JP Precinct 5

The Honorable Nicholas Chu

IMPORTANT NOTICE MUST READ:

Due to health and safety concerns regarding coronavirus (COVID-19), Justice of the Peace PCT. 5 will be operating with limited operations until further notice.

Note:

      • All non-essential court proceedings will be rescheduled until after June 1st
      • All evictions (commercial and residential) are rescheduled until June 1st
      • No writs of possession shall be issued until June 1st
      • Class C ticket appearances are rescheduled
      • No warrants for failing to appear to court for traffic tickets will be issued.

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Nick Chu became Justice of the Peace for Precinct Five in May of 2017. Previously, Judge Chu served as an Assistant District Attorney with the Travis County District Attorney’s Office. He had also served as a chief misdemeanor prosecutor with the Travis County Attorney’s Office. Judge Chu is a community activist and has a long history of local leadership.

Judge Chu is the proud son of immigrants and the grandson of the owner of the first Chinese restaurant in Grapevine, TX. He was raised in Grapevine and is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, where he received his B.A. in Government. He earned his law degree from Baylor Law School. Judge Chu is Travis County's first Asian American Justice of the Peace. Nick and his wife live in Austin with their baby daughter.

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Precinct 5 Justice of the Peace

Criminal
1000 Guadalupe Street Suite 112
Austin, TX 78701 (Map)

Civil
1000 Guadalupe Street Suite 117
Austin, TX 78701 (Map)

Office Hours
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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