Precinct Three

Duties and Responsibilities
A Justice of the Peace has the authority to:

  • Issue warrants for search and arrest
  • Conduct preliminary hearings
  • Administer oaths
  • Serve as a coroner in counties where there is no provision for a medical examiner
  • Serve as a trial court judge for Class C misdemeanors
  • Serve as an administrative court judge for a variety of miscellaneous court procedures
View the Court's mission statement.
 
 New Rules of Civil Procedure Effective 8.31.2013
 
Civil Suits
The Justice Court also functions as a small claims court in civil matters in which exclusive jurisdiction is not in district or county court and the amount in controversy does not exceed $10,000. This also includes eviction suits.

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