Updated as of 10/27/2022:
Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and in an effort to protect our staff and the community, JP 3-1 created some changes.
Civil filings and criminal filings can be submitted at http://www.efiletexas.gov/ to file electronically.
Filings: The court is accepting filings, pleadings & payments through our web page and through electronic filing or in person. Please visit www.jp.hctx.net for case information and to make payments.
Jury Duty: All Jury Service has been resumed effective January 24, 2022.
Our court staff is available by phone, in person and email to answer any questions you may have.
Persons with COVID-19 or flu-like symptoms, a fever, or who are coughing and sneezing, must contact the court before appearing.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. The health and safety of our community and our staff are of paramount importance.
Judge Joe Stephens
Online ServicesIf you have a criminal or traffic case pending in this court and would like to communicate with the District Attorney’s Office about your case(s), please send an email to the following address: JP3-1HCDA@dao.hctx.net.
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