Cameron County – Justice of the Peace

The justice of the peace presides over the court that is most accessible to the average citizen. Justices of the peace hear misdemeanor cases punishable by fine only and can hear most civil cases in which the amount in controversy does not exceed $10,000.

The justice of the peace also performs the functions of a magistrate and conducts inquests. In addition, a justice of the peace may issue warrants for search and arrest. Justices of the peace also issue civil process, conduct preliminary hearings, administer oaths, perform marriages and serve as a coroner in counties where there is no medical examiner. The justice of the peace may also conduct inquests.

The Texas Supreme Court has approved Rules of Practice in Justice Courts which will go into effect on August 31, 2013.

View the new Rules for Justice Court Cases

The Rules of Practice in Justice Courts require the Justice Courts to make the rules of Evidence available for examination.

View the Rules of Evidence
How to Sue in Justice Court

JP PCT #1 Benito “Bo” Ochoa IV

505 Hwy 100 Port Isabel, TX 78578
(956) 943-2520 phone (956) 943-0191 fax.

835 E Levee St, Brownsville, TX 78520
2nd Floor
Brownsville, TX 78520
(956) 544-0857 phone
(956) 548-9573 fax
LSalazar@co.cameron.tx.us

Pay Online:  Justice of the Peace Tickets

Judge Salazar’s Biography

Ana M. Sanchez   
Court Administrator

ana.sanchez@co.cameron.tx.us


Cynthia L. Rodriguez  

Court Coordinator

Cynthia.Rodriguez2@co.cameron.tx.us

Diamantina Alvarado  

Court Assistant I-Civil
diamantina.alvarado@co.cameron.tx.us

Cristina Ramirez  

Court Assistant I-Traffic
Cristina.Ramirez@co.cameron.tx.us


Judge Jonathan Gracia

835 E Levee St, Brownsville, TX 78520
2nd Floor
(956) 544-0858
(956) 550-1467 FAX

 

Civil Suits Forms
Forcible Detainer
Debt Claim Forms NO CASH ACCEPTED. CHECK OR MONEY ORDER ONLY! 
ODL Filings
 NO CASH ACCEPTED. CHECK OR MONEY ORDER ONLY!
Statement of Inability to Afford Payment of Court Costs or an Appeal Bond
Eviction Detainers forms NO CASH ACCEPTED. CHECK OR MONEY ORDER ONLY!
Request Form NO CASH ACCEPTED. CHECK OR MONEY ORDER ONLY!
Occupational License Form NO CASH ACCEPTED. CHECK OR MONEY ORDER ONLY!
Wedding Ceremonies
Small Claim Plaintiff
Eviction Plaintiff
Debt Claim Defendant
Small Claim Defendant
Eviction Defendant

Honorable Judge



Judge Mary Esther Sorola

835 E Levee St, Brownsville, TX 78520
2nd Floor
Phone: (956) 547-7068
Fax: (956) 547-7067

COVID-19 NOTICE

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Griselda Pantoja
griselda.aramburo@co.cameron.tx.us
Court Administrator 956-547-7069

Oralia Cisneros
oralia.cisneros@co.cameron.tx.us
Court Coordinator 956-547-7068

Margarita Villarreal – Court Clerk
margarita.villarreal2@co.cameron.tx.us
Court Clerk 956-547-7068

Beatriz Munivez – Court Clerk
beatriz.munivez@co.cameron.tx.us
Court Clerk 956-547-7068

In an effort to better serve the public we are pleased to inform you that from 28th July 2017, our office has been relocated to new building. The main telephone and facsimile numbers remain unchanged; the new address is listed below.

Our new building location at:

835 E. Levee St., 2nd Floor
Brownsville, TX 78520

Thank you for your cooperation as we complete this transition.
We look forward to continue serving you, and strive to provide excellent service in appreciation of your support.

Sincerely,

Hon. Mary Esther Sorola
Justice of the Peace 2-3
And Staff

Accepted forms of payment are as follows, Credit/Debit cards, Checks, Money Orders, and Cash Payments (CASH NEEDS TO BE THE EXACT AMOUNT/CHANGE).

Aceptamos Tarjetas De Débito / Crédito, Una Orden De Dinero, Cheque De Cajero, y Pagos En Efectivo (PAGOS EN EFECTIVO DEBE SER LA CANTIDAD EXACTA).

Forcible Detainer

Wedding Information and Scheduling

Eviction Suits

Small Claims Petition

Debt Claims Petition

ODL Filings

Tenant’s Sworn Complaint for Writ of Restoration of Utilities

Petition for Relief Under Section 92.0563

Defensive Driving Instructions

Honorable Judge Jesus T. “Chuy” Garcia, Jr.
Justice of the Peace Pct. 3-1
1390 W. Expressway 83 San Benito, TX 78586
Phone:(956) 361-4618 – Fax: (956) 361-4620

Brenda Jalomo Hernandez
brenda.jalomo@co.cameron.tx.us
Court Administrator (956)  361-4618

COVID-19 NOTICE

Wedding Information 

No Cash or Checks Accepted

Office Hours

Monday to Friday 8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.

Weekends Closed

Luis Romero Building
745 W. Ocean Blvd.
Los Fresnos, TX 78566


(956) 233-6150 phone
(956) 233-6151 fax

Mailing Address:
745 W. Ocean Blvd.
Los Fresnos, TX 78566

Harlingen Annex
3302 W. Wilson Rd.
Harlingen, TX 78552


(956) 427-8057 phone
(956) 412-2457 fax

Pay Tickets Online Here

Harlingen Annex
3302 W. Wilson Rd.
Harlingen, TX 78552


(956) 427-8058 phone
(956) 427-8034 fax


FORMS

Pay Tickets Online Here

La Feria County Annex
200 Industrial Way
La Feria, TX 78559


(956) 797-1887 phone
(956) 797-9359 fax

Mailing Address:
200 Industrial Way
La Feria, TX 78559