Precinct Four

Temporary Standing Order Regarding Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

NOTICE EFFECTIVE AS OF 03-25-2020 UNTIL 4-3-2020

The Court strongly encouraging you to make your appearance or conduct your court business by mail or via e-mail. Our office will be closed from March 25, 2020 until April 3,2020. The changes are being made 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