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- Due to the El Paso Declaration of Local Disaster for the Public Health Emergency announcement by County Judge Ricardo Saminago regarding COVID-19 our office is closed but, we are working remotely. All filings can be filed by E-file or USA mail. (No Refunds). All hearings will be schedule at the time that restrictions are lifted. Traffic ticket payments can be pay Electronically via El Paso County Web Online Services.

Important Notice Must Read:

Due to health and safety concerns regarding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4 Will be operating with limited operations until further notice.

• all non-essential court proceedings will be rescheduled until after June 8, 2020
• all evictions (commercial and residential) are rescheduled until after June 22, 2020
• No writs of possession will be issued until June 22, 2020
• No warrants for failing to appear to court for traffic citations will be issued until after June 1, 2020
• No warrants will be exercised until after June 1, 2020

(*All dates are subject to change as we continue to keep health and safety concerns our main priority)

If you need to reach the court, please contact us at (915) 538-1600. Please leave a message at any voice prompt and your call will be returned before the end of business on the same day. We can also be reached by email to jp4office@epcounty.com

Please read:

• Standing Order Regarding COVID-19 for the Justices of the Peace, Effective March 18, 2020 (Order No. 1) View more information
• Standing Order Regarding COVID-19 for the Justices of the Peace, Updated April 14, 2020 (Order No. 2) View more information
• Standing Order Regarding COVID-19 for the Justices of the Peace, Dated May 06, 2020 (Order No. 3) View more information
• Standing Order Regarding COVID-19 for the Justices of the Peace, Dated May 19, 2020 (Order No. 4) View more information

You may continue to e-file any petitions by clicking the E-File link above. If you wish to file an “imminent threat” eviction, you may use this form.

Information from The Office of Court Administration:
The CARES Act (coronavirus stimulus bill) contained provisions halting many evictions for tenants in properties covered by a federally-backed mortgage for 120 days from its enactment (from March 27 until July 24). The bill provides a temporary moratorium on evictions for nonpayment of rent or any other amounts due for most residents of federally subsidized apartments, including those supported by HUD, USDA or Treasury (Low Income Housing Tax Credit developments). The bill also institutes a moratorium on filings for evictions for renters in homes covered by federally-backed mortgages for the same period. Remember also that these properties are subject to a 30-day notice to vacate requirement under the CARES Act.

Guidance for Court opening
https://www.txcourts.gov/court-coronavirus-information/court-guidance/
Multifamily Properties Subject to Federal Eviction Moratoriums
https://nlihc.org/federal-moratoriums?ct=t%28update_041720%29

Eviction Petition with Cares affidavit PDF - Word

Justices of the Peace Homepage

Judge Rebeca Bustamante
Judge
Rebeca Bustamante

Contact Information

Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Friday
8:00 am - 11:30 am

Physical Address:
2350 George Dieter
Suite A
EL Paso, Texas 79936
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Phone (915) 538-1600
Fax (915) 538-1601

Constable Precinct 4

Justices of the Peace Directory

Precinct 1 - Robert T. Pearson
Precinct 2 - Brian J. Haggerty
Precinct 3 - Josh Herrera
Precinct 4 - Rebeca Bustamante
Precinct 5 - John Chatman
Precinct 6-1 - Ruben Lujan
Precinct 6-2 - Enedina Nina Serna
Precinct 7 - Stephanie Frietze

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Justice of the PeacePlease be advised that clerks are not permitted to give any legal advice or provide legal forms

Service Fees (effective 9/1/2017):
Small Claims, Repair and Remedy Claims and Debt Claims: $111.00*
Evictions: $146.00*
Writ of Possession: $205.00*
Abstract of Judgment: $5.00
Writ of Execution: $5.00
Jury Fee: $22.00 (must be requested and paid at least 3 days before the trial date)
Appeal Fee $31.00 + Bond Amount (please refer to the court for this amount)(must be posted by the 21st day or 5th day for Evictions after the judgement date)
Subpoena Fee: $65.00
Counter-Claim Fee: $46.00
Writ of Re-entry: $246.00

* includes Constable service fee for one defendant

Claims Process (effective 9/1/2013):
Once claim is filed, defendant will be served with a copy of the suit between 1 to 90 days. Once defendant has been served, they will have until 5:00p.m. on the 14th day after the suit was served on them to file their answer to the suit with the court. It is the responsibility of the Plaintiff to file a request for hearing on the case after this time has lapsed.


Justice of the Peace Local Rules

Legislative Rules for Justice Courts


Forms

Justice Court Civil Case Information Sheet

Petition: Debt Claim Case

Petition: Eviction Case

Petition: Repair and Remedy

Petition: Small Claims

Petition: Writ of Utility Restoration and Petition

Petition: Writ of Re-Entry

Defendant's Original Answer

Notice to Vacate

Information on Debt Claim Cases

Information about Eviction Cases

General Information for Filing your Complaint with JP Court Pct. 4

Small Claims Court Procedures

Suing for Repairs in Justice of the Peace Court

Warning Regarding Notary Services


Staff

Yolanda Enriquez: Court Coordinator - yenriquez@epcounty.com - ext. 1907

Alice Rosas: Office Supervisor - arosas@epcounty.com - ext. 1910

Carmen Maria Diaz: Office Specialist, Senior - cdiaz@epcounty.com - ext. 1902

Claudia B. Fernandez: Office Specialist, Senior - cfernandez@epcounty.com - ext. 1905

April Martinez: Office Specialist, Senior - amartinez@epcounty.com - ext. 1904

Amanda Morales: Juvenile Case Manager - ammorales@epcounty.com - ext. 1906

Ivette G. Velasquez: Office Specialist, Senior - ivelasquez@epcounty.com - ext. 1903


Helpful Links

Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner - Interest Rates

Texas Courts Online

Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid