Justice of the Peace #2 - Jury Information

The Texas Judicial System has three levels of trial court – district, county, and justice or municipal and two appellate courts. The justice of the peace falls into the justice court. This court has the most uniform court in the state.

Each county is required to have a justice of the peace, and generally there is one for each precinct. The precincts are based on population. These precincts can be changed through redistricting by the commissioners court.

The justice court has jurisdiction over civil, small claims, and eviction suits up to $10,000 exclusive of interest. Because the justice court is not a court of record, any appeal to county court is trial de novo, or a new trial.

New Rules for Justice Court Cases

Make Online Payments (You will need code:  (3335284) for JP2 payments

Fill out Summons Card Online

Justice Court Civil Case Information Sheet (must BE FILED WITH EACH PETITION)

Jury Duty Report Schedule

 

Jury Information

Once you receive your Jury Summons Card, you MUST fill it out and mail the card or submit the card on-line

Report to JP#2 the morning of your summons at 9:30. You must call or visit our website on the DAY before your scheduled service to determine if you need to appear. Driving Directions

Please note-you will not be asked for your social security number when filling out your jury summons card. This is also true if a court clerk contacts you about your jury duty.  You can always call 830-387-7600 and verify if you have been called for jury duty. See information about Jury Summons Scams

Deferment of jury duty – If you received a jury summons and have a conflict, under certain circumstances you may be eligible to reschedule your jury duty.   Deferments are subject to the needs of the court.  To request a deferment you must contact our office either by calling 830-387-7600 or by sending an email request to the jury clerk.

 

When requesting a deferment online please list the following information in your email.

  • Your name exactly as it appears on your summons
  • Summons Number
  • What date you are summoned to serve
  • If there is any incorrect information on your summons, please note what information needs to be corrected.

Temporary exemptions or disqualifications: Please refer to your summons card and select the General Qualification that you do not meet or the exemption you wish to claim. Make sure you have the top of the card filled out as well and that you provide a working phone number where we can contact you if we have any questions.

Permanent Exemptions: If you wish to claim a permanent exemption you must complete this form Juror's Affidavit of Exemption. Print the form out, complete it and sign it, then mail it back to the court that summoned you. If you are requesting the permanent exemption based on medical reasons (either physical or mental) you must have your doctor verify your permanent inability to be on a jury, on his/her own office letterhead and send it in with your form. If you are summoned Click Here for instructions. Driving Directions to Justice Court Precinct Two