Justice of the Peace
Judge Michele Van Stavern
Justice of the Peace Pct 1
204 E. San Antonio (Historical Court House) second floor
201 E. San Antonio #20-A
Boerne, Texas 78006
Contact Information and Office Hours:
General Office Hours:
8:00 A.M.-12:00 noon / 1:00 P.M.-4:00 P.M.
To determine which Precinct provides service to your address, click here.
Our office is back open to the public! We ask that you continue to use the temperature scan right inside the door before coming upstairs to the court area for everyone's safety.
CRIMINAL/ TRAFFIC CITATION INFORMATION:
The court cannot give legal
advice! It is recommended that you
consult an attorney if you are unsure of how you are wanting to handle your
case. This court CANNOT speak to anyone about another person's
Any persons under the age of 17 years
old, you must appear with a parent or guardian. You must call to make
an appointment to speak with the Judge about your citation in open
Payment Methods: CASHIERS CHECK, MONEY ORDER, OR CREDIT CARD
Cash or personal checks are not accepted.
pay with a credit card online or by phone:
contact certified payments at 1-866-549-1010 or go to Certified Payments webpage.
When paying a citation for
Precinct 1, you must use bureau code 3740102. This bureau code is for Precinct 1 payments
only. If you remit payment to this bureau code for another precinct
citation, your payment will be refunded and your case may fall delinquent in
the correct court.
A plea of NO CONTEST means that you do not
contest the State’s charge(s) against you but are not admitting guilt and agree
to pay the fine/costs assessed by the judge.
A plea of GUILTY means that you do not
contest the State’s charge(s) against you and admit guilt and agree to pay the
fine/costs assessed by the judge.
A plea of NOT GUILTY and you would have to
decide either a trial by judge waiving my right to a
jury trial or trial by jury. This means that you intend
to contest the charge(s) against you. Your case will be rescheduled for trial
and you will be mailed notice of when to appear for a pre-trial hearing.
Ø Pay citation in
full: Appear in person, pay online, or mail in payment. Submitting
full payment for your fine and costs constitutes a plea of no contest and the
offense will be reported as a conviction.
Ø Extension to pay
in full: Enter your plea in writing and submit it to the court
by your due date. The offense will be reported as a conviction. You
will be given 30 days to pay in full. If not paid within 30 days a $15.00
time-payment fee will be added.
Ø Driving Safety
Course (DSC):See DSC-Driver Safety Course link below. You may
be eligible for a driver safety course to satisfy your traffic citation.
Eligibility and information are in the DSC link below
Ø Deferred Disposition (probation):See Deferred Disposition link
Ø Dismissals: Potential
dismissals for such offenses as Expired Registration, Expired
Driver License, or Defective Equipment may be dismissed if
you remedy the defect (if expired registration you must pay the penalty
fee with the tax assessor's office), submit in paper form (photos or
receipts) to the court either by the 20th day after your citation date or by
the "on or before" date listed on your citation which these
dismissals carry a $10.00 dismissal fee. If you were cited for No Insurance
and you had current insurance the date AT THE TIME OF YOUR TRAFFIC
STOP, you may present proof of your insurance to the court for a
dismissal with no dismissal fee. If you did not have current insurance at
the time of your traffic stop, your case CANNOT be dismissed.
Ø Alternatives to
Payment of Fines and Costs: See Alternative to Payment
of Fines and Costs link below
Driving Safety Course.docx
Alternatives to Payment of Fines and Costs.docx
The court cannot
give legal advise! It is recommended that you consult an attorney
if you are unsure of how you are wanting to handle your case.
When filing a civil case, you must file it in the correct
precinct, the court does not determine which precinct is correct for your
situation. Please read the civil filing information provided below for
the type of civil filing you are seeking or you can use this interactive map if
you are looking within Kendall County.
For ALL OUT OF COUNTY service, it is the plaintiff's responsibility to determine who will be serving the civil paperwork for the case he/she is bringing before the court.
This court processes the petition, issues the civil citation and sends it with your separate check to who you specify for service. Verify the amount of service when verifying who will be serving your documents.
The plaintiff must call or look up who will serve the civil citation and provide all pertinent information to the court along with a SEPERATE check made payable to whomever will be serving the documents. Service fees vary from county to county, make sure you know the correct amount to submit.
For Kendall County only: To determine
which Precinct provides service to your address, Click Here
EVICTIONS FILING FEE: $46.00
FEES FOR SERVICE: $85.00 (per person being served)
SMALL CLAIMS FILING
FEES FOR SERVICE: $85.00 (per person being
DEBT CLAIMS FILING FEE:
***ALIAS CITATION FEE $25.00 request to be submitted with
fee prior to issuance
Filing an Eviction Case Information
Answer – Eviction Case
Filing a Small Claims Case-
When Someone has filed a Small Claims
against you- information
When a Debit Claim has been Filed
against You- Information
Answer – Debt Claims
Affidavit of Issuance of Bad Check
Petition -- Small Claims
Answer – Small Claims
Petition -- Eviction Case
Procedures and Sworn Complaint for Eviction for Threat to
Notice of Last Known Address
COVID-19 Tenant Declaration Form
* Judge Van Stavern is not currently preforming any marriage ceremonies