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 $10,000, 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.
To search the Justice Court Precinct for your case, please visit Tarrant County Comprehensive Address Information Directory.
For information on Justice Court Rules, please visit Texas
Judicial Branch Rules and Forms website.
A court date will be provided when case is processed.
* Indicates three copies need to be submitted
2. Military Affidavit* (if applicable)
1. File with Justice Court 2 and serve in Tarrant County
Coronavirus Stimulus Bill (CARES Act) - The CARES Act (coronavirus stimulus bill) contains provisions halting evictions for tenants in properties covered by a federally-backed mortgage for 120 days from its enactment (from March 27 until July 24).
Covered properties” include properties that participate in the housing programs below. The largest are public housing, Housing Choice Vouchers, Project-Based Section 8 housing, and the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program.
The Act also applies to renters whose property owners have federally-backed mortgages. These include mortgages backed by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the government-sponsored enterprises known as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
DOES NOT APPLY TO THE FOLLOWING;
Landlords can 1st go to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs website then, click on "HTC Property Inventory (XLSX)" link under Additional Guidance and Resources to search a database to determine if their property is subject to the Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) restrictions.
Landlords can also go to the National Low Income Housing Coalition website to check their property against a multi-family housing database.
To ensure compliance with the CARES Act, all Plaintiff’s must complete the below verification affidavit, swearing or declaring that their property is not subject to the federal eviction moratorium. This affidavit is required at filing and before a judgment can be granted on their case.
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