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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 $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.

    Verify the Justice Court Precinct

    For information on Justice Court Rules, please visit Texas Judicial Branch Rules and Forms website.

    A court date will be provided when the case is processed.

    Self-Help Legal Information Packet: Filing an Eviction Case

    Paquete de autoayuda-Cómo presentar un caso de desalojo

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

    Paquete de autoayuda- caso de desalojo en su contra

    FORMS NEEDED:

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

    2. Military Affidavit  

    • The State of Texas Eviction Diversion Program requires the landlord to swear that they have reviewed the program website and to notify the tenant of their rights under this program.
    • This affidavit must be submitted at the time of filing.

    4. Verification Affidavit-CARES Act

    • To ensure compliance with the CARES Act, all plaintiffs in a non-payment of rent case should complete the below verification affidavit, swearing or declaring that their property is not subject to the federal eviction moratorium. Without an affidavit filed with the Court before trial or sworn testimony provided at the time of trial, stating that the property is not subject to the CARES Act, a judgment cannot be granted on your non-payment of rent case.   
    • The Court suggests plaintiffs complete this form at the time of filing along with their Eviction Petition for non-payment of rent cases. Please complete the CARES Act verification affidavit and submit via email  jp1court@tarrantcounty.com, fax, and or e-file.
    • Please view information on the Coronavirus Stimulus Bill (CARES Act).

    PAYMENT:

    File with Justice Court 1 and serve in Tarrant County

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

    CLICK HERE TO FILE AN EVICTION

    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.

     

    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.

    TARRANT COUNTY, TEXAS



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