Tarrant County Justice of the Peace
There are 8 total Justices of the Peace in Tarrant County. Scroll down to read more about the position, qualifications, elections, and who represents you as Justice of the Peace. Positions are precinct based.
Justice of the Peace
“The justice of the peace presides over the justice court in cases involving misdemeanors, small civil disputes, landlord/tenant disputes and more. They also conduct inquests and may perform marriage ceremonies. They hear traffic and other Class C misdemeanor cases punishable by fine only, civil cases with up to $20,000 in controversy, landlord and tenant disputes, truancy cases, and perform magistrate duties, and conduct inquests.” – Texas Association of Counties
The Proposed Annual Maximum Salary for Justice of the Peace as of Oct 1, 2021, is $137,587.32
IMPORTANT NOTE: Justice of the Peace is a precinct based position. Look up what JP represents you here:
A justice of the peace in Texas has the following duties:
- Hears traffic and other Class C misdemeanor cases punishable by fine only
- Hears civil cases with up to $20,000 in controversy
- Hears landlord and tenant disputes
- Hears truancy cases
- Performs magistrate duties
- Conducts inquests
Here are the qualifications for what it takes to run for Justice of the Peace.
There are currently no minimums on education that a person needs to have in order to work as a justice of the peace.
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