Justice of the Peace Precinct 3

Honorable Sylvia Holmes

8656-B West Highway 71
Suite 200
Austin, Texas 78735

Main Phone: (512) 854-6763
Fax: (512) 854-2197

Office Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed for lunch 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.)
Lobby Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed for lunch 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.)

Watch JP Precinct 3's court live stream on YouTube.

This information is current as of January 9, 2024.

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Yes. Zoom. Yes. All jury trials, cases involving family violence, magistrate cases, cases involving sensitive matters, and agreed hearings are in person.

You can visit the Justice Court Pct. 3 webpage for the most up-to-date information. You can also read the Justice of the Peace Local Rules of Civil Procedure and Rules of Decorum for updated procedures.

At the court’s discretion, they may require new filings be limited to E-File (E-FileTexas.gov) or to the Justice Court’s designated filing email: JP3Civil@traviscountytx.gov. Read and use the JP Guide and File for Step by Step Civil Filing.

You must file your case in the Justice Court where one or more defendants reside, except as otherwise provided by law. Eviction cases should be filed where the leased property is located. All other civil cases may be filed according to any applicable jurisdiction and venue laws. It is your responsibility to file a case in the correct precinct.

Certain cases are set when they are initially filed, such as evictions. Other cases will require a trial setting request to be submitted by either party.

Yes. You can request a virtual hearing or trial or request a party or witness be allowed to participate virtually in advance so long as it is in the interest of justice. You must file a written motion before the announcement period for the trial or hearing.

All parties can submit their evidence via email, regular mail, fax, E-File, or in person. Justice Court 3 encourages parties to use the method that best works for them to get their evidence to their office in a timely manner.

No. Justice Court 3 is only conducting jury trials in person.

The court may permit a witness to appear by phone or virtually for good cause. You should contact the court with any questions.

If you have any questions concerning a virtual hearing, to schedule an appointment, or schedule a marriage, email: JP3Civil@traviscountytx.gov or call (512) 854-6763, option 4.

For traffic or criminal cases, email JP3@traviscountytx.gov or call (512) 854-6763, option 3.

For truancy cases, email JP3Truancy@traviscountytx.gov.

Source URL: https://texaslawhelp.org/checklist/justice-of-the-peace-precinct-3