Ralph Swearingin Jr.
Mary Tom CurnuttSoutheast Subcourthouse
700 East Abram Street, Suite 200
Arlington, Texas 76010
Southlake Government Complex
Sergio L. De Leon
Fort Worth Police
Lisa R. Woodard
EFFECTIVE September 1, 2017
Effective September 1, 2017, a $5 fee will be added to any civil action or proceeding requiring a filing fee; per Senate Bill 42 (Section 51.971), the Judicial and Court Personnel Training Fee.
The Court's efile provider is currently working to create a category to accept the $5 fee by the September 1 date. Until such category is created, any case filed without the $5 fee added will be rejected. Please contact the court for further information.
House Bill 2398 [84(R) -2015] mandates the expunction of all Failure to Attend School cases as of September 1, 2015. Accordingly, all such cases are dismissed as of that date. No payments, community service or other requirements by the courts or Criminal District Attorney’s Office are due or will be accepted. The courts are in the process of expunging all records. This does not change the status of Parent Contributing to Non-Attendance cases.
The Justice Court is commonly known as the “People’s Court”.
There are eight Justice Courts in Tarrant County. The Justice Court is a trial court for both civil cases (jurisdictional limit is $10,000), and many different types of misdemeanor criminal cases. Your Justice Court Judge also serves as an Administrative Hearing Judge. Each Judge is elected to a four-year term by the voters in that precinct.
Finally, the most common question: Can I still get married by the Justice of the Peace? Yes. Please contact the individual court for details and scheduling.
NOTE: Due to the file size of the precincts map (6.3MB), it may require a longer download time.
County Telephone Operator 817-884-1111
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