Justice of the Peace 3-1

Requesting a Continuance

10056 Marsh Lane, Suite 132, North Dallas Government Center, Dallas, Texas 75229-6017
(214) 321-4106 Main • (214) 321-4912 Fax
Office E-mail: JP31Court@dallascounty.org
Hours of Operation: 8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M. Monday - Friday
Se Habla Español

Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, Part V Rules of Practice in Justice Court
Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code, Chapter 15
Texas Rules of Evidence


Small Claims & Justice Court (applies to both)

  • BY AGREEMENT OF PARTIES

Small Claims only
28.032 GOVERNMENT CODE

  • ONLY FOR GOOD CAUSE SHOWN (in writing)
    Helpful hint: attach any documentation to support the request

Justice Court only
RULE 541 T.R.C.P.

  • UPON WRITTEN APPLICATION FOR GOOD CAUSE
    SUPPORTED BY AFFIDAVIT

Contacting the court by phone is not a lawful or proper request for continuance.