Justice of the Peace Precinct 4
Judge Judy Schier Hobbs
211 W 6th St
Taylor, Texas 76574
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Phone: (512) 352-4155
Metro Phone:;(512) 365-8922


Effective September 1, 2017
All Civil Filings will be increased by $5.00.
Filing Fee will be $46.00

Justice of the Peace Judy Schier Hobbs, Precinct Four

Judge Judy Schier Hobbs is the Justice of the Peace for Precinct Four, Williamson County, Texas. Judge Hobbs was appointed and sworn to office May 15, 1982. Judge Hobbs is in her 8th term of office in Williamson County.

She is a lifelong resident of Precinct Four in Williamson County with a rich history of community service. Her father, A.O. “Pete” Schier was Chief of Police for the City of Taylor for over 30 years and served Williamson County as interim Sheriff.

Williamson County has become known as one of the fastest growing counties in the United States. On the forefront of technology, Judge Hobbs has taken a leadership role, continuously updating her office with new technology and procedures which allow JP4 to effectively serve the needs of the growing community. Judge Hobbs has recently implemented technology making it possible to pay outstanding court costs and tickets by credit card. JP4 is a beta test site for electronic filing of vital statistics with e-filing of other documents in the near future.

Judge Hobbs is committed to serving her community. She is a member of each of the Taylor, Round Rock and Hutto Chambers of Commerce, a member of the Taylor Area Businesswomen Association, East Williamson County Interagency Association, Eastern Star, and Brushy Creek Baptist Church. She often provides public education by speaking to local schools and civic groups. She donates her services for public events and is responsible for creating a program over 18 years ago through her church to provide Christmas for the needy in East Williamson County. She is a life member of the Central Texas Justice of the Peace and Constables Association, Immediate Past President of the State of Texas Justice Court Judges Association, serves on the Texas Child Fatality Review Team Committee and Williamson County Child Fatality Review Team.

In 1996/1997 she was recognized as Outstanding Community Leader by the Taylor Jaycees and in 1989 was named Woman of The Year by the Taylor Area Businesswomen Assoc. She received statewide recognition in 1997/1998 receiving the Judge of the Year award from the State of Texas Justices of Peace and Constables Association of Texas and again in 2000 when she was awarded the Honorable Ted Poe Good Judge Award by the Texas Gang Investigators Association. In 2009, she was awarded Judge of the Year by the Central Texas Justices of the Peace and Constables Association and also was awarded Judge of the Year by the Texas Justice Court Judges Association.  She has served on the Williamson County Crisis Center Board, was Past Chair of the Williamson County Child Welfare Board and Past President of the Central Texas Justices of the Peace and Constables Association.

Judge Hobbs and her husband have one son and daughter-in-law, one daughter and son-in-law, and eight grandchildren.

Justice of the Peace

The office of the Justice of the Peace was created by the Constitution. The Justice presides over Criminal Class C Misdemeanors. Class C Misdemeanors include, but are not limited to offenses found in the Traffic Code, Penal Code, Health and Safety Code, Education Code, Parks and Wildlife Code, and the Alcohol & Beverage Code. Civil Justice Court with a jurisdictional limit of $10,000 and a Small Claims Court with a jurisdictional limit of $10,000. In addition the Justice presides over numerous administrative actions, such as appeals on the concealed handgun permits driver license suspensions, peace bonds, illegal lockouts, illegal towing, magistration, and search warrants. The Justice is on call twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week for emergency mental warrants, search warrants, arrest warrants or death inquests.

“The duties of a Justice of the Peace are widely varied, as a Justice of the Peace I become involved with citizens at some of the most sensitive times of their lives, whether sharing in the joy of their marriage, the sadness of losing a loved one, presiding over a civil or a criminal matter, the court has the opportunity to be a positive influence on each life.”

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