 2023.

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Yes. Zoom. Yes. 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 ACI Official Payments website and use the JP Code 6332. Read the Court’s Payment Methods and Make Payment sections under the Criminal tab for more information.

All documents must be e-filed or filed in person or by mail with the court. Read JP 1-2's eFiling—Pro Se Litigant page to learn about e-filing for small claims, evictions, debt claims, and other civil cases.

Contact the court to schedule a hearing. JP 1-2's weekly court schedule is: 

  • Monday—Misdemeanor Jury Trials at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.; Misdemeanor Bench Trials are heard at 9 a.m. once per month. 

  • Tuesday—Civil Hearings at 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.; Eviction Hearings at 2 p.m. 

  • Wednesday—Traffic Court Arraignment at 9 a.m.; Show Cause and Compliance Hearings at 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. 

  • Thursday—Pre-Trial Motions at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. 

  • Friday—Mediations from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 

Administrative Driver’s License Hearings are heard every 4th Monday of the month. 

Possibly. Depending on the complexity of the matter, the court will use its discretion to permit virtual hearings. Contact the court if you would like to request a virtual hearing.

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 jury trials are held in person only.

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns.

If you have any questions, contact the court at (281) 341-3742 or jp1-2court@fortbendcountytx.gov.

Honorable Roderick Garner 

303 Texas Parkway (FM 2234) 
Room 107 
Missouri City, Texas 77489 

Phone: (281) 403-8080 

Watch Precinct 2-1’s courtroom live stream

This information is current as of February 28, 2023.

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Yes. Zoom. Yes. Contact the court for information.

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

Yes. You can make payments online through the ACI Official Payments website. Read the Court’s Payments page for details and instructions.

All documents must be e-filed or filed in person or by mail with the court. Read JP 2-1's eFiling—Pro Se Litigant page to learn about e-filing for small claims, evictions, debt claims, and other civil cases.

Contact the court to schedule a hearing.

Possibly. Depending on the complexity of the matter, the court will use its discretion to permit virtual hearings. Contact the court if you would like to request a virtual hearing.

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 jury trials are held in person only.

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns.

If you have any questions, contact the court at (281) 403-8080.

Honorable Michael (Cody) Moore 

3114 Rosenberg Street 
Needville, Texas 77461 

Phone: (346) 481-6990 
Fax: (832) 471-3821 

This information is current as of February 28, 2023.

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Yes. WebEx. Yes. All jury trials and agreed settings are in person.

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 ACI Official Payments website. Read the Court’s Payment Methods page for details and instructions.

All documents must be e-filed or filed in person or by mail with the court. Contact the court with any questions you may have.

Contact the court to schedule a hearing.

Possibly. Depending on the complexity of the matter, the court will use its discretion to permit virtual hearings. Contact the court if you would like to 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. 

Read Justice Court Pct. 2-2's Standing Order relating to Civil Discovery.

No. All jury trials are held in person only.

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns.

If you have any questions, contact the court at (346) 481-6990 or JP2-2Court@fortbendcountytx.gov.

Honorable Sonia Rash 

12919 Dairy Ashford 
Suite 100 
Sugar Land, Texas 77478 

Phone: (281) 491-6016 
Fax: (832) 471-1842 

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

Watch Precinct 3’s courtroom live stream

This information is current as of February 28, 2023.

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Yes. WebEx. Yes. All jury trials and agreed settings are in person.

You can visit Justice Court Pct. 3's webpage for the most up-to-date information. All civil and criminal cases are being heard through WebEx.

Read How to Use WebEx to prepare for your virtual hearing.

Yes. You can make payments online through the ACI Official Payments website. Read the Court’s Payment Methods page under the Criminal tab for details and instructions.

All documents must be e-filed or filed in person or by mail with the court. Read JP 3's eFiling—Pro Se Litigant page to learn about e-filing for small claims, evictions, debt claims, and other civil cases.

Contact the court to schedule a hearing.

Possibly. Depending on the complexity of the matter, the court will use its discretion to permit virtual hearings. Contact the court if you would like to 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 jury trials are held in person only.

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns.

If you have any questions, contact the court at (281) 491-6016.

Honorable Gary D. Janssen 

1517 Eugene Heimann Circle 
Suite 100 
Richmond, Texas 77469 

Phone: (832) 471-2550
Fax: (832) 471-1859 

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

Watch Precinct 4’s courtroom live stream

This information is current as of February 28, 2023.

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Unknown. WebEx. Yes. Contact the court for information.

You can visit Justice Court Pct. 4's webpage for the most up-to-date information. Video Conference Hours are Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

Read How to Use WebEx to prepare for your virtual hearing.

Yes. You can make payments online through the ACI Official Payments website. Read the Court’s Payment Methods page under the Criminal tab for details and instructions.

All documents must be e-filed or filed in person or by mail with the court. Read JP 4's eFiling—Pro Se Litigant page to learn about e-filing for small claims, evictions, debt claims, and other civil cases.

Contact the court to schedule a hearing.

Yes. All criminal and civil cases are currently being heard through WebEx. Contact the court for more information on if you can request an in person hearing or if your hearing is scheduled to be in person.

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. 

Read Justice Court Pct. 4’s Discovery Standing Orders

No. All jury trials are held in person only.

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns.

If you have any questions, contact the court at (832) 471-2550 or jp4@fortbendcountytx.gov.

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