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    Eviction Cases

    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.

    Self-Help Legal Information Packet: Filing an Eviction Case (Spanish)

    Self-Help Legal Information Packet: When an Eviction Case Has Been Filed Against You (Spanish)

    FORMS NEEDED:

    * Indicates three copies need to be submitted

    1. Sworn Complaint for Eviction*
        OR Sworn Complaint for Eviction for Manufactured Home Community*

    2. Military Affidavit  

    PAYMENT:

    File with Justice Court 1 and serve in Tarrant County

    • Fees
    • $46 filing fee
    • $75 Constable fee for each person being served

     

    For information on filing online, please visit E-File.  

     

    Appeal Information

     

    Accessibility Notice: Due to the complexity of the preceding documents, these documents are scanned images. If you require assistance in accessing the information, please contact Justice Court One at 817-884-1395.

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