The Texas Justice of the Peace courts are the lower courts in Texas that handle minor criminal and minor civil cases. Justice of the Peace courts can play a major role in a Texas landlord’s life as they handle landlord/tenant law and will oversee any disputes between the two.
As a landlord, if you ever need to file an eviction you will want to file your petition with the appropriate Justice of the Peace court that presides over the area in which your rental home is located. So how do landlords find out which precinct their property is located in quickly? It’s simple!
Depending on whether your rental home is located in Travis County or Williamson County there will be two different resources you use to discover which court your rental property is associated with.
Both County’s offer a tool on their website that will allow you to search your Austin rental home and see the corresponding court. After a simple search you’ll know exactly which court and which Justice you’ll need to visit for matters like eviction, small claims, etc.
Questions about your rental property or your Justice of the Peace court? Contact our team of Austin property managers today!