Effective January 16, 2024, Justice of the Peace 3-1 will begin accepting electronic filings via eFile for Texas.

Justice of the Peace 3-1

North Dallas Government Center – 6820 Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway, Suite 3100, Dallas, Texas 75240-6511
(214) 321-4106 Main • (214) 321-4912 Fax
Office E-mail: JP31Court@dallascounty.org

Department E-mails:

Hours of Operation: 8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M., Monday - Friday
Se Habla Español

Representing Yourself in Court
The following information is not legal advice and does not take the place of a lawyer.


Phone: (214) 321-4106
E-mail: JP31Wedding@DallasCounty.org

LOOKING TO GET MARRIED? Schedule a wedding ceremony with Judge Adam M. Swartz

  • Appointments - Monday-Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm -- $100 fee
  • “Walk-in” - as available Monday-Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm -- $100 fee
  • Weekends or weekdays after hours – fee to be determined and payable in advance.
  • Remote locations – as available, fee to be determined and payable in advance.
    • There are routinely multiple inquiries for dates and times and while “walk-ins” are welcome, scheduled appointments are always honored.
    • If you would like to check on an exact time or would like to schedule a ceremony


  • Judge Swartz is located on the 3rd floor of the new North Dallas Government Center – 6820 LBJ Freeway, Suite 3100 (southwest corner of the LBJ I-635 Frwy @ Hillcrest Road – formerly the Brinker Headquarters)
  • Our Courtroom features:
    • Gallery bench seating for 60 comfortably
    • Additional seating in jury box
    • Photo / Recording from multiple vantage points inside the courtroom
  • If you have any special requests or need further information


  • Judge Swartz would be honored to play a role in your special day. Whether you skew more traditional or more modern, want to write your own vows, have religious or spiritual notes or elements worked in, or want to keep it short-and-sweet, JP 3-1 is a wonderful place to achieve a lasting moment that resonates for you on a day when things really count!
  • Please feel free to request any special elements in your matrimonial ceremony. Judge Swartz  fully embraces the varying cultural traditions and customs that are often part of celebrating matrimony in the Dallas community.
  • Questions or requests:


  • If you schedule the ceremony, upon arrival you can take the elevators to the 3rd floor just beyond the stairwell. There is also a stairwell just inside the building entry that you can follow up to the 3rd floor.
  • Whether you take the stairs or elevator to the 3rd floor, take a right and follow the hallway past the Court itself to check-in with our clerk at the window.
  • Guests are completely welcome, though witnesses are not required. If the Courtroom is open, guests are welcome to come in and find a seat or, if the Courtroom is not yet open, wait with you in the hallway until the bailiff opens the Courtroom for you.


  • A Texas Marriage License is valid from 72 hours after issuance.
  • The ceremony must be conducted before the 90th day after the date the license is issued.
  • The marriage ceremony may not take place during a 72-hour period immediately following the issuance of the marriage license except when:
    • An applicant is a member of the armed forces of the United States and on active duty with military identification; OR
    • Is not a member of the armed forces of the United States but performs work for the United States Department of Defense as a department employee or under a contract with the department; OR
    • A District Court judge waives the 72-hour period for good cause; OR
    • The couple completes a premarital education course described by Texas Family Code, Section 2.013, and provides to the issuing clerk a premarital education course completion certificate indicating completion of the premarital education course not more than 1 year before the date the marriage license application is filed with the clerk.

Our Court cannot issue your marriage license. It is your responsibility to ensure your license is valid before your ceremony. For your convenience, we have provided information on how to obtain a marriage license in Dallas County and surround counties.



  • Dallas County Clerk
    Records Building
    500 Elm Street Suite 2100
    Dallas, TX 75202
    Phone: (214) 653-7099

  • Marriage license applications must be completed online. Once you’ve completed the application, you will be provided with an order number to book your appointment. Please make note of this order number, because you will need this number during the scheduling of your appointment. Marriage License Application

    • Please arrive no more than 5 minutes before your appointment.
    • If you are more than 10 minutes late, your appointment will be cancelled and you will have to reschedule.
    • Because of the social distancing, our office will only allow the couple receiving the marriage license to enter the office.


  • Collin County Clerk Main Office:
    2300 Bloomdale Road
    Suite 2106
    McKinney TX 75071
    Phone: 972-548-4185

  • Satellite Office:
    900 E. Park Blvd.
    Suite 140-C
    Plano, TX 75074
    Phone 972-881-3025



  • Rockwall County Clerk
    1111 E Yellowjacket Lane
    Suite 100
    Rockwall, TX 75087
    Phone: (972) 204-6300

  • “Please complete The Marriage License online application prior to calling our office to schedule a time for both parties to come in to finalize the application requirements and receive the marriage certificate. We do not provide the technical assistance in the use of the Internet. If you experience problems in completing the application and/or do not receive a confirmation number you must come into the Rockwall County Clerk's office to obtain your Marriage License.”