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.
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.
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.
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
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
College Station Courthouse
The College Station courthouse is located at:1500 George Bush Dr College Station, TX 77840-3369
The Bryan courthouse is located at:206 N Washington Bryan, TX 77803-5308