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Gillespie County Justice of the Peace Precinct 4 Map
(effective January 1, 2019)
(Used in Small Claim, Eviction, Debt Claim, and Repair and Remedy Cases)
Petition of Eviction Form
(Used in Civil - Eviction Cases)
Affidavit of Military Status Form
Instruction Sheet for Filing an Eviction
(Used in Small Claim Cases)
Plea Reply Form
(Used in Responding to Traffic Ticket Cases)
Alternatives to Payment of Fines and Costs
* 125 West Main St. Suite 140 *
* Fredericksburg, TX 78624 *
* Phone 830-307-3737 Ext. 4 * * Fax 830-997-1540 *
Office Hours of Operation:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
To contact the Court
between the hours of 9 AM-4 PM, M-W-Th,
please call 830-307-3737, ext 4, OR,
Mail to JP#4 Court, 125 West Main, Fredericksburg, Tx 78624 OR,
Email the Court at email@example.com
Payments, Pleas or requests for forms may be dropped in DROP BOX at the back of the building.
1.You may request paperwork for Small Claims, Evictions, or Occupational License to be mailed to you.
2.You may go to www.gillespiecounty.org and print the forms and instructions needed. (Click on-Elected Officials or Departments; Click on-County Justice of the Peace, Pct. 4. Find your needed paperwork for a plea, small claims petition or any other. Print. Occupational License not available here.)
Directions for credit card payments are available on web site. (Jurisdiction code: 7422;use TX DL# or ticket # may be used as Citation #); OR, mail check or M/O; OR, cash, or other payment may be placed in Drop Box addressed to JP#4.
Filled out paperwork may be mailed to the Court or dropped in the DROP BOX in the back of the building. (Be sure all is properly signed before a Notary if needed.)
Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace
The office of the Justice of the Peace Precinct Four was created by the Constitution. The Justice presides over Criminal Class C Misdemeanors. Class C Misdemeanors include, but are not limited to offenses found in the Traffic Code, Penal Code, Health and Safety Code, Education Code, Parks and Wildlife Code, and the Alcohol & Beverage Code. Civil Justice Court with a jurisdictional limit of $10,000 and a Small Claims Court with a jurisdictional limit of $10,000. In addition the Justice presides over numerous administrative actions, such as appeals on the driver license suspensions, magistration, and search warrants.
Filing a Small Claim Case
(click above for "Information" pdf...)
A small claims case is a lawsuit brought for the recovery of monetary damages, civil penalties, personal property, or other relief allowed by law. The actual amount in controversy (not the amount sued for) cannot exceed $10,000.00, excluding statutory interest and court costs but including attorney fees, if any.
THESE INSTRUCTIONS ARE A BROAD INTERPRETATION OF THE LAWS THAT APPLY TO THE COURT. ANY LEGAL QUESTIONS OR LEGAL INTERPRETATION SHOULD BE BASED UPON YOUR OWN RESEARCH OF THE MATTER, OR THE ADVICE OF YOUR ATTORNEY. SMALL CLAIMS ARE GOVERNED BY RULES 500-507 of PART V of the TEXAS RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE.
General Rule: Generally, a defendant in a small claims case or a debt claim case is entitled to be sued in one of the following venues:
WHO YOU MAY SUE:
The responsibility for filling out your Original Petition and Civil Case Information Sheet rests with you. For help with precinct information, please contact the Gillespie County Tax Assessor Collector, 830-997-6519, or visit our website at www.gillespiecounty.org and choose Precinct Maps then select Gillespie County JP Precinct Map, or see the precinct map in the Gillespie County Annex 1 Building. The filing fee is $51.00 and the service fee for certified mail is $12.35, for constable service, $75.00. A litigant is entitled to alternative methods of satisfying the court cost, subject to acceptance by the Court. If the defendant resides outside of Gillespie County, contact the Court for service fees of other counties.
After the trial, either party may appeal the judgment by filing a Notice of Appeal with the Court, Appeal Surety Bond and a $10 transcript fee, within (21) twenty-one days from the date of judgment. If the appeal is filed by the Plaintiff, the appeal bond amount shall be $500.00. If the appeal is filed by the Defendant, the appeal bond amount shall be two (2) times the judgment amount. Filing fees are required to the County Court.
AFTER THE JUDGMENT:
Should you receive a judgment, this Court does not collect the judgment for you, nor can we force the defendant to pay the judgment. If you receive a judgment against the defendant, this Court can issue various instruments to assist you in collecting the judgment.
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SB 1911 – Legal Self Help Bill
Click the link above to make an online payment or to Make a payment by phone: call 1-800-487-4567 Monday - Friday, 7:00am - 7:00pm CT
You must have a valid Marriage License that is at least 72 hours old but not more than 90 days. Marriage licenses can be obtained from the County Clerk's office in any county in Texas and the couple can get married in any county in Texas.
Filing an Eviction
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