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    Small Claim Cases

    A small claims case is a lawsuit brought for the recovery of money damages, civil penalties, personal property, or other relief allowed by law. The claim can be for no more than $20,000, excluding statutory interest and court costs but including attorney fees if any. Small claims cases are governed by Rules 500-507 of Part V of the Rules of Civil Procedure.

    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.

    Self-Help Legal Information Packet: Filing a Small Claims Case 

    Cómo presentar un caso de reclamos menores

    Self-Help Legal Information Packet: When a Small Claims Case Has Been Filed Against You 

    Cuando un caso de reclamos menores ha sido presentado en su contra

    FORMS NEEDED:

    1.    Small Claims Petition

    2.    Military Affidavit (if applicable)

     

    PAYMENT OPTIONS:

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

    • Fees
    • $46 filing fee
    • $75 Constable fee for each person being served

    2.    File with Justice Court 1 and serve outside Tarrant County

    • The plaintiff is responsible to provide the court with the following information: name, address, phone number, and separate payment for the service fee for the Constable, Sheriff, or other agency that will be serving the citation.
    • Out of County Service Instructions

     

    CLICK HERE TO FILE A SMALL CLAIM      

    Note: Cases filed with a Statement of Inability to Afford Payment of Court Costs cannot be filed            using "Guide and File." These cases MUST be filed through EFileTexas.

                    -For information on filing online, please visit E-File.

     

    Appeal Information

     

    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.

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