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.
Judge Mary Tom Curnutt
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
700 E. Abram, Suite 200
Arlington, Texas 76010
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.
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.
County Telephone Operator 817-884-1111
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