About Constables

About Constables

South Dallas Govt. Ctr: 8301 S. Polk, Suite 1200, Dallas, TX 75232
Phone: 972-228-0006   Fax: 972-228-2254

It is the Constable’s duty to execute and return all process, warrants, summons and judgment enforcement as directed by lawful officials. The Constable may seize and sell real and personal property upon lawful order of a court, returning the proceeds according to law. Constables are Texas Peace Officers and may arrest, with or without a warrant.

Constable’s jurisdiction for service of civil process documents is throughout their county as well as every adjacent county. They may serve documents for State, County and Justice Courts of Texas, as well as process issued by lawful courts of other states.

The Texas Commission on Law Enforcement recognizes the special role of the Constable’s offices in the civil court system. The Commission requires the Constable and their deputies to have special civil process training in addition to the standard training required for all Texas peace officers.