A debt claim case is a lawsuit brought to recover a debt by an assignee of a claim, a debt collector or collection agency, a financial institutjon, or a person or entity primarily engaged in the business of lending money at interest.
The claim can be for no more than $20,000, excluding statutory interest and court costs but including attorney fees, if any. Debt claim cases in justic court are governed by Rules 500-507 and 508 of Part V of the Rules of Civil Procedure. To the extent of any confict between Rule 508 and the rest of Part V, Rule 508 applies.
To search the Justice Court Precinct for your case, please visit Tarrant County Comprehensive Address Information Directory.
For information on Justice Court Rules, please visit Texas Judicial Branch Rules and Forms website.
* Indicates three copies need to be submitted
2. Military Affidavit (if applicable)
1. File with Justice Court 8 and serve in Tarrant County
2. File with Justice Court 8 and serve outside Tarrant County
County Telephone Operator 817-884-1111
Tarrant County provides the information contained in this web site as a public service. Every effort is made to ensure that information provided is correct. However, in any case where legal reliance on information contained in these pages is required, the official records of Tarrant County should be consulted. Tarrant County is not responsible for the content of, nor endorses any site which has a link from the Tarrant County web site.
100 E. Weatherford, Fort Worth, Texas 76196
Copyright 2001-2025 Tarrant County, TX