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JP 1-2

Updated May 20, 2020

NOTE: Our office is open, but please take the following steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • Call before entering the lobby; 512.393.7871 for JP Prado or 512.393.7636 for JP Moreno;
  • Only three people are allowed in the lobby at any given time;
  • Social distancing is required; face coverings are appreciated, as is patience as we are all working to implement these guidelines in the most efficient and effective manner.

March 17, 2020 – 9:00 AM
REF: Emergency Order from the Texas Supreme Court regarding COVID-19

Governor Abbot has declared a state disaster in all 254 counties in the state of Texas in response to the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Pursuant to Section 22.0035(b) of the Texas Government Code, the Supreme Court has ordered that all non-essential court hearings may… and must be postponed to avoid risk to court staff, parties, attorneys, jurors and the public.  This order is in effect until May 8, 2020, unless extended by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas.

For this reason, all scheduled cases set for trial or hearing in the Hays County Justice Court, Pct. 1-2, will be postponed and reset to a date after May 8, 2020.  No eviction settings will be heard until after May 8, 2020.  All appearance dates for class C misdemeanor violations or traffic citations will be extended.  No warrants for failure to appear for citations will be issued until after June 8, 2020.

Citations may be paid online at:  https.// Citations may also be paid over the phone with a credit card by calling 512.393.7636. Currently, the court will remain open to take calls and help walk in customers. It is highly recommended that customers use the online service or call before coming to the court in person.

Maggie H. Moreno
Justice of the Peace, Pct. 1-2
Hays County, Texas


Justice Court Administrator
Janie Flores 512.393.7647

Justice Court Clerk
Veronica Ramirez 512.393.7636
Joann Avalos 512.393.7639
Shirley Garza 512.393.6564

Pay Fines Online for JP 1-2 (external site)

Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M, Tu, Th, Friday
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wed.

Justice of the Peace
Maggie H. Moreno

712 South Stagecoach Trail Ste 2235
San Marcos, Texas 78666

(512) 393-7636

(512) 393-7641


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