JP1RR copyRoxanna Rodriguez
Pct.1 Justice of the Peace 

Office: (830) 202-3051
Fax: (830) 483-5111
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212 Center St.
CotullaTX 78014


Office Hours

Monday - Thursday 8:00am to 5:00pm
(Open Thru The Lunch Hour)
Friday 8:00am to 12:00pm

JP 1 Court Access to Video Conference Hearings Information

Application for Copy of Driver Record

Texas Rules of Civil Procedure
Texas Rules of Evidence
Petition for Occupational License
Steps to File Small Claims, Debit Claims and Evictions Cases


Description of Office

The justice of the peace is the legal jurisdiction closest to the average citizen. Justices of the peace hear misdemeanor cases punishable by fine only. The justice court also has authority to hear most civil cases in which the amount in controversy does not exceed $10,000.
The justice of the peace also performs the functions of a magistrate and conducts inquests. In addition, a justice of the peace may issue may issue a variety of civil process, as well warrants for search and arrest. Justices of the peace also conduct preliminary hearings, administer oaths,  perform marriages and serve as a coroner in counties where there is no medical examiner. They can also deal with matters concerning foreclosure of mortgages and enforcement of liens on personal property, as well as landlord-tenant disputes.
As with all elected county officials, the justice of the peace  has ultimate authority over the operations of the office, including the authority to hire and fire personnel and direct their daily activities.  The justice of the peace also has authority to determine how to use all other resources allocated to the office during the budget process.

For more complete information about the duties of a justice of the peace and other county officials, click here