Important Notice of Fee Increase

Effective Friday, September 1, 2017

Effective September 1, 2017, filing fees collected by the Justice of the Peace Pct. 5 will increase by $5.00. This increase will affect filing fees collected by the Justice of the Peace Pct. 5 on filing of any civil action requiring a filing fee such as petitions and applications to initiate a lawsuit as well as counterclaims, cross-actions, interventions, interpleaders, and third party actions.

The court will accept the previous filing fee amounts if the filing is filed or postmarked prior to September 1, 2017 in accordance with TRCP 500.5(b).

The increase in filing fees is pursuant to SB 42 passed by the 85th Legislature and signed into law on May 27, 2017 with an effective date of September 1, 2017. SB 42 amended Chapter 51, of the Texas Government Code by adding Subchapter N, Section 51.971.


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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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.