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JP Precinct 5

The Honorable Nicholas Chu

CURRENT COURT OPERATIONS

READ THE JP5 LIMITED-SERVICE NOTICE EFFECTIVE MARCH 2021
LEA EL AVISO DE SERVICIO LIMITADO DE JP5 A PARTIR DE MARZO DE 2021

Due to health and safety concerns regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), JP5 is operating by appointment only until further notice.
Almost all business can be conducted remotely.

Hours for Scheduled Appointments:
Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Civil Department:
512-854-9049 (Option 4), [email protected]

Criminal Department:
512-854-9049 (Option 3), [email protected]

Weddings:
512-854-9049, [email protected]

REFER TO CURRENT COVID-19 NOTICES, FORMS & RELATED EMERGENCY ORDERS

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Nick Chu became Justice of the Peace for Precinct Five in May of 2017. Previously, Judge Chu served as an Assistant District Attorney with the Travis County District Attorney’s Office. He had also served as a chief misdemeanor prosecutor with the Travis County Attorney’s Office. Judge Chu is a community activist and has a long history of local leadership.

Judge Chu is the proud son of immigrants and the grandson of the owner of the first Chinese restaurant in Grapevine, TX. He was raised in Grapevine and is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, where he received his B.A. in Government. He earned his law degree from Baylor Law School. Judge Chu is Travis County's first Asian American Justice of the Peace. Nick and his wife live in Austin with their baby daughter.

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Precinct 5 Justice of the Peace

Criminal
1000 Guadalupe Street Suite 112
Austin, TX 78701 (Map)

Civil
1000 Guadalupe Street Suite 117
Austin, TX 78701 (Map)

Office Hours
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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JP5 reserves the right to adjust filing fees. Fees may be adjusted contingent on the accuracy of “Filing Codes” or “Optional Services” elected by the filer.

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 3.5 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $10.39.

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