Precinct Two

Court Operating Plan for Ellis County

NOTICE EFFECTIVE AS OF 03-20-2020 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

NOTICE EFFECTIVE AS OF 05-18-2020

Justice of the Peace Pct. 2 is now open to the public. The court recommends you wear a mask when entering the building, but not required. Only 3 people are allowed in the building at one time. We are only allowing a maximum of 2 individuals per citation or filing. If you have more than two individuals with you, please have them wait in the car. We are still using social distancing, so please stand on the markings to distance yourself from others. If you have been or feel sick, please do not enter until you are well again. Prior to entering the court room, you will have your temperature taken. The court is wanting to keep our community and staff safe and well. Thank you for your understanding.

For more information or updates please contact us at:

972-825-5022 or via e-mail justicecourt2@co.ellis.tx.us


Duties

The Justice of the Peace for precinct two 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