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JP Precinct 5

The Honorable Nicholas Chu

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Civil Department:
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Judge Nicholas Chu was sworn in as Justice of the Peace for Precinct Five in Travis County, Texas, in May of 2017. Previously, Judge Chu served as an Assistant District Attorney with the District Attorney’s Office of Travis County and as a chief misdemeanor prosecutor with the Travis County Attorney’s Office. Judge Chu is the chair of the Texas Supreme Court’s Justice Court COVID-19 Response Working Group, is appointed to the Texas Supreme Court’s Remote Proceedings Task Force, and serves on the executive committee for the American Bar Association’s National Conference of Specialized Court Judges. He is also a volunteer faculty member for the Texas Justice Court Training Center and is a commissioner with Texas Access to Justice Commission.

Judge Chu presided over the nation’s first fully virtual/remote criminal jury trial in August of 2020 and was recognized as 2021’s Judge of the Year by the Justices of the Peace and Constables Association, Texas’ largest association of elected officials.

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

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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)

Business Hours :
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday – Friday

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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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