Justice of the Peace Precinct 4

Judge Raúl Arturo González

4011 Mckinney Falls Parkway
Suite 1200
Austin, Texas 78744

Phone (Civil): (512) 854-9478
Fax: (512) 854-5678

Office Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Lobby (Appointment Only) and Phone Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Watch JP4's Civil Court live stream on YouTube.

Watch JP4's Criminal Court live stream on YouTube.

Watch JP4's Truancy 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, for debt claims. Zoom. Yes. All small claims, jury trials, and most evictions are in person.

You can visit the Justice Court Pct. 4 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.

You can also read Justice Court Pct. 4's Remote Hearing Information Sheet, Joining a Zoom Meeting using a URL Link, and Joining a Zoom Meeting Using a Mobile Phone.

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: JP4Civil@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.

For evictions, the court will set the hearing on its own and provide notice to the parties.

For small claims courts, if there is an answer filed in the case, the court will set the case for a pre-trial hearing where the parties will discuss setting the final hearing. If there is no answer filed in the case, a final hearing will be set when the plaintiff submits a written request.

For debt claims, the plaintiff must submit a written request for the case to be set for a final hearing.

Yes. You can request a virtual hearing or trial or request a party or witness be allowed to participate virtually or by phone in advance so long as it is in the interest of justice. You must file a written motion as early as possible, but no later than three days before the hearing.

If you request a virtual hearing last minute, you will need to give the court a compelling reason to do so.

Parties can submit evidence by email to jp4civil@traviscountytx.gov, or an appointment can be scheduled to submit evidence in person. All evidence should be submitted at least 3 days prior to the hearing.

No, Justice Court 4 is not holding any virtual jury trials.

If a hearing is scheduled to be in person, a party may submit a written request to appear virtually for the judge to consider.

If you have any questions concerning civil matters and scheduling an appointment, call (512) 854-9478 or email JP4Civil@traviscountytx.gov.

For traffic citation questions, call (512) 854-9479.

For criminal cases, call (512) 854-9479 or email JP4Court@traviscountytx.gov.

For truancy cases, call (512)-854-9496 or email JP4Truancy@traviscountytx.gov.

To schedule a wedding, call (512) 854-5678 or email JP4Weddings@traviscountytx.gov.


Source URL: https://texaslawhelp.org/checklist/justice-of-the-peace-precinct-4