Civil Division


The Civil Division has the responsibility of serving all civil processes issued through the offices of Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4, as well as other courts.

The civil processes include but are not limited to:

  • Citations
  • Evictions
  • Notices
  • Restraining orders
  • Subpoenas
  • Writs

View a list of service fees.

Civil Assist 

A Civil Assist is a situation where the officer stands by to keep the peace in a situation involving a civil dispute, not a violation of the law. The officer is a neutral party. A Civil Assist is not court ordered; therefore, officers do not have the authority to order the return of a child to the Complainant. If you need assistance with a Civil Assist for child visitation, please provide a copy of your court papers.

If you need a Civil Assist for property and cannot file for a Writ of Retrieval through the Justice of the Peace, Pct. 4 Office and you need specific items, please provide any documentation pertaining to the items. Name, phone number and address of both parties must be on the form. IF YOU NEED TO GET PROPERTY BACK, BOTH PARTIES MUST AGREE. The assigned officer will contact you by phone. A Civil Assist is done only when officers are available

To request a Civil Stand By, please complete the Civil Assist Request Form.

Bailiff Duties

The Civil Division also has bailiff duties which include: maintain order and security in the courts, maintain prisoners in holding cells, taking persons in custody when needed, and transporting prisoners.

The Brazos County Constable's Office currently has bailiff duties for 4 Courts: Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4, Attorney General's Child Support Division, Juvenile and Child Protection..