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).

What is the trial like?

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. Trials generally are pretty short (15-20 minutes). A jury trial will likely last longer, probably a few hours.

Can I file my case in small claims court?

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). The court has no authority to issue an injunctive or equitable award. For example, if you pay a painter $1,000 to paint your house and the painter does not even begin, you cannot ask the court to issue an order for the painter to paint your house. This type of relief would be injunctive relief.

Types of Small Claims 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. 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.

Can I appeal my case?

Appeals are allowed if the amount of the award exceeds $250.00. Navarro County Small Claims Court cases are heard in 4 courthouses in Navarro County.

Navarro County Small Claims Court

Navarro County Small Claims Court

Small Claims Court Clerk

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. Remember, the court clerk is trained to assist with procedural questions, but is not able to give legal advice.

Do I need A Lawyer?

In Texas, small claims parties generally represent themselves without an attorney. The reasoning behind this is because the amount is $10,000 or less, hiring an attorney becomes cost prohibitive. However, you are allowed to retain one if you choose.

Who is the judge in a Small Claims Court case?

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

Navarro County Court Locations

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)654-3063. 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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