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    Interruption of Utilities (Residential)

    Except as provided by section 92.008 Texas Property Code, a landlord or landlord's agent may not interrupt or causes the interruption of utility service (water, wastewater, gas, or electric service) of a tenant, unless the interruption results from bona fide repairs, construction or an emergency. A rental property owner may interrupt electric service to certain residents provided that written notice and other procedures are strictly followed. Refer to Texas Property Code sections 92.008, 92.0091, and 92.301.

    To search the Justice Court Precinct for your case, please visit Tarrant County Comprehensive Address Information Directory.

    For information on the Texas Property Code, please visit Texas Constitution and Statutes website.

    Self-Help Legal Information Packet: When You Have Been Locked Out or Your Landlord Has Cut Off Your Utilities

    Writ of Retrieval, Re-Entry, and Restoration Paquete con Informacion




    • Fees
    • $46 filing fee and a $5 writ fee
    • If granted additional fees apply $150 Constable Fee


    ***To file case, please fill out the Adobe Sign application or submit it to***

    If you cannot afford the filing fee and court cost, please submit a Statement of Inability to Afford Court Cost along with the application.

    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.


    County Telephone Operator 817-884-1111

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