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.
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.
PAYMENT AND FEES:
File with Justice Court 1 and serve in Tarrant County
- $54 filing fee
- $75 Constable fee for each person being served
- Please visit Single Record Request to verify Active Duty Status to provide proof of Military status.
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.
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.