Justices of the Peace

From the Texas Association of Counties: 
What is a Justice of the Peace?


The justice of the peace presides over the justice court in cases involving misdemeanors, small civil disputes, landlord/tenant disputes and more. They also conduct inquests and may perform marriage ceremonies.

What Does a Justice of the Peace Do in Texas


A justice of the peace in Texas has the following duties:

  • Hears traffic and other Class C misdemeanor cases punishable by fine only
  • Hears civil cases with up to $20,000 in controversy
  • Hears landlord and tenant disputes
  • Hears truancy cases
  • Performs magistrate duties
  • Conducts inquests

Texas Association of Counties 2021. Texas Justice of the Peace.
www.county.org
www.county.org/About-Texas-Counties/About-Texas-County-Officials


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