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Justice of the Peace
Judge Olivia L. Neu

Cooke County Justice Center
320 County Road 451
Gainesville, Texas 76240
Phone: 940-668-5463
Fax: 940-668-5411

Hours of Operation:
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Monday - Friday
Closed from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

***ALL COURT BUSINESS AND HEARINGS ARE HELD AT
THE COOKE COUNTY JUSTICE CENTER
LOCATED AT 320 County Road 451, GAINESVILLE, TEXAS.

***The matters discussed here are for informational purposes only.  Nothing on this site should be construed as legal advice.  For legal advice, you should speak to an attorney.

Useful Links:
Pay traffic Citations Online  Cooke County JP Precinct Map 
Rules of Civil Procedure Justice Court Civil Filing Fee Schedule
Records Request Form
Request Form for Driving Safety Course
   
Office of Court Administration Appointments & Fees Reports



THE FOUR TYPES OF CIVIL CASES IN JUSTICE COURT:

Small Claims: (Governed by Rule 500-507)

A small claims case is a lawsuit brought for the recovery of money damages, civil penalties, personal property, or other relief allowed by law. The claim can be for no more than $10,000, excluding statutory interest and court costs but including attorney fees, if any. 

        
Small Claims Court Information Packet With Forms

Debt Cases: (Governed by Rule 508 and Part V of Civil Procedure)

A debt claim case is a lawsuit brought to recover a debt by an assignee of a claim, a debt collector or collection agency, a financial institution, or a person or entity primarily engaged in the business of lending money at interest. The claim can be for no more than $10,000, excluding statutory interest and court costs but including attorney fees, if any.
        Debt Claim Information
        Debt Claim Petition


Repair and Remedy Cases: (Governed by Rule 509, Chapter 92, Subchapter B of the Property Code)

A repair and remedy case is a lawsuit filed by a residential tenant under Chapter 92, Subchapter B of the Texas Property Code to enforce the landlord's duty to repair or remedy a condition materially affecting the physical health or safety of an ordinary tenant. The relief sought can be for no more than $10,000, excluding statutory interest and court costs but including attorney fees, if any. 
        2013 Repair and Remedy
Petition
        
Evictions: (Governed by Rule 510, Chapter 24 of the Property Code)

An eviction case is a lawsuit brought to recover possession of real property, often by a landlord against a tenant. A claim for rent may be joined with an eviction case if the amount of rent due and unpaid is not more than $10,000, excluding statutory interest and court costs but including attorney fees, if any. All eviction suits must be filed in the Justice of the Peace precinct where the property is located. 
        Eviction Instruction Packet
        Eviction Forms

OTHER CIVIL LINKS:

        Property Code Chapter 94. Manufactured Home Tenancies
        Today's Interest Rate for Civil Judgments



A judge shall  not initiate, permit, or consider ex parte or other communications made to the judge outside the presence of the parties concerning the merits of a pending or impending judicial proceeding.  A judge shall require compliance with this subsection by court personnel subject to his or her direction and control.  Code of Judicial Conduct, Canon 3, Section B. (8)

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