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Justices of the Peace

Judge Paul Raleeh
Judge Paul Raleeh
Precinct 1
McKinney
Judge Jerry Shaffer
Judge Jerry Shaffer
Precinct 2
Farmersville
Judge Chuck Ruckel
Judge Chuck Ruckel

Precinct 3-1
Plano
Judge John Payton
Judge John Payton

Precinct 3-2
Plano
Judge Mike Yarbrough
Judge Mike Yarbrough

Precinct 4
Frisco

Please Note When Contacting a Court

"A judge shall not initiate, permit, or consider ex parte or other communications made to the judge outside the presence of the parties... concerning the merits of a pending or impending judicial proceeding. A judge shall require compliance with this subsection by court personnel subject to his or her direction and control..." Code of Judicial Conduct, Canon 3, Section B. (8).

Our Mission

The Justice of the Peace's primary function is to hold civil court both justice and small claims as quickly and judiciously as possible to relieve the caseload of the higher courts. In addition to these functions the court has criminal jurisdiction of such cases as bad checks, truancy, some traffic offenses, issue peace bonds and hold hearings on the same. The Justice of the Peace Court in Texas performs magisterial duties such as accepting criminal complaints, ordering arrests, issuing search warrants, conducting examining trials and appointing legal counsel. For more information you may read the Local Rules of Procedure for the Collin County Justice of the Peace Courts.

Links & Resources

All Justice of the Peace offices accept civil filings electronically. You can find out more information by visiting www.efiletexas.gov.

For step-by-step assistance in generating your legal documents you can visit the Quick and Easy Self-Filing Guide page.

Payments by credit card can be made by paying online.

For information on the Collin County Attorney Subscription Service, view the Attorney Subscriber Agreement or contact Jess Griffith at jgriffith@collincountytx.gov.