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Tarrant County Justice of the Peace Courts

Tarrant County

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

Guide Overview

Justice of the Peace (JP) Courts handle civil and criminal cases, including small and debt claims (amount is $20,000 or less), justice court, and administrative hearings. This also includes evictions, forcible entry and detainer, misdemeanor criminal cases, car accidents, unlawful towing, and magistration duties. Most JP’s perform marriage ceremonies as well. 

This guide contains information on all Tarrant County Justice of the Peace 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 Tarrant County Court Administrator: 

Common questions about Tarrant County

The Tarrant County Justice of the Peace Courts are located in eight precincts across Tarrant County. The city website provides a county map showing each precinct’s geographic area of jurisdiction. You can also access an interactive county map to find your precinct.

Visit the Tarrant County Court Records Search available on the Justice of the Peace Courts homepage. Be sure to select the Justice Court location your case is in under the “Select a location” drop down menu.

You can read How to E-File and the guide I want to electronically file (e-file) my documents to learn about E-Filing.

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

Go to the Fees and Fines page on the Justice of the Peace Courts homepage and click on the precinct your case is filed in.

You can find the Court Calendar for all Justice of the Peace Courts on the Tarrant County Online Case System. Once you are in the online case system, follow these steps: 

  1. Select the Justice Court your case is in from the drop-down menu. 

  1. Click on “Court Calendar.” 

  1. On the next page, select “Search by Judicial Officer” in the drop-down menu. 

  1. Select your judge in the drop-down menu under “Judicial Officer.” 

  1. Enter the date or dates you wish to search and then click “Search.” 

  1. Use the drop-down menu in the upper left corner of the screen to sort by “Date and Time,” “Plaintiff Name,” Defendant Name,” or “Case Number.” 

Instructions & Forms

Honorable Ralph Swearingin Jr. 

1985 Courthouse 
100 West Weatherford Street 
Room 450 
Fort Worth, Texas 76196 

Phone: (817) 884-1395 
Fax: (817) 850-2342 

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

Call Precinct Pct. 1 to get the access code to watch the Court’s live stream. 

This information is current as of March 14, 2023.

Checklist Steps

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

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

Read Justice Court Pct. 1’s Rules and Procedures for E-Court Hearings/Trials to prepare.

Yes. You can make payments online through the Justice of the Peace Pct. 1 Ticket Online Payment Portal. Read Justice Court Pct. 1’s Fee Payments page for other methods of payment.

All documents must be e-filed through E-File Texas. Paper case filings are not accepted in Justice Court Pct. 1. Justice Court Pct. 1 provides links to: 

Contact the court coordinator requesting dates and times when the court is available to schedule a hearing. To find which day your hearing may be scheduled for, look at Justice Court Pct. 1’s E-Court/E-Hearing Docket.

Yes. Either complete the E-Court Video Conference Request (Print and Submit) form or the Adobe Sign form and email it to jp1court@tarrantcountytx.gov or submit your request through E-File Texas. Read E-Court Video Conference Requests from Justice Court Pct. 1 for more information. 

All eviction hearings are in person only

View the E-Court/E-Hearing Docket on the Justice Court Pct. 1’s website. 

All exhibits must be emailed to all parties and e-filed with the court no later than three business days before the hearing or trial. You can e-file your documents by visiting eFileTexas

All documents must be legible and in PDF format. 

Read Justice Court Pct. 1’s Rules and Procedures for E-Court Hearings/Trials for more information.

No. All jury trials are held in person only.

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns.

If you have any questions concerning court procedures, contact the court at (817) 884-1395 or jp1court@tarrantcountytx.gov.

Honorable Mary Tom Cravens Curnutt 

Southeast Subcourthouse 
700 East Abram 
Suite 200 
Arlington, Texas 76010 

Phone: (817) 548-3925 
Fax: (682) 255-3960 

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

Watch Precinct 2’s court live stream on YouTube

This information is current as of March 14, 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 heard in person. Other hearings are at the court’s discretion.

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

No. Payments can only be made in person or by mail.  Read Justice Court Pct. 2’s Fee Payments page for additional information on payments to the court and fee schedules.

All documents must be e-filed through E-File Texas or in person. It is encouraged to e-file all documents. 

Read Justice Court Pct. 2’s Operating Plan and Court Procedures for more information. Many forms for Justice Court cases can be found on Justice Court Pct. 2’s Forms page.

Contact the court coordinator requesting dates and times when the court is available to schedule a hearing.

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 court procedures, contact the court at (817) 548-3925 or jp2desk@tarrantcountytx.gov.

Honorable William P. Brandt 

Southlake Town Hall 
1400 Main Street 
Suite 220 
Southlake, Texas 76092 

Phone: (682) 732-6589 
Fax: (817) 850-2397 

Northeast Courthouse 
645 Grapevine Hwy 
Suite 220 
Hurst, Texas 76054 

Phone: (817) 581-3625 
Fax: (817) 850-2396 

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed for lunch daily from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.) 

This information is current as of March 14, 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. 3's webpage for the most up-to-date information.

No. Payments can only be made in person or by mail.  Read Justice Court Pct. 3’s Fee Payments page for additional information on payments to the court and fee schedules.

All documents must be e-filed through E-File Texas or in person. It is encouraged to e-file all documents. Justice Court Pct. 3 provides links to: 

Many forms for Justice Court cases can be found on Justice Court Pct. 3’s Forms page

Contact the court coordinator requesting dates and times when the court is available to schedule a hearing.

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 court procedures, contact the court at the Southlake location at (682) 732-6589 or the Hurst location at (817) 581-3625 or by email at jp3@tarrantcountytx.gov.

Honorable Christopher Gregory 

Northwest Subcourthouse 
6713 Telephone Road 
Suite 201 
Lake Worth, Texas 76135 

Phone: (817) 238-4435 
Fax: (817) 850-2951 

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Watch Precinct 4’s court live stream on YouTube. 

This information is current as of March 14, 2023.

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
No. Zoom. Yes. For at-risk and vulnerable populations.

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

Yes. You can make online payments for fines and court costs in criminal matters through the Justice of the Peace Pct. 4 NCourt Payment Portal. For misdemeanor ticket payment information, read the Payment Information page.  

Read Justice Court Pct. 4’s Fee Payments page for information on other methods of payment.

The court encourages all documents to be e-filed through E-File Texas. Paper filings are accepted but strongly discouraged. Read the e-filing notice from the court for more information.  

Learn more about e-filing by reading How to E-File and File Your Case Online. Many forms for Justice Court cases can be found on Justice Court Pct. 4’s Forms page.

Contact the court coordinator requesting dates and times when the court is available to schedule a hearing.

Yes. A person who is part of a vulnerable population may submit a request for a hearing by Zoom at least 72 hours before the hearing. A new request must be submitted before every hearing, including continued hearings. 

Vulnerable populations may include people who are 65 years or older, living in nursing homes or long-term care facilities, those with compromised immune systems (such as cancer chemotherapy, Lupus, Type 1 Diabetes, or Rheumatoid Arthritis), and those with serious health conditions. 

Read and use the form provided in Justice Court Pct. 4’s Hearings Notice.

All exhibits must be exchanged with all parties and attorneys and emailed to the court as separate PDF files at least three days before the Zoom hearing. Exhibits must be pre-marked, saved as separate files in PDF, MP4, or JPEG format, and named and marked using the following format: 

Cause Number-Party Designation-Exhibit Number-Hearing Date 

Example: JP04-20-DC0001234-Petitioner-Exhibit 9-12-01-2023 

Read JP4’s Hearings Notice for more details.

No. All jury trials are held in person only.

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns.

If you have any questions concerning court procedures, contact the court at (817) 238-4435 or jp4court@tarrantcountytx.gov.

Honorable Sergio L. De Leon 

Thomas R. Windham Building 
350 West Belknap 
Room 112-C 
Fort Worth, Texas 76195 

Phone: (817) 884-1438 
Fax: (817) 884-3323 

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

Watch Precinct 5’s court live stream on YouTube

This information is current as of March 14, 2023.

Checklist Steps

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

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

Yes. You can make online payments for fines and court costs through the Justice of the Peace Pct. 5 Payment Portal.  

Read Justice Court Pct. 5’s Fee Payments page for information on other methods of payment.

The court encourages all documents for small claims, eviction, debt claim, and repair and remedy cases to be e-filed through E-File Texas. Paper filings are accepted but strongly discouraged. Use E-File Texas Self-Help for guided forms to fill out and file online. 

Learn more about e-filing by reading How to E-File. Many forms for Justice Court cases can be found on Justice Court Pct. 5’s Forms page.

Contact the court coordinator requesting dates and times when the court is available to schedule a hearing.

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 court procedures, contact the court at (817) 884-1438 or jp5court.info@tarrantcountytx.gov.

Honorable Jason Charbonnet 

Southwest Subcourthouse 
6551 Granbury Road 
Fort Worth, Texas 76133 

Phone: (817) 340-4525 
Fax: (682) 255-3981 

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

Watch Precinct 6’s court live stream on YouTube

This information is current as of March 14, 2023.

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Yes. Zoom. Yes, at the discretion of the court.

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

Also, read JP6 Remote Setting Etiquette for more details.

Yes. You can make online payments for fines and court costs through the Justice of the Peace Pct. 6 Payment Portal.  

Read Justice Court Pct. 6’s Payments for Traffic Citations page for information on other methods of payment.

The court encourages all documents to be e-filed through E-File Texas. Paper filings are accepted but strongly discouraged. Use E-File Texas Self-Help for guided forms for small claims, eviction, debt claim, and repair and remedy cases that you fill out and file online. Use E-File Texas to file other new cases without a step-by-step guide or into existing cases. 

Learn more about filing by reading Instructions and Information for Filing Civil Lawsuits and How to E-File. Many forms for Justice Court cases can be found on Justice Court Pct. 6’s Forms page.

Contact the court coordinator requesting dates and times when the court is available to schedule a hearing.

Yes. Most cases scheduled with the court will be heard virtually on Zoom. Contact the court if you are not sure if your hearing will be virtual.

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 court procedures, contact the court at (817) 340-4525 or jp6clerk@tarrantcountytx.gov.

Honorable Kenneth Sanders 

Mansfield Subcourthouse 
1100 East Broad Street 
Suite 202 
Mansfield, Texas 76063 

Phone: (817) 473-5101 
Fax: (682) 255-3983 

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed for lunch 12–1 p.m.) 

This information is current as of March 14, 2023.

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Yes. Zoom. Yes, at the discretion of the court.

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

Also, read Justice Court 7’s Zoom Instructions—Preparation for a Hearing for more details.

Yes. You can make online payments for fines and court costs through the Justice of the Peace Pct. 7 Payment Portal.  

Read Justice Court Pct. 7’s Fee Payments page for information on all methods of payment.

 The court prefers all case documents, except for appeals, to be e-filed through E-File Texas. Paper filings are accepted but strongly discouraged. Use E-File Texas Self-Help for guided forms for small claims, eviction, debt claim, and repair and remedy cases that you fill out and file online. Use E-File Texas to file other new cases without a step-by-step guide or into an existing case. 

Learn more about filing by reading File Your Case Online, Justice Court, Pct. 7 Local Rule on Electronic Filing, and How to E-File. Many forms for Justice Court cases can be found on Justice Court Pct. 7’s Forms page.

Contact the court coordinator requesting dates and times when the court is available to schedule a hearing.

Yes. Contact the court if you are not sure if your hearing will be virtual.

All evidence should be emailed to the court at jp7returns@tarrantcounty.com no later than 12 p.m., the business day before your hearing. All evidence must also be sent to all other parties or their lawyers for civil cases. 

Read Justice Court 7’s Zoom Instructions—Preparation for a Hearing for more details.

No. All jury trials are held in person only.

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns.

If you have any questions concerning court procedures, contact the court at (817) 473-5101 or jp7desk@tarrantcountytx.gov.

Honorable Lisa R. Woodard 

Poly Subcourthouse 
3500 Miller Avenue 
Fort Worth, Texas 76119 

Phone: (817) 531-5625 
Fax: (682) 255-3983 

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

This information is current as of March 28, 2023.

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
No. Zoom. Yes, at the discretion of the court.

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

Also, read Justice Court 8’s Zoom Instructions—Preparation for a Hearing for more details.

No. You can make payments for your case in person or by mail. Read Justice Court Pct. 8’s Fee Payments page for additional information.

The court prefers all case documents, except for appeals, to be e-filed through E-File Texas. Filings made by mail or in person are accepted but strongly discouraged. Use E-File Texas Self-Help for guided forms for small claims, eviction, debt claim, and repair and remedy cases that you fill out and file online. Use E-File Texas to file other new cases without a step-by-step guide or into an existing case. 

Learn more about filing by reading How to E-File. Many forms for Justice Court cases can be found on Justice Court Pct. 8’s Forms page

Contact the court manager by phone or email to request dates and times when the court is available to schedule a hearing. This Justice Court uses the Odyssey system to schedule hearings and to print out citations for hearings.

Yes. Contact the court by phone or email 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.

Yes. Contact the court manager if you have concerns.

If you have any questions concerning court procedures, contact the Court Manager Monique White at (817) 531-5627 or jp8clerks@tarrantcountytx.gov.

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