The County Clerk serves as the Clerk of the Court for the Jefferson County Court at Law No. 1, which primarily hears civil cases in which the amount in controversy is between $500.00 and $200,000.00. This Court also hears appeals from Justice of the Peace Courts, Municipal Courts, and State Agency administrative hearings.
The Clerk’s responsibilities include receiving the filings for civil cases, preparing notices and citations, and maintaining records associated with the cases filed before this court.
Civil cases usually deal with disputes between parties. A civil case can be defined as a non-criminal action instituted by one party (the plaintiff) to require payment or the performance of an act by the other party (the defendant).
If your claim is less than $10,000.00, you may opt to file a case with a Justice of the Peace Court. An attorney may not be needed in cases before a JP Court. Please contact the JP Courts for more information.
The Court Division is located at 1085 Pearl Street, First Floor, Beaumont, Texas 77701 (view map). Please do not use this address as the mailing address. We are open 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, except legal holidays.