Justice of the Peace 5-1 is accepting filings, pleadings, and payments in person at the court windows, through our web page and electronic filling.

The Court is accepting payments in person and through our web site: www.jp.hctx.net
Criminal and civil case filings and pleadings maybe filed in person or via e-File: www.efiletexas.gov
Monitor the status of your case: Odyssey Portal

In the event of an emergency, contact the Court by telephone or e-mail:
Criminal cases: Myjp51Criminal@jp.hctx.net
Civil Cases: Myjp51Civil@jp.hctx.net

Thank you for following the best practices during this crisis. The health and safety of our community and our staff are the highest priority.

Judge Israel B. García, Jr.

Online Services
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: JP5-1HCDA@dao.hctx.net.

Find Your Case and Court Date

Find Daily Dockets

Pay Your Traffic Ticket

Apply for Driver Safety Course

More Online Services

Email: MyJP51@JP.HCTX.net

Building doors are open from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

The appearance date on your citation is not a trial date. It is the deadline date by which you must “appear” to let the court know how you want to take care of your case. You do not need to appear in person, but may make an appearance by mail or online.

Pay your fine: If you want to pay your fine, please click here.

Driver Safety Course: If you want to apply for the driver safety course, please click here.

Set a court date: If you would like to plead not guilty and set your case for a court date, please mail a written request that includes your name and citation number to our office.   Our mailing address is:

Judge Israel B. García, Jr.
6000 Chimney Rock, Suite 102
Houston, Texas 77081

Thank you.

Rules for the Courtroom:

Proper attire is required.  No shorts, hats, tank tops or flip flops.

Electronic devices are permitted, however, all devices must be on silent/vibrate mode.  Do not make
or receive phone calls in the courtroom.

Food or drinks are not permitted in the courtroom or in the mediation areas.

Filming or videotaping is prohibited without prior approval from the court.