If a person is unable to enter a residence or former residence to retrieve property belonging to the person or the person's dependent because the current occupant is denying the person entry, the person may apply to the Justice Court for an order authorizing the person to enter the residence, accompanied by a peace officer, to retrieve specific items of personal property according to the Texas Property Code Section 24A.002.
If the applicant and occupant are parties to a pending or finalized divorce or annulment that covers the property being sought, the application must be filed in the court that has jurisdiction over that case.
The applicant, under oath must certify they are not parties to a pending/finalized divorce or annulment and that the applicant or the applicant's minor dependent requires personal items located in the residence that are only of the following types:
If the Judge grants the application, a bond will be set, a hearing date and time will be issued and the occupant will be served by the Constable with notice of the hearing.
To determine venue for your case, refer to the Texas Property Code Section 24A.002. Please visit Texas Constitution and Statutes website.
To search the Justice Court Precinct for your case, please visit Tarrant County Comprehensive Address Information Directory.
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