Dallas County offices will be closed November 23rd and 24th in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Requesting a Continuance

Justice of the Peace 5-1

East Dallas Government Center – 3443 St. Francis Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75228
(214) 943-6980 Main • (214) 943-2871 Fax
Office E-mail: JP51Court@dallascounty.org
Hours of Operation 8:00am - 4:00pm, Monday - Friday
Se Habla Español


Small Claims & Justice Court (applies to both)

  • BY AGREEMENT OF PARTIES

Small Claims only
28.032 GOVERNMENT CODE

  • ONLY FOR GOOD CAUSE SHOWN (in writing)
    Helpful hint: attach any documentation to support the request

Justice Court only
RULE 541 T.R.C.P.

  • UPON WRITTEN APPLICATION FOR GOOD CAUSE
    SUPPORTED BY AFFIDAVIT

Contacting the court by phone is not a lawful or proper request for continuance.