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.
State of Texas Eviction Diversion Program - DELAYED
The Supreme Court of Texas has issued its 28th Emergency Order, delaying the implementation of the State of Texas Eviction Diversion Program in counties that are not designated by OCA as pilot counties until January 1, 2021. Below are some important highlights:
The Texas Eviction Diversion Program (TEDP) helps Texas tenants stay in their homes and provides landlords an alternative to eviction. The TEDP may provide up to six months of rental assistance for eligible tenants who are behind on their rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic and have been sued for eviction. Both the tenant and the landlord must agree to participate and meet the requirements in the chart below. This temporary program is a unique partnership between the Supreme Court of Texas, Texas Office of Court Administration, and the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA).
For more information on the State of Texas Eviction Diversion Program Click on the links below.
TEDP Informational Brochures
The 28th Emergency Order expires February 1, 2021.
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
Note: Cases filed with a Statement of Inability to Afford Payment of Court Costs cannot be filed using "Guide and File." These cases MUST be filed through EFileTexas.
-For information on filing online, please visit E-File.
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