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    court procedures and operating plan

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    With the recent developments regarding COVID-19,  we are experiencing heavier than normal call volume. If you have any questions or concerns, we strongly encourage you to email these to JP1Court@tarrantcounty.com. We will answer your email at first come-first served basis and as soon as possible.

    Thank you,

    Justice Court, Pct. 1

    Justice Court, Pct. 1 is now open for all matters to include weddings. We encourage our customers to continue to utilize E-File Texas and E-File Texas Self-help to file new cases or file into your existing case. In cases where utilizing our online tools is not feasible, please call in advance to schedule an appointment.   

    During any crisis, including the COVID-19 pandemic, safety comes first. Recognizing the need to ensure the health and safety of litigants, attorney, visitors, court staff, judges, and other individuals, the below court procedure changes have been made;

    Before being allowed access to the court room as well as the court’s office area, visitors will be asked the following questions:

    • Are you experiencing any of the following COVID-19 symptoms: cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, diarrhea, feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100 degrees Fahrenheit?
    • Is a member of your household experiencing any of these symptoms?
    • Have you, or any member of your household, been tested for COVID- 19?
    • Have you been in close contact with an individual who tested positive for COVID-19?
      • Close Contact is defined as someone who was within six feet of someone with the virus or an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes (or more) over a 24-hour period, starting from two days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, two days prior to test specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated.
    • Have you or a member of your household been directed to quarantine by a health care provider or government agency?
    • Have you, or a member of your household, recently traveled internationally?

    If you answer YES to any of the questions outlined above, please DO NOT come in person. Contact the court at 817-884-1395 or JP1court@tarrantcounty.com.

    If you answer NO, you will be required to follow the social distancing and health guidelines below.

    • Respect Social Distancing as it will be strictly enforced in our office.
    • Face coverings MUST be worn at all times.
      • If a visitor does not have a face covering, one will be provided to them.
    • Hand sanitizing – visitors will utilize the hand sanitizer provided to sanitize their hands before entering the court room as well as the courts office area.
    • No more than three visitors will be allowed in the court office area at one time.
    • Until further notice, all weddings will be limited to the wedding couple plus no more than four guests.

    All Jury Trials have been postponed through February 2021.

    The court understands that timely resolution of cases is important to all parties. Therefore, we want to make you aware of several options that will allow you to continue with your case without further delay.

    •  If you wish to withdraw your jury request, please submit your request in writing to JP1court@tarrantcounty.com.  Once the request is received by the court, your case will be set for our earliest E-Court Hearing/Trial docket date through ZOOM.

    Click here to download a copy of the COVID-19 Safety Guidelines in English and Spanish

     

    TARRANT COUNTY, TEXAS



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