The Following is a list of closures and precautions County Offices and Departments are taking to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19).
We want to reassure the public that Johnson County is working closely with our County Health Authority and other County agencies to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses such as the flu and COVID-19. We are closely monitoring the evolving situation. We are coordinating with the Texas Department of State Health Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), The overall risk of COVID-19 to the general public within our county remains low. While we remain vigilant in our efforts to control the spread of the disease, there will always remain a possibility that we may not be able to prevent this virus from reaching our community. We are also in the middle of flu season and it continues to take its toll. It is imperative for the public to do its part to help prevent the spread of ALL respiratory viruses by following these measures recommended by our health officials:
Precinct 1 Road and Bridge - Fully Operational, but office will be closed to the public. Contact by phone: (817) 202-4101.
Precinct 2 Road and Bridge - Fully Operational, but office will be closed to the public. Contact by phone: (817) 297-1926 or email: PCT2@johnsoncountytx.org
Precinct 3 is currently in operational status at this time. We have closed our office to the public to eliminate person to person contact and reduce the possibility of virus transmission, but we still receive service requests via phone and email. Our goal is to keep our citizens and employees safe.
Precinct 4. Fully Operational, but office will be closed to the public. Contact by phone: (817) 558-9400 or email: PCT4@johnsoncountytx.org
This Standing Order is effective from March 16, 2020 through April 5, 2020.
Following the directives of the Texas Supreme Court, the Court of Criminal Appeals, the Office of Court Administration, the Center for Disease Control, and other authorities, and pursuant to the authority of Chapter 74 of the Texas Government Code, the undersigned Judges enter the following order which is hereby binding upon all who have actual or constructive notice of same.
Absent unforeseen circumstances, the 18th, 249th, and 413th District. County Courts as Law No. 1 and No. 2 will limit court proceedings to essential hearings.
The District Clerk’s Office is fully operational with the limited walk-in access, as listed below, to keep you and our staff safe and healthy. Due to the situation with the COVID-19 Outbreak, the following procedures will be in place for the District Clerk’s Office until further notice:
PRO SE FILINGS: Filings will be accepted by Appointment Only. Please call 817-556-6839 Option 1, or email our office at firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment.
To speak to a Jury Service representative please call 817-202-4000 ext. 1012 or 1034
Felony Collections - No walk in access available. Phone, electronic and mail communication only. Any payments made must be sent by mail as a money order or cashier’s check. No cash payments are accepted by mail. Please mail payments to: Johnson County District Clerk Collections Department; P.O. Box 495; Cleburne, Texas 76033. To call and ask questions concerning your case, please call 817-202-4040.
ALL FELONY COLLECTION ACCOUNTS WILL BE DEFFERRED THROUGH APRIL 20, 2020. NO PAYMENTS ARE DUE UNTIL APRIL 21, 2020
ATTORNEY GENERAL CHILD SUPPORT
Public access will be by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, please call 817 556-6839 Option #2
Public access will be by appointment only. To make an appointment, please call 817-556-6839 Option #1. Electronic requests may be made at email@example.com. You may also phone in a request at 817.556-6839 Option #3.
Our business hours have temporarily changed to M-F 8am - 5pm and closed for lunch 12pm – 1 pm. Please contact your supervision officer at the phone number listed on the website www.johnsoncountytx.org/departments/adult-probation directly for any further instructions.
Juvenile Services – open regular business hours, but with limited/restricted access. Please call ahead, Phone: 817-556-6880.
On March 18, 2020 the Johnson County Courts at Law Numbers One and Two, pursuant to directives of the Texas Supreme Court, Texas Office of Court Administration, are restricting operations to essential functions until April 3, 2020 out of an abundance of caution to reduce the number of gatherings in close quarters due to the COVID-19 virus. The Courts find it is in the best interest of public safety to implement this Temporary Administrative Order Modifying Court Proceedings in Response to COVID-19 for the well-being of attorneys, patients, the court staff and clerk staff.
Protective Orders: Normal hours of operation. However, prior to coming to our office, please read the Protective Order FAQs on the website and then call to talk with a victim coordinator about the application process and to establish if the qualifications for a protective order can be met. General questions regarding protective orders and protective order documents, including an application, can be found on the Johnson County website under County Attorney.
Johnson County Attorney’s Office
Victim Assistance Coordinator
Hot Check Department: Normal hours of operation. Payments for restitution will still be accepted in the office during normal business hours. However, we encourage payments for restitution to be mailed to the Hot Check Department in the form of a cashier’s check or money order. Please call a hot check clerk prior to mailing to ensure the correct amount needed for payment and that your case has been noted in order to avoid any possible warrant.
Merchants can still bring all worthless check complaint documents to our office, but these items can also be mailed. If a signature is needed after processing the claim, a clerk will be in contact. http://www.johnsoncountytx.org/government/county-attorney/hot-checks
In order to assist the public and keep our staff healthy, we are limiting any in-person transactions to appointments only for essential needs at this time.
Passport Acceptance Offices will be closed until further notice.
Request for certified copies of vital records, such as birth, death or marriage certificate will be processed by mail. The forms are located on the county website, www.johnsoncountytx.org under the County Clerk tab. Please call 817-556-6191 Cleburne, or 817-202-2968 Burleson.
Applications for Marriage Licenses will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis for appointment only. Please call 817-556-6191 Cleburne, or 817-202-2968 Burleson.
Request and payment for copies or recording of documents for property may be sent by mail to Johnson County Clerk-Recording, PO Box 1986, Cleburne TX 76033 (will accept cashier’s check or money order-no personal checks) or a title company or licensed Texas attorney may record electronically. Please call 817-556-6310 Cleburne or 817-202-2968 Burleson.
Request and payment for copies or filing for judicial matters may be sent by mail (non-attorney filings) to Johnson County Clerk-Court, PO Box 662, Cleburne TX 76033 or electronically by using the State e-file portal at https://efile.txcourts.gov. For questions, please call 817-556-6323 ext 1316.
Payments for criminal court costs and fines may be sent by mail to:
Johnson County Clerk-Court, PO Box 662, Cleburne TX 76033 (will accept cashier’s check or money order-no personal checks), via the internet at www.officialpayments.com, or by phone at 817-556-6323 ext 1320. Walk-in payments will still be accepted at Guinn Justice Center, 204 S. Buffalo, Room 404, Cleburne TX 76033.
For essential business by appointment, please call the office so the staff may decide the time sensitivity of the issue and proceed with making an appointment for you to personally appear. These appointments will be limited to required parties only.
Johnson County Clerk
Temporary Office Hours by appointment only
Friday, March 20, 2020-until further notice.
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Becky Ivey, Johnson County Clerk
Online Services to Facilitate Social Distancing
With the recent developments regarding COVID-19 and the recommendation for social distancing, we wanted to remind everyone of the services available online and accessible from our website at johnsoncountytx.org. Go to the Government tab and then the County Clerk tab to access important information.
Land records are available for purchase at https://johnson.tx.publicsearch.us/. Request copies of records by mail by following the information on our website at http://www.johnsoncountytx.org/government/county-clerk/land-records-vitals/real-property or by contacting our Deed Records Office at 817-556-6310.
Purchase certified copies of birth, death and marriage records by following the instructions from our website at
http://www.johnsoncountytx.org/government/county-clerk/land-records-vitals/birth-death-and-marriage or by contacting our Vital Records Office at 817-556-6191 Cleburne or 817-202-2968 Burleson.
Purchase Birth or Death records from the State of Texas via the website at Texas.gov or https://txapps.texas.gov/tolapp/ovra/index.htm
Complete Marriage License Applications online from the application link posted on our website or http://johnsontx.eforms.kofile.com/48251/mlformal/
Justice of the Peace 1
Effective March 18, 2020, all scheduled court proceedings (including motion hearings and trials) except for those deemed "essential court proceedings," such as Emergency Mental Detention Warrants, Writs of Re-entry, Writs of Retrieval and Repair and Remedy cases, are suspended until further notice. Upon receiving updated directives, Justice of the Peace Court, Precinct 1, will notify litigants with a court date.
Justice of the Peace 2
Effective March 17, 2020, all scheduled court proceedings (including motion hearings and trials) except for those deemed "essential court proceedings," such as Emergency Mental Detention Warrants, Writs of Re-entry, Writs of Retrieval and Repair and Remedy cases, are suspended until further notice. Upon receiving updated directives, Justice of the Peace Court, Precinct 2, will notify litigants with a court date.
Justice of the Peace 3
DUE TO THE CURRENT SITUATIONS WITH THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK THE FOLLOWING WILL BE IN PLACE FOR THE OFFICE OF JUDGE PAT JACOBS.
Justice of the Peace 4
DUE TO THE CURRENT SITUATIONS WITH THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK THE FOLLOWING WILL BE IN PLACE FOR THE OFFICE OF JUDGE ROBERT SHAW.
The April Tax sale has been canceled.
Closed to public walk-ins. Contact by phone. Paper service may be conducted at the courthouse in our open-air parking lot or at home address by the resident stepping outside in the open-air while observing social distance practices.
Closed to the public until further notice. Can still be reached by phone or email.
Closed to the public until further notice. You can reach us by phone or email. At this time, we will continue day-to-day operations but will do it from a safe distance recommended by the CDC.
The Treasurer’s Office is fully operational, but the office will be closed to the public. Please feel free to contact by phone: 817-556-6341 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
County Tax Assessor Collector
All Johnson County Tax Office locations have suspended in-person services as of March 24, 2020 as a result of COVID-19 for the safety of both the public and our staff.
While our lobbies are not open at this time, Tax Office operations will continue and our services remain available online, by drop box, mail and phone. We are not closed. Employees will continue to work and process transactions received online, by mail and drop box as well as assisting by phone and email.
For more information and how to continue to conduct Tax Office transactions please click here: http://www.johnsoncountytaxoffice.org/Default.asp
The Personnel Office is closed temporarily to the public. All business should be handled through phone 817-556-6350 or email at email@example.com.
In person appointments can be made through the number listed above.
For your safety and ours, and in compliance with Governmental orders, our Johnson County Veteran Services are both closed to walk in’s until further notice. You are important to us, so we will continue to inform and assist you with the same dedication and professionalism while maintaining the strictest confidentiality with all of your information. And instead of in person, we will notify you by mail of our actions on your behalf.
We have also made the following temporary changes:
-All phone calls will be returned during normal working hours.
-We will be interviewing by phone only and will be returning phone calls ASAP.
-All site visits are suspended until further notice.
-For dropping off VA Claim or Healthcare Documentation, please slide it under the office door and it will be retrieved and processed ASAP
-For time sensitive claims and for Compensation and Pension Examinations, please mark your documentation or state in your phone message it is “URGENT” and give us your VA imposed deadline.
VA General Emergency (800) 273-8255
In case of Medical Emergency, please call: 911 OR go to the nearest medical facility
Veterans Crisis Line : 1 (800) 273-8255 and press 1 or www.veteranscrisisline.net/
HANDY PHONE NUMBERS:
Fort Worth VA Healthcare Advocacy (FW): Gina Roberts (817) 730-0400
VA Patient Advocate Lori Babbeau (817) 739-0009
VA Tele Nurse 24/7 ( 888 ) 252-9970
VA: 1 (800) 827-1000
Ft Worth VA Outpatient Clinic 1 (800) 443-9672
Fort Worth Outpatient Clinic Pharmacy (817) 882-6000
Granbury Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) -now moved to 1210 Paluxy Medical Circle, in Granbury, Texas (817) 326-3902
TVC (Texas Veterans Commission) 1 (254) 299-9950 or
TLB- Texas Land Board 1 (800) 252-8387
VA Cemetery in Fort Worth/Dallas 1 (214) 467-3374
Public Works Office is conducting all business online and by phone. We are accepting PDF applications by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
911 Addressing is conducting all business online and by phone. We are accepting applications online.
Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service
Johnson County Extension Office
Closed to public for walk-in business
Please conduct all business by phone or email or request an appointment.