Precinct Three

Approved Re-Certification Request for Court Operating Plan

(Emphasis on Additional Requirements for In-Person Proceedings)

Court Operating Plan for Ellis County


Due to Covid-19 ALL court hearings are virtual.

Trial judges in the justice courts are not permitted to hold in-person proceedings in any matter unless the trial judge has used all reasonable efforts to conduct the proceeding remotely. All proceedings should occur remotely unless litigants or other court participants are unable to successfully participate in a remote hearing for reasons beyond the judge’s control. For virtual appearances, please visit link and use code 1468760036.


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