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The duties of the Justice of the Peace include the following:

  • Criminal Cases:  Felony and Gross Misdemeanor Cases:  (First appearance through the preliminary hearing only)
  • Misdemeanor Cases
  • Traffic Citations
  • Civil Actions:  Most civil actions where the amount of damages in controversy does not exceed $10,000.00.
  • Small Claims:  Plaintiff is requesting a monetary award not to exceed $7,500.00. 
  • Landlord/Tenant Disputes:  Non-payment of rent, for cause, and no cause summary eviction actions.
  • Orders for Protection:  Order for Protection Against Domestic Violence, Stalking and/or Harassment.
The Justice of the Peace also performs weddings.





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