Honorable Jeff Monk
Johnson County Sub-Courthouse
247 Elk Drive, Suite 107
Burleson, Texas 76028
Phone: (817) 202-4000 - Extension 2543
Fax: (817) 447-5911
Welcome To Precinct 2
The justice of the peace is the legal jurisdiction closest to the average citizen.
Section 19 of Article 5 of the Texas Constitution provides that: justice of the peace courts have original jurisdiction in criminal matters of misdemeanor cases punishable by fine only and such other jurisdiction as may be provided by law. Original jurisdiction is the authority to accept a case at its inception, try it and pass judgment based upon the laws and facts. This is distinguished from appellate jurisdiction which is jurisdiction to review a court's action. The justice of the peace performs the functions of a magistrate and conducts inquests.
A justice of the peace may issue warrants for search and arrest, conduct preliminary hearings, administers oaths, perform marriages and serve as a coroner in counties where there is no provision for a medical examiner. The justice court also functions as a small claims court in civil matters in which exclusive jurisdiction is not in district or county court and the amount in controversy does not exceed $10,000. They can also deal with matters concerning foreclosure of mortgages and enforcement of liens on personal property.
Monthly OCA Appointments & Fees Reports
Occupational Driver's License Forms
**NOTICE: If you are wishing to file an Eviction, Small Claims or Debt Claim, in addition to the petition, a Civil Case Information Sheet is required with all filings.**
- Answer - Civil - Blank
- Application for Writ of Execution
- Criminal Trial Information Sheet
- If the Defendant Lives Outside of Johnson County
- Inability to Afford Court Costs - Civil
- Justice Court Civil Information Sheet
- Open Records Request
- Petition -- Debt Claim Case
- Petition -- Eviction Case
- Petition -- Small Claims
- Plea Form - Blank
- Upfront Plea Instructions
SR-62 (Notice of Unsatisfied Judgment) for Texas Department of Public Safety
An accident that occurred on a public highway as defined in Section 601.162 and did not occur on private property. Request is made of the Department of Public Safety to enforce the Texas Motor Vehicle Safety Responsibility Act under the provisions of Sections 601.331 and 601.332 of the Texas Transportation Code.