Dallas County Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates and Information
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The Justice of the Peace Court has now been closed. The Dallas County Judge has categorized our court as a non-essential function to the county during this COVID-19 pandemic.




The health and safety of our customers and employees is our priority at this time. We are following the Dallas County mandate and to avoid further spreading of COVID-19, all court proceedings have been suspended until further notice. All cases will be reset for court sometime after 5/8/20. We will mail out new dates to all parties. The clerks and court will remain functioning, however, we encourage customers to file documents via email or fax. If you do come in person, please practice social distancing and the advised periodic handwashing prior to and during your visit.

Please contact the Chief Clerk in regards to urgent hearings such as writs, other matters requiring immediate attention, or to schedule a marriage ceremony.

Thank you for your patience & understanding,
Judge Margaret O’Brien, Justice Court 2-1



Justice of the Peace 2-1

Garland Office – 140 N. Garland Avenue, Garland, TX 75040
(214) 643-4773 Main • (214) 643-4772 Fax
Office E-mail: JP21Court@dallascounty.org
Hours of Operation: 8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday – Friday
Se Habla Español

Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, Part V Rules of Practice in Justice Court
Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code, Chapter 15
Texas Rules of Evidence

** PLEASE NOTE:  As of May 1st 2019 no credit/debit card payments will be processed onsite after 4pm. **

Judge O’Brien is available to officiate your wedding ceremony at the courthouse or an offsite location.

Monday - Friday | 8:00am - 4:30pm
$100 cash only

Weekends or Weekdays, Offsite*
$200 cash only
*If Extra Travel Required - Please Call the Court (214) 643-4707

** Active Duty Military Service Members ** 
FREE with proof of valid military ID In order to ensure your ceremony date/time, please contact the court to set up an appointment.

To make an appointment, please call (214) 643-4707.
You may also email us at JP21court@dallascounty.org with the date, time, and location of your proposed ceremony.

Walk-in ceremonies during normal office hours are also available depending on the Judge’s schedule.

Evenings and weekends are by appointment only and require payment and license no later than the last business day before the ceremony.