News Article | July 20, 2022
|"I'm a new justice of the peace and my grandma is a retired justice of the peace from the same county I'm now serving. It'd be such an honor to have her administer my oath. Is that allowed?"|
Who may administer oaths of office?
Government Code §602.002 governs who may administer oaths. This section was amended by HB 3474 during the 88th Texas Legislature to include a retired justice of the peace. For more information and a complete list of those authorized to administer oaths of office, see recent updates to our publication, Oath & Bond Requirements for County Officials.