JP Precinct 1

IMPORTANT NOTICE MUST READ:

Justice of the Peace Precinct One is closed until further notice, but we are assisting customers by appointment only – Mon. to Thur., 9 am to 1 pm. Call 512-854-7700 or send an email to [email protected] to schedule an appointment. Walk-up customers will be rescheduled if an opening is not available.

Note:

  • All non-essential court proceedings will be rescheduled until after December 31, 2020
  • All evictions (commercial and residential) are rescheduled until December 31, 2020
  • No writs of possession shall be issued until December 31, 2020
  • Class C ticket appearances are rescheduled until December 31, 2020
  • No warrants for failing to appear to court for traffic tickets will be issued until December 31, 2020

Please read:

FORMS FOR ESSENTIAL COURT PROCEEDINGS

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Judge Yvonne Michelle Williams was elected to the office of Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1 Travis County in November 2010. Taking the bench in January 2011, Judge Williams is the first change in this bench in 35 years.

Judge Williams comes to Precinct One after serving as an Associate Municipal Court Judge for the City of Austin for 3 years. Earning her law degree from the University of Houston Law School, Judge Williams started her legal career as a civil rights trial attorney in the federal courts in the 1980's.

She has been in Austin since 1989 where she served as a briefing attorney for Judge Morris Overstreet on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, a hearings officer for the then Texas Workers' Compensation Commission for over 5 years, a practicing attorney for that agency before the State Office of Administrative Hearings for several years, and finally appointed to the Austin municipal court.

In addition to her judicial responsibilities, Judge Williams currently teaches legal writing at Austin Community College.

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Information for Self-Represented Litigants

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Justice of the Peace Precinct 1

4717 Heflin Lane, Suite 107, Austin, Texas 78735 (Map)

Hours: Monday-Friday 8-5; Wednesdays until 7 p.m.

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Notice - If the filing fees (including copies for e-filing) are not sufficient to continue with the case filing, JP1 reserves the right to adjust the payment and/or fees to cover all court costs

TAX RATE: TRAVIS COUNTY ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR'S TAX RATE. THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 3.6 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $11.00.
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