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Judge Hefner

Colorado County Justice of the Peace 
Precinct One, Judge Billy Hefner presiding.

Judge Billy Hefner was sworn into office on January 3, 2007. He is a fourth generation citizen of Colorado County and a second generation Justice of the Peace.

Judge Hefner grew up in the Garwood area, graduated from Garwood High School in 1961 and graduated from Sam Houston State University in 1965.  After a brief teaching career, Judge Hefner joined his father in the rice farming and cattle ranching industry.

Judge Hefner is aware of the many responsibilities of a Justice of the Peace in rural areas. As Justice of the Peace for Precinct One in Colorado County, Judge Hefner is committed to giving all citizens the very best service with fairness, integrity, and compassion within the boundaries 
of the laws of the State of Texas.


Juveniles 16 years and under must present their pleas before the judge and MUST have a parent or 
legal guardian present. Please contact the Court for scheduling.


Phone: (979) 732-2734

Fax: (979) 732-3022

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 783
Columbus, Texas 78934

Physical Address
2215 Walnut
Columbus, Texas 78934

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Office Hours:  Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

If you are a party to a suit in Precinct One, please review the court’s code of conduct.

You may call the Court at (979) 732-2734, if you have any questions.

  • The Court does not accept personal checks or cash for payment of fines. Payment MUST be in the form of a cashier’s check or money order made payable to Justice of the Peace, Precinct One – Colorado County

    Payment may be made by credit card by visiting: 
    www.officialpayments.com  (under Local Payments/Jurisdiction Code 6310)