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    Justice of the Peace Court 2
    Arlington Subcourthouse

    Judge Mary Tom Cravens Curnutt

    Judge Mary Tom Cravens Curnutt

    Welcome to the website of your Precinct 2 Justice Court in the heart of historic Downtown Arlington!  As your Judge, I am honored to preside over one of the busiest and most productive courts in all of Texas.  Our Court handles close to 10,000 filings annually in areas such as Evictions, Civil Small Claims, Debt Cases, and Class C offenses including Traffic and Failure to Attend School.

    In addition, our Court holds many Administrative Hearings including Towing, Property Seizures, Driver’s License Suspensions, Handgun License Revocations and Essential Needs Licenses.

    Our Court is also happy to perform Marriages.

    We are committed to serving the citizens of Tarrant County Precinct 2 by providing fair, efficient, effective and economical resolutions to all things handled by our Court.


    Judge Mary Tom Curnutt

    Important 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, return to show proof of graduation or report card, or any other requirements set by the Court or the Criminal District Attorney's Office are due or will be accepted. The Court is in the process of expunging all records.This does not change the status of Parent Contributing to Non-Attendance cases.

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    Office Info

    Southeast Subcourthouse
    700 E. Abram, Suite 200
    Arlington, Texas 76010

    Phone: 817-548-3925
    Fax: 817-850-2347
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    Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    All filings and payments must be received at least 30 minutes prior to close of business.


    All filings must be in triplicate, otherwise each copy made by the court is $1 per page (see copy request fees).


    Effective September 1, 2015, the offense of Failure to Attend School is repealed along with the designation of truancy as Conduct Indicating a Need for Supervision. Following these changes, Chapter 65 of the Family Code is created, which identifies the procedures and rules for handling truant conduct as a civil procedure in a truancy court.

    All offenses for Failure to Attent School prior to September 1, 2015, are to be expunged under section 45.0541 of the Code of Criminal Procedure. The court in which the individual was convicted or a complaint for a truancy offense was filed shall order the conviction, complaints, verdicts, sentences and other documents relating to the offense -- including any documents in the possession of a school district or law enforcement agency -- to be expunged from the individual's record.

    Effective September 1, 2015, truancy court procedures and proceedings in cases involving allegations of truant conduct are provided in Chapter 65 of the Family Code. Other areas of law associated with truant conduct have seen amended or repealed: Code of Criminal Procedure, Family Code, Education Code, Government Code, Penal Code, and Texas Rules of Civil Procedure.