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Texas Government Code - Chapter 27 Justice Courts

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  • Texas Government Code Section 27.001 - Bond
    Each justice of the peace must give a bond payable to the county judge, in an amount of not more than $5,000, and conditioned that ...
  • Texas Government Code Section 27.002 - Commission; Notary
    Each justice of the peace shall be commissioned as justice of the peace of the applicable precinct and ex officio notary public of the county. ...
  • Texas Government Code Section 27.003 - Effect Of Precinct Boundary Changes
    A person who has served as justice of the peace of a precinct for 10 or more consecutive years preceding a change in boundaries of ...
  • Texas Government Code Section 27.004 - Records And Other Property
    (a) Each justice shall arrange and safely keep all dockets, books, and papers transmitted to the justice by the justice's predecessors in office, and all ...
  • Texas Government Code Section 27.005 - Educational Requirements
    (a) For purposes of removal under Chapter 87, Local Government Code, "incompetency" in the case of a justice of the peace includes the failure of ...
  • Texas Government Code Section 27.006 - Collecting Debt For Another; Offense
    (a) A justice commits an offense if the justice: (1) accepts for collection or undertakes the collection of a claim for a debt for another, ...
  • Texas Government Code Section 27.031 - Jurisdiction
    (a) In addition to the jurisdiction and powers provided by the constitution and other law, the justice court has original jurisdiction of: (1) civil matters ...
  • Texas Government Code Section 27.032 - Extraordinary Remedies
    A justice of the peace may issue writs of attachment, garnishment, and sequestration within the justice's jurisdiction in the same manner as judges and clerks ...
  • Texas Government Code Section 27.033 - Other Powers
    A justice of the peace may: (1) exercise jurisdiction over other matters cognizable before a justice of the peace under any law of this state; ...
  • Texas Government Code Section 27.034 - Deed Restriction Jurisdiction
    (a) A justice court has jurisdiction of suits relating to enforcement of a deed restriction of a residential subdivision that does not concern a structural ...
  • Texas Government Code Section 27.051 - Terms Of Court; Place For Holding Court
    (a) Each justice shall hold a term of court for civil business once each month and may transact such business out of termtime as is ...
  • Texas Government Code Section 27.052 - Vacancy Or Absence
    If the office of justice of the peace is vacant in a precinct or if the justice is absent or unable or unwilling to perform ...
  • Texas Government Code Section 27.054 - Exchange Of Benches
    (a) A justice of the peace may hold court for any other justice in any county at the request of that justice. (b) The justices ...
  • Texas Government Code Section 27.055 - Special And Temporary Justices
    (a) If a justice of the peace is disqualified from a civil case, is sick, or is absent from the precinct, the parties may agree ...
  • Texas Government Code Section 27.056 - Clerk
    (a) Each justice of the peace may designate one or more persons to serve as clerk of the justice court. (b) The clerk may administer ...
  • Texas Government Code Section 27.057 - Citation
    A clerk of a justice court may issue citation in the manner provided for justices of the peace by the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure. ...
  • Texas Government Code Section 27.058 - Civil Docket
    Information in the civil docket of a justice of the peace may be processed and stored by the use of electronic data processing equipment, at ...
  • Texas Government Code Section 27.059 - Justice Of The Peace Seal
    (a) The commissioners court shall furnish to each justice of the peace a seal that has a star with five points in the center. The ...
  • Last modified: August 11, 2007