Justice of the Peace Precinct 2

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  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




Note When Contacting A Court

“A judge shall not initiate, permit, or consider ex parte or other communications made to the judge outside the presence of the parties…concerning the merits of a pending or impending judicial proceeding.  A judge shall require compliance with this subsection by court personnel subject to his or her direction and control…”
Code of Judicial Conduct, Canon 3, Section B(8)






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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.


Multifamily Properties Subject to Federal Eviction Moratoriums

The CARES Act provides a temporary moratorium on evictions for most residents of federally subsidized apartments, including those supported by HUD, USDA or Treasury (Low Income Housing Tax Credit developments) as well a moratorium on filings for evictions for renters in homes covered by federally-backed (FHA, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac) mortgages for 120 days after enactment. Click on the link to search a property to verify if it is subject to the CARES Act.




  • Addiction Center – Drunk Driving:  Addiction Center strives to help those with substance abuse disorders by providing information on all aspects of addiction and abuse, including impaired driving.

  • The Cost of Impaired Driving: The experts at MoneyGeek have developed an information sheet outlining the financial and social costs of DWI.

  • Help is available for those with substance abuse problems. The mission of is to equip patients and families with resources and tools to overcome alcohol addiction and lead a lifetime of recovery.

  • Governor’s Highway Safety Association: GHSA provides leadership and advocacy for state highway safety offices that implement programs to address impaired driving and other traffic safety issues.

  • Interactive Precinct Maps: Click here to view an interactive map of the Johnson County Precincts.

  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD): Founded by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, MADD is the largest nonprofit in the country working to prevent impaired driving.

  • My Car Does What: A national campaign to help educate drivers on new vehicle technologies designed to prevent crashes.

  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: NHTSA is responsible for reducing deaths, injuries and economic losses resulting from motor vehicle crashes. This is accomplished by setting and enforcing safety performance standards for motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment, and through grants to state and local governments to enable them to conduct effective local highway safety programs.

  • National Safety Council: The National Safety Council saves lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the roads through leadership, research, education and advocacy.

  • Recall Report: Reports and updates on new dangerous drugs.

  • Road Wise RX: This tool, developed by AAA, provides the potential impairment effects that prescription drugs can have on a driver.

  • Self Represented Litigants:

  • Stop Impaired Driving: This organization seeks to work cooperatively to save lives, prevent injuries, and reduce traffic-related healthcare and economic costs resulting from impaired driving (alcohol and other drugs). They collaborate with many criminal justice and community organizations to sponsor impaired driving campaigns. The website contains a wealth of resources to help combat impaired driving.

  • Teens in the Driver’s Seat: Started in 2002, Teens in the Driver Seat is the first peer-to-peer program for teens that focuses solely on traffic safety and addresses all major risks for this age group.

  • Texas Department of Transportation: TxDOT is a government agency responsible for overseeing all transportation in Texas.