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Justice of the Peace Court 7

Justice of the Peace Court 7 will be closed Tuesday, January 31st and Wednesday, February 1st, 2023 due to inclement weather conditions.
Please note that all Eviction cases set for Tuesday, January 31st, 2023, have been rescheduled to Thursday, February 2nd, 2023 at 9 a.m.
Our staff will be working remotely, so please feel free to contact the Court regarding any questions you may have at 817-473-5101 or

Judge Kenneth Sanders



Kenneth Sanders, was elected Judge by the citizens of Tarrant County’s Precinct 7 to serve as their Justice of the Peace Court representative. 
Sanders, a product of the FWISD graduating from Paul Laurence Dunbar, before starting his collegiate matriculation at Tarrant County College, later finishing his Bachelor’s degree at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  He has enjoyed a successful career in supply chain and performance manufacturing management with such companies as Lockheed Martin and General Motors.


Sanders leveraged his work experiences as a leader, an astute observer and problem solver to be a force of change in the world of politics. “My leadership qualities, temperament and myriad professional experience are key strengths I bring to any task.”


Sanders and his four sisters, anchored by loving parents, make up a family that prides itself on hard work and community service. 


State of Texas Eviction Diversion 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 six 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, 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 six 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.

For more information on the State of Texas Eviction Diversion Program, click on the links below:

Texas Judicial Branch

Texas Department of Housing Community Affairs

Texas Eviction Diversion Program (TEDP) Overview

TEDP Brochure

TEDP Brochure - Spanish

Payment for Past Due Rent Form


File your case online

For your convenience we now offer E-Filing. Use EFILETEXAS to file new cases and add additional documents to existing small claims, eviction or debt claim cases. This service does not provide a step-by-step guide. Documents have to be scanned into the program before filing. It is important to remember that you may incur additional fees. The court will produce the first copy (original) for our records at no charge, but any additional copies, such as petitions that have to be attached to citations that the court generates to be served to defendants, will be an additional charge. The fees are $1 for the first page and 25 cents for every page thereafter. Please remember that a copy of any original petitions will be needed for each named defendant. **PLEASE NOTE CASES FILED AFTER 3:30P.M. WILL BE ACCEPTED THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY** **APPEALS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED THROUGH EFILE AT THIS TIME**

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Mansfield Subcourthouse

1100 East Broad Street, St 202

Mansfield, Texas  76063


Phone:  817-473-5101 

Fax:  682-255-3983


Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Closed for lunch from 12-1


All filings and payments must be received by 4 p.m.

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