Please be advised that on January 1, 2022, in accordance with S.B. 41, the filing fee for Justice Court civil suits will increase from $46.00 to $54.00. In addition to the increased filing fee, motions for new trials and appeals will now require this filing fee to be paid at the time of filing. For further information, you may contact the Court.
Please be advised that Effective August 1, 2021, All communications from litigants to the Court and the Court to litigants will be conducted electronically using E-File Texas (preferred), email or fax. Be aware; all notices, copies, judgments, and other documents sent by the Court to litigants will come from the JP1court@tarrantcounty.com Email address.
Effective Monday, March 15, 2021, Recording, Taping, Photographing by any means is Strictly Prohibited by any party participating in Court Proceeding remotely or in-person.
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.
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.