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Issues between landlords and renters are considered to be civil matters. The La Vernia Police Department like all municipal police departments are prohibited by state law from enforcing civil matters. The La Vernia Police Department is authorized by state law to enforce criminal, health and safety, transportation code, family code, and other police related state laws. Civil contracts, like rental agreements must be resolved in the appropriate courts not municipal court.
If you are experiencing issues with your landlord or renter, contact the Justice of the Peace in your Precinct. Most of the area surrounding La Vernia is in Wilson County Precinct 3. The Justice of the Peace for Precinct 3 is located a 402 Bluebonnet (FM 775), La Vernia at the corner of Bluebonnet and Country Gardens. To contact the Justice of the Peace in Precinct 3 call (830) 779-2285.