Justice of the Peace Precinct 4

Public Notice

To protect the health and safety of court staff and the public, the Justice of the Peace Precinct 4 is currently holding trials and hearings remotely using Zoom. If you are scheduled for trial or hearing and you are not admitted to your Zoom meeting within 3 minutes of the start time, call the court immediately. 

Civil cases can be filed electronically using EFILE TEXAS to file your own petition or Texas Guide and File to create and file your petition online. Eviction petitions must be accompanied by the CARES Act Affidavit, Landlord’s CDC Declaration, Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act Affidavit, and Certificate of Last Known Address (available on the forms page). 

Criminal/traffic cases can also be handled electronically (unless the defendant is 16 years old or younger). Please call the court for details regarding your case. 

The front office is open to the public during normal business hours. Visitors are asked to wear masks in compliance with Governor Abbott’s order, and to maintain safe social distancing. Please contact the court if you have any questions or concerns.

The court’s docket is available at the JP & County Court Calendar. Select Judicial Officer in the Search by field, then choose Hughey, Harris. Select your date range, and click Search.

Civil Filings

Civil filings must be filed 30 minutes prior to closing.