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    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 conflict between Rule 510 and the rest of Part V, Rule 510 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.

    A court date will be provided when case is processed.

    FORMS NEEDED:

    * Indicates three copies need to be submitted

    1. Sworn Complaint for Eviction*

    2. Notice to Vacate Form

    3. Texas Eviction Diversion Program Affidavit

    4. Military Affidavit (if applicable)

    4. Landlords can go to the TDCHA website here and click on "HTC Property Inventory (XLSX)" under Additional Guidance and Resources to search a database to determine if their property is subject to the LIHTC restrictions, and can go to the National Low Income Housing Coalition to check their property against a multi-family housing database.

    Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs

    National Low Income Housing Coalition


    PAYMENT:

    1. File with Justice Court 4 and serve in Tarrant County

    • Fees
    • $46 filing fee
    • $75 Constable fee for each person being served
    State of Texas Division Program - Effective February 1, 2021

    The Texas Eviction Diversion Program (TEDP) helps Texas tenants stay in their homes and provides landlords an alternative to eviction. The TEDP may provide up to fifthteen months of rental assistance for eligible tenants who are behind on their rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic and have been sued for eviction. Both the tenant and the landlord must agree to participate and meet the requirements in the chart below. This temporary program is a unique partnership between the Supreme Court of Texas, the Texas Office of Court Administration, and the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA).
    • Assistance can be used to pay the full contracted rent that is past due (up to five months), and the remainder may be used to pay for subsequent months of assistance (up to a total of fifthteen months).
    • The TEDP uses a special court process that allows courts to put eviction lawsuits on hold and divert them to the TEDP. Under the TEDP, lump-sum payments are provided to landlords for rental arrears in exchange for allowing tenants to remain in their homes and forgiving late fees. Diverted cases will be dismissed and made confidential from public disclosure.
     

     

    Accessibility Notice: Due to the nature of these documents, some are provided as scanned images. If you require assistance in accessing the information, please contact a court clerk at 817-238-4425.

    This page was last modified on July 30, 2021

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