Justice of the Peace Precincts


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Justices of the Peace have jurisdiction in criminal and civil matters:

  • Civil function is to hold justice court judiciously and as quickly as possible
  • Criminal jurisdiction of the court includes Class C Misdemeanor cases such as bad checks, truancy, fine only traffic offenses, and Parks and Wildlife violations
  • Perform magisterial duties such as accepting criminal complaints, ordering arrests, and issuing search warrants
  • Perform wedding ceremonies

Use the Justice of the Peace / Constable Precinct Search to find your precinct.

Contacting A Court

A judge shall not initiate, permit, or consider ex parte or other communications made to the judge outside the presence of the parties....concerning the merits of a pending or impending judicial proceeding. A judge shall require compliance with this subsection by court personnel subject to his or her direction and control...

Code of Judicial Conduct, Canon 3, Section B. (8).


Do not attempt to contact a judge - by mail, e-mail, phone, or in person - about any pending or potential lawsuit! Doing so may result in serious consequences.