Williamson County Small Claims Court, Texas

Williamson County Small Claims Court cases are heard in 4 courthouses in Williamson County.

Williamson County Small Claims Court

Williamson County Small Claims Court

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.

Judge

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

This courthouse handles cases for Precinct 1 Place 1. The court’s website can be found here. The phone number for the court is (512)244-8622. And you can email the court by clicking here.

Precinct 2 Place 1 Courthouse in the City of Cedar Park

This courthouse is located at:

350 Discovery Blvd, #204
Cedar Park, TX 78613

This courthouse handles cases for Precinct 2 Place 1. The court’s website can be found here. The phone number for the court is (512)260-4210. And you can email the court by clicking here.

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.

4 comments

  1. I want to file a case against this person with his business address, can you kindly let me know which Precinct should I go with.
    William (Bill) Lennon | CSO & Founder
    GroupBDO > Enterprise BPO Sales Solutions
    700 Lavaca Street, Suite 1400, Austin, TX 78701| Direct Line +1 512.688.1931 | Skype wlennon1
    focus and deliver everyday ™ | http://www.groupbdo.com

    Thanks
    Joshua Daniel Moses

  2. David Edwards says:

    Please point me in the right direction..
    The problem is with NOACK water they are my water utility co.
    They have no e-mail, no web site, no employees, one number to one person who says he’s just a volunteer..
    in 2015 he places a lock on my meter stating late fees of $500.00 now again they places a lock on my meter asking for another $500.00 I have all my documentation I need but his response is im just a volunteer I can’t help you…..
    Where can I go? what can I do?

  3. Kerry Martin says:

    I worked as a contractor for a florist in Georgetown making deliveries for the mothers day holiday, but the business in Georgetown has not paid me and will not respond to my calls or messages. I signed a 1099 before working and the amount they owe is under $500. I live in Burnet county and the florist is in Williamson county. Do I file a petition in Williamson county and is small claims court for labor that they owe me as a contractor?

  4. Kathy Weishuhn says:

    I need to file a case in small claims court in Williamson county. The address for the defendant in my case is 11201 Slippery Elm Tr., Austin 78750. Please advise which precinct the case should be filed in.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *