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JP2 Office Now Open to the Public

Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4 p.m. Closed the second Monday of each month.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO LIMIT CONTACT DUE TO COVID-19, YOU MAY:

1) Call the court at 512-260-4210 to speak to an employee or email the court at [email protected].

2) All civil case filings including: petitions, answers, and other civil documents may be filed using E-File.  More information can be found here: https://efile.txcourts.gov/ofsweb

3) Go to www.wilco.org/payjp2 to plea no contest and pay your citation in full,  or get more information on alternative payment options.

4) Mail your documents and payments to 350 Discovery Blvd., Ste 204, Cedar Park, TX 78613.

5) Forms, including plea forms and driver safety course requests, may be downloaded under the Information and Forms link and submitted by email to [email protected], faxed to 512-260-4215 or by mail.

 
Tenant Assistance

COVID19 has affected all of our lives.  We grieve the loss of loved ones and those who have suffered physically.  We pray that each of you find Peace and Healing.  There are many who suffer financially as well.  A list of organizations willing to assist with rent and/or utilities in Precinct 2 (western corridor of Williamson County) is provided in hopes of avoiding an eviction.  The list will be updated as information is available.

Salvation Army Williamson County Service Center

1930 S. Austin Avenue, Suite 101

Georgetown, TX  78626

512-943-8421

(food, rent and utility assistance)

(Seen on a referral basis from other local agencies)

Operation Outreach Liberty Hill

1401 HWY 183

Leander, TX  78641

512-778-4175  -  Food pantry and thrift store.  Clothing and household items.  Financial assistance to residents of Liberty Hill ISD for help with utilities, prescription drugs and auto fuel [email protected][email protected]

Hill Country Bible Church

12124 Ranch Road 620 N

Austin, TX 78750

512-331-5050

[email protected]

Bethany United Methodist Church

10010 Anderson Mill Road

Austin, TX 78750

512-258-6017

www.bethany-umc.org

(food, rent and utility assistance)

 
 
Justice of the Peace Edna Staudt, Precinct Two

Judge Staudt is originally from Austin, married with six children and nine grandchildren.  Her desire to serve the families of Williamson County led her to run for office in 1994. She has served diligently since that time. In addition, she has served on numerous boards, including the Williamson County Jail Bond Board, Child Fatality Review Team, Safe and Drug Free Schools Committee, Agape Pregnancy Resource Center, YMCA of Twin Lakes, Central Texas Justice of the Peace and Constable Association, and Hope Connections Pregnancy Resource Center of Leander. She is also an active member of the Chamber of Commerce in Cedar Park, Leander, and Liberty Hill. She attends Williamson County Cowboy Church where she and her husband assist with music.

She partnered with the Greater Williamson County /YMCA in 1997 to create the first Teen Court program in Williamson County that serves any student willing to learn the Judicial System. This leadership program has provided defendants the opportunity to keep their criminal record clear of convictions.

Seeing the need for resources to address family problems, Judge Staudt created the Justice Court Mentoring Program which networks with local businesses and ministries to assign mentors to troubled teens in her court. The Justice Court Mentoring Program has served hundreds of students providing the support to finish school and make positive choices. She speaks regularly to civic groups and students educating on laws and policy and has sponsored numerous programs to address the issues seen regularly in Justice Court.

With a competent staff of ten court clerks, she officiates over a Criminal Docket, Civil Docket, Death Inquests, Wedding Ceremonies, and a large variety of miscellaneous duties.

 
Justice of the Peace Court Limited to Essential Proceedings

The Texas Supreme Court has waived all statutory time limits.  As a result, all Justices of the Peace in Williamson County issue the following notice, effective immediately. Below are highlights from the notice.

  • All scheduled court proceedings, except for “essential court proceedings” prior to May 11, 2020, will be reset to another date.  Each court will be in contact with litigants.  This includes all civil cases, criminal cases, evictions, miscellaneous hearings, and jury trials.
  • Essential court proceedings include writs of re-entry, writs of retrieval, writs of restoration, writs of repair and remedy that materially affect the physical health or safety of a tenant, death inquests, and weddings.
  • Citations with an appearance date prior to May 11, 2020, have been extended to May 31, 2020.  No warrants due to failing to appear from March 13, 2020, to May 31, 2020, will be issued.
 
 
 
Repeal of the Driver Responsibility Program

Below is a link to an FAQ page the Department of Public Safety has created in response to the appeal.

Click here to learn more.