The rules (PDF) relating to practice before Justice Courts are found at Part V of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure.
**Be advised that neither the Justices nor their Clerks can give legal advice.** **For self-represented litigants, please visit the Texas Justice Court Training Center for related information.**
Petition Support Forms The following form is required to be submitted with each filed petition.
Class C Misdemeanor Justice of the Peace courts also adjudicate the class C misdemeanor criminal cases which are filed in their courts by the various state and county agencies, which are authorized to write citations, for example:
Department of Public Safety
Health and Water Departments
School Attendance Offices
Other Duties A Justice of the Peace duties also include matters such as:
Driver's license suspension hearings
Deed restriction cases
Disposition of stolen property hearings
A Justice of the Peace is also a magistrate and those duties include matters such as:
adult and juvenile magistrate's warnings (on all classes of criminal offenses)