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 Justice of the Peace Precinct #4 Court Covid-19 update

New guidelines imposed upon this court by the state require virtual hearings (Zoom) for nearly all cases. All pending in - person court settings are, therefore , canceled until further notice. To schedule a virtual hearing by Zoom. Please Contact our court at number below or at our email below. 

You may still pay the fine or apply for a driver safety course at the court transaction windows subject to building capacity and social distancing guidelines. You may also pay by Credit Card following instruction's below for Certified Payments. 

You May receive a notice of a reset court date by phone , text, and / or regular mail depending on the contact information available to the Court. Due to backlog of pending cases, however, it may be several weeks before you receive a notice of reset. You will be afforded the opportunity to arrange an alternate court setting by mail or in person. 

Las nuevas pautas fijadas por el estado requieren audiencias virtuales (Zoom) para casi todos los casos. Por lo tanto, todas las audiencias judiciales pendientes que toman lugar en persona se han cancelado hasta nuevo aviso. Para programarse en un audiencia virtual por medio de Zoom, Por favor de habla al la court . El numero esta en esta pagina. 

Aun puede pagar la multa, solicitar un curso de manejo a la defensiva en las ventanillas de transacciones de la corte sujeto a la capacidad del edificio y pautas de distanciamiento social. 

Es posible que reciba un aviso de una fecha reajustada de corte por telefono, mensaje de texto y / o correo regular, conforme a la informacion de contacto disponible para la Corte. Sin embargo,  pueden pasar varias semanans antes de que reciba una notificacion de reinicio debido a la gran cantidad de casos pendientes. Se le dara la oportunidad de programar una corte alternative por correo o en persona. 

Mark A. Finlay

P. O. Box 508 /Corner of 3rd and Ave F ( Next to Community Center)
Markham, Texas 77456

979-843-5471 (fax)


Alternative phone number 979-557-4084

Debbie Mendieta -Head Clerk and Court Coordinator 

Patty Flores- Court Clerk

Español Disponible

Office Hours: 

Monday - 7:00 -5:00

Tuesday - 7:00 - 5:00

Wednesday  7:00 - 5:00   

Thursday 7:00 - 5:00

Friday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Our office will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. January 18, 2021

Pretrial are set for January 29, 2021  @ 10:00 a.m. Via Zoom 

Per social distancing requirements ordered by the Supreme Court of Texas, our current courtroom capacity is limited to 8   individuals including court personal.

Covid -19 Joint Operating Plan for the Matagorda County Judiciary

Zoom Hearings can be observed live through our YouTube Channel:

Matagorda County Jp4 Youtube channel

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 Do NOT attempt to contact any judge directly concerning an ongoing court case. This is considered  ex parte communication and is illegal under Texas Law. Direct all inquires to the judge's staff. 

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  • Upcoming Jury Trial:  Has been Cancelled

    If you need to return a Summon to our office please use the following information. 

    Justice of the Peace Pct 4

    in person at 3rd and Ave F Markham, Texas 77456

    or mail to: P.O. Box 508 Markham, Texas 77456