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You may file many documents with the court by fax or by email. Documents that we cannot accept by fax or email include Driving Safety Completion Certificates, Art. 45.0511 Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, and other documents that Texas statute requires to be notarized. Such documents include but are not limited to Original Petitions in Eviction, Justice Court, or Small Claims Court suits.

Phone: 281- 401-7400

Office Fax: 281-401-7468

Civil Division Fax: 281-401-7443

Trial Division Fax: 281-401-7475

Juvenile Division Fax: 281-401-7421

Driving Safety Division Fax: 281-401-7441

Assistant District Attorney Scheduled Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
9:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

The Assistant District Attorney is employed by the Harris County District Attorney's office. Above hours are subject to change. Please call first to confirm availability. 281-401-7400

Our automated telephone system offers pre-recorded answers to frequently asked questions. Topics include:

Fines for Traffic Violations

Driving Safety Course Information

Procedure for Scheduling Your Case for Trial

Filing Justice Court and Small Claim Suits

Answering Justice Court and Small Claims Suits

Forcible Detainer Cases (Evictions)

Hot Check Cases

You may file many documents with the court by fax or by email. Documents that we cannot accept by fax or email include Driving Safety Completion Certificates, Art. 45.0511 Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, and other documents that Texas statute requires to be notarized. Such documents include but are not limited to Original Petitions in Eviction, Justice Court, or Small Claims Court suits.

Email: MyJP41@JP.HCTX.net

Email is answered during business hours, Monday thru Friday. Please allow 24 to 48 hours for an answer to your email.

Staff Directory

Teresa M. DuBose
Assistant Chief Clerk and Director of Human Resources

Debra Martinez
Public Service Supervisor and Director of Administrative Services

Ivonne Thomas
Civil Divison Supervisor

Rebecca J. Lujan
Misdemeanor Trial Division Supervisor

Brenda Jones
Driving Safety and Incoming Correspondence Supervisor

Jessica Mitchell
Call Center Supervisor



Chief Clerk:
Richard Schmidt

Richard Schmidt has served Harris County for more than thirty years. Since 1984, he has served as Chief Clerk of the Justice Court in Precinct Four, Position One. Serving a large portion of North Harris County, the court is one of the largest and most dynamic of its kind in the State of Texas.

A fifth generation Texan, Richard graduated from Spring High School, and he holds earned degrees from Lone Star College and Sam Houston State University.