COUNTY DECLARATION OF DISASTER
The Hon. Jeff Hightower, Precinct 1
Justice of the Peace Precinct 1
P O Box 172
Meridian, TX 76665
The Hon. James Zander, Precinct 2
Justice of the Peace Precinct 2
P O Box 204
Clifton, TX 76634
Duties and Responsibilities of the Justices of the Peace
Justices of the Peace, also known as JP's, are the presiding officers of the justice court and the small claims court. The JP's have jurisdiction over class C misdemeanors, issues arrest and search warrants and magistrates adult and juvenile offenders.
The JP's also perform marriages and hold inquests upon death.