JP Precinct 5

On Friday, January 19, 2018, the Justice of the Peace, Pct. 5 office will be closed from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. for a staff meeting. Our Reduction Satellite office at the Criminal Justice Center will have modified hours of 8:15– 11:15 a.m.

The Honorable Nicholas Chu


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 are expecting their first child the fall of 2017.


Precinct 5 Justice of the Peace

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

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

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

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