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    William Paul “Bill” “Bulldog” Brandt won the Republican Nomination for Justice of the Peace, Tarrant County Precinct 3 in March of 2018. On May 1st, he was appointed by the County Commissioners to complete the term ending December 2018 on the resignation of the former incumbent. Judge Brandt is a pilot, attorney, and retired military officer. His last military assignment was Senior Individual Mobilization Augmentee to the Director of Programs and Plans, Office of Air Force Reserve, Headquarters United States Air Force, Pentagon. Prior to that he served two combat command tours in the Global War on Terror.  He retired from the United States Air Force in a Pentagon ceremony in 2007.

    All attorneys are required to submit any filings via E-File. All non-attorney litigants are strongly encouraged to submit all filings via Guide and File/E-File.

    For your convenience we now offer two ways to eFile:

    1. Use Guide and File (eFile Texas Self Help) to file new cases for small claim and eviction cases. Simply answer a series of questions to help prepare and file your court forms online.

    2. Use eFileTexas to file new cases and add additional documents to existing small claim, eviction, debt claim, along with other types of cases. This service does not provide a step-by-step guide as Guide and File does.. Documents have to be scanned into the program before filing.

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    Southlake Town Hall
    1400 Main St.  Suite 220
    Southlake, Texas 76092

    Phone: 817-481-8112
    Fax: 817-850-2397

    Northeast Courthouse
    645 Grapevine Hwy.  Suite 220
    Hurst, Texas 76054

    Phone: 817-581-3625
    Fax: 817-850-2396

    Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Southlake office will be closed for lunch from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Monday- Friday.

    Filings and payments must be processed by 4 p.m. with the exception of appeals.

    Justice Court 3 Hurst location follows the same Severe Weather Policy as Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District. The Southlake location follows the same Severe Weather Policy as Carroll Independent School District.  However, please call our office to confirm closure or delay.


    Effective September 1, 2015, the offense of Failure to Attend School is repealed along with the designation of truancy as Conduct Indicating a Need for Supervision. Following these changes, Chapter 65 of the Family Code is created, which identifies the procedures and rules for handling truant conduct as a civil procedure in a truancy court.

    All offenses for Failure to Attent School prior to September 1, 2015, are to be expunged under section 45.0541 of the Code of Criminal Procedure. The court in which the individual was convicted or a complaint for a truancy offense was filed shall order the conviction, complaints, verdicts, sentences and other documents relating to the offense -- including any documents in the possession of a school district or law enforcement agency -- to be expunged from the individual's record.

    Effective September 1, 2015, truancy court procedures and proceedings in cases involving allegations of truant conduct are provided in Chapter 65 of the Family Code. Other areas of law associated with truant conduct have seen amended or repealed: Code of Criminal Procedure, Family Code, Education Code, Government Code, Penal Code, and Texas Rules of Civil Procedure.

    Forms marked with an asterisk (*) must be in triplicate (three identical copies), otherwise the court will make copies for you for which you will be charged.

    Accessibility Notice: Due to the complexity of the preceding documents, some of these documents are scanned images. If you require assistance in accessing the information, please contact Justice of the Peace Court 3 at 817-481-8112 or 817-581-3625.


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