Precinct Three

Approved Re-Certification Request for Court Operating Plan

(Emphasis on Additional Requirements for In-Person Proceedings)

Court Operating Plan for Ellis County


Trial judges in the justice courts may conduct in-person proceedings as well as remote hearings. The judge may require compliance with social distancing protocols and face coverings as directed by the court. Court participants may choose to participate remotely in any proceeding, subject to constitutional limitations. For virtual appearances, please visit link and use code 1468760036. Virtual appearance participants should log on no later than 10 minutes prior to time of setting.  


For more information please contact either:

Gabby Munoz, civil matters and weddings, 972-825-5039,

Danell Winter, criminal court matters and weddings, 972-825-5032,

Marcia Saldana, tickets, weddings, and landlord tenant issues 972-825-5034,


The Justice of the Peace for precinct three is the legal jurisdiction closest to the citizens of the precinct. A justice of the peace may:

  • Issue warrants for search and arrest
  • Conduct preliminary hearings
  • Administer oaths
  • Perform marriages
  • Serve as a coroner in counties without a medical examiner
  • Enforce liens on personal property
  • Deal with matters concerning foreclosure of mortgages