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Johnson County is working with The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) in monitoring the new coronavirus disease that is causing an outbreak of respiratory illness worldwide. You can find the current Johnson County offices closures on this page.

Useful Links;

Texas Department of State Health Services

Centers for Disease Control Covid-19

Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center

 

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RESCINDED Johnson County Declaration of Disaster

 

 

The Following is a list of closures and precautions County Offices and Departments are taking to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19).

 

County Judge

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:

Read Full Statement Here

 

Commissioners

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 is Fully Operational.

 

District Courts

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.

Read Full Administrative Order Here.

 

District Attorney

 

District Clerk

The District Clerk’s Office is fully operational with minor changes to our daily procedures due to the COVID-19 Outbreak to keep you and our staff safe and healthy.
Members of the public are strongly encouraged to wear a face mask/covering prior to entering any of the District Clerk’s offices. If anyone appears to present any symptoms, they will be asked to use a face mask, and given one if they do not have one at that time.

OFFICIAL FILINGS
PRO SE FILINGS: Walk in access is once more available. Please call 817-556-6839 Option 1, or email our office at jcdc@jocotx.org for any general questions.

JURY SERVICES
Walk in access is once more available. To speak to a Jury Service representative, we encourage you to please call 817-202-4000 ext. 1012 or 1034  

FELONY COLLECTIONS
Felony Collections - Walk in access is once more available. Phone, electronic and mail communication are still encouraged. Any payments sent by mail must be a money order or cashier’s check. No cash payments are accepted by mail. Our office can only accept cash payments in person only. 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.

ATTORNEY GENERAL CHILD SUPPORT
Walk in access is once more available. To speak to an Attorney General Child Support Clerk, please call 817 556-6839 Option #2

RESEARCH DEPARTMENT
Walk in access is once more available. Electronic requests may be made at jcdc@jocotx.org. You may also phone in a request at 817.556-6839 Option #3.

Adult Probation

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

Juvenile Services – open regular business hours, but with limited/restricted access. Please call ahead, Phone: 817-556-6880.

County Courts

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.

Read Full Administrative Order Here.

 

County Attorney

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.

http://www.johnsoncountytx.org/government/county-attorney/protective-orders

http://www.johnsoncountytx.org/government/county-attorney/download-forms

Johnson County Attorney’s Office

Victim Assistance Coordinator

(817) 556-6334

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

 

County Clerk

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

817-556-6323-Court

817-556-6310-Property

817-556-6191-Birth/Death/Marriage-Cleburne

817-202-2968-Birth/Death/Marriage-Burleson

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.

Read Full Standing Order Here.

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.

Read Full Standing Order Here.

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.

Read Full Standing Order Here.

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.

Read Full Standing Order Here.

 

Constable 1

The April Tax sale has been canceled.

Constable 2

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.

Constable 3

Closed to the public until further notice. Can still be reached by phone or email.

Constable 4

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.

 

County Treasurer

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:  kathyb@johnsoncountytx.org


County Tax Assessor Collector

All Johnson County Tax Office locations are open for normal business.

Personnel

The Personnel Office is closed temporarily to the public. All business should be handled through phone 817-556-6350 or email at per@johnsoncountytx.org.

In person appointments can be made through the number listed above.

 

Veteran Services

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.

FOR EMERGENCIES:
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

Public Works Office is conducting all business online and by phone.  We are accepting PDF applications by email to development@johnsoncountytx.org.

 

911 Addressing

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.

817-556-6370; johnson@ag.tamu.edu