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Justice of the Peace Precinct 5 Scott Cary

Scott Cary

Precinct 5 Justice of the Peace

Notice: Because of the COVID-19 Pandemic EFFECTIVE March 26th, 2020 The JP-5 Office Lobby, located at 500 Jack C. Hays Trail in Buda, will be CLOSED to walk-in customers. Clerks are on site answering emails & phones. Please call (512) 295-2700 (between 8 am & 4 pm) or EMAIL:    
for required services. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. BE SAFE!
Judge Scott J. Cary
Justice of the Peace, Pct. 5
Hays County, Texas

March 17, 2020 – 9:00 AM
REF:  Emergency Order from the Texas Supreme Court regarding COVID19

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 8th, 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. 5, will be postponed and reset to a date after May 8th, 2020.  No eviction settings will be heard until after May 8th, 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 8th, 2020.

Citations may be paid online at:  Citations may also be paid over the phone with a credit card by calling (512) 295-2700.  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.


Scott J. Cary
Justice of the Peace, Pct. 5
Hays County, Texas



Court Administrator: Christine Harrington

Clerk: Pamela England

Clerk: Angelita Cruz

Office Hours:
Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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Justice of the Peace
Scott J. Cary

PO Box 215
500 Jack C. Hays Trail
Buda, TX 78610

(512) 295-2700


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