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Grayson County Justice of the Peace Courts

Grayson County

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

Guide Overview

Justice of the Peace (JP) Courts handle civil cases where the amount in controversy is $10,000 or less, eviction cases, administrative hearings, some property issues, fine-only criminal cases (traffic and Class C misdemeanors), cases involving animal cruelty and neglect, and peace bonds. Most JP’s perform marriage ceremonies as well. 

This guide contains information on all Grayson County JP Courts. 

Texas Government Code 27.031

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Common questions about Grayson County

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

You can use the Grayson County Judicial Records Search available on the Grayson County website. You can also contact or visit the Justice Court your case is in for information on your case.

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

Check your Justice Court’s guide under the “Instructions & Forms” tab or visit its website to find out if the court accepts e-filing.

Instructions & Forms

Honorable Ginny Hampton 

Grayson County Courthouse 
100 W. Houston Street 
Suite 27 
Sherman, Texas 75090 

Phone: (903) 813-4346 

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

This information is current as of April 12, 2023.

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Yes. Zoom. Yes. At the Judge's discretion.

You can visit Justice of the Peace Pct. 1's homepage for the most up-to-date information.

Yes. You can make civil case payments online through the Grayson County Portal. Read JP 1’s Make a Payment page for details on payments accepted in civil and criminal cases.

All documents must be e-filed or filed in person or by mail with the court. Justice Court Pct. 1 accepts e-filing. Contact the court for information on filing a case. 

Justice Court Pct. 1 provides instructions and forms for several types of cases, including evictions and small claims, on its homepage. 

Read Local Rules of Procedure and Decorum for Grayson County Justice of the Peace Courts for more information on filing rules in Justice Courts.

Contact the court to schedule a hearing. 

View Justice of the Peace Court Pct. 1’s docket on the Grayson County Judicial Records Search by clicking “Court Calendar” and searching by Judicial Officer.

Possibly. Depending on the complexity of the matter, type of hearing, and the situation, the court will use its discretion to permit virtual hearings. Contact the court to see if you can schedule 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 concerning your case or court procedures, contact Chief Clerk Teresa Flores at (903) 813-4346 or florest@co.grayson.tx.us.

Honorable David Hawley 

Grayson County Sub Courthouse 
101 W. Woodard Street 
Denison, Texas 75021 

Phone: (903) 465-0984 
Fax: (903) 464-9718 

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

This information is current as of April 12, 2023.

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Yes. Zoom. Yes. At the Judge's discretion.

You can visit Justice of the Peace Pct. 2's homepage for the most up-to-date information.

Yes. You can make case payments online through the Grayson County Portal. Read JP 2’s Make a Payment page for details on payments accepted in civil and criminal cases.

All documents must be filed in person or by mail with the court. Justice Court Pct. 2 does not accept e-filing. Contact the court for information on filing a case. 

JP 2 provides instructions and forms for several types of cases, including evictions and small claims, on its homepage. You can also find information packets for small claims, evictions, and emergency protective or restraining orders at the Justice of the Peace office.  

JP 2 provides an informative chart comparing Justice Court and Small Claims Court. Read JP 2’s Suit Packet page for information on filing a Justice Court case before you file your suit. 

Read Local Rules of Procedure and Decorum for Grayson County Justice of the Peace Courts for more information on filing rules in Justice Courts.

Contact the court to schedule a hearing. 

View Justice of the Peace Court Pct. 2’s docket on the Grayson County Judicial Records Search by clicking “Court Calendar” and searching by Judicial Officer.

Possibly. Depending on the complexity of the matter, type of hearing, and the situation, the court will use its discretion to permit virtual hearings. Contact the court to see if you can schedule 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 concerning your case or court procedures, contact the Chief Clerk Janet Taylor at (903) 465-0984 or jp2@co.grayson.tx.us.

Honorable Damon Vannoy 

West Government Center 
509 North Union 
Whitesboro, Texas 76273 

Phone: (903) 564-3550 
Fax: (903) 564-9127 

Hours: Monday–Friday; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
After Hours: Monday–Friday; 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. by appointment only. 

This information is current as of April 12, 2023.

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Yes. Zoom. Yes. At the Judge's discretion.

You can visit Justice of the Peace Pct. 3's homepage for the most up-to-date information.

Yes. You can make case payments online through the Grayson County Portal. Read JP 3’s Make a Payment page for details on payments accepted in civil and criminal cases. If you have trouble paying your fines, you can file an Application for Payment Plan available on the court’s website.

All documents must be e-filed or filed in person or by mail with the court. Justice Court Pct. 3 accepts e-filing. Contact the court for information on filing a case. 

JP 3 provides instruction packets with forms for several types of cases, including evictions, repair and remedy, occupational driver license, and small claims, on its homepage. 

Read Local Rules of Procedure and Decorum for Grayson County Justice of the Peace Courts for more information on filing rules in Justice Courts.

Contact the court to schedule a hearing. 

View Justice of the Peace Court Pct. 3’s docket on the Grayson County Judicial Records Search by clicking “Court Calendar” and searching by Judicial Officer.

Possibly. Depending on the complexity of the matter, type of hearing, and the situation, the court will use its discretion to permit virtual hearings. Contact the court to see if you can schedule 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 concerning your case or court procedures, contact the Civil Clerk Haylee McCord at (903) 564-3550 or jp3@co.grayson.tx.us.

Honorable Christina Fox 

Grayson County Courthouse 
117 S. Main 
Van Alstyne, Texas 75495 

Mailing Address: 
P.O. Box 1964 
Van Alstyne, Texas 75495 

Phone: (903) 482-6543 

Hours: Monday–Friday; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed for lunch 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.) 

This information is current as of April 12, 2023. 

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Yes. Zoom. Yes. At the Judge's discretion.

You can visit Justice of the Peace Pct. 4's homepage for the most up-to-date information.

Yes. You can make case payments online through the Grayson County Portal. Read JP 4’s Make a Payment page for details on payments accepted in civil and criminal cases.

All documents must be filed in person or by mail with the court. Justice Court Pct. 4 does not accept e-filing. Contact the court for information on filing a case. 

JP 4 provides information on several types of cases, including evictions, occupational driver license, and small claims, on its homepage. 

Read Local Rules of Procedure and Decorum for Grayson County Justice of the Peace Courts for more information on filing rules in Justice Courts.

Contact the court to schedule a hearing. 

View Justice of the Peace Court Pct. 4’s docket on the Grayson County Judicial Records Search by clicking “Court Calendar” and searching by Judicial Officer.

Possibly. Depending on the complexity of the matter, type of hearing, and the situation, the court will use its discretion to permit virtual hearings. Contact the court to see if you can schedule 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 concerning your case or court procedures, contact the Court Clerk Jamie Gilgan at (903) 482-6543 or jp4@co.grayson.tx.us.

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