Precinct Four

Court Operating Plan for Ellis County

Temporary Standing Order Regarding Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

NOTICE EFFECTIVE AS OF 05-14-2020

The Court strongly encouraging you to make your appearance or conduct your court business by mail or via e-mail.  Our office is currently open from 8:00 am to 4:00 p.m. and will be assisting one person at a time to limit exposure for the employees and public from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

For more information or updates please contact us at:

972-825-5310 or via e-mail jp4@co.ellis.tx.us


Duties

The Justice of the Peace for precinct four is the legal jurisdiction closest to the citizens of the precinct. A justice of the peace may:

  • Issue warrants for search and arrest
  • Conduct preliminary hearings
  • Administer oaths
  • Perform marriages
  • Serve as a coroner in counties without a medical examiner
  • Enforce liens on personal property
  • Deal with matters concerning foreclosure of mortgages