Except as provided by section 92.008 Texas Property Code, a landlord or landlord's agent may not interrupt or causes the interruption of utility service (water, wastewater, gas, or electric service) of a tenant, unless the interruption results from bona fide repairs, construction or an emergency. A rental property owner may interrupt electric service to certain residents provided that written notice and other procedures are strictly followed. Refer to Texas Property Code sections 92.008, 92.0091, and 92.301.
If you are representing yourself, we encourage you to review the below resources.
Self-Help Legal Information Packet: When You Have Been Locked Out or Your Landlord Has Cut Off Your Utilities
Writ of Retrieval, Re-Entry, and Restoration Paquete con Informacion
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
PAYMENT AND FEES:
CLICK HERE TO FILE A WRIT OF RESTORATION
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.
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.
County Telephone Operator 817-884-1111
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