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THE OFFICE OF WALLER COUNTY JP3 WILL BE CLOSED FOR HOLIDAYS/TRAINING ON THE FOLLOWING DATE(S):

OCTOBER 26, 2021 [AFTERNOON]

NOVEMBER 11, 2021

NOVEMBER 25-26, 2021

DECEMBER 24-25, 2021

DECEMBER 31, 2021

JANUARY 3, 2021

This Justice Court Will be open from 8:00am to 10:00am on the following dates:

October 8th, October 23rd, November 6th, and November 20th.

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  • COVID-19 FILING INFORMATION

    Civil filings and criminal filings can be submitted by mail, email, or into the Court drop box.

    Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and in an effort to protect our staff and the community, JP 3 has suspended non-essential court trials and hearing until further notice.

    Evictions: If you have an essential court filing, such as a sworn complaint for Forcible Detainer for Threat to Person or for Cause, please contact our office by phone at 979-826-7637 or by email at 
    wcjp3@wallercounty.us.

    The Court will accept eviction filings however, please be aware that scheduling may be delayed until further notice.

    Filings: The court is accepting filings, pleadings & payments through mail, email, or the court drop box. Please do not attempt to bring filings into the court.

    Please visit Waller County's Public Odyssey Portal
     for case information and balances.

    Jury Duty: All Jury Service is suspended until further notice.

    JP3 will continue to reassess the status of its active cases and will continue to monitor and address the situation as more information becomes available.
    Even though we are closed to the public our court staff is available by phone and email to answer any questions you may have.

    Persons with COVID-19 or flu-like symptoms, a fever, or who are coughing and sneezing, must contact the court before appearing.

    Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. The health and safety of our community and our staff are of paramount importance.

    Thank you.

  • Select the arrow next to a file to reveal the necessary forms.

    Please print, and fill out, all forms included in each folder, starting with the "Case Information Sheet".

    Filing and Service fees can be made online at CertifiedPayments.net.

    Please review the Civil Filing Fee Schedule before making a payment.

    For guided assistance visit eFile Texas.

    Once you have completed your forms, you may submit your filing to WCJP3@wallercounty.us

    -OR-

    Mail filings with payment to:

    12620 FM 1887 Hempstead, TX 77445.

  • For guided assistance with filling out documents, visit eFile Texas.

    For additional resources, you may visit the Texas Justice Court Training Center by clicking here.

    General Information

    This information is furnished to you to provide basic information relative to the law governing procedures for cases in the Waller County Justice Courts. The Waller County Justices of the Peace and the Clerks of the Waller County Justice Courts are not allowed to give legal advice. You are urged to review the applicable laws and to consult an attorney of your choice for further information or answers to specific legal questions. Disclaimer: The law is constantly changing and there may be times when the information on this web site will not be current. This information is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as legal advice. This information is not a comprehensive treatment of the subject and is not a substitute for advice from an attorney.


    Texas law requires the clerk of each court to make available to pro se litigants (persons representing themselves in court) information on self-help resources. The Texas Office of Court Administration has compiled many resources of interest and assistance to pro se litigants. That website can be accessed here.

    The Texas Judicial Branch also maintains a website for self-represented litigants and is accessible here.

    Pro se litigants may visit the Texas Law Help website for information about different areas of law and links to forms that may be helpful in justice court proceedings.

    The Texas State Law Library contains a wealth of information and is accessible here.

    The Harris County Law Library also contains helpful information and has links to area legal aid organizations. That website is accessible here.

    Finally, the Texas Justice Court Training Center has published “Justice Court Information Packets & Forms” for use by self-represented litigants. Although the materials are not legal advice, the materials are helpful for use by those filing or those against whom are filed a small claims, debt claim, or eviction case. That website is accessible here. The Self-Help Packets are also available below.


    Remember that the Waller County Justices of the Peace and Clerks of the Waller County Justice Court are not allowed to give legal advice. Any information contained on the Waller County Justice Courts website is provided for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal advice. The law is constantly changing, and there may be times when the information on this web site will not be current. This information is not a comprehensive treatment of the subject and is not a substitute for advice from an attorney.

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Welcome to the Waller County, Justice of the Peace 3 Site.

Office of Judge Marian E. Jackson

 

Ready to make a payment? Visit the "Make A Payment" tab.

The court has jurisdiction over class C misdemeanor criminal cases, Debt Claims and Small Claim civil cases, as well as Evictions and Repair and Remedy cases.

Regular Office Hours:

Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 12:00pm and from 1:00pm to 5:00pm.

*These hours are subject to change. Please contact the office for further assistance.

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12620 FM 1887 Hempstead, TX 77445

Phone: 979-826-7637 | Fax: 979-826-7639

Office Email: WCJP3@WallerCounty.us

Marian Elaine Jones-Jackson

Marian Elaine Jones-Jackson is the daughter to Reverend Dan Jones Jr. & the late Bertha Gamble -Jones of Houston, Texas. She is a graduate of Prairie View A&M University. Mrs. Jones-Jackson has been an Educator in both the Aldine and Waller School Districts. She has served as a Supervisor of student teachers at Prairie View A&M University.

Jackson is the founding member and Cub Master for Pack 338: Founding member of Troop 1906; member of the Prairie View Volunteer Fire Fighting Association, Inc. where she serves as public relations officer and chairperson of community events. She is also managing partner in Agyeman Enterprises, where she functions as event planner and publisher in the book division. Jackson is a charter member of the Waller County Alliance for Healthy Life Style Choices. She is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and attends Mt. Corinth Missionary Baptist Church in Hempstead, TX. In 2010, Jackson was elected as Justice of the Peace for Precinct 3 Waller County, and re-elected in 2014 and re-elected in 2018 to serve a 3rd term.  As of today, more than 100 students have completed her internship program which was created during the summer of 2011 to enhance and enlighten their knowledge of the Texas Justice System and its moving parts. In 2018 she was appointed to serve as 1 of 9 members of the Texas Justice of the Peace Education Committee.

Despite a busy schedule, Jackson dedicates time sharing her wisdom and insights with the young adults of the PVAMU community. She mentors and speaks to high school and college students of all majors and backgrounds offering her first-hand knowledge of the court system. In the city of Prairie View, Jackson has lent her untiring devotion to several initiatives, including Community Halloween party, Thanksgiving dinner for residents and a food and toy drive for children of the area, impacting hundreds of families. She is currently co-sponsor of The Gavel Series, a PVAMU and community outreach series of workshops designed to help citizens know their rights and responsibilities under the law.

Marian Jones-Jackson is the Prairie View A&M University 2013 Humanitarian Award Reciprocate for her dedication to High Humanitarian Principals by Demonstrating a Spirit of Love and Helpfulness to others. She defines herself as a public servant who prefers to work under the radar. More importantly she firmly believes that God requires us to love, encourage, respect, serve and lift each other up.

She is married to Frank D. Jackson of Prairie View, Texas and mother of two teenage sons, Cheikh Agyeman & Okofo Agyeman.

Her faith is truly stronger than her fears!

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The following are the only acceptable methods of payment in this court:

1) A Money Order made payable to "Waller County JP3",

2) A Cashier's Check made payable to "Waller County JP3", or

3) A debit or credit card payment.

Debit or credit payments can be made in person, over the phone by calling 1-866-549-1010, or online at CertifiedPayments.net. There will be a 2.85% service fee associated with all credit and debit transactions. When making a payment online or over the phone, you will need you case number, which can be found here.

In addition to the following information, you will need your case number(s) and the amount of you fine(s).

Bureau Code: 7654257 (Waller County, TX JP 3 WEB)

*American Express is not accepted. 

THIS COURT DOES NOT ACCEPT CASH OR PERSONAL CHECKS!

Q. I was given a traffic citation. What are my options?
Pay the Fine. Prior to, or on, the appearance date shown on your citation, you may pay the fine for the offense with which you are charged. You may contact the court for fine amounts.
- Fines can be paid online at www.certifiedpayments.net by using your credit card. Fines may also be paid by mail in the form of a cashier's check or money order payable to Waller County JP3. Fines are also payable in person at the court with a cashier's check, a money order, or with a credit/debit card.

Enter a plea of "Guilty" or "No Contest." You may enter a plea of "guilty" or "no contest" and waive your right to a trial by jury, either in person or by mail, on or before the appearance date shown on the citation. You must pay the fine assessed on or before the 31st day after receiving notice of the amount of the fine.

Enter a plea of "Not Guilty." You may mail to, or bring to the court a plea of "not guilty." The court should receive your plea of "not guilty" on or before the appearance date shown on the citation. You may also indicate if you waive your right to a jury trial.

Request Driving Safety Course or Motorcycle Operator Training Course Dismissal or Specialized Driving Safety Course for Instruction in the Proper Use of Child Passenger Safety Seat Systems. You may be able to require that your citation be dismissed by successfully completing the appropriate course. You will lose that right if, on or before your appearance date, you do not provide the court with notice of your request to take the course.

Q.What should I do if I missed my court date?
As a courtesy, the Justice Courts will allow you ten (10) days within which to appear and make arrangements for the disposition of your case.
You may choose one of the following options:

Pay the Fine at the Justice Court:
You may pay the amount indicated as the acceptable fine, either in person at the Justice Court during its normal business hours, or by mailing the fine to the Justice of the Peace. Fines may be paid by cashier's check or money order payable to the Justice of the Peace. Fines may be paid by credit card, in person, at the Justice Court. If you pay the fine, no further court appearance is necessary.

The court may also notify the Department of Public Safety to deny the renewal of your driver's license.

Q. What should I do if I can't pay the fine immediately?
 If you cannot pay the total amount of the fine and court costs, you may request the court to allow you additional time to pay. If you cannot pay the fine and costs at the time they are assessed, you should be prepared to give the court certain financial information in order to assist the court in making payment arrangements. You will be asked to complete a Payment Plan Request/Application.

You should be aware that the law provides as follows:

If you pay any part of the fine and costs on or after the 31st day after the date of the judgment of conviction, you must pay a time payment fee of $25.00. (Tex. Code of Crim. Proc. Art. 103.003)

If the fine and costs are more than 60 days past due, the Court may refer the judgment to a private attorney or vendor for collection services. You will be charged a collection fee equal to 30% of the amount due. (Tex. Code of Crim. Proc. Art. 103.0031)

If you fail to pay the fine and costs as directed, the Court may notify the Department of Public Safety to deny the renewal of your driver's license. You will be required to pay an administrative fee of $30.00 prior to the renewal of your license. (Tex. Transp. Code §706.006)

If you fail to pay the fine and costs as directed, the Court may issue a capias pro fine commanding a peace officer to bring you before the Court or place you in jail until you can be brought before the Court to explain why you have failed to pay the fine and costs. You will be required to pay additional fees in connection with the issuance of the warrant and your arrest and release. (Tex. Code of Crim. Proc. Art. 102.011)

Q. Will a conviction for a traffic offense be shown on my driving record?
The Justice of the Peace is required to submit to the Department of Public Safety a record of a conviction or forfeiture of bail of a person charged with violating a law regulating the operation of a vehicle on a highway. The Justice of the Peace is also required to report the fact that the defendant successfully completed a driving safety course or a motorcycle operator training course and the date of completion.

The Justice of the Peace does not notify the Department of Public Safety following the successful completion of probation under a suspension of sentence and deferral of disposition.

Under the Driver Responsibility Program, the driver's license of a person accumulates points as of the date the Department of Public Safety records a conviction. A moving violation of the traffic law is assigned two points and a moving violation that resulted in an accident is assigned 3 points.

No points are assigned for speeding less than 10 percent faster than the posted speed limit, unless the offense was committed in a school crossing zone.

No points are assigned following the successful completion of the terms of probation imposed under a suspension of sentence and deferral of final disposition or for the successful completion of the driving safety course or motorcycle operator training course dismissal procedures.

If you accumulate 6 or more points during the preceding 36 month period, you will be required to pay to the Department of Public Safety, a surcharge of $100.00 for the first 6 points, and $25.00 for each additional point.

Each year the Department of Public Safety will assess a surcharge of $250.00 if, during the preceding 36-month period you have been convicted of "driving while license invalid," "failure to show proof of financial responsibility (no insurance)," or "operating a motor vehicle while the registration is suspended."

Each year the Department of Public Safety will assess a surcharge of $100.00 if, during the preceding 36-month period you have been convicted of "driving without a valid license.

The Driver Responsibility Program applies to an offense committed on or after September 1, 2003.

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE PCT. 3 INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Our internship is offered to, both, College and High School students. Our program aims to arm the intern with knowledge, as well as enlighten and enhance their familiarity with the Judicial System in Waller County, and the State of Texas.

We are purposed to prepare young adult minds for a future in the Justice System.

During the internship, students will:

Ø    Research the Justice System in the United States.

Ø    Identify courts in Waller County.

Ø    Research the Justice Court.

Ø    Become involved in the daily operations of the Justice Court.

Ø    Visit all departments that have a relationship with the Justice Court.

Ø    Research the District Attorney’s Office and its relationship with the Justice Court.

Ø    Research the Constable’s Office and its relationship with the Justice Court.

Ø    Sit in on court cases throughout the county and surrounding areas.

If you would like to explore the Criminal Justice Field, as an intern, please contact our office!

We look forward to seeing you!

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