Williamson County Small Claims Court cases are heard in 4 courthouses in Williamson County.
Williamson County Court Clerk
The clerk at the courthouse can be an excellent resource for your case. The clerk is knowledgeable at all of the procedures and will be able to inform you of any specific local procedures for Williamson County. We recommend calling the clerk’s office to ensure the courthouse is open. Remember, the court clerk is trained to assist with procedural questions, but is not able to give legal advice.
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 Jurisdiction
You cannot demand or ask for more than $10,000 in a small claims court case. (Government Code 28.093). Small claims parties can only recover money. You are unable to seek injunctive or equitable relief. 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.
A Justice of the Peace for Williamson County hears small claims court cases for Williamson 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. However, you are allowed to retain one if you choose.
What can I expect at trial?
Unlike regular civil trials, small claims court rules do not follow the Rules of Evidence. This allows the trials to be conducted in a much more informal fashion. Additionally, the judge is allowed to ask questions of the parties and witnesses, and generally takes a more proactive role in determining 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.
Are Appeals Allowed?
Yes, but only if the amount in controversy is in excess of $250.
Types of Cases
Most cases for the recovery of money can be heard in small claims court. This could be an action to get your security deposit back, or an action to recover money for damage done to your vehicle after a car 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.
Williamson County Court Locations
Precinct 1 Place 1 Courthouse in the City of Round Rock
This courthouse is located at:1801 E Old Settlers Blvd, Ste 100 Round Rock, TX 78664-1908
Precinct 2 Place 1 Courthouse in the City of Cedar Park
This courthouse is located at:350 Discovery Blvd, #204 Cedar Park, TX 78613
Precinct 3 Place 1 Courthouse in the City of Georgetown
This courthouse is located at:301 SE Inner Loop, Ste 103 Georgetown, TX 78626-8270
This courthouse handles cases for Precinct 3 Place 1. The court’s website can be found here. The phone number for the court is (512)943-1501.
Precinct 4 Courthouse in the City of Taylor
This courthouse is located at:211 W 6th St Taylor, TX 76574-3539
This courthouse handles cases for Precinct 4. The court’s website can be found here. The phone number for the court is (512)352-2161.