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Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2 
Judge Raymah M. Davis

1624 NE Loop 230, Smithville, Texas 78957 | Mailing Address: P.O. Box 5, Smithville, Texas 78957
Phone: (512) 581-7112 | Fax: (512) 332-7227

Office Hours
Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Closed for lunch 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. every day

All Traffic Court pretrial hearings scheduled for March 18, 2020 have been RESCHEDULED to May 13, 2020 (new notices will be mailed out)

Due to the Declaration of National Emergency:


• The Bastrop County Justice of the Peace, Pct. #2 will not be open to Public Walk-Ins starting 03/19/2020 until further notice.

PLEASE BE ADVISED WE WILL BE AVAILABLE BY PHONE (512-581-7112) DURING OFFICE HOURS AND EMAIL.
(Mon – Fri 8 am - 4:00 pm)
www.co.bastrop.tx.us

**If you need to drop something off to our court, use the drop box on outside of the building.**

• Our office is cancelling all Court Dockets with the Exception of Landlord/Tenant Issues until further notice*

New or rescheduled cases (with the exception of Landlord/Tenant Issues) will not be placed on the docket until further notice.

New Filings will still be accepted by the Court to start the procedural process of other actions.

No cases except for Landlord/Tenant issues will be placed on the docket until further notice.


Marilyn Burns
Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 Clerk

Nancy Ragland
Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 Clerk

Diane Guthrie
Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 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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