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Justice of the Peace Civil Courts

Effective August 31, 2013, New Rules for civil Procedure in the Justice court were approved and issued by the Texas Supreme Court.
In accordance with the Act of June 29, 2011, 82nd Leg. 1st C.S., ch. 3, §§ 5.02, 5.07
(HB 79) and the Act of April 2, 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S. (HB 1263), amending section 27.060 of the Texas Government Code and abolishing the small claims court as of August 31, 2013, and pursuant to section 22.004 of the Texas Government code, Rules 500-510 of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure and section 92.0563 (d) of the Texas Property code are repealed, effective August 31, 2013.
We strongly encourage you to read the New rules for the Justice Courts as it effects All civil cases within the Justice Court to include Small Claims, Debt Claims, Repair and Remedy, and Evictions cases!
New forms are available online or in the Justice Court Clerk office for your convenience. Judge and Clerks are prohibited from providing legal advice or assisting in filling out documents.
  • Click here to view the New Rules for Civil Procedure
  • Click here to view the Texas Property Code. (Clicking this link will take you to the Texas Legislative Website.)
  • Click here to take you to the new forms effective August 31, 2013.
FEE SCHEDULE FOR JUSTICE COURT SUITS
   
Filing Fees Service Fees
Evictions / Debt Claim / Small Claim Petitions / Citations $46.00 Per Person Served/Total $90.00 $136.00
Repair and Remedy Petitions / Citations $46.00 Per Person Served/Total $90.00 $136.00
Counter/Cross Claims $46.00      
Demand for Jury Fee $22.00      
Writ of Garnishment $46.00 Writ Fee / Service Fee $5 per-page ($40.00) $175.00
Writ of Sequestration / Execution $5.00/page ($20) (plus suit costs) Service Fee / Total $175.00 $195.00
Writ of Possession $5.00 ($20) Service Fee / Total $90.00 $110.00
Writ of Re-Entry $46.00 Service Fee / Total $35.00 $81.00
Order of Retrieval $46.00

 Hearing Notice Fee /       Execution of Order

$35.00 $35.00
Occupational License Fee

$46.00

Cost of Orders if issued $20.00  

  Forms on this page require Acrobat Reader. Click here t to download this free program from the Adobe Web Site. These forms may be filled in online, printed out, and submitted to the Court.       Civil Fees Sworn Statement of Inability to Afford Payment of Court Costs

Debt Claims

Petition Debt Claim Case Justice Court Civil Information Sheet Notice for Non-Military Affidavit Non Military Affidavit Defendant’s Answer    

Small Claims Court

Petition: Small Claims Case Justice Court Civil Information Sheet Notice for Non-Military Affidavit Non Military Affidavit Defendant’s Answer    

Evictions

Petition: Eviction Case Justice Court Civil Information Sheet Notice to Vacate Notice for Non-Military Affidavit Non-Military Affidavit  

Relief & Remedy

Petition for Relief Justice Court Civil Information Sheet Notice for Non-Military Affidavit Non-Military Affidavit