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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

Face covering is required for entry to Justice of the Peace Precinct One.

The lobby is limited to one person at a time.

No children under the age of 16 in the lobby unless specifically notified.

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.

 

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

Naomi Gonzales
Senior Court Clerk

Jessica Wilhelm
Deputy Court Clerk

 

Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 

Effective 06/14/2021, our office will not be accepting payments at the window after 4:00 PM.  If you need to make a payment after 4 pm with your cashier check or money order prior to our office closing, we will process your payment the following business day.  Our clerks will mail you a receipt to the Last Known Address on file if this occurs.

 Our office will be closed to the public on Thursday, July 29th of 2021 from 11:00 AM through 1:00 PM.  We will be re-opening to the public at 1:00 PM. 

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.

 

 Click here for a list of County Holidays

 

** Please be advised if you are emailing a clerk for Bastrop county Justice of the Peace Precinct 1, their response may be sent to your SPAM or JUNK email. Check those folders in  your email periodically. **

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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