Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3, Bill Gravell Jr.

Judge Bill Gravell was elected March 4, 2014 as Justice of the Peace for Williamson County Pct. #3 and was sworn into his first full term on         January 1, 2015.  Judge Gravell currently serves as President of the Central Texas Justice of the Peace and Constables Association. In addition, he serves on the JPCA Legislative Committee for the State of Texas. Judge Gravell's office was the  recipient of the "2013 Collections Program of the Year" state award from the Governmental Collection Association of Texas. In addition, in 2015 his court received the “Tyler Public Sector Excellence Award" for courts in America awarded by Tyler Technologies. At the 2015 Court Technology Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Judge Gravell received the national “2015 CITOC Innovation in Business Process” award for contributions to the judiciary in technology and court business processes presented by the Court Information Technology Officers Consortium. On September 3, 2015 Judge Gravell was appointed as a member of the Texas Judicial Council by Chief Justice Hecht for a term of four years to expire on February 1, 2019. 

Judge Bill Gravell has an expansive sphere of experience that qualifies him to serve in his position.  For the last 30 years of his professional life Judge Gravell has been involved in ministry. He spent twenty-two years as a Pastor of Sonterra Fellowship in Jarrell.  Through pastoring, Judge Gravell has spent countless hours listening to the needs of the people and offering advice.  Judge Bill Gravell recalls the vitally important role our community played in shaping who he is today. He wants to help provide that same strong guidance he received as a teen back to our community.  As Justice of the Peace he has created a mentoring program for kids who are on the wrong side of the law.

Judge Bill Gravell believes it is of utmost importance he give his time to help make our community prosperous, safe and a great place to live.  During this time in Jarrell, he served on the School Bond Advisory Committee, Jarrell Road and Bridge Committee, was appointed to ESD #5 by the Commissioners Court, was President of the Sonterra Home Owners Association and has been a mentor for students in elementary schools.

Williamson County Justice of the Peace Judicial Records

The 84th Texas Legislature dramatically changed how courts process the failure of students to attend school. HB 2398 eliminated the criminal offense of Failure to Attend School and created a new system of dealing with truant conduct. Now, instead of criminal cases, truant conduct cases are filed with truancy courts. This video is a mock court setting and reflects the process of a Truant Conduct hearing that may occur in a Truancy Court.


September 21, 2015 Minneapolis, Minnesota - The Court Information Technology Officers Consortium (CITOC) with support from the National Association for Court Management (NACM), and the Conference of State Court Administrators (COSCA) announced Williamson County Justice of the Peace Precinct 3 as the recipient of the "2015 CITOC Innovation in Business Process" award.  - Court Technology Bulletin



On September 3, 2015 the Honorable Bill Gravell Jr. was appointed as a member of the Texas Judicial Council by Chief Justice Hecht for a term of four years to expire on February 1, 2019.  The Texas Judicial Council was established in 1929 and operates under the authority of the Texas Government Code, Chapter 71 as the policymaking body for the state judiciary, examines and reports on the organization and practices of the Texas Judicial Branch.



Justice of the Peace Precinct 3 Teen Court


  Photo Courtesy of Roger Garcia

The Williamson County JP3 Teen Court just finished our 2nd successful season with an average of 20 student volunteers each court session. Along with the students who fill every aspect of the court staffing, we also have court and legal professionals that assist in training. Over the course of this school year we handled 62 cases serving the students of Williamson County. The student volunteers did such an outstanding job that several of the defendants joined us after their cases had been dismissed. If you are interested in becoming a part of the JP3 Teen Court and would like more information, please contact the Teen Court Coordinator at 512-943-1594.        


Odyssey Guide and File

The new Guide and File application is now available in our Court.  This application is designed to guide pro se filers when filing petitions by e-file.

Although e-Filing is not currently mandated for Justice Courts in Texas, the process is currently available.  We would like to give you the opportunity to explore the benefits of filing through Guide and File.  No longer will you need to complete the petition by hand, the Guide and File completes it for you.  You can e-file in our office, at your home or anywhere you have access to the internet. 

We look forward to working with you to simplify and improve the filing experience with Williamson County JP3.

  Small Claims Petition                                              Repair and Remedy Petition   

  Eviction Petition                                                     Occupational Driver License Petition


Attention Jurors:

ONLY Jurors #1 - 120 need to appear for jury duty on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 8:30 A.M. 


Inner Loop Annex
Innerloop Annex
Judge Bill Gravell, Jr.
Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3

301 S.E. Inner Loop, Ste. 103
Georgetown, TX 78626
Telephone: (512) 943-1501
Jury Status:  (512) 943-1966
Driving Directions

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
7:30 am - 5:00 pm

The only form of payment accepted after 4:15 P.M. is credit card payments. There is a night drop box located in the front courtyard and there is a kiosk available in the lobby.  Payments dropped in the night drop box should be made for the exact amount of the fine.

Williamson County Courthouse
710 Main Street Georgetown, TX 78626
Main Telephone: (512)943-1100
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