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    Justice of the Peace Court 2
    Arlington Subcourthouse

    Judge Mary Tom Cravens Curnutt

    Judge Mary Tom Cravens Curnutt

    Welcome to the website of your Precinct 2 Justice Court in the heart of historic Downtown Arlington!  As your Judge, I am honored to preside over one of the busiest and most productive courts in all of Texas.  Our Court handles over 15,000 filings annually in areas such as Evictions, Civil Small Claims, Debt Cases, and Class C offenses including Traffic and Failure to Attend School.

    In addition, our Court holds many Administrative Hearings including Towing, Property Seizures, Driver’s License Suspensions, Handgun License Revocations and Essential Needs Licenses.

    Our Court is also happy to perform Marriages.

    We are committed to serving the citizens of Tarrant County Precinct 2 by providing fair, efficient, effective and economical resolutions to all things handled by our Court.

    Respectfully,

    Judge Mary Tom Curnutt

    IMPORTANT NOTICE

    Effective September 1, 2020, the jurisdictional limit increased to $20,000.00 in Justice Courts.

     

    34th Emergency Order

    In response to an executive order from President Biden, the CDC has extended its eviction moratorium until March 31, 2021.  

    The Supreme Court of Texas has issued its 34th Emergency Order, extending the Cares Act and CDC Declaration Requirement until March 31, 2021. Below are some important highlights:

    • LANDLORDS
      • The landlord must include in an original, amended, or supplemental petition information related to the CARES Act, as well as whether a Declaration under the CDC moratorium has been provided. This requirement applies to ALL evictions, even though the CDC moratorium and the 30-day notice to vacate under the CARES Act only apply to evictions for nonpayment.
    • TENANTS
      • Under the CDC’s order, you MUST file the declaration with the Justice Court and serve a copy of the declaration on the landlord, owner of the residential property where you live, or other person who has a right to have you evicted or removed from where you live.
      • If a tenant provides a Declaration after an eviction suit is filed, they must file it with the court and serve it on the plaintiff. The court must then abate the case unless the plaintiff contests the Declaration and the court holds a hearing to determine next steps.
      • The court may not proceed unless the judge holds a hearing to determine whether they can proceed and enters a written order detailing why the case may proceed.

    State of Texas Eviction Diversion Program- EFFECTIVE February 15, 2021

    The Supreme Court of Texas has issued its 35th Emergency Order, implementing the State of Texas Eviction Diversion Program statewide. 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 fifteen 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).

    The TEDP is a voluntary program that permits eligible landlords and tenants to agree upon a resolution to the issues raised in an eviction case. If eligibility requirements are met, past due rent obligations and utility delinquencies may be eligible to be covered in full and the eviction case dismissed.

    • Assistance can be used to pay the full contracted rent that is past due, and the remainder may be used to pay for subsequent months of assistance.
    • The TEDP uses a special court process that allows courts to put eviction lawsuits on hold and divert them to the TEDP. Under the TEDP, lump sum payments are provided to landlords for rental arrears in exchange for allowing tenants to remain in their homes and forgiving late fees. Diverted cases may be dismissed and will be made confidential from public disclosure.
    For more information on the State of Texas Eviction Diversion Program Click on the links below.
     
    TEDP Informational Brochures

    On September 1, 2020, the CDC issued a Federal Eviction Moratorium Order on all residential evictions effective September 4, 2020 through December 31, 2020. On December 27, 2020, a new federal stimulus bill was passed, which included a provision extending the federal eviction moratorium, previously set to end December 31, 2020 through January 31, 2021. This order requires landlords to file a sworn statement with eviction petitions regarding the filing of a declaration that will halt the pending proceeding until the expiration of the moratorium.  

     

    On August 21, 2020, the Texas Supreme Court issued its 24th Emergency Order which extends the requirement that plaintiffs in residential eviction cases include information in or with their petition related to if the property is covered by the CARES Act, and if so, whether proper notice to vacate was given. On December 14, 2020, the Texas Supreme Court issued its 30th Emergency Order which extends the requirement for cases filed through December 31, 2020.

     

    All employees and visitors to Tarrant County businesses will be required to wear face masks to help slow the spread of COVID-19.  

    Click here to view a copy of the Executive Order by County Judge Whitley signed June 25, 2020

    Click here to view a copy of the Executive Order by County Judge Whitley signed July 1, 2020

    Click here to view a copy of the Executive Order by County Judge Whitley signed August 25, 2020

    Click here to view a copy of the Executive Order by County Judge Whitley signed November 24, 2020

    Click here to view a copy of the Health and Safety Policy for Tarrant County Buildings and Facilities

     

    To schedule a wedding ceremony, please call the court at 817-548-3925

    Continue to check our website for updates as more information becomes available.

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the court by phone at 817-548-3925 or email us.

    FILE YOUR CASE ONLINE

    For your convenience, we now offer E-Filing. Use EFile Texas to file new cases and add additional documents to existing Small Claim, Evictions and Debt Claim cases. Documents must be scanned into the program before filing. It is important to remember that you may incur additional fees for copies. The fees PER CASE are $1 for the first page and 25 cents for every page therafter.

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    Office Info

    Southeast Subcourthouse
    700 E. Abram, Suite 200
    Arlington, Texas 76010
     

    Phone: 817-548-3925
    Fax: 682-255-3960
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    Hours:

    Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    All financial transactions must be completed 30 minutes prior to close of business.

     

    All filings must be in triplicate, otherwise each copy made by the court is $1 per page (see copy request fees).

     

    Justice Court 2 follow the same Severe Weather Policy as the Arlington Independent School District (AISD). If AISD delays its opening or is closed, Justice Court 2 will do so as well. Please call our office to confirm closure or delay.

    Getting Married? Click here for more details

    Important Information

    House Bill 2398[84(R) – 2015] Mandates the expunction of all failure to attend school cases as of September 1, 2015. Accordingly, all such cases are dismissed as of that date. No payments, community service, return to show proof of graduation or report card, or any other requirements set by the Court or the Criminal District Attorney's Office are due or will be accepted. The Court is in the process of expunging all records.This does not change the status of Parent Contributing to Non-Attendance cases.

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