Duties and Responsibilities:
The civil division of Precinct 5 , Constable's Office consists of 4 Commissioned Supervisors, 25 Commissioned Deputies, and 6 Civilian Clerks. Duties and responsibilities of this division includes the receiving, recording, receipting, serving, and returning of legal documents to the courts from which they originated. The officers written return on each document advises the court of the officers accomplishment regarding service.
Deputies from the division serve as bailiff's in the justice of the peace courts and tax offices in Precinct #5.
Items of Interest:
Complainants filing court instruments can expedite service if they leave a daytime and nighttime phone where they may be reached. Always retain your case number and use it for every inquiry after filing with the courts. Deputies do not investigate your case and need accurate, recent and reliable information about each case, in order to give the best service.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I file a lawsuit at Precinct #5?
No. Lawsuits are filed with the court or proper jurisdiction.
My landlord has locked me out. How can I get back in?
If the landlord will not provide you with entry, you can go to the Justice Court of your precinct and apply for a writ of re-entry.
My spouse had visitation and is refusing to return our child back into my custody. How can I get custody back?
You can apply for a writ of attachment in the court of proper jurisdiction. (See writ section for more information on attachments.)