Williamson County Small Claims Court cases are heard in 4 courthouses in Williamson County.
The justice of the peace for Williamson County presides over small claims court actions for Williamson County.
Clerk’s Role in Small Claims Court Actions
We recommend contacting the Williamson 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 Williamson 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.
Types of Cases
Most cases for the recovery of money can be heard in small claims court. From a security deposit on a rental to a motor vehicle accident. Under Texas law, collections cases and claim assignments cannot be heard in small claims court.
Can I file my case in small claims court?
A plaintiff cannot demand more than $10,000 in their action. (Texas 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. 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.
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 hire an attorney?
You are allowed to hire an attorney (Texas Government Code Section 28.003), however, most small claims court parties choose to represent themselves. This is because cases involving $10,000 or less usually do not justify the cost of an attorney. You are not required to have an attorney, but you are allowed one. (Government Code 28.003).
What is the trial like?
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. A small claims court trial is much quicker, often lasting between 15-20 minutes. A jury trial will likely last longer, probably a few hours.
Can I file my small claims case in Williamson County?
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).
Williamson County Court Locations
The precinct map for Williamson County can be found here.
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.