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Harris County Justice of the Peace Courts

Harris County

Learn the virtual court procedures, who you need to contact, and more about the Harris 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 Harris 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 from the Harris County Court Administrator: 

Common questions about Harris County

The Harris County Justice of the Peace Courts are located in 8 precincts across Harris County. The city website provides a County Map showing each precinct’s geographic area of jurisdiction. 

Harris County Justice Courts manage their cases online through the Odyssey Web Portal. This portal gives you information on cases, dockets, and options for paying tickets online. 

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

You can also read more about E-Filing on the District Clerk's webpage.   

You can use the Harris County’s Find My Case tool to pay your citation. 

Instructions & Forms

Judge Eric William Carter 

7300 N Shepherd Dr 

Houston, TX 77091 
 
Phone: (713) 274-0695 

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

Watch Precinct 1 Place 1’s live stream

This information is current as of March 10, 2023. 

Checklist Steps

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

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

Yes. You can make payments online through the Harris 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. 

Also, read County Clerk’s Frequently Asked Questions on E-Filing

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 no less than 45 days before the setting date.  

Possibly. Contact the court for this information at (713) 274-0695 or MyJP11@jp.hctx.net.  

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 concerning a virtual hearing, contact the court at (713) 274-0695 or at MyJP11@jp.hctx.net

Judge Steve Duble 

1302 Preston St 

Houston, TX 77002 
 
Phone: (713) 274-0636 

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

Watch Precinct 1 Place 2’s live stream

This information is current as of March 10, 2023. 

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
No. JP 1-2 has resumed having most dockets in-person. Zoom Contact the court for information surrounding virtual appearances.

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

Yes. You can make payments online through the Harris 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. 

Also, read County Clerk’s Frequently Asked Questions on E-Filing

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 no less than 45 days before the setting date. 

Possibly. Contact the court for this information.

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. 

Contact the court for more information regarding virtual jury trials.

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns.

If you have any questions concerning a virtual hearing, contact the court at (713) 274-0636 or at MyJP12@jp.hctx.net 

Judge Jo Ann Delgado 

10851 Scarsdale Blvd 

Houston, TX 77089 
 

Phone: (281) 481-9630 

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

Watch Precinct 2 Place 1’s live stream. 

This information is current as of March 10, 2023. 

Checklist Steps

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

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

Yes. You can make payments online through the Harris 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. 

Also, read County Clerk’s Frequently Asked Questions on E-Filing

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 no less than 45 days before the setting date. 

Possibly. Contact the court for this information. 

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. 

Contact the court for more information regarding virtual jury trials.

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns.

If you have any questions concerning a virtual hearing, contact the court at (281) 481-9630 or at MyJP21@jp.hctx.net

Judge Dolores Lozano 

101 S Richey St. 

Suite B 

Pasadena, TX 77506 
 
Phone: (713) 274-6100 

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

Watch Precinct 2 Place 2’s live stream.  

This information is current as of March 10, 2023. 

Checklist Steps

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

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

Also, see Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 Place 2’s Protocol in Response to COVID-19

Yes. You can make payments online through the Harris 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. 

Also, read County Clerk’s Frequently Asked Questions on E-Filing

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 no less than 45 days before the setting date. 

Possibly. Contact the Court for this information. 

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. 

Contact the court for more information surrounding virtual jury trials. 

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns.

If you have any questions concerning a virtual hearing, contact the court at (281) 481-9630 or at MyJP21@jp.hctx.net

Judge Joe Stephens 

14350 Wallisville Rd 

Houston, TX 77049 
 
Phone: (713) 274-0760 

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

Watch Precinct 3 Place 1’s live stream

This information is current as of March 10, 2023. 

Checklist Steps

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

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

Yes. You can make payments online through the Harris 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. 

Also, read County Clerk’s Frequently Asked Questions on E-Filing

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 no less than 45 days before the setting date. 

Possibly. Contact the court for this information. 

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 concerning a virtual hearing, contact the court at (713) 274-0760 or at MyJP31@jp.hctx.net

Judge Lucia Bates 

701 W Baker Rd. 

Baytown, TX 77521 
 
Phone: (713) 274-0900 

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

Watch Precinct 3 Place 2’s live stream

This information is current as of March 10, 2023. 

Checklist Steps

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

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

Yes. You can make payments online through the Harris 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. 

Also, read County Clerk’s Frequently Asked Questions on E-Filing

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 no less than 45 days before the setting date. 

Possibly. Contact the court for this information. 

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 concerning a virtual hearing, contact the court at (713) 274-0900 or at MyJP32@jp.hctx.net.  

Judge Lincoln Godwin 

6831 Cypresswood Dr 

Spring, TX 77379 
 
Phone: (713) 274-6550 

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

Watch Precinct 4 Place 1’s live stream

This information is current as of March 10, 2023. 

Checklist Steps

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

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

Yes. You can make payments online through the Harris 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. 

Also, read County Clerk’s Frequently Asked Questions on E-Filing

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 no less than 45 days before the setting date. 

Possibly. Contact the court for this information. 

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 concerning a virtual hearing, contact the court at (713) 274-6550 or at MyJP41@jp.hctx.net

Judge Laryssa Korduba 

7900 Will Clayton Pkwy 

Humble, TX 77338 
 
Phone: (713) 274-2450 

Hours: Monday–Friday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Watch Precinct 4 Place 2's live stream

This information is current as of March 10, 2023. 

Checklist Steps

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

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

Yes. You can make payments online through the Harris 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. 

Also, read County Clerk’s Frequently Asked Questions on E-Filing

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 no less than 45 days before the setting date. 

Possibly. Contact the court for this information. 

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 for information on testifying remotely. 

If you have any questions concerning a virtual hearing, contact the court at (713) 274-2450 or at MyJP42@jp.hctx.net

Judge Israel B. García Jr. 

6000 Chimney Rock Rd 

Houston, TX 77081 
 
Phone: (713) 274-8700 

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

Watch Precinct 5 Place 1’s live stream

This information is current as of March 10, 2023. 

Checklist Steps

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

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

Yes. You can make payments online through the Harris 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. 

Also, read County Clerk’s Frequently Asked Questions on E-Filing

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 no less than 45 days before the setting date. 

Possibly. Contact the court for more information on virtual hearings. 

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 concerning a virtual hearing, contact the court at (713) 274-8700 or at MyJP51@jp.hctx.net

Judge Bob Wolfe 

16715 Clay Rd 

Houston, TX 77084 
 
Phone: (713) 274-0800 

Hours: Monday–Friday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Watch Precinct 5 Place 2’s live stream

This information is current as of March 10, 2023. 

Checklist Steps

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

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

Yes. You can make payments online through the Harris 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. 

Also, read County Clerk’s Frequently Asked Questions on E-Filing

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 no less than 45 days before the setting date. 

Possibly. Contact the court for this information. 

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 concerning a virtual hearing, contact the court at (713) 274-0800 or at MyJP52Civil@jp.hctx.net

Judge Victor Trevino III 

333 Lockwood Dr 

Houston, TX 77011 
 
Phone: (713) 274-3985 

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

Watch Precinct 6 Place 1's live stream

This information is current as of March 10, 2023. 

Checklist Steps

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

You can visit the Harris County Justice Court Pct. 6 Place 1's webpage for the most up-to-date information. 

Yes. You can make payments online through the Harris 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. 

Also, read County Clerk’s Frequently Asked Questions on E-Filing

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 no less than 45 days before the setting date. 

Possibly. Contact the court for more information on virtual hearings. 

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 concerning a virtual hearing, contact the court at (713) 274-3985 or at MyJP61@jp.hctx.net

Judge Angela D. Rodriguez 

1001 S Sgt Macario Garcia Dr 

Houston, TX 77011 
 
Phone: (713) 274-8774 

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

Watch Precinct 6 Place 2's live stream

This information is current as of March 10, 2023. 

Checklist Steps

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

You can visit the Harris County Justice Court Pct. 6 Place 2‘s webpage for the most up-to-date information. 

Yes. You can make payments online through the Harris 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. 

Also, read County Clerk’s Frequently Asked Questions on E-Filing

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 no less than 45 days before the setting date. 

Possibly. Contact the court for this information. 

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 concerning a virtual hearing, contact the court at (713) 274-9774 or at MyFAX62MAin@ccl.hctx.net

Judge Wanda E. Adams 

5737 Cullen Blvd 

Houston, TX 77021 

 
Phone: (713) 274-1499 

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

Watch Precinct 7 Place 1's live stream

This information is current as of March 10, 2023. 

Checklist Steps

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

You can visit the Harris County Justice Court Pct. 7 Place 1's webpage for the most up-to-date information. 

Yes. You can make payments online through the Harris 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. 

Also, read County Clerk’s Frequently Asked Questions on E-Filing

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 no less than 45 days before the setting date. 

Possibly. Contact the court for this information. 

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 concerning a virtual hearing, contact the court at (713) 274-1499. 

Judge Sharon M. Burney 

5300 Griggs Rd 

Houston, TX 77021 

 
Phone: (713) 274-0700 

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

Watch Precinct 7 Place 2's live stream

This information is current as of March 10, 2023. 

Checklist Steps

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

You can visit the Harris County Justice Court Pct. 7 Place 2's webpage for the most up-to-date information. 

Yes. You can make payments online through the Harris 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. 

Also, read County Clerk’s Frequently Asked Questions on E-Filing

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 no less than 45 days before the setting date. 

Possibly. Contact the court for this information.

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 concerning a virtual hearing, contact the court at (713) 274-0700. 

Judge Holly Williamson 

7330 Spencer Hwy 

Pasadena, TX 77505 
 
Phone: (281) 479-6900 

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

Watch Precinct 8 Place 1's live stream

This information is current as of March 10, 2023. 

Checklist Steps

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

You can visit the Harris County Justice Court Pct. 8 Place 1's webpage for the most up-to-date information. 

Yes. You can make payments online through the Harris 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. 

Also, read County Clerk’s Frequently Asked Questions on E-Filing

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 no less than 45 days before the setting date. 

Possibly. Contact the court for this information. 

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 concerning a virtual hearing, contact the court at (281) 479-6900 or MyJP81@jp.hctx.net

Judge Louie Ditta 

16603 Buccaneer Ln 

Houston, TX 77062 
 
Phone: (281) 488-8780 

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

Watch Precinct 8 Place 2's live stream

This information is current as of March 10, 2023. 

Checklist Steps

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

You can visit the Harris County Justice Court Pct. 8 Place 2's webpage for the most up-to-date information. 

Yes. You can make payments online through the Harris 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. 

Also, read County Clerk’s Frequently Asked Questions on E-Filing

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 no less than 45 days before the setting date. 

Possibly. Contact the court for this information. 

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 concerning a virtual hearing, contact the court at (281) 488-8780 or at MyJP82@jp.hctx.net

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