Updated as of 01/04/2022:

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and in an effort to protect our staff and the community, JP 3-1 created some changes.

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, in person at window #4 or by email at myjp31@jp.hctx.net.

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.

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 or in person.

Civil filings and criminal filings can be submitted at http://www.efiletexas.gov/ to file electronically.

Please visit www.jp.hctx.net for case information and to make payments.

Jury Duty: All Jury Service has been resumed effective January 24, 2022.

JP3-1 will continue to reassess the status of its cases and will continue to monitor and address the situation as more information becomes available.

Our court staff is available by phone, in person 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.

Thank you.
Judge Joe Stephens

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