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.

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. Eviction cases are governed by Rules 500-507 and 510 of Part V of the Rules of Civil Procedure. To the extent of any confict between Rule 510 and the rest of Part V, Rule 510 applies.

To search the Justice Court Precinct, please visit Tarrant County Comprehensive Address Information Directory.

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 an Eviction Case

Paquete de informacion juridica de autoayuda: Como presentar un caso de desalojo?

Self-Help Legal Information Packet: When an Eviction Case Has Been Filed Against You

Paquete de informacion juridica de autoayuda: Cuando un caso de desalojo ha sido presentado en su contra



1. Sworn Complaint for Eviction

2. Military Affidavit

3. A copy of Notice to Vacate (optional at the time of filing, but required prior to hearing) 


File with Justice Court 7 and serve in Tarrant County

  • Fees
  • $54 filing fee
  • $75 Constable fee for each person being served
  • The court will produce the first set of copies at no charge, but any additional copies for additional defendants required to be served with citations, will be an additional charge. The fees are $1 for the first page and .25 cents for every page thereafter. Court reserves the right to correct payment if under or over paid via E-File.


A case number and court date will be provided when case is processed.