Justice of the Peace Precinct 4
Judge Stacy Hackenberg
211 W 6th St
Taylor, Texas 76574
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Phone: (512) 352-4155
Metro Phone:;(512) 365-8922


Justice of the Peace Precinct 4 will be closed from Monday, May 13, 2019 through Friday, May 17, 2019 for administrative training.

Justice of the Peace Stacy Hackenberg, Precinct Four

Judge Hackenberg headshotStacy Hackenberg holds a master's degree in Mass Communication from Southern New Hampshire University and a bachelor’s of Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin. Before being elected in 2018 as Justice of the Peace, she had a long career in training and database marketing. 

She was a Girl Scout troop leader for her two daughters for 13 years. She worked with their BSA Venturing Crew and helped found the Baden Powell Scouting Association’s 7th Trailblazers group in 2013. She also was a volunteer and paid instructor for the American Red Cross, teaching everything from Wilderness First Aid Basics to Babysitting.

She is active at United Christian Church, a United Church of Christ and Disciples of Christ blended congregation, in Austin. She is former Council Co-Chair for Social Justice. She is a strong advocate for LGBT rights and firm believer in the power of education to improve lives. During the 2017 Texas Legislative session and special session, she testified three times against the bathroom bill. She completed the Pacific School of Religion’s Gender, Sexuality and the Bible Certificate program  to help further her LGBTQ activism.

She lives in Round Rock in a full-to-bursting multi-generational household that includes her husband Tom; daughters Madeline and Catherine; son-in-law Breylin; a housemate; three dogs and three cats.

Justice of the Peace

The office of the Justice of the Peace was created by the Texas Constitution. The Justice presides over Criminal Class C Misdemeanors which include, but are not limited to, offenses found in the Traffic Code, Penal Code, Health and Safety Code, Education Code, Parks and Wildlife Code, and the Alcohol & Beverage Code. Civil Justice Court with a jurisdictional limit of $10,000 and a Small Claims Court with a jurisdictional limit of $10,000. In addition the Justice presides over numerous administrative actions, such as appeals on the concealed handgun permits driver license suspensions, peace bonds, illegal lockouts, illegal towing, magistration, and search warrants. The Justice is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week for emergency mental warrants, search warrants, arrest warrants or death inquests.

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