Types of Cases
A variety of cases are handled in small claims court. Cases include damages from an automobile accident, a security deposit from a landlord, or breach of a contract. Under Texas law, collections cases and claim assignments cannot be heard in small claims court.
Can I appeal my case?
A party can appeal a ruling if the amount of the judge’s award is in excess of $250.00.
Can I file my case in small claims court?
The plaintiff’s demand for money cannot exceed $10,000. (Texas Government Code 28.093). Additionally, a small claims court plaintiff can only ask the court for monetary relief. You are unable to seek injunctive or equitable relief. 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. You could only ask the court for an award of money.
Limestone County Court Clerk
We recommend contacting the Limestone County court clerk before proceeding down to the courthouse to file your action. The clerk is knowledgeable at all of the procedures and will be able to inform you of any specific local procedures for Limestone County. We recommend calling the clerk’s office to ensure the courthouse is open. While the clerk can help you with procedural issues, the clerk is not able to give legal advice. They will direct you to an attorney if answering your question would require that.
How are trials conducted?
The trial is relatively informal compared to a normal trial. This allows the trials to be conducted in a much more informal fashion. Furthermore, the judge is allowed and often ask questions of witnesses and parties to help understand the facts of a case. It will likely be pretty quick. However, if a party wishes for a jury trial, it will likely last a few hours.
Can I file my small claims case in Limestone County?
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). Limestone County Small Claims Court cases are heard in 4 courthouses in Limestone County.
Do I need to hire an Attorney?
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. Nevertheless, you are allowed to retain one if you desire. (Texas Government Code Section 28.003).
Judges for Small Claims Court Cases in Limestone County
Small claims cases in Limestone County are heard in front of the justice of the peace for Limestone County.
Limestone County Court Locations
Precinct 1 Place 1 Courthouse in the City of Groesbeck
This courthouse is located at:310 S Dallas St Groesbeck, TX 76642
Precinct 2 Place 1 Courthouse in the City of Coolidge
This courthouse is located at:P O Box 194 Coolidge, TX 76635-0194
Precinct 3 Place 1 Courthouse in the City of Groesbeck
This courthouse is located at:200 W State St, #201 Groesbeck, TX 76642-1702
Precinct 4 Place 2 Courthouse in the City of Mexia
This courthouse is located at:205 S McKinney St Mexia, TX 76667-3230