Brown County Small Claims Court, Texas

Small Claims Court Venue

The action is generally filed in the County and Precinct where the defendants reside (where they live) or where location where the Defendants contracted themselves to perform. (Texas Government Code Section 28.011).

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. The court has no authority to issue an injunctive or equitable award. Say your landscaper breaks a sprinkler head. You can ask the court for money to replace the sprinkler head, but you cannot ask the court for an order requiring the landscaper to physically replace the sprinkler head. This would be called injunctive relief.

Do I need A Lawyer?

Small claims court litigants in Texas normally represent themselves without an attorney. This is largely because the amount at issue in the case is not large enough to justify the hiring of an attorney. You are not required to have an attorney, but you are allowed one. (Government Code 28.003).

Brown County Court Clerk

The clerk at the courthouse can be an excellent resource for your case. The clerk is an excellent resource for the procedure for small claims court cases in Texas but also any procedures specific to that County or courthouse. It is recommended that you contact the clerk’s office to ensure the courthouse is open during the hours you want to visit. Remember, the court clerk is trained to assist with procedural questions, but is not able to give legal advice.

Are Appeals Allowed?

A party can appeal a ruling if the amount of the judge’s award is in excess of $250.00.

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. The only types of cases that are prohibited are an assignment of a claim (whereby you transfer your interest in a case for someone else to collect), a divorce, or a case filed by a collection agency or agents.

What is the trial like?

Small claims court trials are very informal compared to a regular civil 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. Trials generally are pretty short (15-20 minutes). If a jury trial is required, the trial could last a few hours. Small Claims Court cases for Brown are heard in 4 LOCATIONS throughout Brown County.

Brown County Small Claims Court

Brown County Small Claims Court

Judges for Small Claims Court Cases in Brown County

Small claims cases in Brown County are heard in front of the justice of the peace for Brown County.

Brown County Court Locations

The precinct map for Brown County can be found here.

Precinct 1 Place 1 Courthouse in the City of Brownwood

This courthouse is located at:

200 S Broadway
Brownwood, TX 76801-3192

This courthouse handles cases for Precinct 1 Place 1. The phone number for the court is (325)643-2688. And you can email the court by clicking here.

Precinct 2 Place 1 Courthouse in the City of Brownwood

This courthouse is located at:

200 S Broadway
Brownwood, TX 76801-3192

This courthouse handles cases for Precinct 2 Place 1. The phone number for the court is (325)643-5962. And you can email the court by clicking here.

Precinct 3 Place 1 Courthouse in the City of Brownwood

This courthouse is located at:

200 S Broadway
Brownwood, TX 76801-3192

This courthouse handles cases for Precinct 3 Place 1. The phone number for the court is (325)643-5962. And you can email the court by clicking here.

Precinct 4 Place 1 Courthouse in the City of Brownwood

This courthouse is located at:

200 S Broadway
Brownwood, TX 76801-3192

This courthouse handles cases for Precinct 4 Place 1. The phone number for the court is (325)646-6437. And you can email the court by clicking here.

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