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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.

 

Josie Rodriguez
Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 Clerk

Naomi Gonzales
Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 Clerk

** 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. **

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Check the status of your citation. Has it been filed into our Court by the officer?
PLEASE NOTE: If after using the instructions below, your violation is not showing up as reported to our Court, then understand that the Court will be extending your Appearance Date. The Appearance Date that is listed on your citation is not valid if your citation has not yet been filed into the Court by the officer. A new Appearance Date (aka: your decision on how to take care of the ticket Due Date) will be generated by the Court if your case is not showing in the system. We cannot generate a new Appearance Date until the case is filed into the Court by the Officer.
If after using the instructions below, your citation is not shown as filed into the Court, follow up weekly using these instructions. If your case does not show in the system 2 days prior to your “original Appearance Date”, then feel free to call our Court. **Remember: The original Appearance Date on your citation will be extended if the citation is not filed into the Court in a timely manner by the officer.

Click HERE to access Criminal Case Records

Change the “Search By:” field to Citation
Enter your citation number exactly as it is shown on your ticket.
When the result appears, click on the blue “Case Number” shown on the left hand side.
This will bring you to the case details. Please ensure you have read your options listed on the Plea Sheet under Forms prior to making any payments. Understand that if you choose to pay the violation in full, this will result in a No Contest or Guilty plea reported to DPS and Insurance Companies. If you choose to pay in full, you can make a payment online with a credit card using the Payments option under QuickLinks.

PLEASE NOTE:
If by entering in the citation number and no result is found, then do a secondary search by:
Go back on your Browser to bring you to the search screen again.
Change in the “Search By:” field to Defendant.
Enter your personal information as it is shown on the citation and click Search. Only enter information in the Party Information and Date of Birth fields.
If a result occurs, click on the Case # on the left side.

                                                                                                                                                                                                         

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.

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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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