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    Justice of the Peace Court 2
    Arlington Subcourthouse

    Judge Mary Tom Cravens Curnutt

    Judge Mary Tom Cravens Curnutt

    Welcome to the website of your Precinct 2 Justice Court in the heart of historic Downtown Arlington!  As your Judge, I am honored to preside over one of the busiest and most productive courts in all of Texas.  Our Court handles over 15,000 filings annually in areas such as Evictions, Civil Small Claims, Debt Cases, and Class C offenses including Traffic and Failure to Attend School.

    In addition, our Court holds many Administrative Hearings including Towing, Property Seizures, Driver’s License Suspensions, Handgun License Revocations and Essential Needs Licenses.

    Our Court is also happy to perform Marriages.

    We are committed to serving the citizens of Tarrant County Precinct 2 by providing fair, efficient, effective and economical resolutions to all things handled by our Court.


    Judge Mary Tom Curnutt


    Effective September 1, 2020, the jurisdictional limit will increase to $20,000.00 in Justice Courts.


    On September 1, 2020, the CDC issued a Federal Eviction Moratorium Order on all residential evictions effective September 4, 2020 through December 31, 2020. On December 27, 2020, a new federal stimulus bill was passed, which included a provision extending the federal eviction moratorium, previously set to end December 31, 2020 through January 31, 2021. This order requires landlords to file a sworn statement with eviction petitions regarding the filing of a declaration that will halt the pending proceeding until the expiration of the moratorium. Please click here to view information regarding the CDC order and documents required with all eviction filings.


    On August 21, 2020, the Texas Supreme Court issued its 24th Emergency Order which extends the requirement that plaintiffs in residential eviction cases include information in or with their petition related to if the property is covered by the CARES Act, and if so, whether proper notice to vacate was given. On December 14, 2020, the Texas Supreme Court issued its 30th Emergency Order which extends the requirement for cases filed through December 31, 2020.

    Click here to view information on the Coronavirus Stimulus Bill (CARES Act) and documents required with all eviction filings.


    All employees and visitors to Tarrant County businesses will be required to wear face masks to help slow the spread of COVID-19. This requirement begins at 6 p.m. Friday, June 26, 2020 and will run through 6 a.m. November 30, 2020.

    Click here to view a copy of the Executive Order by County Judge Whitley signed June 25, 2020

    Click here to view a copy of the Executive Order by County Judge Whitley signed July 1, 2020

    Click here to view a copy of the Executive Order by County Judge Whitley signed August 25, 2020

    Click here to view a copy of the Health and Safety Policy for Tarrant County Buildings and Facilities


    To schedule a wedding ceremony, please call the court at 817-548-3925

    Continue to check our website for updates as more information becomes available.

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the court by phone at 817-548-3925 or email us.


    For your convenience, we now offer E-Filing. Use EFile Texas to file new cases and add additional documents to existing Small Claim, Evictions and Debt Claim cases. Documents must be scanned into the program before filing. It is important to remember that you may incur additional fees for copies. The fees PER CASE are $1 for the first page and 25 cents for every page therafter.

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    Office Info

    Southeast Subcourthouse
    700 E. Abram, Suite 200
    Arlington, Texas 76010

    Phone: 817-548-3925
    Fax: 682-255-3960
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    Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    All financial transactions must be completed 30 minutes prior to close of business.


    All filings must be in triplicate, otherwise each copy made by the court is $1 per page (see copy request fees).

    Getting Married? Click here for more details

    Important Information

    House Bill 2398[84(R) – 2015] Mandates the expunction of all failure to attend school cases as of September 1, 2015. Accordingly, all such cases are dismissed as of that date. No payments, community service, return to show proof of graduation or report card, or any other requirements set by the Court or the Criminal District Attorney's Office are due or will be accepted. The Court is in the process of expunging all records.This does not change the status of Parent Contributing to Non-Attendance cases.

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