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. 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.

  • 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.
  • Evictions MUST be filed in the proper Precinct (where the 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.
  • When your filing is accepted, a court date will be provided.  

If you are representing yourself, we encourage you to review the below resources.

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


All communications from litigants to the Court and the Court to litigants are conducted electronically using E-File Texas (preferred), email or fax. Be aware; that all notices, copies, judgments, and other documents sent by the Court to litigants will come from the JP1court@tarrantcountytx.gov Email address.

Click here to read the Notice Regarding Electronic Communication

Click here to read the Electronic Communication local rule


File with Justice Court 1 and serve in Tarrant County

  • $54 filing fee
  • $75 Constable fee for each person being served


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

2.  Military Affidavit  

3.   Important Information Regarding Exhibits

  • Although not required at the time of filing, it is encouraged that you include any exhibits you might have to prove your case with your initial filing.


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.

This page was last modified on November 09, 2022


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