Navarro 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).

Are Appeals Allowed?

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

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. Nevertheless, you are allowed to retain one if you desire. (Texas Government Code Section 28.003).

Types of Small Claims Cases

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.

Small Claims Court Jurisdiction

You cannot demand or ask for more than $10,000 in a small claims court case. (Government Code 28.093). Another restriction of small claims court is that a plaintiff can only seek monetary relief (an award of money). You cannot seek injunctive relief. For example, you could sue a dry cleaner for ruining 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.

Clerk’s Role in Small Claims Court Actions

We recommend contacting the Navarro County 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. 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.

What is the trial like?

Unlike regular civil trials, small claims court rules do not follow the Rules of Evidence. 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. A small claims court trial is much quicker, often lasting between 15-20 minutes. If a jury trial is required, the trial could last a few hours. Small Claims Court cases for Navarro are heard in 4 LOCATIONS throughout Navarro County.

Navarro County Small Claims Court

Navarro County Small Claims Court

Judges for Small Claims Court Cases in Navarro County

A Justice of the Peace for Navarro County hears small claims court cases for Navarro County.

Navarro County Court Locations

The precinct map for Navarro County can be found here.

Precinct 1 Courthouse in the City of Corsicana

This courthouse is located at:

312 W 2nd Ave
Corsicana, TX 75110-4677

This courthouse handles cases for Precinct 1. The court’s website can be found here. The phone number for the court is (903)654-3055. And you can email the court by clicking here.

Precinct 2 Courthouse in the City of Corsicana

This courthouse is located at:

312 W 2nd Ave
Corsicana, TX 75110

This courthouse handles cases for Precinct 2. The court’s website can be found here. The phone number for the court is (903)654-3058. And you can email the court by clicking here.

Precinct 3 Courthouse in the City of Corsicana

This courthouse is located at:

312 W 2nd Ave
Corsicana, TX 75110

This courthouse handles cases for Precinct 3. The court’s website can be found here. The phone number for the court is (903)875-3363. And you can email the court by clicking here.

Precinct 4 Courthouse in the City of Corsicana

This courthouse is located at:

312 W 2nd Ave
Corsicana, TX 75110

This courthouse handles cases for Precinct 4. The court’s website can be found here. The phone number for the court is (903)654-3060. And you can email the court by clicking here.

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