Justice of the Peace

Precinct 2


Honorable Lyle Potter

Serving citizens of Upshur County from 1995 to 1998

And again beginning in 2004

Location:
405 North Titus
Gilmer, Texas 75644

Office Hours:
8:00am – 4:30pm Monday through Friday

Phone:
903-843-5023

Fax:
903-843-4772

Services:

The Justice of the Peace courts have jurisdiction over Class C Misdemeanor cases, Justice Court and Small Claims Court cases, where the amount in controversy does not exceed $10,000 and had jurisdiction over Evictions suits. The Justice of the Peace may issue warrants for arrest, search warrants, conduct Administrative Magistrate Hearings, including bail settings, arraignments, driver’s license suspensions, examining trials and stolen property. The court collects fines and fees for various civil and criminal cases. The Justice of the Peace performs marriage ceremonies, issues emergency protective orders, appoints attorneys for felony defendants and acts as county coroner.