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Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1 
Judge Cindy Allen

803 Pine Street, Bastrop, Texas 78602 | Mailing Address: P.O. Box 336, Bastrop, Texas 78602
Phone: (512) 581-4258 | Fax: (512) 581-4254

Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Night Court will be held from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month.


If you did not receive a Plea Sheet/Sworn Affidavit with your citation, then you can download and print one from FORMS on the left”.

If you are choosing to decline the options listed on the Plea Sheet/Sworn Affidavit and are choosing to pay your citation in full online, PLEASE CONTACT OUR COURT FIRST to confirm the amount due before using the online payment option to the left or mailing/bringing in a Cashier Check or Money Order.  When mailing the payment, be sure to include the notarized plea sheet mentioned.

Josie Rodriguez
Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 Clerk

Deborah Ruiz
Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 Clerk

Naomi Gonzales
Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 Clerk

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. The justice court also functions as a small claims court in civil matters in which exclusive jurisdiction is not in district or county court and the amount in controversy does not exceed $10,000. They can also deal with matters concerning foreclosure of mortgages and enforcement of liens on personal property.

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