Public Notice 

Eviction case filings will be accepted and processed in accordance with the CARES Act. Any eviction petition filed must include the CARES Act Affidavit. No citations will be issued on petitions that are filed without the affidavit.

Public Notice 

The Justice of the Peace Precinct 6 court will be conducting remote court during the Corona virus pandemic. You can access the court’s docket at the JP & County Court Calendar.

Select Judicial Officer in the Search By field then choose Lopez, Christopher as the Judicial Officer.

Set your date range and click the Search button.

At the scheduled time, you can watch court live on YouTube.

Public Notice

As Denton County offices begin to re-open, Texas Justice Courts are still under Supreme Court order to only hear essential needs cases until June 1st (unless extended by the Supreme Court). Essential needs cases include: Writs of Re-Entry, Writs of Restoration, Repair and Remedy cases and Emergency Detention Hearings. Due to this limited scope and to protect the health and safety of court staff and the public, the Denton County Justices of the Peace offices will be available by appointment only through May 29th. All civil cases can be filed electronically using EFILE TEXAS to file your own petition or Texas Guide and File to create and file your petition online. Criminal cases can also be handled electronically (unless the defendant is 16 years old or younger). Contact the respective court if you need information to take care of your citation, need to schedule an appointment to file an essential needs case or have any other questions.

Justice of the Peace Precinct 6

The Honorable Christopher Lopez, Justice of the Peace Precinct 6The Honorable Christopher Lopez
Justice of the Peace Precinct 6 

Sandy Jacobs Government Center
1029 West Rosemeade Parkway 
Carrollton, TX 75007-6251 
(972) 434-7100 
(972) 434-7101 (Fax)

OPEN:  Monday - Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Civil filings must be filed 35 minutes prior to closing

WARNING:  Do not attempt to contact a judge - by mail, e-mail, phone, or in person - about any pending or potential lawsuit! Doing so may result in serious consequences.


What about criminal cases?
Justice Courts have jurisdiction of:
  • Traffic offenses
  • Class C misdemeanors (punishable by fines only up to $500)
  • Criminal cases punishable by fine only.
"I just want to talk to the Judge..."

The code of Judicial Conduct further prohibits the Justice of the Peace from engaging in communications concerning the merits of a pending judicial proceeding, or the merits of an impending claim or dispute. This means a judge can only discuss matters when all parties to a lawsuit are present during the discussions. Most people understand this when they consider how they would feel about the judge discussing their case with the other side without their knowledge or consent.

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