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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.

    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 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:

    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.

    * Indicates three copies need to be submitted

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

    2. Military Affidavit  

    3. Verification Affidavit-CARES Act

    • 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. Please complete the CARES Act verification affidavit and submit via email at 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

            -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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