A small claims case is a lawsuit brought to recover money damages, civil penalties, personal property, or other relief allowed by law. Small claims cases are governed by Rules 500-507 of Part V of the Rules of Civil Procedure. For information on Justice Court Rules, please visit Texas Judicial Branch Rules and Forms website.
If you are representing yourself, we encourage you to review the below resources.
Self-Help Legal Information Packet: Filing a Small Claims Case
Cómo presentar un caso de reclamos menores
Self-Help Legal Information Packet: When a Small Claims Case Has Been Filed Against You
Cuando un caso de reclamos menores ha sido presentado 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
PAYMENT AND FEES:
1. File with Justice Court 1 and serve in Tarrant County
2. File with Justice Court 1 and serve outside Tarrant County
2. Military Affidavit (if applicable)
3. Important Information Regarding Exhibits
CLICK HERE TO FILE A SMALL CLAIM
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.
County Telephone Operator 817-884-1111
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