Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Closed on County Holidays

Office Location:
1895 Courthouse
100 W. Weatherford Street, Room 450
Fort Worth, Texas 76196-0242



  • All case filings and payments accepted until 4 p.m. with the exception of appeals
  • We accept business checks written within 90 days. Checks should be made payable to: Justice Court, Precinct 1
  • Credit card payments are charged a three percent convenience fee in addition to the amount payable to the Court
  • We do not accept temporary checks and personal checks.

Justice Court One will no longer accept personal checks

All filings must be submitted via E-File.

If you are unable to E-File or need special accommodations, please contact our office directly at 817-884-1395 or by email at jp1court@tarrantcountytx.gov



1.      In-Person, we accept:
  • Cash (exact amount only)
  • Money orders
  • Cashier’s checks
  • Company checks
  • Credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) with a valid government-issued I.D.
2.   By Mail, we accept:
  • Money orders
  • Cashier’s check
  • Mailing address:
    Justice Court, Precinct 1
    100 W. Weatherford Street, Room 450
    Fort Worth, Texas 76196-0242
3. By E-Filing (Electronic Filing), we accept:


Adult Defendants Only: Online payments are available only to criminal defendants age 17 and over, for criminal offenses committed after age 17.

Payment constitutes a plea of Nolo Contendere ("No Contest") [Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Article 27.14 (c): "In a misdemeanor case for which the maximum possible punishment is by fine only, payment of a fine or an amount accepted by the court constitutes a finding of guilty in open court as though a plea of nolo contendere had been entered by the defendant and constitutes a waiver of a jury trial in writing."].

  • We accept the full amount only.
  • Call the Clerk of the Court at 817-884-1395 for the exact amount to pay. Failure to do this could result in your payment being returned.
  • Internet transactions will be posted the day after entry.
  • If there has been a warrant issued for your arrest, it will not be recalled until the day after your payment is posted.
  • We accept credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover)
  • Money Orders (in person and by mail only)
  • Cashier's Checks (in person and by mail only)
  • Cash (exact amount in person only)
  • No personal or business checks accepted
2. By Internet:

*Effective January 6, 2020 the Justice of the Peace, Pct. 1 will no longer accept payments through Certified Payments.*

This page was last modified on November 09, 2022


County Telephone Operator 817-884-1111

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100 E. Weatherford, Fort Worth, Texas 76196