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Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1 
Judge Cindy Allen

Physical Address: 803 Pine Street, Bastrop, Texas 78602 (Old courthouse building on the 3rd floor)  

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 336, Bastrop, Texas 78602

Phone: (512) 581-4258 | Fax: (512) 581-4254

 

 Vulnerable citizens to COVID-19 are encouraged to handle matters through email, mail and phone. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office. 

 

 

To email a clerk, click on a name below:

Please be advised that sometimes our email responses back to you may go to your SPAM or JUNK email.  If you choose to email a clerk below, and do not see a response from us in 1-2 business days, then check your SPAM or JUNK email periodically.  If you still do not see a response, then feel free to call our Court directly to follow up.

Josie Rodriguez

Court Administrator - Criminal

Edith Wood

 Senior Court Clerk - Civil

 

OUR CLERKS ARE NOT ABLE TO PROVIDE LEGAL ADVICE 

If you need assistance with a matter other than general form questions, etc.:

Call Legal Aid at 512-374-2700, Use the Legal Resource files on the Legal Resources tab to the left under Quicklinks, Visit www.texascourthelp.gov , Visit www.sll.texas.gov/legal-help/ OR Visit www.tjctc.org/SRL.html . There are many resources online!

 

 

 

Normal Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., English Speaker available during normal business hours

Spanish Speaker available Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Para Español llame Lunes a Viernes  8:00 am - 3:00 p.m.

 

PLEASE BE ADVISED ON THE FOLLOWING CLOSURES TO COME AND/OR CASE CANCELLATIONS:

OFFICE CLOSED ALL DAY 2-19-24

 

Jury Summons Recipient: Please be advised

 

 

For any unexpected closures and/or cancellations of scheduled/dockets Criminal and Civil cases, please call our main line at 512-581-4258 and Press option 1 if you will not have access to the internet to see our website.

 Click here for a list of County Holidays

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 $20,000. They can also deal with matters concerning foreclosure of mortgages and enforcement of liens on personal property.