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Updated as of 04/28/2020:
Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and in an effort to protect our staff and the community, JP 3-1 has suspended non-essential court trials and hearing until further notice.
Evictions: If you have an essential court filing, such as a sworn complaint for Forcible Detainer for Threat to Person or for Cause, Writ of Re-entry or Writ of Restoration of Utility Service, please contact our office by phone at 713-274-0760 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will accept eviction filings but be aware that scheduling may be delayed until further notice.
Filings: The court is accepting filings, pleadings & payments through our web page and through electronic filing only.
Please visit www.jp.hctx.net for case information and to make payments.
Civil filings and criminal filings can be submitted at http://www.efiletexas.gov/ to file electronically.
Jury Duty: All Jury Service is suspended until further notice.
JP3-1 will continue to reassess the status of its May cases in the coming days, and will continue to monitor and address the situation as more information becomes available.
Even though we are closed to the public our court staff is available by phone and email to answer any questions you may have.
Persons with COVID-19 or flu-like symptoms, a fever, or who are coughing and sneezing, must contact the court before appearing.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. The health and safety of our community and our staff are of paramount importance.
Judge Joe Stephens
If you have a criminal or traffic case pending in this court and would like to communicate with the District Attorney’s Office about your case(s), please send an email to the following address: JP3-1HCDA@dao.hctx.net.
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