Effective September 4, 2020 through December 31,2020, a tenant may not be evicted from a residential property due to nonpayment of rent, if the tenant provides the landlord a copy of a declaration swearing or certifying that they are covered by the CDC Federal Eviction Moratorium Order and meet the following qualifications:
The Moratorium does not apply to any evictions other than those for nonpayment of rent or other amounts due under the lease, such as late fees or utility payments.
LANDLORDS - If a declaration is provided to the landlord and that tenant meets the above qualifications, but the landlord files an eviction for a reason other than nonpayment, the landlord would not be able to recover rent for that eviction suit through December 31, 2020.
TENANTS – It is your responsibility to provide a copy of the declaration to the landlord. Each adult listed on the lease, rental agreement, or housing contract should complete this declaration.
1. Use eFileTexas Self-help to file new cases for small claim and eviction cases. Simply answer a series of questions to help prepare and file your court forms online.
2. Use eFileTexas to file new cases and add additional documents to existing small claim, eviction, debt claim, along with other types of cases. This service does not provide a step-by-step guide as eFileTexas self-help. Documents have to be scanned into the program before filing.
Appeals will not be accepted through eFile at this time.
Justice Court 1 follows the same Severe Weather Policy as the Fort Worth Independent School District (FWISD). If FWISD delays its opening or is closed, Justice Court 1 will do so as well. However, call our office to confirm closure or delay.
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