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PRECINCT I - JUSTICE OF THE PEACE
Judge Lori Reid
928 Commerce Street East
P. O. Box 609
Buffalo, TX 75831
Phone: 903-322-4795
Fax:    903-322-8205

HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday thru Friday

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Debt Claim Case Original Petition
Small Claims Case Original Petition
Eviction Case Original Petition
Repair and Remedy Original Petition
Plea Form
Alternative To Payment
Declaration of Financial inability to pay
Self Help Resources


PRECINCT II - JUSTICE OF THE PEACE
Judge Jack Keeling
113 W. Main
P. O. Box 69
Centerville, TX 75833
Phone: 903-536-2523
Fax:    903-536-3625

HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday thru Friday

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Debt Claim Case Original Petition
Small Claims Case Original Petition
Eviction Case Original Petition
Repair and Remedy Original Petition
Plea Form
Alternative To Payment
Declaration of financial inability to pay


PRECINCT IV - JUSTICE OF THE PEACE
Jerry Grimes
320 S. Austin
P. O. Box 85 (mailing address)
Marquez, TX 77865

Phone: 903-529-1261
Cell:  979-220-1833
Fax:  903-529-1269

HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday thru Friday

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Debt Claim Case Original Petition
Small Claims Case Original Petition
Eviction Case Original Petition
Repair and Remedy Original Petition
Plea Form
Alternative To Payment
Declaration of Financial Inability to Pay


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Rules for Justice Courts Cases



Justice of the Peace

The justice of the peace is the legal jurisdiction closest to the average citizen.

Section 19 of Article 5 of the Texas Constitution provides that: justice of the peace courts have original jurisdiction in criminal matters of misdemeanor cases punishable by fine only and such other jurisdiction as may be provided by law. Original jurisdiction is the authority to accept a case at its inception, try it and pass judgment based upon the laws and facts. This is distinguished from appellate jurisdiction which is jurisdiction to review a court's action. The justice of the peace performs the functions of a magistrate and conducts inquests.

A justice of the peace may issue warrants for search and arrest, conduct preliminary hearings, administers oaths, perform marriages and serve as a coroner in counties where there is no provision for a medical examiner.

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