Precinct Four

Responsibilities


Precinct 4 strives to:
  • Preside over hearings and pass down a judgment based on the facts of the case
  • Establish the appropriate bail
  • See to the security of visitors to the Justice Court

Services

Precinct 4 provides the following services:
  • Eviction, civil, small claims and administrative hearings
  • Death inquests / cremation orders
  • Emergency protective orders
  • Bail settings
  • Examining trials
  • Property hearings
  • Emergency mental commitments
  • Magistrate duties

New Rules of Civil Procedure Effective 8.31.2013
SB 1369 Guardian Ad Litem Reports

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BEFORE making an on-line payment, YOU MUST KNOW THE CORRECT CASE NUMBER AND THE EXACT FULL PAYMENT AMOUNT DUE. The case number MUST begin with "JP4";. If your case number does not begin with "JP4" you are making payment to the wrong court! Incorrect payment will be refunded or voided. Payment to the wrong court will result in delay of credit and possible issuance of a warrant. Click the “Find Your Case Information” above or call 972-204-6710.

On-line payments are allowed ONLY for Defendants 17 years or older at time of violation. Others MUST contact the court.

Minors with alcohol or tobacco violation ARE NOT ELIGIBLE for on-line payments and are required to make a personal appearance in open court.

Offenses involving Family Violence, as defined by Family Code 71.004 are not eligible for online payments and MUST make a personal appearance in open court.

If you would like to request a Driver Safety Class or request Deferred Disposition for your ticket, you MUST contact the court BEFORE making payment. Payment will be voided/refunded if you do not contact the Court first for these options.

Payments are posted on the next business day following payment. If you have a warrant, your warrant will be recalled after payment is processed.

Making payment on-line constitutes a plea of Nolo Contendere (No Contest) and waives your right to a trial by jury and may result in a conviction of the stated offense. Texas CCP 27.14(c) "In a misdemeanor case for which the maximum possible punishment is by fine only, payment of a fine or an amount accepted by the court constitutes a finding of guilty in open court as though a plea of nolo contendere had been entered by the defendant and constitutes a waiver of a jury trial in writing."

By making a payment, you acknowledge that you have read and understand the above information. Contact the Court if you have any questions.

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