JP Precinct 1


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 512-854-7709 or send an email to [email protected] to schedule an appointment. Walk-up customers will be rescheduled if an opening is not available.


  • All non-essential court proceedings will be rescheduled until after September 30, 2020
  • All evictions (commercial and residential) are rescheduled until September 30, 2020
  • No writs of possession shall be issued until September 30, 2020
  • Class C ticket appearances are rescheduled
  • No warrants for failing to appear to court for traffic tickets will be issued until September 30, 2020

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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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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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