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    News Article | July 20, 2022

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    "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.