Brazos County Small Claims Court

Brazos County Small Claims Court cases are heard in 5 courthouses in Brazos County. This County serves the following locations: Bryan, College Station, and unincorporated parts of Brazos County.

Brazos County Small Claims Court

Brazos County Small Claims Court

Who is the judge in a Small Claims Court case?

The justice of the peace for Brazos County presides over small claims court actions for Brazos County.

Small Claims Court Jurisdiction

The plaintiff’s demand for money cannot exceed $10,000. (Texas Government Code 28.093). Small claims parties can only recover money. You cannot seek injunctive relief. For example, you could sue a dry cleaner for running your clothes and ask for money to replace the clothes, but you cannot ask the judge for an order for the dry cleaner to repair your clothes. This type of relief would be injunctive relief.

Are there appeals in small claims court?

Yes, but only if the amount in controversy is in excess of $250.

Can I hire an attorney?

In Texas, small claims parties generally represent themselves without an attorney. This is because cases involving $10,000 or less usually do not justify the cost of an attorney. You are not required to have an attorney, but you are allowed one. (Government Code 28.003).

Clerk’s Role in Small Claims Court Actions

We recommend contacting the court clerk before proceeding down to the courthouse to file your action. This will ensure the courthouse is open and someone is available to assist with the filing of your claim. Remember, the court clerk is trained to assist with procedural questions, but is not able to give legal advice.

How are trials conducted?

The trial is relatively informal compared to a normal trial. In fact, the judge in small claims court is charged with developing facts of the case and may question or summon witnesses. Generally the judge will ask questions to help develop the facts and understand the context and circumstances surrounding the case. It will likely be pretty quick. However, if a party wishes for a jury trial, it will likely last a few hours.

Small Claims Court Venue

You should file your action in the County and specific Precinct where the defendants reside or where the defendant has contracted to perform. (Government Code Section 28.011).

Small Claims Court Case Types

Small claims courts handle a wide variety of cases. From a security deposit on a rental to a motor vehicle accident. However, small claims court cannot handle assignments of claims (where one person transfers their interest in an action to another), a divorce proceedings, and cases filed by collection agencies or agents.

Wellborn Courthouse

This courthouse handles cases for Precinct 1. This courthouse handles cases for Precinct 1. The website is located here. The phone number for the court is (979)695-0136. You can also contact the court via email by clicking here.

Bryan Courthouse

This courthouse is located at:

200 S Texas Ave, Ste 126
Bryan, TX 77803

The Brazos courthouse is located at:

200 S Texas Ave, Ste 126
Bryan, TX 77803

The website is located here. The phone number for the court is (979)361-4370. You can email the court here.

Bryan Courthouse

This courthouse is located at:

200 S Texas Ave, Ste 114
Bryan, TX 77803

The Brazos courthouse is located at:

200 S Texas Ave, Ste 114
Bryan, TX 77803

The website is located here. This court can be reached at (979)361-4190. And you can email the court by clicking here.

College Station Courthouse

The College Station courthouse is located at:

1500 George Bush Dr
College Station, TX 77840-3369

This courthouse handles cases for Precinct 3. The website is located here. The court’s phone number is (979)693-2695. And you can email the court by clicking here.

Bryan Courthouse

The Bryan courthouse is located at:

206 N Washington
Bryan, TX 77803-5308

This courthouse handles cases for Precinct 4. The court’s website is can be found here. The phone number for the court is (979)361-4402. You can also contact the court via email by clicking here.

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