Jefferson County Justice of the Peace Courts (2024)

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Learn the virtual court procedures, who you need to contact, and more about the Jefferson County Justice of the Peace Courts.

Last Updated on April 26, 2023

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Justice of the Peace (JP) Courts handle civil and criminal cases, including small claims (amount is $20,000 or less), justice court, and administrative hearings. These are lawsuits over debts, evictions, car accidents, unlawful towing, and property issues. Most JP’s perform marriage ceremonies as well.

This guide contains information on all Jefferson County JP Courts.

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Research Tips

Read our articles on Zoom and how to use it to prepare for your hearing. You should also read the following documents from the Jefferson County Court Administrator:

Common questions about Jefferson County

The Jefferson County Justice of the Peace Courts are in six precincts across Jefferson County. The city website provides a county map showing each precinct’s geographic area of jurisdiction.

You can use the Jefferson County Portal to access case information after creating an account.

You can read How to E-Fileand use the guide I want to electronically file (e-file) my documents to learn about E-Filing. Not every Justice Court may allow e-filing, read about your specific court’s procedures to learn more.

This will differ in each Justice Court. Check your Justice Court’s page to see if you can make an online payment in your case.

Instructions & Forms

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Honorable Naomi Doyle

1085 Pearl Street
Room 105
Beaumont, Texas 77701

Phone: (409) 835-8522
Fax: (409) 835-8523

Hours: Monday–Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This information is current as of March 27, 2023.

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings?What platform are they using?Are there any exceptions?
Unknown.Zoom.Contact the court for information.

You can visit Justice Court Pct. 1-1's webpage for the most up-to-date information.

Yes. You can make payments online through the Jefferson County Justice of the Peace Court Payment Portal. You can visit Justice Court Pct. 1-1's Fees, Payments and Warrants page to see lists of civil and service fees and access the Online Justice Court Payments.

All documents must be e-filed or filed in person or by mail with the court. Contact the court for information on filing a case. You can find many of the forms used in Justice Court matters on the court’s Civil and Criminal Forms and Documents page.

Contact the court to schedule a hearing.

Possibly. Depending on the complexity of the matter, type of hearing, and the situation, the court will use its discretion to permit virtual hearings. Contact the court to see if you can schedule a virtual hearing.

Court staff will contact you after your hearing is set with instructions for the hearing, including how evidence is submitted and presented to the court.

No. All jury trials are held in person only.

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns.

If you have any questions concerning your case or court procedures, contact the Associate Court Administrator, Diana Ramirez, at (409) 835-8522 or Diana.Ramirez@jeffcotx.us.

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Honorable Benjamin Collins Sr.

1085 Pearl Street
Room 104
Beaumont, Texas 77701

Phone: (409) 835-8457
Fax: (409) 839-2393

Hours: Monday–Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This information is current as of March 27, 2023.

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings?What platform are they using?Are there any exceptions?
Unknown.Zoom.Contact the court for information.

You can visit Justice Court Pct. 1-2's webpage for the most up-to-date information.

Yes. You can make payments online through the Jefferson County Justice of the Peace Court Payment Portal found on the court’s website.

All documents must be e-filed or filed in person or by mail with the court. Contact the court for information on filing a case. You can find many of the forms used in Justice Court matters on the court’s homepage.

Contact the court to schedule a hearing.

Possibly. Depending on the complexity of the matter, type of hearing, and the situation, the court will use its discretion to permit virtual hearings. Contact the court to see if you can schedule a virtual hearing.

Court staff will contact you after your hearing is set with instructions for the hearing, including how evidence is submitted and presented to the court.

No. All jury trials are held in person only.

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns.

If you have any questions concerning your case or court procedures, contact the Associate Court Administrator, Donna Henry, at (409) 835-8457 or Donna.Henry@jeffcotx.us.

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Honorable Joseph L. Guillory II

525 Lakeshore Drive
Port Arthur, Texas 77640

Phone: (409) 983-8325
Fax: (409) 989-3680

Hours: Monday–Friday; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed for lunch 12–1 p.m.)

Watch Justice Court Pct. 2’s court live stream on YouTube.

This information is current as of March 27, 2023.

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings?What platform are they using?Are there any exceptions?
Unknown.Zoom.Contact the court for information.

You can visit Justice Court Pct. 2's webpage for the most up-to-date information.

Yes. You can make payments online through the Jefferson County Justice of the Peace Court Payment Portal found on the court’s website.

All documents must be e-filed or filed in person or by mail with the court. Contact the court for information on filing a case. You can find many of the forms used in Justice Court matters on the court’s homepage.

Contact the court to schedule a hearing.

Possibly. Depending on the complexity of the matter, type of hearing, and the situation, the court will use its discretion to permit virtual hearings. Contact the court to see if you can schedule a virtual hearing.

Court staff will contact you after your hearing is set with instructions for the hearing, including how evidence is submitted and presented to the court.

No. All jury trials are held in person only.

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns.

If you have any questions concerning your case or court procedures, contact the Associate Court Administrator, Tina Moreau, at (409) 983-8325 or Tina.Moreau@jeffcotx.us.

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Honorable Justin Chesson

19217 F.M. 365
Beaumont, Texas 77705

Phone: (409) 434-5460
Fax: (409) 794-1637

Hours: Monday–Friday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This information is current as of March 27, 2023.

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings?What platform are they using?Are there any exceptions?
Unknown.Zoom.Contact the court for information.

You can visit Justice Court Pct. 4's webpage for the most up-to-date information.

Yes. You can make payments online through the Jefferson County Justice of the Peace Court Payment Portal found on the court’s website.

All documents must be e-filed or filed in person or by mail with the court. Contact the court for information on filing a case. You can find many of the forms used in Justice Court matters on the court’s homepage.

Contact the court to schedule a hearing.

Possibly. Depending on the complexity of the matter, type of hearing, and the situation, the court will use its discretion to permit virtual hearings. Contact the court to see if you can schedule a virtual hearing.

Court staff will contact you after your hearing is set with instructions for the hearing, including how evidence is submitted and presented to the court.

No. All jury trials are held in person only.

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns.

If you have any questions concerning your case or court procedures, contact the Associate Court Administrator, Lynette Hensley, at (409) 434-5460 or Lynette.Hensley@jeffcotx.us.

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Honorable Ransom “Duce” Jones

1225 Pearl Street
Suite 118
Beaumont, Texas 77701

Phone: (409) 839-2333
Fax: (409) 839-2303

Hours: Monday–Friday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This information is current as of March 27, 2023.

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings?What platform are they using?Are there any exceptions?
Unknown.Zoom.Contact the court for information.

You can visit Justice Court Pct. 6's webpage for the most up-to-date information.

Yes. You can make payments online through the Jefferson County Justice of the Peace Court Payment Portal found on the court’s website.

All documents must be e-filed or filed in person or by mail with the court. Contact the court for information on filing a case. You can find many of the forms used in Justice Court matters on the court’s homepage.

Contact the court to schedule a hearing.

Possibly. Depending on the complexity of the matter, type of hearing, and the situation, the court will use its discretion to permit virtual hearings. Contact the court to see if you can schedule a virtual hearing.

Court staff will contact you after your hearing is set with instructions for the hearing, including how evidence is submitted and presented to the court.

No. All jury trials are held in person only.

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns.

If you have any questions concerning your case or court procedures, contact the Associate Court Administrator, Deidra F. Jackson, at (409) 839-2333 or Deidra.Jackson@jeffcotx.us.

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Honorable Brad Burnett

7933 Viterbo Road
Suite 1
Beaumont, Texas 77705

Phone: (409) 719-5900
Fax: (409) 724-2148

Hours: Monday–Friday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Watch Justice Court Pct. 7’s court live stream on YouTube.

This information is current as of March 27, 2023.

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings?What platform are they using?Are there any exceptions?
Unknown.Zoom.Contact the court for information.

You can visit Justice Court Pct. 7's webpage for the most up-to-date information.

Yes. You can make payments online through the Jefferson County Justice of the Peace Court Payment Portal found on the court’s website.

All documents must be e-filed or filed in person or by mail with the court. Contact the court for information on filing a case. You can find many of the forms used in Justice Court matters on the court’s homepage.

Contact the court to schedule a hearing.

Possibly. Depending on the complexity of the matter, type of hearing, and the situation, the court will use its discretion to permit virtual hearings. Contact the court to see if you can schedule a virtual hearing.

Court staff will contact you after your hearing is set with instructions for the hearing, including how evidence is submitted and presented to the court.

No. All jury trials are held in person only.

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns.

If you have any questions concerning your case or court procedures, contact the Associate Court Administrator, Denise Roccaforte, at (409) 719-5900 or Denise.Roccaforte@jeffcotx.us.

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Honorable Tom Gillam III

525 Lakeshore Drive
Port Arthur, Texas 77640

Phone: (409) 983-8330
Fax: (409) 989-3670

Hours: Monday–Friday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This information is current as of March 27, 2023.

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings?What platform are they using?Are there any exceptions?
Unknown.Zoom.Contact the court for information.

You can visit Justice Court Pct. 8's webpage for the most up-to-date information.

Yes. You can make payments online through the Jefferson County Justice of the Peace Court Payment Portal found on the court’s website.

All documents must be e-filed or filed in person or by mail with the court. Contact the court for information on filing a case. You can find many of the forms used in Justice Court matters on the court’s homepage.

Contact the court to schedule a hearing.

Possibly. Depending on the complexity of the matter, type of hearing, and the situation, the court will use its discretion to permit virtual hearings. Contact the court to see if you can schedule a virtual hearing.

Court staff will contact you after your hearing is set with instructions for the hearing, including how evidence is submitted and presented to the court.

No. All jury trials are held in person only.

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns.

If you have any questions concerning your case or court procedures, contact the Associate Court Administrator, Larkisha Clayton, at (409) 983-8330 or Larkisha.Clayton@jeffcotx.us.

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