An eviction case is a lawsuit brought to recover possession of real property under Chapter 24 of the Texas Property Code, often by a landlord against a tenant.
A claim for rent may be joined with an eviction case if the amount of rent due and unpaid is not more than $20,000, excluding statutory interest and court costs but including attorney fees, if any. Eviction cases are governed by Rules 500-507 and 510 of Part V of the Rules of Civil Procedure. To the extent of any conflict between Rule 510 and the rest of Part V, Rule 510 applies.
Evictions MUST be filed in the proper Precinct (where premises is located) or the case will be dismissed.
For information on Justice Court Rules, please visit Texas Judicial Branch Rules and Forms
A court date will be provided when case is processed.
For eviction proceedings filed from March 27, 2020, through July 25, 2020, a sworn petition containing “a description of the facts and grounds for eviction” required by Texas Rule of Civil Procedure 510.3(a)(2) must state that the premises are not subject to the moratorium on evictions imposed by Section 4024 of the CARES Act.
25th Emergency Order
The Supreme Court of Texas has issued its 25th Emergency Order, related to the CDC eviction moratorium, effective September 17. Below are some important highlights:
The 25th Emergency Order expires December 15.
File with Justice Court 1 and serve in Tarrant County
-For information on filing online, please visit E-File.
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