Effective March 17 2020, all scheduled court proceedings (including motion hearings and trials) except for those deemed "essential court proceedings", such as an Emergency Mental Detention Warrants, Writs of Reentry, Writs of Retrieval, Writ of Restoration and Repair and Remedy cases, are suspended until further notice. As soon as new directives are received, Justice Court, Precinct 1, will contact litigants to notify them of their new reset date. (See Court Order dated March 16, 2020)
On April 1, the Supreme Court issued a new order which state the following:
Any deadline for filing or service of any civil case is tolled from March 13, 2020, until June 1, 2020, unless extended by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. This does not include deadlines for perfecting appeal or for other appellate proceedings, requests for relief from which should be directed to the court involved and should be generously granted.
In person filings and walk-up service at Justice Court 1 have been temporarily suspended beginning Friday, March 20, 2020, with the exception of essential need cases such as:
Justice Cout, Pct. 1 a suspendido temporalmente la aceptación de nuevos casos a partir del viernes 20 de Marzo del 2020, con la excepción de los casos de necesidad esenciales.
Continue to check our website for updates as more information becomes available.
With the recent developments regarding COVID-19, we are experiencing heavier than normal call volume. If you have any questions or concerns, we strongly encourage you to email these to JP1Court@tarrantcounty.com. We will answer your email at first come-first served basis and as soon as possible.
Justice Court, Pct. 1
1. Use eFileTexas Self-help to file new cases for small claim and eviction cases. Simply answer a series of questions to help prepare and file your court forms online.
2. Use eFileTexas to file new cases and add additional documents to existing small claim, eviction, debt claim, along with other types of cases. This service does not provide a step-by-step guide as eFileTexas self-help. Documents have to be scanned into the program before filing.
Appeals will not be accepted through eFile at this time.
Justice Court 1 follows the same Severe Weather Policy as the Fort Worth Independent School District (FWISD). If FWISD delays its opening or is closed, Justice Court 1 will do so as well. However, call our office to confirm closure or delay.
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.